The Sling

Regular price €69.00
Free shipping to DE from 99€ in 1-5 W/D.
Incl VAT for EU orders.

A transformable, sustainably made Crossbody Bag that converts into a Tote Bag or Backpack.


  • Sling (Crossbody/Hip/Tote Bag)
  • Detachable Strap

Not included, but available separately:

  • Simple Shoulder Straps (transforms Sling into small Backpack. If you own any of our “Original” or “Compact” backpacks, you already have these)
  • Sling Mini (small Crossbody/Hip Bag, attachable to Sling)
  • Neck Pouch Strap (transforms Sling Mini into a Neck Pouch)



  • Expandable roll top transforms the Sling into a Tote Bag or a small Backpack
  • Internal organiser with 1 zippered pocket and 2 slip pockets
  • Padded quick access front pocket (for sunglasses, ear pods and other valuables)

Special characteristics:

  • Weatherproof fabric made from recycled PET bottles
  • Hidden zippers on the back allow for attachment of the Sling Mini Hip Bag
  • Can be attached to any of our backpacks using the Neck Pouch Strap
  • 2.5 to 8.5 L capacity
Also available as part of the Sling Combo and the Globetrotter Bundle.


    Attach the Sling to any of our backpacks using the Neck Pouch Strap (available separately).
    Wayks Sling Bag on Travel Backpack
    The Sling and Sling Mini (available separately) are zipped together to form the Sling Combo.
    Wayks Sling Bag Combo


    Weight: 0.27 kg (0.6 lbs)

    Width: 31 cm (12”)
    Depth: 10 cm (4”)


    • With rolled top: 15 cm (6”)
    • With top filled: 38 cm (15”)


    • With rolled top: 2.5 L
    • With top filled: 8.5 L

      Sling Combo, Sling

      The majority of our materials are made from recycled PET bottles. We use a PFC-free, environmentally friendly water-repellency coating on our fabrics. 

      The difference between our fabrics is mainly in the look and feel. Our first fabric (Black and Sand variants) has a rather natural, canvas-like look. It feels thinner.

      In the Sleek Black variant, the fabric has a smooth look. It feels a little thicker and rubbery.

      The Sleek Black is a little easier to clean due to its smooth texture and water rolls off more easily - on the other hand, it is more prone to superficial scratches and dents or cuts, which remain visible in the long term on such smooth fabrics.

      As far as protecting the contents of the backpack from moisture is concerned, there is no difference between the two versions, as both fabrics are waterproof. It is always important to remember that after prolonged exposure to heavy rain, moisture can seep through the seams and zips of bags.

      Main Fabric

      • 100% Polyester (91% recycled, 100% for the Sleek Black version)
      • 600 x 600 Denier
      • PFC-free coating (outside) and PU coating (inside) for waterproofing
      • Sourced from bluesign® System Partner
      • 100% Polyester (100% recycled), 150 x 150 Denier
      • PFC-free coating (outside) and PU coating (inside) for waterproofing
      • Sourced from bluesign® System Partner
      • Outside: Durable YKK Natulon® luggage coil zippers (partly recycled)
      • Inside: YKK Natulon® coil zippers (partly recycled)
      • Sourced from bluesign® System Partner
      • Recycled plastic (black version), sourced from bluesign® System Partner
      • Durable aluminium hook for roll top closure
      • Diagonal twill webbing
      • 100% Nylon (100% recycled)

      Day Pack Mini, Sling Combo, Sling, Sling Mini

      Does the sand colour get dirty easily?
      No, it does not stain easily, however, dark stains are more visible than on the black version. Good to clean. Fine for everyday use. Attach rain cover when exposed to heavy rain, dirt, oil or dust. (read more)

      How should I clean the WayksOne?
      We recommend hand wash only. If necessary use gentle soap and brush. Dry well. (read more)

      See our HELP section for the full list of frequently asked questions and more detailed answers.

      DHL Express shipping available (Learn more).

