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    Quote Originally Posted by vcdgrips View Post
    PS-Rob S/ How is the Gregory working for you as your most recent edc bag?
    I kinda missed this question back in August, maybe because I am so enamored of my sling bags (which may have been what I needed all along when I started this).

    The Gregory is working out great. With the addition of the sling bag, I don't need it nearly as often, but I carried it around at the Newport Folk Fest and related flights (which include a stopover "on the way home" in Chicago for a couple of days) and I was happy to have the slightly larger overall space AND the lighter overall weight. Particularly since I wound up with a leg issue that made walking... uncorfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    Fortunately, Aer makes a Day Sling 2 that's slightly larger, has a side buckle, and otherwise appears to be functionally about the same.

    so I ordered one up in Olive and it should be here in a couple of days.
    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    I am so enamored of my sling bags (which may have been what I needed all along when I started this).
    Using the new sling this past weekend made me think of this thread.

    I canít say enough good things about it. So nice to be able to just grab that little bag, throw it over my shoulder or even stuff it in another bag and have a reasonable sense that pretty much everything I need is in there. Totally man-pursing it.

    At this stage of child-rearing (they can pretty much carry their own shit) a sling bag is the answer.

    My quoted comment above, however, about ďmay have been what I needed all alongĒ is probably not accurate. This thread goes back 5 years now. At that time we were Disney annual pass holders, the kids werenít really able to carry much of anything at all on their own, and I was doing a lot more Sherpa duty.

    Now with one in 5th grade and one in 8th grade, the only person Iím really worried about stocking for is me (emergencies excluded) and so that makes the sling bag perfect. Tiny Leatherman, chargers & cords, etc.

    I frankly realized the other day that I havenít touched the ďpackĒ since the slings arrived. We are going RV camping this weekend and even then I donít think Iíll take the pack. The sling should be fine.

    Flying on Tuesday, and if it wasnít a work trip (necessitating laptop and associated bag) and if Iíd already bought the iPad mini, it would probably be my only carryon. Iíll be adding zip ties to it either way
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    I canít say enough how much Iím loving my sling(s). It wouldnít have been the right solution for me way back when I started this thread, but today it gets 10x the use of the backpack.

    This just came out, reviewing the two slings Iíve gone through (and still have) but in one generation newer in both cases than the ones I have.

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    Why is the sling better than a fanny pack? Size? Location? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    I canít say enough how much Iím loving my sling(s). It wouldnít have been the right solution for me way back when I started this thread, but today it gets 10x the use of the backpack.

    This just came out, reviewing the two slings Iíve gone through (and still have) but in one generation newer in both cases than the ones I have.

    That was a great video. Thanks for sharing it.
    I'm on the edge of trying a DS 3. The only remaining question is how much of an impact it has on accessing a pistol carried AIWB. Any thoughts would be appreciated if you have any experience with this.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post
    That was a great video. Thanks for sharing it.
    I'm on the edge of trying a DS 3. The only remaining question is how much of an impact it has on accessing a pistol carried AIWB. Any thoughts would be appreciated if you have any experience with this.

    Thanks!
    I donít carry apendix but one issue with the day sling is that it can really only be carried in one side, meaning that for a right-handed shooter itís going to interfere with a 4-oíclock carry when worn on the back or, likely, an appendix carry when worn on the front.

    If that was a concern, Iíd stick with the city sling and carry it over the opposite shoulder. It could still affect an appendix draw when carried in the front, but not quite as bad, Iíd think.
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