One of those where the clue's in the name. This new variant of the super-popular KAVU mini rope bag is made in a PVC-coated polyester mesh. It's incredibly breathable and quick-drying, making it perfect for water-based activities and carrying your damp swim kit around all day without it getting foisty. The tried-and-tested sling pack design is famously comfortable, with a padded back panel and KAVU's signature braided rope strap that sits over your right shoulder. The bag has two main compartments with vertical zip access, plus a couple of smaller exterior pockets – one Velcro, one zip. Also available in a larger ten-litre size, this is the mini version with four litres of internal space
Sling pack with adjustable rope shoulder strap (20"–40")
Side release buckle on the strap
Elastic webbing keeper at strap end
Two vertical zip compartments
Two smaller exterior pockets (one zip, one Velcro)
Padded back panel
12oz PVC-coated polyester mesh
Breathable and quick-drying, ideal for water activities
Cross Body Strap Length: 50 - 100 cm
Dimensions: 40 x 23 x 10 cm
Volume: 4 L
Now here’s an origin story for you. Back in the early nineties, fishing boat skipper Barry Barr was fed up with wearing cheap trucker caps that got snatched off his head in storms, never to be seen again. He decided to make a super-durable cap that wouldn’t blow off whatever the weather, and he did it by stitching the webbing material from a Teva sandal all the way around the crown. Turned out his ‘Strapcap’ was a hit, and KAVU was born.
From humble beginnings flogging Strapcaps out of the boot of his car in Seattle, Barry’s since expanded to produce a whole array of durable outdoor kit with a laid-back, van-lifer vibe. The KAVU range takes in everything from sling bags to swim shorts, and while they’re serious about producing great gear that’s made to last, they’re also not afraid to have a laugh. Their prints are bold, playful, and in some cases so loud that they’ll take some considerable chutzpah to carry off – but that’s what makes them so much fun.