      SHIPPING FEES for DHL Premium:

      • DE: Free for orders from 99€. 4€ for orders below 99€.
      • EU, UK*: Free for orders from 199€. 9€ for orders below 199€. For UK, 179€ minimum order value applies.
      • CH: Free for orders from 199€. 19€ for orders below 199€.*
      • NO: Free. 319€ minimum order value applies.*
      • US, CA: 9€ for orders from 199€. 29€ for orders below 199€.*
      • AU, CN, HK, IN, ID, IL, MY, NZ, SG, SA, KR, SL, RU, TW, TH, TU, UA: 39€. 99€ minimum order value applies
      • Rest of world: 59€*

      *If your country is outside the EU (e.g. the UK), please keep in mind that depending on the laws in your country you might be charged local VAT and other customs charges by a third party on top of the price for importing your parcel.

      DELIVERY TIMES for DHL Premium:

      The following are our standard delivery times. Please keep in mind that during the current pandemic delivery times can extend due to local restrictions and freight capacity fluctuations. If your country is affected you can check here (for DHL Premium).

      • DE: 1-5 work days
      • EU, CH, UK, NO: 2-10 work days
      • US, CA: 6-17 work days
      • Rest of world: 6-23 work days

      For DHL Express check here.


      • Right of withdrawal within 14 days after delivery according to German law (read our information on right of withdrawal)
      • The statutory warranty rights of Germany (“Gewährleistung”) apply.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 66 reviews
      Purchase of the year!

      Best purchase of the year! Perfect addition to an already great backpack (best one I've ever had, 3 years and counting), and a great stand alone product as well! High quality all the way through every stitch, plus it's made of some highly durable fabric. I love the fact that the sling has so many different uses, and it has become my trusted companion from everything to grocery shopping, city rambling, hiking and even running (with the small **** pack). If something ever would happen that I would loose it or something I would buy a new one in an instant. Can highly recommend!

      Demi D.R.
      Absolutely love the sling

      It is my go to bag, I have autism and need to bring extra stuff sometimes. But when I just go for a walk I just only need a small bag. I always hated to lose everything with using so many bags and this sling does it all. I actually use the backpack mode the most. The quality is amazing! I chose the color sand keep in mind it’s more yellow then off white. At first i did not like it at all but not I actually love the color since you don’t see hairs or dust on it at all. Overal I would really recommend this bag for people that, like to travel light for just 1 night I used it for that too! Or as an everyday bag.

      Comfortable bag for the city

      The sling is a very comfortable bag for a stroll around in the city. The quality is great and I like the design and features.

      Ella S.
      Great Backpack & amazing customer service

      I am super happy with my the Globetrotter Bundle. For my daily life or when I am traveling I have always the right rucksack or bag for every situation.

      When I had some trouble with my sling, customer service answered immediately and send me a new one, without further asking!


      Great quality, super practical and easy to use

      Sanna K.

      Awesome bag, works very well both as a crossbody and as a backpack with the additional straps. My new favourite for trips as a daybag. :) Seems also very durable and weather-resistant.

      wunderbare tasche(n)

      ich hab mir die sling combo zum geburtstag gewünscht und bin total happy damit. ich verwende sie als rucksack, als umhängetasche und bauchtasche. sie ist schön verarbeitet das material, innen u außen, ist schön u ich kann sie nur weiterempfehlen. das preis-/ leistungsverhältnis passt total.

      Mega praktisch

      Ich hab mit der Sling Kombo die perfekte Tasche zum Verreisen gefunden. Während des Tages kann ich darin alles Wichtige verstauen (und durch den hinteren Reißversvhluss komme ich an alles schnell ran und meine Einkäufe finden durch das Auffalten ebenso Platz. Abends reicht dann die kleine Version. Ich bin absolut begeistert und happy!

      Empfehlung: Gleich die zusätzlichen Straps dazubestellen.


      Einfach alles super und total praktisch!!!!

