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#296393 - 06/15/20 11:15 PM Re: In favor of the sling bag* [Re: hikermor]
UncleGoo Offline
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
...various lumbar packs in the Mountainsmith line, especially the Tour and Day models. They can be worn as waist packs, with added straps as a conventional backpack,or carried over the shoulder with a sling...


I bought the larger of the two, then went back and bought the strappettes (shoulder straps), as it felt like the load was too high on the belt, making the pack roll backwards, away from me. This has been a good solution for me. The single shoulder strap included with the pack makes for a good short-distance option.

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#296563 - 07/06/20 08:19 PM Re: In favor of the sling bag* [Re: TeacherRO]
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I like the bag size just large enough to handle a water bottle/ book or e reader

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#296566 - 07/07/20 01:53 AM Re: In favor of the sling bag* [Re: TeacherRO]
DaveL Offline
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#296580 - 07/11/20 09:33 PM Re: In favor of the sling bag* [Re: TeacherRO]
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I found out this week, mine is just big enough to carry a hardcover book. Useful.

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#296978 - 09/14/20 08:52 PM Re: In favor of the sling bag* [Re: TeacherRO]
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I found one from swiss army which converts from a sling bag ro a belt bag...

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#297079 - 09/21/20 09:07 PM Re: In favor of the sling bag* [Re: TeacherRO]
gulliamo Offline
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Registered: 09/11/02
Posts: 176
Loc: Denver, CO, USA
I've been running the Maxpedition Entity for the past several weeks. I'm not really happy with the zipper but I do like the ability to swing it around front for quick access.

https://www.maxpedition.com/products/entity-tech-sling-bag-large?variant=15850599579719

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#297170 - 10/01/20 10:26 PM Re: In favor of the sling bag* [Re: TeacherRO]
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With the additional EDC of a mask and hand sanitizer, I find a sling bag is necessary.

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#297880 - 12/28/20 08:34 PM Re: In favor of the sling bag* [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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contents
wallet
phone
mask
sanitizer
pen (x2)
small fak
cords
Water ( sometimes)

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#297923 - 01/01/21 01:51 AM Re: In favor of the sling bag* [Re: haertig]
Burncycle Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 559
Speaking of, I just ordered a fanny pack... not for EDC use, but I can run it across my chest under my pack while hiking to gain access to things that would normally be at my waist and interfere with a packís hip belt. Not quite as accessible as a hill people gear chest pouch but more versatile in how itís worn... and it can be worn for the same reason inside the hammock.

I replaced my Trident 20 with a different pack but really missed the organization from the top pouch which the new pack didnít have, a fanny pack would provide that as an internal organizer or possibles pouch with itís own belt/shoulder strap

Would be a good basis for a stand alone survival kit too, big enough to house some actual shelter items like a palmer furnace, so if I step away from camp out to pee at night or go explore with the intentions of only going a short distance thereís no excuse not to clip it around my waist first. Likewise if I am out someplace where I didnít bring a bigger pack because what I am carrying is dominated by mission driven equipment that may be unrelated to casual wilderness activity (paramotor, wildland firefighting, etc)

When Iím out on the water I can wear it around my waist (or directly on my belt as a pouch) below my PFD. Should be big enough for some emergency shelter, PLB, bug spray/sunscreen, silky saw, evernew collapsible bottle and water filter, other bits and bobs... but not so large that it can be overloaded and I wonít have it when I need it (I find that even maxpedition jumbo versipacks and similar canteen carrier setups can get uncomfortable over time if itís not on your belt AND complemented with a shoulder strap across your body, so thereís a niche for something smaller)

Theyíre just versatile as hell, I guess Iím embracing the dork cool


Edited by Burncycle (01/01/21 01:53 AM)

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#298042 - 01/12/21 12:21 AM Re: In favor of the sling bag* [Re: TeacherRO]
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a fanny pack (lumbar) is a great way to carry a small to medium sized kit - I like the kind with two water bottle holders.

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