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Guys your travel bag is great value. I also bought the backpack but unfortunately that has let me down substantially. The material and the ergonomics are great, which is your hallmark of course. The size and total content one can put in it though is unfortunately lacking even with the expansion zippers fully used. It would have been ideal if you could have had a product somewhere inbetween your travel bag and the backpack as far as volume goes. Continue the great work though...
Just wanted to comment on how durable and great the bag is! I travel internationally very often and use this as my carry on to hold not only clothes but essentials like headphones, books, laptop etc. all the compartments are well thought out and designed. The vacuum bag is great for saving space and the compartment for an extra pair of shoes is awesome. Very versatile to the point where I've used it to kick my legs up for a rest at airports and on planes where there's no row in front!
Whether it be a weekend trip or a longer holiday roaming around the world, the bag accommodates my needs. Can't wait to see if a new project is in store!
@All Thank you so much for all the positive feedback. We are so happy you are loving these bags. If you have any questions, please send us an email to Info@nomatic.com and we will get you taken care of. Thanks!
I have had this bag a long time, but haven't commented, as I hadn't used it yet. However, I just used it for my first trip, backpacking around Sri Lanka. I have to say, it is an incredibly useful bag. I love the different compartments, LOVE the waterproof compartment (was a saviour when some of my liquids leaked). The vacuum bag is incredible to help save space. I mainly used it as a backpack, not the duffle function. But seems very durable. I am not easy on things, had it stuffed as full as possible, struggling to get the zippers closed, and you can tell it is all high quality materials. The only comment I will make is that when using as a backpack, because of the sort of rubber/waterproof material the bag is made of, that part against your back is very prone to promoting sweating, so when I put the pack down, I had my shirt sweat stained. But can't avoid that, and would probably happen with most bags. But at least your clothes will be dry when in the rain.
Loving this bag, thank you!!
I never received my bag. Tracker said it was shipped/delivered but I never got it.
To be honest I was skeptical of the bag and quality. But since getting it, I have been blown away by the number of people who've commented on it, its features, etc. I've used it for a ton of international travel and compared to my check in bag, this is super modern. My only question is this: when will Nomatic make a large check in bag?
I'd like to add the lack of being able to TSA lock all pockets is a bit of concern but so far it's been fine for its first overseas trip as checked luggage.
I must say, this bag is definitely worth the price i backed for. More durable than any of my bag. Only issue was that the laptop pouch had a little hole. But it was probably due to myself putting more things in that pouch which caused it to split open.
Overall still a thumbs up to the creators.
Shout out to the chap I served at Manchester airport today - kinda awesome seeing another backer with the bag :D
I just came from my international trip and this bag is awesome. We combined it with our wheeled carry on and it was more comfortable than two carry on suitcases because you could put it on top. Also there was a lot of space and pockets that we used to fill up with all the goodies.
I just used my Nomatic for the first time on an 11 day trip and this bag did everything I needed and more!! The laundry bag is an awesome extra and the shirt keeper is amazing!! My shirts looked fresh pressed! I love being the guy with the most efficient travel bag in the world. I am so glad I bough two!!! Thanks for this
Awesome bag - loved it on my first trips & hope it will lady me a loooong time. Great job guys...!
Suitcase, not daily backpack.
@arthur. This bag is designed mainly for short trip plane travel from one city to another. It is not a true backpack for heavy duty use such as camping or biking. Besides, you need the waist strap for proper position and balance.
I finally used this bag for a trip to first Alaska and then Baltimore... then finally back home to Oregon. I love this bag... truly. Great size. Great feel. Fit perfectly in the little planes overhead when everyone else had to check theirs. BUT one strap continually slips because I can't tighten it since it was threaded through the holder wrong. I cannot for the life of my remove it and rethread it since it is so nicely sewn at the end of the strap to NOT come out... other than that and wearing it absolutely crooked on my back, it is an awesome bag.
@tzfardaya Thank you! I registered for kickstarter with a super old email, I looked through there for the survey in question, should be shipping soon.
Double check that you filled out the survey in backerkit correctly.
Backed this project back in September 2016, still haven't received anything from them. Is anyone else having this problem?
Using it back from a long week of work in NY. It fits A LOT. Huge bag. Hopefully it will last a long time for me. Great job guys.
I have been using the travel bag for a little while now (it even went to Madagascar :) ) and I have to say I really like it !
