The Old Dog

The faithful hound that never lets you down. Put your hand out and this multi pocket canvas crossbody bag is always there, ready to go when you are.

The Switch Backpack

The Tardis Of Backpacks, The Switch is our best seller for a reason. A canvas backpack beautifully designed to adapt to your activities.

The Sling Backpack

Give Pythagoras a run for his money with this triangular take on the canvas backpack. A durable cross-body canvas bag in two sizes to fit books, set-squares, iPads and more.

Canvas Bags & Travel Gear Go Shopping

All day Comfort

For centuries, canvas has been the go to for people who want to push their fabrics hard.

Why, because canvas keeps going and going.

Nomad Essentials has redesigned this historical textile into bags you can use every day.

A canvas bag that’s as comfy for field scientists in the Amazon Basin as it is for city-dwellers during the arvo commute.

So, if you’re a cyclist, a lass about town, or simply someone with a lot of stuff, Nomad Essentials’ adaptable and high quality canvas bags will get you from A to B in style.

Life In Color

So much more than just black.  Colours to suit every part of your day.

More pockets?

We all need them so when you asked, we added more.

Get organised!

We have a range of gear to make your life easier!

Australian Design

Durable Cotton Canvas

HiViz Waterproof Lining

"Brought a Cross Body Bag a year ago now in St Andrews, VIC. I loved the olive green colour and the design. It also looked durable. One year later, wow, What an Awesome bag! It’s held everything from iPads, keyboards, film equipment etc…and still looks amazing. Well done guys for creating such a great great product. Seriously, there’s nothing to compare. You can tell that creativity and passion is put into every product. Rarely seen these days. Well done!"

− Richard

"We have just used this amazing bag (Sling Backpack) on our holiday to the US. It is so easy and convenient to use and it makes so much sense to have a bag you can simply "sling" to the front and access all of its contents without having to take the bag off or risk losing anything. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have their bag contents readily accessible. It also works when you just want to sit down and have your bag in the front while still wearing it. A very clever design, indeed It gets a 10 out of 10."

− Valerie Johnson

"I brought one of these (13" Satchel) a year ago, it has been travelling through Asia and is still going strong, thanks Nomads!"

− Paul Moyce

"Awesome. I treat my Hipster pretty badly. Took it to India and it survived – gotta love the heavy duty zippers. Big enough too. I use the back pocket for my passport and money and the other two pockets for… well … everything else."

− Mike

"Saw Marnie and Dean at Torquay Cowrie market today. I have bought 2 of their sensational bags, I bought the first one a few years ago and it it still looking great you can wipe any marks off easily or wash it. I must admit I don’t hand wash but stick it in a bag and goes ok in the machine. There are so many strategically placed pockets so I can find everything easily. I am sold on these and don’t think I will ever go back to leather, so durable and practical for someone like me who likes to travel and take everything with me. Thanks and good luck with the new versions. I still love my Old Dog! Cheers"

− Jill

"I found this little ripper (13" Satchel) at the Queen Vic night market. Great for when I’m going out and need to take the usual phone, wallet, keys plus a few extras to keep me entertained."

− Luke Smits

"Love this bag (Jack Russell). I just got back from Europe and it fitted everything in I needed on day trips. Very tough and sturdy."

− Julie