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Kavu Seattle Sling Review

The KAVU Seattle Sling Bag Review –  Sporty and Ergonomic.

The messenger-inspired style of this KAVU purse bag is ergonomic, durable, and practical.  This sporty and casual purse is great to have on the go.  It comes in many colours, including prints and patterns.  Great for travelling as the shoulder strap allows you to keep your hands free, and keep the contents of the bag in front of your body for added security.

The fabric is very thick and durable, thick enough to withstand rain.  It is made from soft and durable Force 10 canvas.   It features an adjustable length shoulder strap, a zippered outer pocket and two vertical zip compartments. The  adjustable shoulder strap has an external cell phone pocket, and there are two main interior compartments: one has a key strap and pen holders.
You can sling this bag easily over your shoulder, so like a messenger bag, leaves your hands free and your gear tucked away.

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The bag combines features of a backpack or messenger bag and purse.   There is an impressive amount of space in the two outer large pockets, two little pockets, and a small zipped up compartment in the back of the bigger pocket. It is very durable.
There is no padding on the shoulder strap so you will find it uncomfortable if you try to put heavier loads in it. Due to the bags small size, it’s unlikely that you would even be able to fit anything heavy into it.

The Kavu Seattle Sling bag
The Kavu Seattle Sling bag


Adjustable shoulder strap, external cell phone pocket, two main compartments, one with key strap and pen holders.  Velcro pouch is up front with a zippered pouch in the back.


The bag is made from very durable and robust 100% Force 10 Cotton Canvas.

Pros and Cons


  • Great size, lightweight, like the Kave Rope bag, a purse for those who don’t like purses
  • This bag comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns
  • Good for traveling
  • Thick, robust fabric construction
  • Ergonomic contour design


  • It is too small for many applications
  • Front zipper tends to ‘stick’ after a few uses
  • Velcro closures on the front and shoulder strap could be more secure

Dimensions and Specifications


  • Top 9″, middle: 9″, top 9″ (23 cm)
  • Height: 9.5″, strap length: 55″ (140 cm)
  • Weight: 12 oz. (340 g)

The company KAVU was founded in 1993, and the name stands for Klear Above Visibility Unlimited.  They make high quality mens and women’s outdoor clothing, hats, bags, sunglasses and accessories.

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