With the Aer Travel Sling 2, Aer drops a next-generation sling that aims to serve globetrotters and daily commuters alike. The sleek bag, which comes in black or gray, is a hair larger and boasts a less squared-off profile than its predecessor, the Aer Travel Sling, and also updates the configuration of interior organization. The sling can be transported in a number of ways: slung across the chest or over the shoulder, carried via one of two haul handles, or secured via pass-through straps to a luggage handle. It is meant to be a breeze to tote, from the bus or subway to the airport terminal.
The Aer Travel Sling 2 claims a rugged exterior thanks to 1680D Cordura® ballistic nylon, a tough, water-resistant fabric that first proved its mettle in military body armor. The breathable shoulder strap ensures comfortable wear, while the buckled accessory straps on the bottom are ideal for securing a jacket or other outerwear. Within the sling, meanwhile, multiple YKK®-zippered compartments offer ample storage—including a quick-access pocket on top for passports and other at-the-ready travel documents. The soft-lined padded laptop pocket accommodates (and protects) machines up to 16 inches. It all adds up to a versatile alternative to a backpack, briefcase, or duffel, just as game for day-tripping in a foreign country as it is for downtown errands or dashes to the office.
For more EDC options, check out Malle’s Escape Duffel.