But guys, the zips, especially the main one... I (and probably a lot of us) would have been OK to pay a few bucks more to have some YKK or good enough ones. They are really cheap and get stuck all the time... It kinda ruin the experience. Please don't make the same mistake on the backpacks !
Used it for a long weekend in Belgium and have to say it's a great bag. Fitted everything including laptop nicely and made it convenient moving between hotels.
Took this on a flight out to the midwest for a rock climbing trip for 5 days and the product performed beautifully. All the pockets helped me organize all my clothes, gear and accessories. Stylish, functional, great price point for what you get. This is my go-to bag for travel! Thanks!!!
Hi Nomatic, just got back from Japan & HK with this bag, and really was impressed how much it fits, haha! Sadly, it is a lil too big for tiny little me, and the waist straps etc just don't tighten enough, causing a lot of weight on my shoulders, and there's not much breathability on the back, meaning I sweated a lot carrying it as a backpack. A side handle would have been really helpful too! No issues with it quality wise, although I did note a small issue with the zipper getting slightly stuck depending on what was in the "front" pocket causing it to bend slightly. Really quite happy with it overall, although I don't think I'll use it much as a primary bag due to ... well, it hilariously being too big for me!
Hi Nomatic, I have been using my bag every day since I got it and I must say that I am a tiny bit disappointed by the fact that I have some of the stitching in the shoulders area on the straps that are already going away.
Also when the fabric of the bag folds a bit because it is not full inside, it leaves marks on the fabric (like white cracks) which makes me doubt the durability of the bag...
But most importantly I got extremely disappointed in the waterproofness of the bag. 2 days ago, I was cycling under heavy rain for half an hour and the rain got inside the bag through the water bottle pocket, the valuable items pocket, the main compartment and the electronics side pocket. I actually had to use a piece of cloth to dry the bag and ther clothes that were in the bag needed to be hanged so they could dry.
I am really disappointed because I really like this bag...
We really like our bags. As was mentioned by previous reviewers, the straps could use some extra padding. The section on the side that is supposed to slide over the handle of other luggage will not fit over any of our luggage. I've tried it over our Briggs and Riley brand luggage and cheap luggage and it won't fit over any. That's too bad.
I have used this bag quite a few times now, both domestically and internationally. After this use I have a suggestion for future iterations of the bag. Consider adding a way to connect a Yoga mat. If the bag had that, for me, it would be perfect!
after using this bag regularly (both around my apartment and also small traveling, id say this is the best kick starter project product I have seen.
Took this back on week vacay, needed formal, casual, and hiking dress options, including separate types of shoes. Was able to fit everything in, all the little pockets and cubby spots, fit everything perfectly. I must've said 20 times "this bag may be the best purchase I've ever made!" Love this bag and looking forward to your next project. How about a small rucksack or "fanny pack" style bag? Thanks Nomatic Team!
I backed this and used it once to carry my Ps4 and the complete packaging in it. Plus 5 game disks. Still Lot of space in it and i feel my stuff safe in there. Also good to handle, carry comfortable and looks great. Love it.
Finally got around to using this over the weekend. Must say I love it. It carries so much stuff.
I did add on the vacuum bag, shirt organiser, wash bag and laundry bag onto my purchase. All of them, apart from the shirt organiser, were used and I felt the benefit of them.
The vacuum bag is a great idea and space saver in the bag. I packed probably around a weeks worth of clothing into it, including leasure wear, and there was an abundance of spare room remaining in the main compartment of the bag. Enough for the trips worth of underwear (not sure why I didn't throw that in the vacuum bag as well...) the wash bag, and two big jumpers.
All the pockets are welcomed as well. Plenty of places to store items.
I'm really looking forward to seeing what the backpack has to offer. If it's anywhere near having the amount of functionality this does, I can see me having a new daily bag.
I used this bag literally days after receiving it on a trip to Thailand. I really love it! My shoes just fit in the shoe compartment though, so I was wondering how bigger men's sizes would fit in there? Overall an awesome bag and I'm glad I got it. Thank you!
I've had this for weeks now and I'm amazed on how versatile it is. Also how durable it is, this will be a great travel bag for my travels. I've been using it as a collage bag, there's so much room that could fit a lot of my camera equipment it.
I used my bag on an international trip and used it as my carry on. Packed my laptop, some light sweaters, electronics, and a few other items that didn't fit in my checked bag.
It was quite full and I'm not sure what others are saying that the shoulder straps don't work well or hurt them. Ya'll need to do some deadlifts and workout more. They worked fine for me while walking through the airport and didn't hurt my back or dig at it.
