The Nomad XL MKII: Handmade cross-body sling.
BUILT FOR ACTION – MADE FOR LIFE
The Nomad Sling Bag looks unusual but it’s made to outperform and outclass any mass-produced, lazy-stitched nylon “sports” bag you want to challenge it with. The Nomad was conceived under the ideals of old-school military equipment that needed to be tough, practical and resistant to battle damage.
MADE TO MAKE SENSE
The Nomad is a mid-sized sling bag that has literally been made to last a lifetime.. It’s conceived as a day bag or commuting bag and is large enough to accommodate a 13” laptop or iPad inside one of our Tia Notebook sleeves. Designed to be worn across your body on either the front or the back, it also has both left and right wearing options. This makes the Nomad a great choice for people on the go, particularly walkers, motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders.
Significantly the Nomad was re-designed in 2021 to loose the outer zip in favour of our unique full-length YKK waterproof ridge-zip. This improves access to the bag, as well as providing greater flexibility in folding or rolling the Nomad closed to ward off adverse environmental conditions. You won’t see another bag like the Nomad.
Like it’s predecessors, the Nomad is constructed from 16oz beeswaxed cotton canvas and features genuine, solid brass hardware and true vegetable-tanned, top-grain leather. Each Nomad is handmade in small batches. It’s not mass-produced. It’s made with meticulous attention to detail and care.
Note from Jarrod Stillman: Creator:
It was January 2019 and the Vietnam monsoon was unloading on Da Nang City. Gale force winds with rain so thick, it posed me a drowning hazard as I rode headlong into it on my 250 Yamaha scooter. My Nomad (XL version) was strapped across my front and we were both taking a bath! This was not what it was designed for. When I finally got home I unzipped the Nomad expecting to find frogs and lily pads but the interior of the Nomad was dry and so was my gear.
Thoughtful design, 100% cotton and a protective layer of beeswax had beaten this extreme weather. I wouldn’t recommend this kind of activity day after day but it re-affirmed to me that old-tech doesn’t mean obsolete. The Nomad is highly water-resistant, not water-proof”