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Costco (Dec 05) Nomatic bag sale (probabl USAonly

You've got to be a Costco member to access Nomatic's special pricing. If you are looking for a travel-specific 40L backpack, or one of Nomatic's other clever and highly regarded travel accessories, almost everything Nomatic makes is 30% off today only.

https://costco.nomatic.com (Costco account required)

see reviews of several Nomatic products here:

https://packhacker.com/travel-gear/?term=nomatic

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Ugh. I wish I could at least look at these without being a member.

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Not a Costco member? If you don't like PackHacker's review site, pretty easy to find on the web: Nomatic

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I love their Tech Organizer - seriously cool and a great bargain. Thanks, bogiesan, I just ordered it. Free shipping, too, which is nice.

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I saw the their 40 L are on sale at their website not too long ago. I think the price was $173. I’m a fan of some of their backpacks for sure, never tried their luggage or camera bag line. I have their 40 L and I love it it has a huge amount of space and it’s a 21 x 14 x 9 . The Nick Cannon is 22 x 14 x 9. I have had their backpack, travel pack, 40 L, 30 L and their compression cubes. For me they’re definitely good quality bags and overall I think I love that 40L the most. I can pack so much stuff in there and there’s so many pockets. It’s really an awesome bag especially at $140 on that Costco deal!

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That 40L backpack has me drooling! Love all those pockets!

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Mardee I know what you mean. As I stated above, I love their 40 L it’s the best backpack I’ve owned.(I haven’t had a huge amount of backpacks though.) I bought that and they’re compression cubes, their shirt organizer, the collapsible, 6 L and 42 L duffel which all fits in there. It’s a pretty nice bag, although I don’t know how it holds up to scratches especially if you ever had to check it.

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Nomatic is just one bag maker specializing in carryon-specific backpacks. There are many such companies. Their flagship 30-40L bags have all been carefully designed to satisfy the original company owners' personal obsessions and desires to build the perfect travel bag, with stuff and features they felt no one else was delivering. Must be a dozen of these little companies: Aer, GoRuck, PeakDesign, Tom Bihn (not so small), Tortuga, Mission Workshop, Red Oxx, Topo Designs, many others. Back in the olden days, before these companies became funded players, their goofy kickstarter sites and promotional videos all looked exactly the same. And, of course, there are the mainstream companies like eBags, Patagonia, Osprey, Thule, REI, Chrome, Timbuk2, Eagle Creek, North Face, &c.

Even you're a spinner/wheelie user, all of these outfits' websites can be worth a visit. Each offers a variety of slings, waist bags, day bags, duffles, cubes, shower kits, and the other accessories we all seem to crave.

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Not a Costco member?
-No, I'm not. (the nearest store is over an hour away, and living alone means buying bulk is more hassle than value)

I've had my eye on some of the Nomadic products, and would maybe have bummed a friend's membership if I knew the deals were worth it. But I'll survive without.

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Thanks for sharing this. I was intrigued with the wallet so bought two- one for myself and a gift for my husband. Nice travel wallet. Weighs next to nothing.

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I just saw in ad in my social feeds that Nomadic is having a sale on thier own site, wchich I imagine is similar values. Took a look, nothing I want, FOMO averted.

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Nomatic prices are much, much higher than I want to spend on a backpack or suitcase.

I'm happy with my TravelPro Ultra Lite bags purchased on Amazon.

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I guess I don't know how much a TravelPro is on Amazon (if it's authentic), but $139 for a 40L doesn't seem unreasonable to me.

ETA: has anyone used this? Where is the water bottle pocket, and what size bottle does it hold?

