This sling bag is a perfect blend of functionality and style. It’s designed with a unique, minimalist design that makes it easy to carry and store your gear.

The peak design everyday sling 5l tripod is a sling that allows the user to carry their camera and other gear without having to lug around a heavy bag.

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We’ve all been in that situation. You want to bring your photography equipment or a few daily necessities but don’t want to carry your whole backpack. A drawstring bag seems a bit too middle-schooler-on-a-bike, and your pockets won’t hold much more than your phone and wallet. Take a look at the Peak Design Everyday Sling if you don’t need the space of a full pack but still want a beautiful and practical carrying vessel.

Despite the fact that this bag was created with photographers in mind, you don’t need to know the difference between ISO and aperture to find value in it—though you may enjoy some of its features more if you do.

Aesthetics & Materials

The waterproof 400D nylon canvas shell of this 5-liter sling (Peak Design also manufactures an earlier 10-liter version) comes in two colors: black and ash. Both choices are understated and professional-looking, with no distracting details (aside from a brown NuBuck leather handle and seam accent on the ash bag, which looks rather nice). The fabric is impregnated with DWR (durable weather resistant) and has a dual poly surface treatment, according to Peak Design. That’s a lot of buzz words, but they should keep your belongings safe.

Components from Outside

The sling’s exterior features are quite similar to those found on the Peak Design Everyday Backpack we recently examined.

The sling strap is very well-designed for on-the-go adjustability. When worn around the back as a sling or around the waist as a fanny pack—more on that later—the connection points swivel and pivot, allowing for a flexible fit and hang.

 

Usage of the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L

The cushioned top handle is a lovely touch, but with so many strapping possibilities, we don’t think you’ll be carrying it by hand for very long. The straps unclip and can be tucked inside if you wish to carry it by hand or put it into a bigger bag (though we found the clips to be a little weak).

The sling’s outer zippers are waterproof and include zipper locks. The locks won’t completely secure your pack, but they’ll keep it secure enough to prevent someone from reaching inside and stealing your camera or wallet. The zipper pulls are made of hypalon (black) or NuBuck leather, depending on the color of the sling (ash).

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Lockable ZippersEveryday Sling 5L Lockable Zippers by Peak Design | Jared Martin

On the exterior of the pack, there is one zipped pocket. This is where you’ll want to keep smaller, quick-access things like your phone, wallet, and notepad.

Pockets on the Outside

The main compartment’s arrangement is what will truly pique the interest of photographers.

To begin with, the tan inside on the black sling (and grey on the ash) makes it easier to identify different camera gear, which means you won’t have to spend as much time searching through a similarly black hole for black accessories.

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Tan InteriorInterior of the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Tan | Jared Martin

A zippered pouch with four color-coded battery compartments is located on the top of the clamshell (two black for good batteries, two red for dead batteries). This pouch provides room for additional random cables or accessories in addition to batteries.

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Fresh-Dead BatteriesEveryday Sling 5L Fresh-Dead Batteries by Peak Design | Jared Martin

Two side tabbed pockets in the big bottom compartment are ideal for keeping additional little things that won’t fit in the top zipped pocket. It also includes a cool cushioned, magnetic rear compartment—Peak Design calls it a tablet sleeve, although it’s a little tight if your tablet has a thicker cover. Whether you have a tablet or not, it’s a great place to keep a number of different things apart from the rest of your stuff.

The detachable velcro FlexFold divisions in the main portion of the sling, coupled with the velcro inside, enable you to go full organizational geek on the scenario. The velcro-in customizable ninja turtle shell folders split and support your cameras, lenses, and accessories as you want. The velcro may be a little difficult to line up, but once you figure it out, the fit is clean and tight.

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L DividersEveryday Sling 5L Dividers by Peak Design

So, what exactly is this bad boy capable of? While a full-frame DSLR would fit, it was a tight fit when we traveled with additional things. A point-and-shoot camera or, for more professional photographers, a compact mirrorless camera with a choice of lenses, seem to be the best cameras to carry in this backpack.

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Full-Size Camera InsideInside | Jared Martin’s Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Full-Size Camera

We suggest using the Peak Design Capture Clip if you want to carry your full-frame camera and still have room inside for other things.

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L with Capture ClipEveryday Sling 5L with Capture Clip by Peak Design | Jared Martin

Taking all of this into account, here’s an illustration of how much this sling can hold:

  • EP-5 Olympus
  • 75-300 mm Olympus lens
  • Viewfinder Olympus VF-4
  • 12-32mm Panasonic lens
  • 25mm Mitakon lens
  • 25mm CCTV lens
  • 35-100mm Panasonic lens
  • Charger for the wall
  • 3 x AAA batteries
  • 3 memory cards (SD)
  • Clip of Peak Design in action
  • Phone memory card reader
  • Smartphone with a large screen
  • Blower for dusting lenses

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L What's InsideEveryday Sling 5L by Peak Design Jared Martin’s Blog | What’s Inside

For more information on what fits and what doesn’t, go to Peak Design’s website.

Testing & Durability

We’re still in the early stages of testing, but thus far there hasn’t been anything that has concerned us in terms of durability or simplicity of use. It may be worn as a sling pack or a fanny pack, as previously stated. The Deep Dive video from Peak Design stresses that it shouldn’t be called a fanny pack, but let’s face it, that’s exactly what it is. There’s no need to be ashamed. Fanny packs are the way to go for all the Cool Dad TravelersTM, particularly when they serve as a protective packing cube.

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L UsageUsage of the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L | Jared Martin

If you’re not a lover of fanny packs, you’ll be happy to hear that we discovered it wears better as a sling. The pack molds to your back well, and the smooth rotator clips make swinging it to your front a breeze. You may then slide the buttery-smooth strap out to generate enough slack to reach inside without flexing your t-rex arms. Grab what you need, swing it back around, and tighten the strap in one swift motion.

 

Usage of the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L

We also found that using this sling with a bigger purse was helpful. If your daypack doesn’t have enough cushioning for your camera gear, the sling can double as a camera case and a single-day adventure bag when you don’t want to bring your backpack with you.

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Packed Inside BagEveryday Sling 5L Packed Inside Bag by Peak Design

This one is a bit pricey, but it’s well worth it if you’re seeking for a comfortable and secure way to transport camera equipment and other necessities while on the move.

The peak design everyday sling 5l v2 is a review of the Peak Design Everyday Sling. It’s an affordable, comfortable, and functional sling bag that can be used for both urban adventures and travel.

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