The Best 6 Camera Slings for Minimal Creators & Travelers

Quicker access, more comfortable, and incredible convinenacne. Slings are all the rave, so here are our favorites.

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Camera slings, and everyday fannies, have made a big comeback this year. Not only do they satisfy the minimal traveler for everyday carry, but some are often large enough to carry your simple camera setup; photographers and filmmakers alike. They aren’t able to hold the sheer volume a backpack might — but isn’t that the point? Many offer quicker access to your gear and emphasize a reliable conveyance. Their cross-body engineering promotes much more comfortable wear than your typical messenger or shoulder bag. Such beneficial carrying solutions have made these bad boys a favorite over the average backpack, but which ones are the best? Not to worry, we did the work, so you don’t have to. Here is the top pick for the best camera sling bags for minimal trailers and everyday creatives.

At A Glance…

To Know:

This is our daily, go-to fanny sling. It’s comfortable, adjustable, and fits your daily carry from wallets to keys to phones, and even a 35mm camera. The seven different adjustment points mean the pack can expand for tall people, shrink for small people, cinch down for minimal carry, or expand up to 4 inches to fit a windbreaker. We use recycled materials with a double waterproof coating so the pack can handle the weather, while still feeling comfortable against your body. Reverse coil zippers also help to protect your gear during a rainstorm. The end result is a versatile pack you can wear for hours with a variety of gear and size combinations.

What We Love:

PROTECTIVE AND DURABLE

Low profile padding for extra protection against drops, even for your smaller gear.

LOW KEY AND CAMERA READY

Comes with a clean microfiber cloth for your small camera or phone lenses.

The Details:

Brand: Moment

Product Type: Everyday Sling

Best For: Everyday carry, one-day sightseeing, and short outings

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Moment

MTW Fanny Sling 2L

Wear it as a sling or around your waist, and don't worry, this ain't your dad's fanny pack! Made for everyday wear to keep your gear within reach and safe

Buy for $69.99

To Know:

Bomber materials and durable padding protects your gear on the outside. Lots of pockets and customizable dividers keep you organized on the inside. The Stability Strap keeps your sling tight when moving, shooting, and even hiking. While its rectangular shape maximizes the gear you can fit. Multi direction for right and left handed shooters, this is the camera sling you trust to stay tough and comfortable no matter the conditions.

What We Love:

THE DO-IT-ALL SLING

The rugged, comfortable camera sling for your most active days

Comfort

A padded wingback panel with soft fabric feels good for all day, while the wide, articulated shoulder strap keeps weight distributed and not killing your body.

The Details:

Brand: Moment

Product Type: Everyday Sling

Best For: Everyday carry, camera carry, adventuring, travel.

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Moment

Rugged Camera Sling

The Camera Sling you’ve always wanted and can trust to carry your gear! Protective on the outside, padded and organized on the inside, comfortable for all day.

Buy for $119.99

To Know:

Bomber materials and durable padding protects your gear on the outside. Lots of pockets and customizable dividers keep you organized on the inside. The Stability Strap keeps your sling tight when moving, shooting, and even hiking. While its rectangular shape maximizes the gear you can fit. Multi direction for right and left handed shooters, this is the camera sling you trust to stay tough and comfortable no matter the conditions.

What We Love:

THE DO-IT-ALL SLING

The rugged, comfortable camera sling for your most active days.

COMFORT

A padded wingback panel with soft fabric feels good for all day, while the wide, articulated shoulder strap keeps weight distributed and not killing your body.

The Details:

Brand: Moment

Product Type: Everyday Sling

Best For: Everyday carry, camera carry, adventuring, travel.

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Moment

Rugged Camera Sling

The Camera Sling you’ve always wanted and can trust to carry your gear! Protective on the outside, padded and organized on the inside, comfortable for all day.

