Picking a decent bag can be tricky for riders. Something too big can be a pain in the butt on long rides, while something too small can be just downright impractical. What I have here is something that’s right in the middle: the Divoom Sling Bag.
It’s compact but it offers a lot of space, and it’s pretty stylish at that. It’s listed at $129.99 (P6,990) on the official Divoom website and I’ve seen it online from local resellers at about P6,000 to P7,000 so it’s actually a bit pricey, but I still think it’s a pretty solid accessory. I’ve listed here four reasons this sling bag is a must-have for riders.
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1) It’s sleek.
If you can’t perform, japorm, right? Kidding aside, it’s true that a lot of us riders put a lot of emphasis on style, and rightly so. Oftentimes, our bikes look only as good as our getups, so we should get our OOTDs in check. Divoom’s sling bag—whether you’re wearing it across your body or around your waist—looks darn sleek that it’ll fit most attires. Heck, you can even turn on the LED display for added pizzazz.
2) It’s water-resistant.
We all know how important it is for a rider’s bag to be water-resistant to a certain degree. The fabric on this bag has high-gloss and water-repellent properties, so it’ll be sure to keep your stuff safe in case rain starts pouring in the middle of your ride.
3) It’s insanely practical.
I’m not exaggerating. For starters, this bag can be worn multiple ways. It also has a rubber handle for easier carrying. It’s easy to wear and to take off thanks to that magnetic quick-release buckle. There’s a small pocket up front for stuff like keys, coins, or the power bank you’ll be plugging the bag into (more on that later). The main pocket behind it has ample space and is also expandable. There are small side pockets inside so organizing your stuff is easy.
The bag has a small back pocket for the more important stuff like your license, credit cards, or smartphones. If the pockets aren’t enough, there’s a strap underneath the bag so you can insert a small umbrella or a tripod. Between the two front pockets, there’s also a small open pocket of sorts that can fit, say, a water bottle.
4) The LED display gives riders added safety.
When I first got my hands on this bag, I felt like the LED display was too showboat-y and that I really didn’t have any use for it. But once I started playing around with it, I realized that it helps other road users see me at night. That’s something any rider would love to have in a bag.
Using the LED display is pretty easy, too. You just have to plug the bag into a power bank using the cable inside the front pocket and connect your phone to the bag via Bluetooth. Download the dedicated app and you’ll be able to choose any type of pixel display you want. You can even make your own customized design if you want to.
As a nice bonus, there’s also a reflective sticker on the front end of the bag. That still adds to safety in the event your power bank runs out of juice.
More photos of the Divoom Sling Bag
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