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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1200 on: January 26, 2020, 01:21:54 pm »
I just got my Bedouin Balian Sling fresh from the UK last night. It was originally a carryology collaboration but that run sold out almost instantaneously.

This bag is not as exclusive and doesnt have the orange drill interior but is otherwise the same specs. Dyneema, tumbled Italian leather, and AustriAlpin buckles. It only holds the essentials but is a really comfortable and slick little bag. I’m really thrilled with it.





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Hmmmm, been eyeing this one up!

How much can it hold? Worth getting?


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1201 on: January 26, 2020, 02:18:39 pm »
Well it doesnt hold a whole lot but it is a very organized 4L bag. It has a hidden slot on the back with a recessed zipper for valuables and the large slot has spaces for a pen, phone (fits my 11 but barely), and sunglasses. It will also hold a mini tablet like a kindle fire or paperwhite plus a bandana and a protein bar. I havent tried to fit a water bottle but a small bottle may just fit if you dont have too much other stuff with it.
Access wise, the zips are water resistant and still pretty stiff. With dyneema being a crumply material it is a 2 hand opener at this point. It is easy to fling the bag from back to front for access purposes and to keep your bag close at hand. I do love the buckle but it’s heavy and bit too much for this small of a bag. I feel the same way about my BagJack Sniper bag which has a similar sized AustriAlpin buckle. Amazing hardware just too much
Other materials are just plain top notch. I’m a huge sucker for anything dyneema and the leather back feels good and smells amazing. The webbing, lining, and tape all is way over the top which Bedouin of course is known for.
Is it worth it? It’s really expensive but it’s probably one of the best sling bags out there. If it fits your needs I’d go for it. I dont know how long this run will last but I imagine some Carryology fan boys will be all over.


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1202 on: January 27, 2020, 02:26:13 pm »
Quick update after a few trips w the Balian. It does hold more than I thought. This am I was able to fit in a half pound of coffee and a small Swell bottle (in addition to my other edc junk) without any issue.








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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1203 on: January 27, 2020, 09:02:44 pm »
Quick update after a few trips w the Balian. It does hold more than I thought. This am I was able to fit in a half pound of coffee and a small Swell bottle (in addition to my other edc junk) without any issue.








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Thanks mate, much appreciated


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