If you ask us, a tote bag is the ultimate everyday carry essential for urban missions—be it commuting, shopping, or simply hauling an extra layer and reusable water bottle. If you ask the guy who literally coined the term EDC—and founded the digital publication of the same name—the ultimate everyday carry essential is the all-new Everyday Carry x Manhattan Portage Atlas Sling bag.

The Atlas Sling is a minimalist cross-body bag with maximalist functionality. Made of hardwearing materials like 1680D Cordura ballistic nylon with YKK hardware, the modest bag can be worn as a sling or—with the shoulder strap removed—used as a standalone gear organizer in conjunction with other bags, etc.

“My favorite feature has to be the offset, detachable strap," Everday Carry Co-founder Bernard Capulong tells us. "It wears comfortably and makes slinging the bag forward or back effortless. When you’re out and about, that no-fuss quick access is a gamechanger.”

On the inside you’ll find a grid of multi-width organizing loops to secure and display cords, camera cards, spare film, metro card, headphones, etc, with mil-spec MOLLE-compatible exterior webbing, full length security pocket, and quick-access pocket on the outside.

The Everyday Carry crew has 10 years of experience covering and reviewing all the best EDC gear. And Manhattan Portage has been outfitting bike messengers and other urban adventurers with extremely durable, function-driven packs and bags for over 35 years. So, who am I to argue?