The Aer City Sling 2 comes in a variety of different fabrics, including 1680D Cordura ballistic nylon, 900D Ecoya eco-dyed polyester, and VX-42 X-Pac sailcloth. Of the three, the Cordura and the X-Pac are — by far — the most popular; however, you can’t go wrong with the muted grey of the Ecoya option either. It’s also worth noting that the only differences the X-Pac model brings lie in its use of material, interior lining (subtle grey nylon vs. high-vis orange ripstop, respectively), and reflective pulls. What’s more, it features an additional AquaGuard zipper at the main closure.
However, for urban use, sightseeing, or light walking, the pack is strong enough to hold up for years if given proper care. Inside the main pocket, there are a few small sub-dividers to help keep your items organized, including a zippered pocket along the back. It’s a nice touch, and helpful for people who have multiple smaller items they want to keep straight. Sign up to create private and public wish lists that you can share with family and friends.
This could be a great option for one bag travelers who would like to have a small personal item for flights. Slings aren’t always the most popular item we review here at Pack Hacker. There’s a bit of a “fanny pack” image some people can’t get past—but fanny packs are cool again, aren’t they? Whatever the case, any traveler knows certain scenarios call for a lightweight, no-hassle way to haul a few essentials while keeping you hands-free—and that’s where a sling comes in.
Simply clip your keys to the beefy carabiner and you have almost instantaneous access — a game-changing feature for those who are constantly on the go. Naturally, our devices often wind up being some of the heaviest things we carry. That’s important to keep in mind with something meant to only be carried on one shoulder. But I found that when the bag was loaded with all of my tech for work, the weight was noticeable. Aer uses quality materials on their bags and the entire exterior of the sling is constructed of 1680D Ballistic Nylon. The smooth texture of Ballistic Nylon makes it easy to clean if you do happen to get it dirty.
In the middle, the bag offers a spacious cavity that’s large enough for everything from notebooks and pens to camera lenses and bottles of hand sanitizer. Behind that, another pair of elastic-banded pouches for quick-access organization. Finally, there’s another large pouch, similar to the one at the front but a bit tighter — ideal for stashing a small tablet or e-reader — which is backed by a bit of padding for a little extra protection.