Mtt
Mtt

I need some product suggestions:

  1. A sling/pack that can be worn crossbody. I’d like it on the small side (2L max). Looking at Bellroy Venture Ready Sling 2.5L but it’s sold out.
  2. An AppleWatch Ultra band that is beach friendly. Considering the Ocean Band & Nomad’s options. Open to suggestions.
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jimmitchell
jimmitchell

@Mtt I have the Ultra Ocean band. I’m pretty happy with it so far, but anything from Nomad is going to be awesome too. I’ve always used their bands for regular Apple Watches. Good choices either way.

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Miraz
Miraz

@Mtt I'm a total fan of Tom Bihn bags and own many of them. They're well made, well designed and very durable. www.tombihn.com

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Mtt
Mtt

@jimmitchell I imagine I’ll do one of those. Thanks!

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Mtt
Mtt

@Miraz The backpack I use everyday is a Synik 30. I also have a Side Effect and a few pouches. Oh and a small Stuff Sack. I love them! But as far as I know, they don’t have any small slings. The Bummer is close but still a little large.

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Miraz
Miraz

@Mtt 👍

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craigmcclellan
craigmcclellan

@Mtt Can confirm the Bummer is a bit large for a sling bag, but I do use it that way a good bit. The Bantam is their new sling, but seems a bit small.

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Mtt
Mtt

@craigmcclellan I might give the Bantam a try. I’d rather slightly too small than slightly too big.

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skoobz
skoobz

@Mtt The ocean band is pretty darn good.

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pgkr
pgkr

@Mtt I would say Bellroy & Nomad but it seems like you're already looking at them! I have a regular Sling and a Sling Mini, neither of them Venture. And the Nomad basic strap (not Rugged) is better constructed than Apple's OEM silicone strap. So consider this a vote for those products.

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Mtt
Mtt

@pgkr Thanks. What’re your thoughts on the Mini? If buying again, would you do that or the Venture one?

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Mtt
Mtt

@skoobz I would be surprised if I find something I like better.

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pgkr
pgkr

@Mtt the Mini size is great for either a water bottle or a camera but not both. So I use it around town but not for travel.

I can’t tell how different the Venture versions of the slings really are. They seem nearly equivalent to me. The most important features of the Bellroy slings to me are the magnetic buckle and the automatic compression. Venture and non-Venture slings have those features.

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Mtt
Mtt

@pgkr I went with a Bellroy Venture Hip Pack. Was one of the only ones available with free returns. If I don’t love it, I’ll at least have a better idea of what I want.

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pgkr
pgkr

@Mtt Nice! I’ve gotten several products from Bellroy (wallet, pouch) and they’ve all been great. Enjoy!

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