Shopping for Sling Bags
Sling bags are a popular choice for people who need durable and fashionable camera bags. With one end of the strap attached to the top of the bag and the other attached to the bottom, these bags are comfortable to wear over one shoulder or cross-body style, allowing free movement and quick access to your camera and accessories. They are larger than other camera bags, and many have plenty of space for a tablet or laptop, making them ideal for everyday carry and traveling.
Types of Camera Sling Bags
Depending on the use, choose from a range of sling bag designs.
1. Convertible sling backpacks
Like shoulder bags, convertible camera packs have one strap, but you can wear them as a backpack or a left- or right-handed sling bag. They usually come with one large zippered compartment, and smaller secondary compartments for a camera and accessories. Pockets are typically easy to access while wearing the pack. With its tough nylon and polyester construction, this bag is ideal for everyday carry and for outdoor adventures.
2. Laptop sling bags
Bigger than other sling camera bags, laptop bags are ideal for a work setting. Some are large enough to fit both a DSLR camera and a 17-inch laptop. With their spacious interior and their exterior secondary pockets, you can carry your office and photography accessories in an organized manner.
3. Fashion sling bags
For photographers who love style, fashion camera bags are the perfect choice. In a range of materials including fabric and leather, they come in various sizes and colors to meet the needs of different users. Some look like holster cases with special compartments and separators to house and protect a camera, while still looking stylish.
How to Choose a Camera Sling Bag
When looking for a sling bag, always consider its intended use. Laptop bags have padded compartments to keep both your camera and computer safe from bumps and scratches. If you're concerned about comfort, consider a sling bag with padded straps. The straps should also be adjustable to allow you to tighten them for a more comfortable carry. Most camera bags feature tough construction that's waterproof and won't tear easily. Look for a bag with strong metal zippers if you plan to use it in rugged conditions.
Storage is another important factor to consider when shopping for a sling camera bag. Apart from a spacious main compartment for your camera, choose a bag with plenty of secondary pockets if you plan to carry accessories such as lens filters, batteries, films, and storage disks.
Whether you're looking for a fashion camera bag or something large enough for your camera equipment, laptop, and other necessities, B&H Photo and Video's diverse collection of sling bags offers the best products for all needs.