The front facing compartment comes with a variety of mesh and zip pockets and webbing loops to store everything from pens to cables to memory cards. The middle compartment is a bit roomier for larger items like a power bank, and the flatter rear compartment is perfect for a minimalist wallet or pocket notebook. Classy looks and an adaptable design come together in the Vale Sling Bag.
Overall, the Day Sling 2 strikes a good balance between looking nice, but not overly flashy, and can fit into a variety of situations, from tourist travel to daily commutes on the bus going work or school. Also, when Aer says that the back pocket is “hidden,” they’re telling the truth. Thanks to how the zipper tucks away and the opening totally blends into the bag, no one will know that pocket even exists until you show them. In a bag so small and simple looking, you might be wondering just how we’re going to “breakdown” the performance of the Aer Day Sling 2. Well, as it turns out, this little pack has a few surprises in store. This is the sort of bag that says Tokyo, NYC Lower Manhattan, London — urban cool.
Aer has made the Day Sling 2 fairly weather resistant thanks to the Cordura ballistic nylon exterior. The material is weatherproof enough to hold up against light rain showers or an accidental spill, so long as the bag isn’t entirely dowsed. If you’re curious about the organization and carry capacity of a bag so small, then you’ve come to the right place.
It can be worn across the body, around the waist or carried with the top handle. The sturdy, weatherproof build combines X-Pac VX21 fabric and YKK AquaGuard zippers for long-lasting durability and protection when inclement weather strikes. And the bag is decked out with a range of flexible organization options, including interior and exterior pockets, removable shock cord, webbing attachment points and bottom carry straps. The Spar delivers Mission Workshop’s slick urban aesthetic, durability and functionality in a go-to solution for more pared-back loads. The build quality is top-notch, with a choice of premium weatherproof fabrics complemented by weatherproof YKK zippers and a magnetic Fidlock V-buckle for super satisfying one-handed opening and closing. Top and side access gives you options for reaching gear, with a quick-access front pocket and a microfleece-lined 10.5″ tablet sleeve in the main compartment.
The enticing textured fabric showcases a digital print of an antique cloth pattern. The easy-access main compartment is complemented by quick-access pockets for smaller items so you can easily reach frequently used items on the go. Even with all the other features, Code of Bell still managed to pack plenty of organizational options into this main slot, which we have found is the best place for most of our EDC haul, especially more delicate tech. Following that, there’s the frontmost pocket, which actually can open from the top or bottom, depending on the configuration of the bag. When collapsed in the 2.3L format, it only opens from the top for unfettered access to the internal space. Finally, this compartment also has a heavy-duty YKK keychain lanyard that’s quite secure, but easy to detach your keys from one-handed via a simple squeeze and slide.