Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Review

We take a look at the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L - the smallest bag in their everyday range.

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Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Review :

Quick Verdict

The Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L is a versatile and stylish bag that's very well made and offeres a lifetime warranty. It's a little on the expansive side but is designed to last a lifetime. 

+ Pros

  • Stylish
  • Versatile dividers
  • Very high quality manufacture
  • Lifetime warranty

- Cons

  • No feet on bottom to protect fomr wear
  • Limited tablet space


Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Review : Everyday Sling 5L

The Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L is the smallest bags available in the Everyday range of bags, and comes in either black or ash grey. The bag can be worn across the body or as a shoulder bag and can hold a variety of kit from a small DSLR with lens to a compact drone and accessories. Here, we take a look at how it performs. 

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Review :

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Features

The Peak Design Everyday sling is a modern, geometric looking bag. We were given the ash colour version, which has tan leather accents on the handle and on the side. 

The strap is made of strong, seatbelt-like material and is connected to the bag with pivoting rivets, offering flexibility for comfort when the bag is worn. Each side of the strap is adjustable in length and in the middle of it is a padded shoulder rest, one side of which can be unclipped for adaptability. On top of the bag is a robust and firm padded carry handle, and on the front is a padded zipped pocket. 

Unzipping the main compartment gives way to 2 removable and adjustable dividers. There's a back pocket just large enough for a small tablet and on either side are 2 stretchy neoprene pockets. In the roof of the lid there is another zipped pocket with 4 memory card pouches - 2 with red stitching for used cards and 2 with black stitching for usable ones. 

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Review :

The bag is versatile and can be used for a variety of kit sizes and combinations ranging from a single DSLR with lens attached to a mirrorless kit with spare lens, or a small drone with accessories. The dividers are removable so the bag can be used for non-photography purposes aswell. 

The bag is made from a weatherproof nylon canvas shell and weatherproof zips. There's also the ability to feed a belt or strap around the back of the bag so you could attach it to a larger rucksack or a robust belt if the contents aren't too heavy. 

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Review :

Key Features

  • Holds small DSLR or smaller cameras and accessories
  • Fully adjustable strap
  • Can be worn as shoulder bag or across the body
  • Flexfold dividers for customisable organisation


Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Handling & Performance

The bag is designed well so that when you are wearing it, you can easily unzip the main compartment and remove your camera kit. The ability to adjust the bag from both ends is also good, for allowing you to change the position of the shoulder cushion according to how you wear it. 

The design of the dividers is also very innovative - they're thin, but can be bent along the lines in all sorts of different ways to give you maximum versatility. One of them can even be folded down to create a shelf allowing you to store 2 items on top of each other. 

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Review :

The bag is padded on the back and feels good on the back when worn. It's relatively light as well, only weighing 500g. It's also compatible with the Peak Design Capture Clip, allowing you to attach a camera to the outside of the bag securely. 

We were able to fit a Canon EOS 600D with attached 50mm lens and an additional Tamron SP 90mm comfortably in the bag. This is about as large as you can go in regards to cameras - a mirrorless kit and an extra couple of lenses would also fit nicely. 


Value For Money

The Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L is available in the UK through 3 Legged Thing, for £100. This is quite expensive considering the size of the beg however it is marketed as a premium camera bag, made from a weatherproof nylon canvas shell.

The bag is extremely well made and comes with a lifetime warranty - so once you have it, you shouldn't need to replace it for a very long time. 

Other bags of a similar capacity include the Crumpler Proper Roady 2.0 Camera Sling, which is available for £49. This bag doesn't have the same luxury construction however it is similar in terms of colour schemes. A slightly larger bag but one of a similar build quality is the Think Tank Urban Approach 10, which is available for £85 but doesn't have the same versatility of dividers as the Peak Design option. 


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Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Verdict

Overall, this bag is a stylish and modern option that's really well constructed and uses innovative geometric design to enable lots of different storage combinations. 

It is expensive but it offers a lifetime warranty so is designed to last. The weatherproof outer fabric and zips also offer further peace of mind. What's great about this relatively small bag is that it doesn't limit you to one type of kit - many bags are designed solely for mirrorless, or DSLRs. 

The versatility also extends to how it can be worn, with the strap working well for shoulder wear as well as crossbody wear. 

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Pros

  • Stylish
  • Versatile
  • Very high quality 
  • Lifetime warranty

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Cons

  • No feet on bottom to prevent wear
  • Only certain tablets will fit into the tablet pocket

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saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
20 May 2018 6:52PM
I have the 10l version and that is big enough for a Fuji xt-2 with 18-55 attached, plus 50-140, 10-24 and 35mm f1/4 together with portable harddisk, iPad mini, extra cards, clothes and small extras. The build quality is superb and well worth the price. Easy to use and comfortable to wear as sling or shoulder bag.
Presumably this smaller version is just as good.
martti_s Avatar
6 Apr 2019 5:23AM
I also got the 10-litre bag thinking it might be too small.
It is quite an amazing bag. I can fit the Sony A7III with the 100-400mm zoom attached and still have room for my wide angle.
Or I can put in the camera with the Tamron 28-75mm zoom attached, two primes and a flash.
It just swallows things!
What it needs is a bottom plate.

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