Jul 7, 2012 at 10:54 am #1291742
I'm looking to pick up a lightweight small-ish sling bag for hiking away from base camp. I've got my big Osprey 70, but I'm looking for something that I can carry some water and odds and ends when hiking in the afternoons. Hopefully a sling bag that won't add too much weight to my overall gear total. Any suggestions?Jul 7, 2012 at 11:12 am #1892853
– -K.T.- –Participant
@hereJul 7, 2012 at 11:20 am #1892854
For $50 and weighs 2 1/8 oz
Zimmerbuilt bandoleer weighs 8oz custom made for TrailLite designs
Edited to let you know these are both sling bags like you requestedJul 7, 2012 at 11:34 am #1892860
@familyguyJul 7, 2012 at 11:46 am #1892862
I'm thinking about this ripstop Patagonia sling. It only weighs about 5oz and should pack up tight. I'm mostly carrying it for water/pocket items/maybe small tackle case.
http://www.backcountry.com/patagonia-lightweight-travel-sling-bag?CMP_SKU=PAT2363&MER=0406&CMP_ID=SH_FRO001&mv_pc=r126&003=7162907&010=PAT2363-PLA-ONESIZ&mr:trackingCode=AE1B8639-EAA6-E111-9312-001B21A69EB8&mr:referralID=NAJul 7, 2012 at 11:56 am #1892863
Ya Rory that one looks good,same price as the arrowhead one I listed above (twice the weight)but a lot more features.I guess it depends on what is important to you.I think the shoulder strap on the Patagonia looks more comfortable too.The Zimmerbuilt Bandoleer I linked is heavier(more featues) and going to be more expensive(I am guessing).Jul 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm #1892864
The Zimmerman looks real sharp. But since I won't be overnighting with it, it may be more volume than I need. This would be more of an 4-5 hour hike bag. Overall, any ripstop solution is going to weigh next to nothing though so that extra space could be useful…hmmm.Jul 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm #1892867
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
I made my own "daypack"
16" x 14" silnylon rectangular bag
1.5" grosgrain "shoulder straps"
good enough to carry a pint of water, jacket, a couple misc. thingsJul 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm #1892885
While not a sling pack, I highly recommend the MLD Newt for a great lightweight, do-it-all daypack. Then you can always say:
"She turned me into a newt!"Jul 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm #1892943
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
I sewed one up out of thin silnylon. It was sized to fit a BearVault 500 into it, although the shoulder straps are so flimsy that I wouldn't want to put a fully loaded one in. It weighs 1.4 oz.
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