The Nomatic Travel Bag is designed to comfortably pack for a week long trip. In our opinion that is the perfect size, because if your trip is longer, you should plan on doing laundry so you don't over pack. The actual dimensions of the bag, in inches, are 21 x 14 x 9. This size is within nearly all of the domestic and international carry on restrictions. However, these sizes are constantly changing, and we recommend checking out your airline's exact specifications before flying.
Access to the main compartment is through a flap that fully unzips, which opens the bag up to pack like a suitcase instead of a backpack. The flap, once unzipped, contains a sleeve for both your laptop and tablet. As this flap sits against your back when wearing as a backpack, you can rest assured that your valuable electronics are securely stowed at all times. Inside the main compartment is a roomy area for a weeks worth of clothes and accessories. The space of this main compartment is best utilized with packing cubes, which are included in our new No Borders Bundle. If some of the other functional compartments are used, they can take away some of the room from this main compartment, see diagram below.
One of the most innovative features on this bag is the duffel to backpack strap system. The best way to see this in action is to watch the demo video above. This system allows the travel bag to be carried as a duffel, or a backpack, by only pulling on the straps in different places. When in backpack mode, there is a sternum strap, and included hip belts to help evenly distribute the load. At Traveling Tranquilo, we prefer wearing in backpack mode, as we would rather be hands free while moving about with our luggage, and a weeks worth of stuff can become a bit heavy to carry as a duffel. There are also handles on the top and bottom of the bag, allowing many different ways to carry your Travel Bag!
What makes the Nomatic Travel Bag so unique is all of the different built-in functional compartments, begging to keep you organized.