Switch Backpack

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(4 customer reviews)


Or 4 payments of $39.75 with AFTERPAY

The backpack that is as adaptable as you are!


Looking for a backpack that is smart enough for work and functional enough for travel?

We all have different needs so the Switch Backpack™ was made to be as adaptable as you and your life.

The genius of this backpack allows it to be worn as a one strap sling backpack (either over your right or left shoulder) or as a traditional 2 strap backpack.

The kit comes complete with 2 removable and adjustable shoulder straps as well as a removable chest strap. Simply clip and unclip the straps to carry your gear over one or both shoulders.

All straps are easily manipulated and all fixtures strength tested to make sure even the heaviest of  loads are safe and comfortable to carry.

Features also include a generously sized  main compartment, separate padded 15″ Laptop Section and a smaller front pocket for accessories.  

The smaller front pocket has enough space for all the bits you need close at hand- wallet, phone, etc.

A handy key clip inside this pocket saves you from fumbling around looking for your keys.

Two internal zipped pockets keeps your valuables secure as well as accessible.

Our HiViz orange, water resistant lining keeps your gear safe in the elements and makes it a breeze to find exactly what you are looking for.

Practicality, usability and a fine form was the driving force in the development of this bag. It offers an adaptability- equipped for any adventure.




  • Durable 14 Ounce Cotton Canvas
  • High Viz NOMAD Orange CORDURA Water Resistant Lining
  • Separate Padded 15″ Laptop Compartment
  • 2 x Removable Padded Shoulder Straps
  • 3 Zipped Pockets
  • 360° Passport Stash Pocket
  • Easy Access SmartPhone Pocket
  • Hide Away Clip Compartments
  • YKK Zips, Reversed For Security & Moisture Resistance
  • Double Stitched with High Strength Nylon Thread
  • Ultra Strong YKK POM Plastic Hardware
  • Handy USB / Key Clip


  • Height: 45 cm
  • Width: 27 cm
  • Depth: 15 cm


  • 750 Grams


  • 20 Liters



Domestic Parcels

  • Regular Post:  3 to 5 days.
  • Express Post:  1 to 2 days.

International Parcels

  • Regular Post:  5 to 10 days.
  • Express Post:  3 to 5 days.

Australia Post

  • We ship all parcels using Australia Post.
  • The prices come fresh daily from the AusPost Server so you get the most up to date domestic & International rates.
  • You can track your parcel at this website : AusPost Tracking
  • Remember, If you happen live in a remote area it may take a little longer for the postman to find you, but he will find you.


  • We are committed to minimizing our Carbon Footprint.
  • To achieve that, all our products are shipped in Paper Parcel Packs where possible or Plastic Satchels only when necessary.
  • We do not provide any extra wrapping, bow ties or trinkets of any form, so you will only have one minimal piece of packaging to recycle.
  • Thanks for your support in creating a green planet for our children’s future.




  • 1 Year Warranty
  • We guarantee against any and all manufacturing and materials faults.
  • If you have any issues we want you to know we have your back.  Just use our ‘Warranty Form’ and we will get you back on the road asap.

Care & Cleaning

  • We only use 100% Cotton Canvas, So treat your gear like a super heavy duty pair of your favourite jeans.
  • Wash it with mild natural detergent in cold water and soak for a couple of hours.
  • Avoid any heavy chemical detergents, they all break down natural textiles over time.
  • Rinse in cold water, warm/hot water will shrink any cotton textile.
  • Air dry in the shade, sun and wet cotton equals the fastest way to fade the colour in all natural fibres.



4 reviews for Switch Backpack

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I purchased my backpack from Dean at the Geelong Night Jar Markets in Jan 2016. I was looking for a robust, compact backpack to withstand the conditions on my daily bicycle commute of 10Km.

    When i say this bag has survived rain, hail and shine i really mean it!! I have thrown everything imaginable at it, bicycle crashes, international travel, sorry Dean, i don’t treat your bag very well..

    It would have to be the strongest backpack I’ve ever used. When i did have an issue with a side handle, it went back to Dean for a repair and came back stronger than ever. Zips are super robust and even in heavy rain my stuff stays nice and dry! It’s also big enough, but not so big you overload it.

    I enjoy taking it back to Dean when the Nightjar rolls around, he greets me and my bag like a long lost family member. He looks it over, we have a chat, and i leave safe in the knowledge that Nomad Essentials has my back…

    Love it and all the best Nomads!


  2. Nat

    This bag is a wonderful multipurpose pack. I used it to great effect throughout January in Bangladesh. It can carry a lot of weight and is still comfortable! The switch function is very helpful on public transport.

    Also great customer service!

    Thanks Nomad!

  3. Stan

    This product I used in my travels through Cambodia and Thailand in december 2014, The design was functional with easy access to all compartments while still wearing it. I was able to move it from back to the front which made life easy walking the narrow paths through various Markets in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville & Siem Reap.

  4. Malin

    This is such a wonderful backpack! It is made with great craftmenship and very thoughtful design. It has enough space for an overnight stay, doesn’t look bulky, has a huge variety of pockets and is simply just great.

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