My first fling with a sling bag was with the Tamrac Velocity 7 a few years ago which I finally sold due to my growing gear list. I began my next dalliance with a Lowepro SlingShot 200. My flirtations with sling bags were at most, a bitter-sweet affair.
The SS200 was the first bag that I had used extensively till its shoulder strap broke. The padding in the shoulder strap did not extend all the way into the main body but fell short at the seam. That was the weakest link and my constant jerkings of the strap during usage finally produced a small tear which grew larger over time.
Unwittingly, instead of sending it for repair, I cut into the bag to salvage the foam paddings and external pockets. My next sling bag was the SS300 which I sold within 4 months. The natural tendency to fulfil its heavier load carrying capacity almost broke my back.
Many moons later near the end of 2008, I chanced upon this new bag from Kata that could morph from a right-handed sling bag to a left-handed sling bag and even morphed to a backpack. 3 in 1?!![Back to "Reviews / Gears"]