The compartments were super helpful especially the top and the long side panel. The top pockets I used to put my books and things I wanted quick access to. The vacuum bag worked well and I used that in my checked bag which saved a ton of room!
On my flight I had the exit row with no seat in front and I used the bag as a foot rest which allowed me to put my legs up with no issues.
I know that the waist straps and vacuum bag are sold on the creator's website but does anyone know when the other accessories will be sold? I really want to buy the toiletries bag and regret not buying it earlier
My first trip with the bag and some comment to be added
1. The shoulder strap really need more cushion as it's quite uncomfortable to carry Long time
2. The big compartment is pretty nice that can stash many cloth but the zipper are hard to close at the very start if u open it up fully . It got stuck as around 2cm from the end and u needs to pull the bag very straight to be able to zip it up
3. The passport compartment zipper are very very hard to close if ur bag are not fully packed . It sort of run out of shape and unable to close
4. I don't know whether is it my using style or not but the TOP of the bag material started to have wrinkles after just one use . Just like it might torn open if use too frequently . Anyway, will monitor it for now .
All in all , still quite happy I bag this up and hope it live up to my full expectation
I have used this multiple times for small trips to a cabin only 1-2 hours away to longer flights to California (I live in TN) which require layovers since I fly out of a small airport. I have 2 children I take with me and pack everything for us in the bag (I pack light). The top pocket most people use for toiletries (I guess it's supposed to be the water bottle pocket?) works well for a diapers and wipes pocket for us with enough room for 5-7 of size 2 diapers and size 3 plus a wipes container. The side pockets are good for books, crayons, a pad of paper, a few small baby toys and baby birth certificates in the locked pocket.
PROS (from the mom using it for herself and 2 kids - 10mo and 2yo)
-larger than a regular backpack because of the rectangular shape so you can fit more
-the laundry bag is awesome, we used it on all of our trips and it's great for keeping all our dirty clothes, my 2yo loves to hang it up on a door knob and drop all her laundry into it
-lots of side pockets are great so that you can access your stuff pretty easily when you are flying or waiting at an airport during a layover
-super crappy shoulder straps that dig into your shoulders when fully packed which sucks a lot when you are wearing a baby on your chest and wearing a heavy backpack for layovers and sometimes have to carry a 2yo on top of that. Either way, even for people who aren't wearing kids I've seen that they agree the shoulder straps should be a lot more padded
-the duffel bag option doesn't work well if you need to cinch up the shoulder straps and the straps don't reach across. I think putting a handle on the side would have been better instead of the top because I'm short and when I hold the top handle it almost drags on the ground or hits my leg so that handle is rendered quiet useless when trying to carry the bag for any length of space vs. just picking it up.
-the material on the back side (away from your back) is weird and when it's rubbed against something fuzzy like a big fuzzy blanket it collects tons of fuzz balls off it and looks cheap and takes a lot of effort to try to pull them all off (there is a fuzzy blanket on the bed in my office and I put it on there to pack and when I picked it up it looked like it was already old even though it was the first time I used it)
-the vacuum bag doesn't stay vacuumed sealed and puffs back up in your bag even if you fold it down 4x before sealing it. I have compression sacks that work much better than this one.
-as others have said the toiletries bag is not super useful, it takes up too much room for us unless it's being used for snacks that we don't want to get crushed. The material doesn't compress well if you don't have lots of toiletries or things to put into it and it ends up being very bulky
-putting adult shoes into the shoe compartment and stuff into the top compartment take up half of the bag, fortunately when I travel to CA 99% of the time I'm going to visit my parents so I have shoes there for me and just need to bring shoes that fit the girls so it works for us
Main things I would change: shoulder straps need to be padded, there should be a cell phone pocket integrated onto the shoulder strap. Those two things would put it above competition (or even a pocket add on that attached onto it with snaps or velcro or something). I agree with someone else that the duffel bag to backpack feature was one of the main reasons I bought it since sometimes I wear both babies (one on my chest and one on my back) and need to carry the bag as a duffel bag. Unfortunately with the way the straps work, it doesn't work as a duffel bag for us and is very cumbersome and awkward to carry. Maybe it's because I'm shorter than the guy in the video or his bag wasn't as heavy as ours is when packed with clothes for an adult and 2 babies but it is way too heavy for me to carry that far away from my body with the straps that short and awkward. A nice padded handle on the side instead of the top would have worked much better and add a pocket on the top in the handle spot instead since that handle isn't necessary because short people can't use that handle to carry the bag anyway.
