Nomatic Travel Pack Review

I recently came across the Nomatic Travel Pack, and have found my new go-to bag for my carry-on bag to go along with my Away luggage. Compact, sleek, with tons of organization, the Nomatic really impressed me in just about every way.  Nomatic has a number of different bags in their lineup, and this review is for the Nomatic Travel Pack.  

 Nomatic Travel Pack Pros

  • Organization – The Nomatic Travel Pack has fantastic organization. There are plenty of secure zip pockets to hold valuables. It even includes an RFID safe pocket that is lockable with a common TSA lock to protect your credit cards and passport. 
  • Cord Pass Through –  To go along with the organization the cord pass through is a nice touch since I can carry an external battery securely in one of these pockets and then pass through the charging cord into the soft covered quick access pocket that is made to hold a cell phone.  
  • Sleek compact design – When the bag is not expanded it comes in at 20L, when it’s expanded it adds 10L to 30L. The bag has great looking structure/rigidity combined with a low profile aesthetic.
    • Seen below is what I was able to pack (with a little extra room to spare):
      • 15″ Macbook Air w/ charger
      • Dopp kit 
      • BOSE noise cancelling headphones 
      • External charger
      • 2 notebooks
      • Passport
      • Water bottle
      • Sunglasses
      • 2 pairs of pants, 4 t-shirts, 4 pairs of underwear and socks, and a sweater. 
  • Magnetic Water Bottle holders – This falls in line with the sleek compact design. When the bottle holders are not in use they lay flat against the bag with magnets. When expanded it can hold a full size Nalgene style water bottle. 
  • Waterproof – I haven’t yet tested this, but it always helps to have some protection from the elements. And it’s nice that you don’t have to carry a separate rain cover for the bag.
  • Roller Bag Sleeve – This is a nice feature that I’ve seen in more and more bags, if you’re looking to pair this travel pack with a carry on rollerboard bag. 
  • Comfortable Straps/Back Padding

 Nomatic Travel Pack Cons

  • Waist Straps – Probably not necessary for a pack that you’re using for 1-3 days of travel. They also sit a little too high on my torso. It wraps around my belly button, rather on my hips. They’re also a hassle to remove.
  • Mesh divider – While I applaud the idea of this divider, I don’t think it’s practical in application. I have found I don’t end up zipping this closed due to space constraints of how I packed the bag. The good thing is that it doesn’t detract from the value of the bag. The more I use it, maybe it’ll find it’s way into the pros. 

 Nomatic Travel Pack Conclusion

I would highly suggest this pack to anyone looking for a great travel pack for a weekend trip where you might have to bring your computer or tablet computer. For a limited time the bag is on sale for the holidays and it can be yours for a very reasonable $165. 

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