Nomatic makes some of the most epic backpacks on the market which are all very different from one another. In this Nomatic backpack review I break down some of its most significant differences.
- Nomatic Travel Bag – This is the largest of all the Nomatic backpacks is available at 40L capacity & 30l. Nomatic recommends the 40l travel bag for 3-7 day trips, and the Nomatic 30l Travel Bag for everyday use & short term travel.
- Nomatic Backpack – This is the smallest backpack from Nomatic. It’s a 20L (expandable to 24L) and is recommended for everyday use. This is a nice compact small bag, but by no means should be considered for traveling purposes. It’s more an everyday backpack.
- Nomatic Travel Pack – This is the mid-sized backpack in the Nomatic product line. The Travel Pack is a smaller 20L, but has a cool expansion feature that can increase its size to a good 24L! This bag is recommended for shorter 1-3 day trips, or for everyday use if you need to just carry a ton of stuff. While it is definitely possible to travel long-term with a bag this small, you will be sacrificing on a lot.
Nomatic Backpack vs Nomatic Travel Pack
Size and dimensions of the backpack
The dimensions for the travel pack are almost the same with a key difference in the width being larger on the travel pack.
In terms of the capacity, it increases thanks to their expansion system. The Nomatic backpack holds 20L and expands to 24L while the Nomatic travel pack starts at 20L and expands to a whopping 30L.
For the exterior, each backpack has a magnetic water bottle pocket each. This may seem like a silly feature at first but it’s meant been implemented to keep the pockets flat against your bag when you’re not using them. Kind of feels a little over the top, but you have to admit that it gives both bags a really nice aesthetic look.
Next, both bags have a retractable key leash attached on to a pocket on the inside. This comes in pretty handy when you want to quickly access your keys without all the fuss and hassle of fumbling to put them back.
Both bags share similar functionalities especially highly regarded innovative strap system that provides a lot of comfort and versatility. The back panel lets you tuck your backpack straps so that you can carry your backpack horizontally, like a briefcase which is great for expanding the use of the backpack informal work environments. All you have to do is unsnap the back panel, tuck in the straps, and then snap it back into place. I could see this as a great feature for travel or young professionals who commute to work.
These are just some highlighted features that the travel pack and backpack share but here’s a full list of all the things both these bags have in common:
- Waterproof zippers and tarpaulin water-resistant material
- A full parament zipper that offers a lot of accessibility on all sides of the bag
- A quick access fleece pocket for valuables
- Multiple meshes elastic and zipper pockets
- RFID blocking and lockable security pocket to deter theft
- A removable hard protective shell for glasses
- A notebook pocket
- And a hidden pocket for important and/or valuable items.
Overall, both bags share some pretty cool and nifty features but don’t be fooled. Even though the Nomatic Backpack and Travel Pack look quite similar, they both have specific features designed for their intended purpose.
Nomatic Backpack Review
From the outside, the Nomatic backpack looks quite similar to the Nomatic travel pack but what’s on the inside is very different. The backpack was designed for everyday use and the travel pack was meant for 1-3 day trips.
Nomatic Backpack Dimensions
- Weight: 3 lb. 10 oz.
- Capacity: 20L – 24L (expanded)
- Outer Dimensions: 18.5″ H x 12″ W x 5-7.5″ D
Who is the Nomatic backpack for?
The Nomatic backpack is perfect for anyone looking for something compact for everyday use but at the same time something that is highly functional.
It’s enough to fit in all your daily essentials. Some of the features will be very beneficial for your everyday commute. I recommend this to anyone looking for a solution to pack their everyday carry-ons effectively.
Nomatic Backpack Pros:
- Full Perimeter Zipper
- Top Access Pockets
- Lockable Zippers
- Easy Access from all sides
- 15” Notebook Pocket
- Reflective Ink
Nomatic Backpacks Cons:
- Not suitable for travel due to its smaller size.
Nomatic Backpack review: Should you get the NOMATIC backpack?
Honestly, at $200, it’s not cheap but if you’re looking for something highly functional for everyday use then you cannot go wrong with the nomatic travel backpack. It’s a great way to pack around your everyday items efficiently in an organized manner.
With this, I can definitely say that I can recommend the Nomatic backpack to anyone for packing everyday essentials for daily travel/work commute.