Overall I would give it a 2.5/5 stars. It's a nice bag with some good qualities but falls short of my expectations. If it was half the cost I would say it was a deal, but for what we paid, I am pretty disappointed. I'll probably use it since I can't return it and it does hold more than an average backpack but if you guys wanted to create and send some sort of shoulder padding that we could attach onto the straps that would be fantastic and redeem the poor shoulder strap execution (a bonus would be if it was shoulder padding WITH a pocket for cell phone, chapstick, etc on the side facing out!). We will see how much my shoulders hurt when traveling by myself with two babies on our next trip to CA and decide if I can handle the pain and if I can continue to use it or if it just becomes an expensive bag in my closet.
I tried it during a week trip to US. It works well as a travel bag not a true back pack. It is primarily designed for a short trip via air rather than camping. The size fits in the tight air cabinet well. The should straps are not perfect but you really don't need it for long to walk in air terminals. They are used instead of wheels to save space. The waist straps definitely helps to shift the weight and balance. They are useful especially if you use it as a backpack for long. It is quite water proof. It also mean that it will trap your body heat and sweat during summer. The laundry bag and toilet bags are simply not useful because the size of the inner compartment is already small. It is better to put all your bathroom need in the water bottle pocket since you may need to take them out for inspection during security checking. The laptop pockets is good for a tablet or at best a hybrid, not a heavy standard laptop.
So we traveled to Hawaii for over a week with only the bag as our luggage. It worked really well except for a couple of things:
1. If you put a large laptop or iPad in the pocket designed for it, it is very uncomfortable to carry for long as a backpack. Very very uncomfortable! I had to move it to be able to continue to carry it.
2. The cushions for the straps are just not good enough.
3. If the bag is fully packed you MUST have the waist straps otherwise it's again uncomfortable to carry.
Anyone else with these Same experiences?
I'd contact customs, see what's going on there... They may be needing some information about the shipment... Or even see if its still in customs....
I agree with Davide,
the Bag is in an unclear situation somewhere. The carrier told me that they never received the good just the number. I wrote to the "Ben" Support and they let me know that it is in Customs since 17 February. I should now contact the customs. The sender Nomatic can't do anything for me? :-( I should ask First mile or GFS . What???
They should have done a better job with the carrier
MAN!!! I LOVE THIS BAG!!!!! It's been to Vegas, Atlanta and Tampa. I've been approached so many times, being asked where'd I get my bag or someone who regretted not backing it. I smile and walk away.
So, I just took my Nomad on its first trip from NY to Orlando. I'm sure I'll figure out what things I want to stash where in its many spaces, it was still the best travel case I've ever had. I love it!
So I finally used mine. Granted not for travel yet, but to help move a ton of clothes, and let me just say WOW!!!!!!! The quality is great, the space is a amazing and the backpack carry feature is comfortable. Best project I have backed. Greatjob!!!
All good !!!
Best travel bag ever
I received my bag and it looks so good! I'm a backpack maniac and this bag really has a ton of top-notch features and the quality looks excellent.
I'm sorry to hear all the complaints here but I give my thumbs up to the creators.
I'm going on a snow trip for a week so I'll be able to test it properly for hands-on feedback.
That seems very unprofessional! When I complained about my lost padlock they shipped out a new one as early as possible at no additional cost for shipping. Granted the padlock was only worth $5 or less but the fact they even bothered showed that they cared
I agree about the laptop compartment, possibly the worst feature after the shoulder straps. Would not trust my laptop without additional protection
I wrote everywhere, here, on private message, on FB and even on the customer suppor of their site no answer what so ever. That's ridiculous, very unrespectful and unprofessional. I want my money back
Yeah and also the shipping was ridiculous. It went to a canda post outlet store and not shipped to my home. I was gone and no one else was alloed to pick it up because there were special instructions on it. I have never encountered this before and I have ordered $5000 apple products and someone else was able to pick it up.
Ditto on the customer support. There are much better bags for better prices out there now. Literally dozens. Don't fart around with this bag or their customer support.
Duffle straps too short
Laundry bag does not fit well in designated
Zippers on waist strap are hard to close if item in pocket is not totally flat
Better padding on straps
Never received DOPP , refunded $15
Laptop part sucks and still has to be removed
Extremely expensive for the quality