Back pain? This 'holy grail of sling bags' distributes weight evenly — and it's down to $17

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Teal purple and crimson sling backpack.
Amazon shoppers love this sleek bag, which comes in 27 colors. (Photo: Amazon)

Whether you've returned to a life of commuting or are gearing up for travel, the right bag can make all the difference. A traditional backpack can be rough on the shoulders and back. A sling bag — especially one with an adjustable strap — can distribute weight more evenly and offer you many carrying options (front, back, either side), which makes toting your gear a whole lot easier.

The Mosiso Sling Backpack, an Amazon's Choice product, offers all that and a whole lot more. Sleek and simple on the outside, it's crisp enough for the office. Surprisingly roomy inside, it can hold a tablet, books, your makeup bag, your lunch and then some.

But we like it even more as a travel companion. It's an ideal, comfy hands-free carryall when you're making your way through the airport. Once at your destination, it's your go-to bag for nature hikes, long city strolls and everything in between. You can adjust the strap to keep the load snug against your body or looser, by the hip. Switch positions often, and see how much better your back feels. 12,000+ five-star Amazon shoppers swear by this sling bag. Prices start at just $17 with the on-page coupon at Amazon.

Heading on an excursion this weekend and need a sling bag ASAP? You'll get free two-day shipping if you have Amazon Prime, not to mention the many other perks, including access to new movies and TV shows, discounts at Whole Foods and info on exclusive sales. If you're not yet a Prime member, you can sign up for your free 30-day trial here.

$17 with coupon $18 at Amazon

This backpack's large zipped compartment first most standard tablets, including the iPad Pro 11 and the Surface Pro models. The smaller pocket can store your phone, wallet, keys and other essentials. Two exterior mesh pockets are perfect for a water bottle and umbrella.

"Bought this for my husband to use on our trip to Europe. He hates carrying bags but he really liked this bag," one happy shopper reports. "Even he was surprised at how much he liked it. It was easy to hold in front when we were in big touristy places, and just as easy to twist behind him for photos or when we were just going around the country. It’s not tiny, but it’s not big either. He carried a point-and-shoot camera, glasses, water bottle, portable charger and some cords in it with no problem. He didn’t look like a tourist carrying it."

Raves another shopper: "WOW WOW and another WOW for an excellent product. Over the years I have purchased inexpensive and expensive bags/backpacks for recreation and work...The design of this backpack is exceptional. The shoulder strap width makes the bag comfortable...this is the holy grail of sling bags."

Blue sing backpack.
Cleverly outfitted with multiple pockets to keep essentials handy. (Photo: Amazon)

Made of durable, soft polyester, this backpack is both comfortable and easy to clean. You can wear it as a crossbody bag, a shoulder bag or a backpack. No matter how you switch it up, your hands are free and your goods are protected. Most important, your back feels good!

Wrote one satisfied shopper: "Every now and then, you buy something that surprises you. This is one of those things! I'd honestly expect to pay $40 for a bag made this well, but I went ahead and bought it at the price because of Amazon's fantastic customer service and return policy. Let me tell you what, I'm not sending it back! The zippers are sturdy, the snap and other plastic pieces are high quality, and the fabric is very durable. I love the color! What makes this bag stand out for me personally, though, is that EVERYTHING I need for a shift at work fits absolutely perfectly! There just happens to be a place for everything you need! I even bought one as a gift, I was so impressed. This is the bag that you've been looking for! A+."

$17 with coupon $18 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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