Everyday Carry

Chrome Industries Vale Sling Bag

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Adam Molina
Chrome Industries Vale Sling Bag

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When you think of sling bags you probably picture something small that can hold the essentials, but nothing more. The Vale Sling Bag by Chrome Industries is the exception to the rule, with an adaptable 14L capacity that makes this sling practical enough for daily use without making it too bulky. The company is known for making tough gear for cyclists that can withstand the elements, so you know the Vale is up to the task of EDC.

The Vale Sling combines a minimal exterior with plenty of internal organization to get you through the day. Its weatherproof 600D Twill melange fabric construction keeps the rain out so your gear stays dry in the rain whether you’re commuting to work or running a few errands on the weekend. It even has compression straps that contract or expand as you fill it. This means you can pack it to capacity with notebooks, laptops, gym clothes, or anything else without sacrificing its sleek silhouette.

It features a comfortable messenger-style crossbody strap that provides support during longer days. Not to mention that it also makes it easy to access your gear without even taking off the bag as you can just swing it around. There’s a U-Lock holster for added convenience, but you don't need to be a cyclist to take advantage of the quick access pocket on the front. The zippered pocket is perfect for carrying those smaller essentials that get lost in a bigger bag, like your keys or a small notebook. The main compartment is fairly big, allowing you to pack whatever you can fit, but it also has some decent organization features. Along the sides are pockets perfect for holding pens or flashlights, and bringing up the rear is a laptop sleeve that can hold a 13” laptop or tablet.

While there are plenty of great EDC bags to choose from, you don’t always see a sling that can hold its own and check all those same boxes. If you’re looking for something with a sleek design, weatherproof build, and plenty of internal organization to keep your smaller items easily accessible, the Chrome Industries Vale Sling is worth checking out via the link below.

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Adam Molina

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About the Author
Adam Molina is a product review expert and seasoned everyday-carry enthusiast. They have covered gadgets and niche items for almost ten years and are passionate about exploring the ever-evolving landscape of consumer electronics and everyday carry gear. Having always been drawn towards electronics, they began their career reviewing audio gear and personal electronics for outlets like Soundguys, Android Authority, and Business Insider. They are currently a member of MKBHD network of channels, including an executive producer role on the Waveform Podcast.

In addition to their expertise in the tech realm, Adam possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in everyday carry gear ranging from watches to niche carabiners. He has used more backpacks than he can count, a plethora of different kinds of wallets, all kinds of multi-tools, and many random gadgets that never even make it into a recommended buying guide. Adam has developed a deep understanding of the nuances and practicality that make these items indispensable to modern-day life.

Adam is an avid runner and reader in their spare time and loves to learn random skills. Adam is the go-to resource if you are looking for an expert opinion on a product or want to learn more about everyday carry. They are happy to answer any questions and help you find the best products for your needs.

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