      Charlotte D.
      Great customer service & high quality material

      I want to start off with congratulating the WAYKS team for their customer service! When receiving the package with the travel backpack, the cube (bottom part) was missing. Only I did not realize this at the time. But because I mainly bought the backpack because it also contained a hip-belt (which was missing as it is part of the cube), I wrote them a message on Instagram. It was actually Fabian who came to the constructive conclusion that the entire cube was missing and quickly arranged everything so I now have all the pieces.

      Regarding the sling: it's cool and comfortable, although it could use some smaller pockets on the inside. Now all the things are all together, but I prefer to have some pockets to put smaller items in. Overall I am still very pleased, as you can fit your jacket in there and when taking the jacket out, you can fold it so it still stays stylish and comfortable to wear.

      About WAYKS
      Hi, we are Leonie & Fabian

      We are the sister-brother-duo behind WAYKS. We develop versatile, trans-seasonal and responsibly-made premium gear for your travels and everyday life. Whenever you contact WAYKS, you speak directly to us.


      Audited Manufacturer

      Our products are made by VAUDE Viet Nam. The German factory owner and his team look back on decades of experience producing high-performance mountaineering equipment. Regular audits by the Fair Wear Foundation and bluesign® help to continuously improve social and environmental manufacturing standards.

      Learn more
      Recycled Materials

      The components of our bags are mostly sourced from bluesign® System Partners and predominantly made from recycled materials, which significantly decreases their oil and water consumption as well as their CO2 emissions.

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      PFC-free Coatings

      PFCs are chemicals used in coatings to make fabrics water repellent. They are harmful to both the environment and people. Despite the availability of well-performing alternatives, many outdoor businesses continue to use them. At WAYKS, we do not source any materials with PFC finishes.

      Learn more

      What Our Customers Say

      Ich habe mich sehr gut über euer Produkt informiert und bin trotzdem von vielen Details überrascht. Ich kann nicht glauben, wie viel Liebe zum Detail in diesem Rucksack steckt! Ich möchte meinen größten Respekt für so ein durchdachtes Produkt zeigen. Ich studiere Kommunikationsdesign und weiß wie viel Arbeit in den manchmal unscheinbarsten Dingen steckt, die sich jemand überlegt und die dann einfach intuitiv für möglichst viele Leute funktionieren sollen. Deshalb bin ich umso beeindruckter von dem, was ihr mit dem Wayks One geschaffen habt.

      Hanna from Würzburg, Germany, about her WayksOne

      (translated) My Wayks arrived today already and I'm totally in love!

      Regardless of the fact that you brought a wonderful, sustainable and so incredibly well thought-out product into the world, I would also like to thank you very much for the great customer service!

      You're doing a fantastic job and I wish you all the best for the future :)

      Keep it up!!

      A very happy customer :)

      Ella from Munich, Germany, about her WayksOne

      Ach, echt schön, ihr habt so ein tolles nachhaltiges Produkt entwickelt und seid auch noch so nett ... Da fühlt man sich rundum glücklich mit seinem Kauf. :) Hatte mir so viele Rucksäcke vorher angeschaut und bin froh, mich für euren entschieden zu haben.

      Julia from Hamburg, Germany, about her WayksOne

      (translated) I wanted to tell you how amazing I find the design, functionality and ability of the backpack on the one hand, and of course how cool it is to get an insight into your production, the products you use for manufacturing and your employees . I've rarely been so excited about a brand!

      I wanted to leave you this positive feedback because I can only imagine how much effort, work and passion there is behind your project.

      Hannah from Vienna, Austria, about her WayksOne

      Tausend Dank! Von eurem Kundenservice kann sich so manch einer eine Scheibe abschneiden!

      Jakob from Vienna, Austria, about his WayksOne

      I would like to say thank you so much! You have been absolutely fantastic with customer service!! I would like to say that I just took the backpack on another trip over in Michigan and it was fantastic to use yet again.

      Brandon from Utah, USA, about his WayksOne