Top 7 Camera Slings for Minimal Creators & Travelers

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

Top 7 Camera Slings for Minimal Creators & Travelers

Camera slings and everyday fannies have made a big comeback. They satisfy the minimal traveler for everyday carry, while some are often large enough to carry your camera setup. They aren’t able to hold the sheer volume a backpack might — but isn’t that the point?

Our favorite slings boast quick access to your gear and emphasize reliable convenience. Their cross-body engineering promotes more comfortable all-day wear than your messenger or shoulder bag., so it's no wonder why they're a fan favorite. But which ones are the best? Which one is right for you?

Not to worry, we did the work so you don’t have to. Here are our top 8 camera slings bags.

1. MTW Fanny Sling 2L

Best For: Everyday carry, all-day sightseeing, and festivals.

This versatile fanny sling is perfect for your daily carry needs. Not only is it adjustable and comfortable, but it can expand up to 4 inches to fit a windbreaker while still being able to shrink down for minimal carry. Its size is legally compatible with outdoor festivals and concerts, fitting everything you need from keys, wallets, phones, and even 35mm cameras.

Built with recycled materials and a double waterproof coating, this pack ensures optimal protection against the weather and comfort against your body. Reverse coil zippers add an extra layer of security during rainstorms, allowing you to wear the pack for hours with various gear and size combinations. The result? A good-looking pack that does everything. Plus, the various colorways are gorgeous.

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Moment

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 $60.00

2. Rugged Camera Sling 10L

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

This multipurpose camera sling is designed to protect your equipment and keep you organized, no matter where you may be. Constructed from solid bomber materials and padded for extra durability, this rectangular bag can fit a plethora of items.

Inside are several pockets, customizable dividers, and a "Stability Strap" to keep it tight when you're in motion. Its ergonomic design allows the bag to be used comfortably by right or left-handed shooters, and its rugged construction guarantees it will withstand any gnarly outdoor conditions —finally, a bag to put all your trust in no matter where you are.

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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 $130.00

3. WANDRD D1 Fanny Pack V2

Best For: Those who like a sporty look and material but are sleek enough for everyday outings. Holds a point-and-shoot camera.

The D1 Fanny Pack is a versatile carry piece, perfect for any activity and comfortable for all-day wear. Whether you prefer to sling it over your shoulder or to cinch it around your waist, this badass bag provides dedicated organization for carrying the essentials, such as your phone, keys, and wallet, with additional room for a small camera. Featuring the same incredible exterior texture found on the popular PRVKE bags, the D1 Fanny Pack is made to last a lifetime and will resist damage from everyday wear and tear. And come on — it's an insanely beautiful addition to your everyday outfit.

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WANDRD

D1 Fanny Pack V2

Looking for a sleek and minimal sling? The WANDRD D1 Fanny Pack got you with a functional design and looks good worn crossbody or on your hip too

Buy for $74.00

4. MTW Mini Fanny Sling 1L

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

It's everything you love about its larger sister, but more petite. This 1L version of our acclaimed 2L Fanny Sling offers a low profile, adjustable fit that's comfortable and secure, perfect for super small film cameras, point-and-shoots, or large phones. Wear over or under clothing as a hip pack or sling — you'll barely notice it's there. Crafted from recycled materials with a double waterproof coating, plus a reverse coil YKK zipper for easy opening and closing, this mini sling provides excellent organization in a discreet package. We love using this pack for grocery runs or short errand trips where all I need are a few items I don't like to carry in my pocket.

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Moment

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 $35.00

5. Santa Fe Shoulder Bag, Creme Multi

Best For: Long road trips, on the plane, or weekend photoshoots.

The long road trips have inspired the creation of this incredible shoulder bag from Long Weekend. Sized perfectly and designed to keep everything you need organized, this tote is constructed with durable 500d Recycled Nylon and a technical grid stop that can brave any weather condition. With multiple zip, cargo, and stretch pockets on the outside, you can quickly access all your small items. The adjustable strap ensures you get a comfortable fit whether you carry it crossbody or over the shoulder. This is a best-seller for a reason — it's the ultimate travel companion for any adventurous photographer. Plus, it's sexy and marks an aesthetic statement no matter which corner of the road you travel next.

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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 $80.00

6. Peak Design Everyday Sling 6L

Best For: Citywide or Trailhead Photoshoots

Designed with the minimalist in mind, the Everyday Sling is a versatile and stylish way to carry essentials – whether for an everyday errand or for carrying your photography equipment. This bag can easily be worn cross-body as a sling or around the waist. Best part? It looks anything but like a camera bag. The outer material of the sling is designed to maintain its fresh look after wear and tear from traveling and is made from water-repellent materials, so it won't be ruined if you get caught in the rain. The main strap is also adjustable, so you can cinch it tightly when biking or hiking.

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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 $99.99

7. Long Weekend Monterey Sling

Best For: Weekend warriors who love film and good design.

It's a super cute spin on Long Weekdn's compact cross-body sling. Boasting 2L of capacity, this tiny sidekick will accommodate your film camera, point-and-shoot camera, plus-sized phone, and other everyday necessities. Its classic shape, combined with the adjustable strap, makes it comfortable and suitable to wear either around your waist or across your body. Furthermore, its external zip pockets and cargo spaces are ideal for quick access items such as additional rolls of film. Inside, you'll find an easy-to-use slip pocket, perfect for stowing away larger phones in an organized fashion.

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Long Weekend

Monterey Sling

Eyeing a fun Sling? The Monterey Sling is the perfect sidekick for carrying a film camera, point-and-shoot, and plus-sized phone, and with your daily essentials

Buy for $40.00

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