For several months, I've been looking for a replacement for the large day pack with too many pockets. That pack carried the iPad, the camera, the water bottle, the pencil and note paper, etc. Finally found the replacement in the woman's section at REI as a mini sling bag. I had found shoulder packs in other stores, but they were as large as the pack that I was trying to replace.
Fortunately this (woman's) bag was in basic black and it has become my version of a "man purse".
The unpaid model in this photo demonstrates how the bag may be carried. It may also be slung over the head on the other shoulder.
Another view of the purse.
Great bag. This one will be with me for a long time.
Note: On the REI website, the mini sling bag shown is essentially the same bag. It has the same product code, but the layout of zippers and pockets is a bit different.