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Canvas Bags & Travel Gear

Ultra Durable Canvas

Comfort, Style &
Classic Craftsmanship

Designed In Aus

Engineered To Last
In Any Environment

HiViz Water Resistant Lining

Keep Your Gear Protected
& Easy To Find

Fast Reliable Delivery

Free Shipping Australia Wide and Reduced Price Express / International

Olive green canvas sling backpack travel bag - side view

The Real Deal


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 classic
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 lad 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.

Brown canvas ipad shoulder travel bag - front view with accessories

More pockets?

You asked, so we added more.

This is without doubt the best travel bag I have ever had! I travel O/S a lot and have had this bag for over 4 years (I bought it in 2011) and it is still in excellent shape…No busted zips, rips, etc. Easy to hide under a jacket or “lean” on when walking through crowded places and yet so easy to get stuff out of.
Great bag!


Hello Dean and Marnie.
Just a note to say I received (in prompt time) my 11" canvas satchel! It’s the perfect fit on my small self, holds all I need for the day to day running of my business and is well made. The design is what caught my eye…my phone fits beautifully, a couple of zips to hide things away and the key holder is a god send, no more rummaging. Good work and here's to your business thriving in this world of cheap fakery, oh and your business cards on recycled paper and printed with soy inks…Thank you. To many adventures with my satchel I say Salute.


This is a great bag. So much so that I’ve bothered to come back and tell you how awesome it is. The Zips are all heavy duty, the canvas is beautiful, and I love the internal pocket between the two main ones. The strap is really comfortable, and it’s so convenient to just sling the bag into your lap when you sit down. Also, Dean and Marnie are really helpful: they went the extra mile to make sure all my stuff would fit in by doing some experiments for me. I’d definitely buy from them again!.


Brought a Cross Body Bag a year ago at St Andrews Market. I loved the olive green colour and the design. 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!


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.


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.


Love my Nomad bag. I just got back from Europe and it fitted everything in I needed on day trips. Very tough and sturdy.


We have just used this amazing Sling Backpack on our holiday to the US. It is so easy and convenient and 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. Thanks again.


I bought a 13" Satchel a year ago, it's been travelling through Asia and is still going strong, thanks Nomads!


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's still looking great! 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.

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