The Sling

Regular price €69.00
Free shipping to DE from 99€ in 1-3 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. You can check here (for DHL Premium) if your country is affected by any temporary delays.

      • DE: 1-3 work days
      • AT, NL, LU, IT, CH: 2-3 work days
      • FR, BE, DK, SE: 2-4 work days
      • FI: 4-6 work days
      • ES: 4-5 work days
      • Other EU, NO: 2-10 work days
      • UK: 4-8 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 78 reviews
      Marianela N.G.
      Wouldnt buy it again

      I was very excited about the modular bag, but first they sent it to me with the wrong straps (and they fixed it and sent me a replacement) but I still had to carry the bag my whole trip with the wrong straps which made the bag super uncomfortable. And anyways if I ignore the whole strap situation the inner lining stated ripping after only 2 days of using… so can’t say much about the quality.

      Hi Marianela, I am so sorry that the lining of your Sling has a damage. This has not happened before and sounds like a manufacturing or material fault to me, for which we of course take responsibility. I will send you an email now and it would be great if you could reply to it with some photos of the issue and your current shipping address, so we can rectify this issue promptly. Thank you! Fabian

      Perfect fit

      Perfect fit for my daily life - love it!

      Helen x.

      I have been dreaming of owning the Wayks Sling Combo for a while now and at Christmas I became the proud owner of one and it did not disappoint.
      A beautiful, versatile bag, just what I have been looking for.
      I am hoping to purchase the Travel Pack Original in the near future.
      Thank you so much Wayks for these Beautiful, thoughtful and versatile bags, just what I have been looking for x

      Ruud W.

      The Sling

      Julia R.
      Amazing experience!

      Fantastic product, in terms of quality and design. The shopping experience is also very agile and easy for the user, and as a product designer, I really value this. Very happy with my WAYKS!

      Heidi C.
      Love the multifunction of the bag

      The bag is great, I love when a bag has many pockets and can multiple things at ones, this bag can be three at ones! It is great. The only very small thing, is that the zipper on the attachable bag can’t be hidden very well, but otherwise it is amazing!


      This bag looks nice and is versatile and multifunctional. I’m very satisfied with the quality. The price is not low, but it’s reasonable for those advantages.

      Love it!

      Die Sling ist ein wahres Platzwunder, verstaut mühelos einen 15" Laptop und zusätzlich noch drei Bücher und hat dann immer noch Platz. Und gleichzeitig trägt er sich als Rucksack auch noch sehr bequem und schneidet nicht ein.
      Durch das glatte Material der Träger verschiebt sich zwar manchmal die Länge der Träger, aber durch das glatte Material lässt sich die Trägerlänge auch sehr leicht und schnell wieder anpassen.
      Der Reißverschluss hinten ist perfekt, um ans Protemonnaie zu kommen, ohne gleich den ganzen Rucksack oben aufzumachen und alles bis nach unten durchwühlen zu müssen. Außerdem ist es ein besseres Sicherheitsgefühl, da das Protemonnaie so an einer Stelle liegt, an die Taschendiebe nicht so einfach unterwegs ran kommen.
      Was mich etwas enttäuscht, ist das Reißverschlussfach vorne. Es ist für meine Zwecke viel zu klein. Mein Sonnenbrille (wie es glaube ich auf der Website beworben wird) passt z. B. nicht rein. Ich nutze es daher momentan nur für eine Packung Taschentücher, was irgendwie eine Verschwendung der kuschelweichen Taschenfütterung ist...
      Also ich war bei der Bestellung echt etwas spektisch, bereue den Kauf aber auf keinen Fall und würde die Sling immer wieder kaufen und weiterempfehlen.

      Great :) but the straps could be longer


      Wendy T.
      Sling Combo is perfect

      Depuis que j'ai acquis le Sling Combo, il me suis partout. Il est pratique, léger.

      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