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The Drop: Wizard Works Munin Mini Messenger Bag

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Mikey Bautista
The Drop: Wizard Works Munin Mini Messenger Bag

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Slings are by far my favorite form factor for an everyday bag. They’re great for freeing up my pockets, often the perfect size for regular errands, and force me to pack more minimally and leave non-essentails at home. So it’s always a treat to learn about more slings, especially from brands that are new to the EDC space.

Wizard Works is a bagmaking company based out of London, where the small team handmakes and sells everything out of their studio. They’ve primarily been making bags for bikers and commuters, but they reached out to let us know of their first wearable mini messenger, dubbed the Munin.

In its base configuration, the Munin is a 3.5L sling sized just right for everyday tasks. It’s got a rectangular profile that can stand on its own, with a minimal top flap secured by two diagonal loop fields, which is an excellent detail I don’t often see. Right on the interior front panel is a zippered pocket, and the main compartment comes with two drop-in mesh pockets and a key leash. Very thoughtfully designed, trimming all the excess for an efficient and clean profile.

Its main strap passes through the bottom for maximum integrity, and owing to its bike heritage also comes with a detachable and minimal stabilizer strap for when you need to secure the Munin while on the move.

The stock Munin comes in four flavors of 500D CORDURA–Black, Chocolate, Olive, and Orange–and a sweet Splatter pattern in 1000D. But what I’m excited about is the fact that Wizard Works has a custom version that just opens up the options for fabrics, including EDC favorites like a number of colors in VX21 X-Pac, eye-searing VX25 Blaze Orange, and even X-50 MultiCam. You can also configure the shoulder position of the strap, which to lefties like me, is a very welcome option.

What I like: All of the essentials for a daily pack with none of the fat and fan-favorite fabrics via a custom option make this an exceptionally attractive EDC sling.

What to watch out for: Since all Munins are made in Wizard Works’s shop in London, expect some shipping time and/or duties if you decide to pick one up.

Final verdict: A killer crossover from the bike community to the EDC market.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting out with interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today he is Director of Everyday Carry Operations for the site, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, watching movies, or speedrunning his next hobby, you’ll find him in the gym, taking care of his pug, and talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

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