The Utility Sling Bag
The Utility Sling Bag
The Utility Sling Bag
The Utility Sling Bag
The Utility Sling Bag
The Utility Sling Bag
The Utility Sling Bag

The Utility Sling Bag

15 Reviews
Made from ocean waste
Fabric authenticity verified by blockchain.

Experience Unmatched Convenience.

Instead of fumbling around for your most important essentials, find them effortlessly thanks to the Utility Sling Bag's limitless organisational system.

And with its compact, lightweight design that's also water-resistant, your stuff isn’t just organised—it’s protected and easily accessible, no matter where you are.

Made from recycled ocean waste. Fabric authenticity verified by blockchain.

Features & Specs






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Water repellent outer shell, made from recycled ocean waste
Water repellent YKK Aquaguard® external zips
Tough easy-grab zipper pulls
Zipped front pocket with D-ring
Zipped back pocket
Slip handle underneath for easy hand carry
Adjustable shoulder strap with D-ring
Adjustable stabiliser strap
NFC chip members' access



Water repellent lining, made from recycled landfill plastic
YKK N°5 reverse coil internal zips
360° EVA padding
EVA padded, 8-pocket accordion internal organisation
Spacious main compartment
Tablet compartment (iPad Mini / Nintendo Switch) with two slip pockets
Internal zipped mesh pocket
Elasticated pen holder


Water resistant: what does it mean?

Water resistant is a term we use to describe our products that are able to withstand the effects of water, either in terms of light splashes or longer-term exposure.

Water resistant items typically have coatings or treatments applied to them to protect them from the effects of water. These treatments are designed to repel water and keep it away from the item, ensuring that it is not damaged or affected by the liquid.

We design our sling bags & accessories so that you can be caught out in the rain and not worry about your gear inside, but water-resistant material can only stand up to so much rain.

If you’re doing more hardcore stuff, like backpacking during a monsoon, or trekking the Amazon rainforest, you’ll probably want to take cover.

The fabric supplier


 Collect Paris EDC Sling bags & accessories_ocean waste_fabric supplier
  • Location: Netherlands, China
  • Established: 2007
  • Employees: 100


Waste2Wear have been on a mission to relieve the Earth of our plastic problem since 2007, doing so by innovating products made from recycled plastics using traceable and transparent supply chains.


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Their vision is simple:

To use plastic as a viable, eco-friendly and sustainable resource and offer solutions to the plastic waste problem in order to save planet Earth.


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Waste2wear’s initiative began initially on land but since 2018 they also work closely with NGOs, Universities and local Chinese governments collecting ocean plastics.

Together, they created an initiative in which waste pickers and former fishermen could increase their livelihood by collecting plastic waste from the ocean, waterways and coastal areas. 

Collect supports this initiative.

    Award-winning services


    Waste2Wear's award winning blockchain is a tamper-proof supply chain traceability system using technology that records all the steps of the recycling and production process from plastic waste to product. We use this traceability system in the production of our ocean plastic fabric.


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    RPET Recycling Assurance Test (RA-3)

    RPET Recycling Assurance Test (RA-3) is an award-winning, patent-pending testing method developed by Waste2Wear that identifies recycled plastic content in yarns and fabrics. This allows us to guarantee that our fabric is made from recycled content.


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    The factory

    Gao Feng Bags

     Collect Paris EDC Sling bags our factory



    • Location: Shenzhen, China
    • Established: 2000
    • Employees: 100


    With more than 20 years of experience in making premium bags and accessories, our factory is killing it. Each item in the collection is made by a team of 100 skilled workers, diligently, in their 3200 sqm workshop in Shenzhen, China. They're incredible.


     Collect Paris EDC Sling bags quality factory



    Since 2000, Gao Feng backpack factory has been producing top-quality packs for a range of established contemporary brands. This factory continues to be a leader in the global backpack business, providing equipment for military, police and firefighters. Their products are built to last. 


    Why do we produce in China?

    Product care

    Caring is cool.


    Hand clean only Iron on low temperature Line dry

    Hand clean only; take a damp cloth and dab or wipe clean the soiled area.

    Please avoid using detergent where possible, as this will leave behind residue that will clog up the fabric’s micropores and reduce the effectiveness of the waterproofing.

    It is worth noting that waterproofing treatments naturally deteriorate over time. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable.

    If you need to replenish the DWR (waterproofing), use a specialist gear waterproofing treatment.

    Always clean with specialist cleanser before being treated.

    Line dry only.

    And enjoy for years to come.

    The Ocean Collect Project

    The Ocean Collect Project.


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    The ocean fabric used in this product has stopped some of the 1.5 million tons of plastic that flow down the Yangtze River, China, per year, from ever reaching the Pacific Ocean.

