Balian is our Slingbag. Light weight and technical with traditional veg tan leather on the reverse.
Balian sling bag is both comfortable and rugged. Designed in collaboration with Carryology, we have created a hybrid of form and functionality. The outward facing is constructed from 102gsm Dyneema Composite Fabric CT5K. With a bellows compression to keep your belongings in place during activity, the compression is tensioned by two Cobra frame tension locks on a 5 bar webbing.
The main compartment is accessed by a YKK 6mm nylon coil Aquaguard zipper. Internally there are three sleeves (phone / sunglasses size) and a pen slot. The bag is lined with our signature crank design hand printed on a natural cotton drill. There are two wings with embossed lash patch and a 38mm 9 bar webbing strap, with a double sided tensioning cobra buckle with strap keepers.
Dyneema is a technical fabric initially developed for strong, light weight racing yacht sails, (previously known as Cuben Fibre) it is now used for military and high performance industries where it's strength to weight ratio is coveted. In its cord form the fibre is 15 times stronger than steel cable of the same guage, as a fabric it has unsurpassed strength to weight. The Dyneema is so thin it is laminated to a 150 Dernier Polyester, the hand 'feel' best described as 'paper like' 'crunchy' feel, it also holds its shape very well, and is remarkably lightweight. Dyneema is manufactured by DSM in The Netherlands, find out more about it here.
Veg Tan leather refers to 'Vegetable Tanned Leather' which avoids the use of Chromium and other nasties by using the traditional tanning method using tree bark and acorns in combination with oil, this leather is also often referred to as 'Bridle' leather and is extremely hard wearing and develops a beautiful patina through your use. All our leather is top grain / full grain leather and sourced from Italy. This video gives a good overview of the tanning process.