Buy for $119.99

To Know:

Meet your new favorite travel buddy. Our new MTW Mini Fanny Sling is the 1L version of our best-selling 2L Fanny Sling. It’s super low profile, comfortable, and adjustable. Great for film cameras, point and shoots, or large phones, the mini sling is an easy way to keep your valuables secure and close at hand. With a low profile strap, you can wear it over or under a shirt, and as a hip pack or a sling. We use premium recycled materials with a double waterproof coating to keep things safe during travel, while a reverse coil YKK zipper handles the opening and closing duties. The end result is simple organization in a small package, perfect for your next mission, wherever it may be.

What We Love:

Fits Your Essentials

When all you need is one more pocket, this bag has you covered. It's designed to fit all your daily essentials in one low profile package that you’ll never want to take off. Whether packing it for everyday carry, a street photography mission, or international travel, this bag will keep your essentials close at hand.

Fanny Or Sling

You decide if you rather wear it cross-body or on your waist, the Mini Fanny Sling - 1L will be happy to snuggly wrap around your body either way.

The Details:

Brand: Moment

Product Type: Everyday Sling

Best For: Everyday carry, grocery shopping, minimal pocket-size carry.

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Moment

MTW Mini Fanny Sling 1L

Our new, Mini Fanny Sling is 1L in size and perfect for carrying your film, point and shoot, or plus-sized phones. Ultralight and comfortable for any adventure.

Buy for $29.99

To Know:

Inspired by long road trips and shooting film, this is the shoulder bag we’ve always wanted to make. With the perfect blend of size and organization, it’s designed to carry everything you need and nothing you don’t. The rugged 500d Recycled Nylon and technical gridstop are weatherproof and durable for all conditions. Always by your side, zip, cargo and stretch pockets allow quick access to your small items. And the adjustable strap allows you to dial in a perfect fit for either crossbody or shoulder carry. This one’s for the roadtripper in all of us. We hope you have a looong weekend.

What We Love:

MODULARITY

Zip, cargo, and stretch pockets are always at your side, allowing quick access to your small necessities. The adjustable strap allows you to customize your fit for crossbody or shoulder carry.

GEAR SEPARATION

Whether you're a photographer, designer, bird watcher, people watcher, dog walker, astronaut, snack enthusiast - this shoulder bag will perfectly accommodate your lifestyle. Watch Steven Schultz describe everything it can fit here.

The Details:

Brand: Long Weekend

Product Type: Shoulder Bag

Best For: Everyday carry, camera carry, adventuring with shoulder bag capabilities.

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Long Weekend

Santa Fe Shoulder Bag

Need a bag with the perfect blend of size and organization? The Santa Fe is weatherproof and durable for all conditions, a great companion on long road trips

Buy for $69.99

To Know:

Created for the minimalist in mind, the Everyday Sling is on-the-go carry made easy for everyday or camera gear. For wearing cross-body as a sling or around the waist, this bag will work for everyday needs, as well as a fashionable way to carry lots of photo gear in an easy manner. Best part? It doesn’t look like a camera bag. The wearability of the outer material makes the sling look brand new through lots of wear and travel trips. With great water repellent materials, you’ll never have to worry about getting stuck outside in the rain. The sling’s main strap is easily adjustable and made to cinch down when you’re out biking or hiking.

What We Love:

MINIMALISM WITH FUNCTION

Includes two stretchy inner side pockets for batteries and essentials with an inner flap compartment holding 4 stretchy pockets for extra wires and SD cards.

Laptop Sleeve

The 6L model can hold up to tablets 11” in length, whereas the 10L model holds a 13” laptop. Now you can bring your iPad with you on a quick shoot for fast edits.

The Details:

Brand: Peak Design

Product Type: Camera Sling

Best For: Everyday carry, camera carry, adventuring, travel

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Peak Design

Everyday Sling v2 6L-LEGACY

Copied by many, but there's only one original! The Peak Design Everyday Sling v2 6L fits your daily gear, keeps it secure, and looks good doing so

Buy for $99.95

How We Tested:

This team knows bags. We live and breathe easy-carrying solutions for unique travels and daily outings. These camera slings have been tested through various situations between our creatives and Gear Guides. Hope you enjoy it!