This amazing shoulder bag is just big enough to empty your pockets into


Who needs pockets when you have the Sutter Sling?
Who needs pockets when you have the Sutter Sling Pouch?
Photo: SF Bags

Only in the United States do men try to carry all their essential out-of-home possessions in their pockets. Wallet, keys, phone, spare battery, AirPods, Leatherman. So wedded are men to this principal that they ridicule small bags by calling them “murses.” Either that, or they use things like cellphone holsters or fanny packs, which are pretty much social death.

In Europe (but not in the U.K.), men just carry small bags. And they call them “bags,” or whatever the local name is. Whatever, it’s definitely not el murse. Now, men in the U.S. can catch up to the the rest of the world with WaterField Designs’ Sutter Sling Pouch, a gentleman’s handbag that’s just big enough for you to empty your pockets into.

Sutter Sling Pouch: A manly handbag

The Sutter Sling Pouch looks great. It’s an over-the-shoulder sling bag, with a metal cam on the strap so you can quickly cinch the strap shorter for a comfier ride.

I dare you to lose something inside the Sutter Sling Pouch. I double-dare you.
I dare you to lose something inside here. I double-dare you.
Photo: SF Bags

There’s a plush-lined pocket on the front for your phone, which to be honest feels like it goes a bit too far. How will us men define ourselves in the world if we can’t keep a phone in our front pants pockets?

There’s even a spot in the WaterField Sutter Sling Pouch for your iPhone.
There’s even a spot for your iPhone.
Photo: SF Bags

Inside is WaterField’s lovely light-up gold lining, which makes everything inside easy to find, and —- in my experience with the George Clooney tote bag — manages to stay clean despite your best efforts to dirty it up.

Get organized with Sutter Sling Pouch

The Sutter Sling Pouch serves up a few internal pockets for minimal organization, plus a strap and clip for your keys. And look how much crap you can stuff into it:

Don’t get carried away stuffing your Sutter Sling Pouch with crap.
Don’t get carried away.
Photo: SF Bags

That’s a heroic amount of “everyday carry” right there.

The Sutter Sling Pouch comes in waxed cotton and leather, or ballistic nylon and leather. Either way it costs $119. Buy it, and you’ll instantly be more European. You’ll probably even stop shouting English at the natives when you go on vacation.

Buy from: WaterField Designs


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