    In doing so, it also created jobs for the local fishermen and collectors who removed the plastic, who had previously lost their income due to environmental regulations that apply fishing bans in the Yangtze River and the surrounding sea.


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    The ocean fabric also reinforces local recycling infrastructures along the rivers and shorelines by intercepting waste before it arrives in the ocean, landfills, on the streets, and on river banks.


    The environmental footprint

    The Environmental Footprint.


    Our ocean waste fabric production is designed to be energy, CO2 and water-efficient.

    The production uses 70% less energy, 75% less CO2, 86% less water than non-recycled fabrics. 

    To create a new batch of fabric, we need to remove 10 tons of plastic per collection in order to fill the recycling cylinders. The Environmental Impact Report of our fabric production can be found below.




    Our commitment to carbon neutrality

    We clean up after ourselves.

    By primarily supporting groundbreaking technologies that remove carbon for a minimum of 1,000 years. 


     Collect Paris EDC Sling bags environmental impact report



    Ecommerce deliveries have a carbon footprint. That's why we support cutting-edge companies that remove carbon from the air.


      Here's how it works: for every order we receive, a formula is used to calculate the estimated shipping emissions. Based on those estimates, a portion of our revenue goes to carbon removal companies that have been vetted by scientists from Carbon Direct. Those companies use that money to remove however much carbon our shipments created. Any extra funds go toward the further development of carbon removal technologies.


      Let's meet a few of the companies removing carbon from the sky.

      Shipping & returns


      Free shipping on all EU & UK orders.

      The shipping fee for worldwide orders is between €10-€15 (USD $12-$17), which will be shown at the checkout. Orders are shipped from our warehouse in France and dispatched within 24 hours on business days (not including French public holidays).

      Shipping policy



      We offer a 60-day return policy, which means you have 60 days after receiving your order to request a return.

      To start a return, visit our automated returns portal, or you can contact us at

      Returns & refunds policy



      The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.

      Returns & refunds policy


      We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method within 10 business days. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

      Please note that gift cards are not refunded.

      Returns & refunds policy


      Have any questions? We are happy to help!

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      Engineered for you, by you

      You wanted:

      Efficient organisation.

      The EVA padded, 5-pocket accordion internal organisation system allows you to neatly arrange and separate your belongings, providing easy access and efficient storage.

      You can quickly find what you need, saving time and enhancing your workflow.

      You wanted:

      Ample storage capacity.

      The spacious main compartment offers plenty of room to carry your essentials without squashing your other items; you can store anything you need - whether it's flat, wide, round, or anything in between.

      You wanted:

      Superior padding.

      The 360° EVA padding provides all-around cushioning, safeguarding your fragile items, such as electronics or delicate accessories, from impact and shocks.

      You wanted:

      Secure tablet storage.

      The dedicated tablet compartment with two slip pockets provides a safe and snug fit for your iPad Mini, Nintendo Switch, or similar-sized devices, protecting them from scratches and impacts.

      And the slip pockets allow you to keep additional items, such as cables, headphones, or a stylus, organised and easily accessible alongside your tablet.

      You wanted:

      Enhanced stability.

      The adjustable stabiliser strap adds an extra layer of security and stability, keeping the bag in place while you ride so you can concentrate on the road ahead.

      You wanted:

      Travel ready.

      The zipped back pocket provides a discreet storage option for items that require extra security, such as a passport, wallet, or important documents.

      Whether you're sipping a 9am airport beer or exploring a new city, you'll have everything you need at your fingertips. And away from pickpockets.

      You wanted:

      Enhanced water protection.

      The water-resistant outer shell keeps your valuable belongings safe and dry even in rainy conditions.

      Go where your wanderlust takes you, knowing your essentials will remain well protected.

      You wanted:

      Smooth and reliable zipping.

      The water-resistant YKK Aquaguard® zips prevent water from seeping into the bag through the zipper, ensuring the safety of your items even in wet environments.

      And the hard-wearing YKK N°5 reverse coil zips offer seamless and durable functionality, allowing for easy opening and closing of compartments.

      You wanted:

      Versatile carrying options.

      The padded slip handle allows you to carry it comfortably by hand, offering an alternative to wearing it as a sling bag or cross body.

      You can easily grab the bag and go, making it convenient for situations where wearing it may not be necessary or desired.

      Made from recycled ocean waste.

      The durable fabric we make the Utility Sling Bag from is made from recycled ocean waste, creates jobs for local fishermen, and fortifies recycling systems along riversides to prevent more plastic from entering the ocean.

      Transparency is important to us, so we use blockchain technology to ensure that our actions align with our promises.

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