I like the streamlined shape, but it's not any lighter than my Osprey. I'd be curious how the usable space compares. I shall have to dig deeper.

bogiesan, I need other things than another travel pack, lol! Now there's one more rabbithole for me 😆

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AMann
I know the water bottle is on the top of the pack, and it has a zippered compartment that’s waterproof. Then when you unzip the other zipper you can pull it up and there’s a deeper pocket, I guess for sandals or some thing. It seems to hold a typical water bottle, although it’s deep enough to almost fit two on their sides.
I would imagine that when you want to drink you would have to grab it unzip it drink it and put it back and zip it up. This seems a little bit odd, but the backpack has zippered compartments taking up the length of both side’s. The bottom holds a separate shoe compartment supposedly big enough for size 12s and it’s zippered as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu3Q54YN6E8&t=0s

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Now there's one more rabbithole for me 😆

Aimee, I so know what you mean! I don't know what it is about bags but I can get obsessed very easily. I don't do that with shoes or clothing or jewelry - just bags. I really wish we could post photos on this forum, because, you know, I need to feed my obsession.🤪

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Whew, thank goodness that's passed.

Nomatic prices are much, much higher than I want to spend on a backpack or suitcase.

Neither brand nor price is rarely the main driver around here. Features, quality, size, format. Fortunately, the one-day event has passed by us and those who were interested made their spontaneous decisions.

I saw the their 40 L are on sale at their website not too long ago. I
think the price was $173.

The Costco event price was significantly lower. The event also included dramatic reductions on many irresistable accessories.

Not a Costco member?
-No, I'm not.

You could be. Costco offers a long list of other benefits far beyond bulk groceries. If you own a business, perks are attractive.

I was intrigued with the wallet so bought two-

Heheh, wallets! I've got a dozen wallets! I had to stop looking at wallets!

bogiesan, I need other things than another travel pack, lol! Now
there's one more rabbithole for me

Glad to help. Hang onto your credit cards!

I don't know what it is about bags but I can get obsessed very easily.
I don't do that with shoes or clothing or jewelry - just bags. I
really wish we could post photos on this forum, because, you know, I
need to feed my obsession.

Searching for topics "one-bag travel" and "travel backpacks" will return dozens of review sites, user forums, discussion groups, spineless influencers, and literally hundreds of yootoob clips. It's a fascinating topic for me, seeing what different manufacturers think is important or marketable, and how such objects work in realworld situations. Luckily, my Tom Bihn Aeronauts, both 45 and 30 liters, satisfy my every need. And, each time I hit the skies, they surprise me with their utility and build quality.

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Aimee, I so know what you mean!

Hee hee I admit I immediately thought of you, Mardee too!

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You could be. Costco offers a long list of other benefits far beyond bulk groceries. If you own a business, perks are attractive.

And even if you don't. Not only are the groceries well priced but it's consistently good quality. I have never seen better produce anyplace (well, maybe the local farmer's market), but I know that the food I buy is going to be quality. And I buy only for myself, Scudder, so I understand what you're saying, but I still buy most of my groceries there - there are great deals on non-perishables, etc.

And clothes - I bought a long puffer coat, a short winter heavy jacket and a lighter weight jacket at Costco and paid about $55 for all three. And again, good quality - I wear them all the time. Their sales are fantastic, too - they had some lightweight coats on sale for $3 each. Great kitchen and home goods, good hardware, electronics - I'd be lost without Costco. It's the first place I check when I'm buying most things.

If you get an executive membership, you get cash rewards back, and if for some reason, you don't spend enough to receive rewards that are as much as the difference between a regular and exec membership, they will refund you the difference. Their return policy is better than any store I've shopped in, bar none.

They also have a wonderful online store. And best of all, they treat their employees very well - people love working for Costco (at least that's what I've heard and read).

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If you want to get into Costco just to look around, tell the ID checker at the door that you're going to the pharmacy. The pharmacy, eye exams (not glasses,) and possibly liquor have to be available to everyone, member or not. You won't be able to buy any merchandise, as membership cards are needed for checkout.
I live alone and find membership very worthwhile. I'm close enough to buy my gas there. Gas and toilet paper alone are worth the membership cost. :-)