Camera backpacks nowadays falls under 2 categories: the "gear bag" for commercial photographers or "tech bag" for digital nomads & urban commuters. Others can always tell whether your backpack carries digital gear, and therefore it is hard to be inconspicuous when travelling overseas carrying these "traditional" camera backpacks.
To better accommodate the needs of travelling creators, WOTANCRAFT launched the NOMAD at the end of 2019, a “camera backpack that doesn’t look like one” with no trace of accessible pockets or zippers... at first glance.
Whether you are a Youtuber, professional photographer, or just a backpacker with one camera, the NOMAD will fit all your gear with the expandable interior space from 15 Litres to 25 Litres.
When you walk down the street with the NOMAD, others behind you will not see any zippers or pockets. It looks like a simple rolltop backpack that fits in any scenario: cities, countryside or off the map.
But don’t be fooled by NOMAD’s humble exterior, it’s packed with crucial features for photographers & content creators:
15 Litres of padded shockproof gear storage
10 Litres of expandable room for clothing & sneakers
13 inch laptop compartment (fits latest 16 inch MacBookPro)
side pockets large enough to fit red wine bottles
fully hidden pockets for passports & foreign currencies
MOLLE system for fastening tripods or latching accessories...
all hidden under the hood made of water-repellant 500D Cordura® N66 Nylon canvas that can withstand heavy rain & snow.
To alleviate the stress of weight carrying, we designed the NOMAD with extended shoulder strap width & shoulder plate extension, so that the NOMAD can firmly “hug” your back, distributing weight onto your body.
In sunny days, NOMAD will keep your back from stifling sweats, thanks to the “air venting web mesh fabric” + “perforated foam” that allows wind to travel freely across your back.
If you are going to a one day hike, or carry close to 10kg of camera gear for your photography assignment, you will definitely need to learn how to carry backpacks with padded waist straps.
WOTANCRAFT have also prepared the optional “padded waist belt” that can be mounted onto the NOMAD, transferring 80% of the backpack weight to your waist, freeing your shoulders of the burden during long walks, drastically reducing stress on the upper body.
NOMAD is our first “travel-oriented” backpack, with more design considerations that are not visible at the exterior. With all the specs aside, all we hoped to achieve is for you to say:
To know more about the NOMAD, please click on the second page "Features & Specs".
Expandable from 9L to 15L, divided into 3 separate spaces (main compartment 9L + top 3L + front 3L) for flexible organization of travel items & camera gear
Low-key backpackers' best choice, all zippers and pockets are hidden under the hood, with magnetic side panels hiding the main L-shaped zipper opening
Roll top design for quick accessibility and water repellent For outdoor hiking, the simple rolltop design and water-repellent canvas can sustain heavy rain or snow
To achieve the iconic WOTANCRAFT vintage look, hook buckles are made of brass metal with matte black coating, which develops a gradient fading with use, like a vintage Leica camera
Travel-friendly designs including side grab handles, luggage handle bar slot, hidden passport pocket, exceptionally wide shoulder straps, and air-venting back plate with perforated EVA padding
The figure-hugging broad shoulder strap + trapezoid backpiece design can further help to distribute weight evenly on your back
The large L-shaped side openings allow quick access to your gear without having to put your bag on the ground
Dividers have flexible "wings" to fit vlogging gear, camera + handheld tripod can fit directly into the backpack
360 degrees Velcro compatible lining for flexible divider placements (CLICK HERE to order additional divider plates to better compartmentalize your camera and lenses)
Nylon 6,6 yarn Cordura ® 500D tear-proof waxed canvas(click to see more)
Ultra-strength bonded Nylon 6,6 thread
Medical grade durable micro-fiber lining, less likely to fuzz after Velcro attachments
Brass metal hook buckles, matte black coating
YKK reinforced plastic slider buckles
high-density EVA foam padding (for bag & dividers)
YKK Aquaguard zippers
Magnets (left & right side panel)
main bag x1
detachable chest / sternum strap x1
large divider x2
small divider x2
cotton dustproof bag x1
NOTE: waist strap and tripod holder is NOT included, CLICK HERE to order from the "OPTIONAL COMBO" menu
|NOMAD 15L||NOMAD 25L|
|Camera / Gear Compartment
(bottom half of the main compartment)
Fits full frame camera x1
(with additional dividers)
Fits full frame camera x2
(with additional dividers)
|Laptop Compartment (back)||35 x 22 cm
Fits 12" Laptop / 13" MBP (4th gen)
|41 x 26 cm
Fits 13" Laptop / 15" MBP (4th gen)
(top half of the main compartment)
Clothes For 1 Day
Clothes For 3 Days
|Front Flap Storage Compartment||3 Litres
Sandles / Flipflops
|Hidden Wing Pockets Pockets||30 x 14 cm
Fits 500ml Water Bottle
|32 x 17 cm
Fits 750ml Water / Wine Bottle
|Side Water Bottle Pocket||O||O|
|Hidden Passport Pocket||O||O|
|Luggage Handle Slot||O||O|
|MOLLE Strap System||O||O|
|Chest Strap (removable)||O||O|
|Weight||1.4 kg||1.7 kg|
|Gear Storage Comparison||NOMAD 15L||NOMAD 25L|
|Full Frame DSLR with Battery Hand Grip||X||O|
|Horizontally fitting camera + 70-200mm Lens||X||O|
|Foldable Drone (e.g. DJI Mavic 2)||O||O|
|Unfoldable Drone (DJI Phantom 4)||X||X|
A: It is designed to fit all 12 inch laptops / tablets, but it does fit the latest 13 inch MacBook. Please check your laptop size against the compartment dimensions (35 x 22cm).
A: If you want to fill up the entire 9L padded gear compartment, you can carry up to 1 full-frame mirrorless body + 5 lenses, with the help of additional large + small divider.
CLICK HERE to order dividers in the "optional combo" menu.
A: It can fit full-frame DSLR camera, but not with battery grip.
A: We have tested fitting Sony A7 + 70-200mm f4, the side opening will be hard to zip up. We suggest storing the 70-200mm separately.
A: It can fit foldable drones like the DJI Mavic, but larger drones like the DJI Phantom will not fit.
A: The lining side is PU coated surface, which is easy to clean. Simply wipe the interior with a wet towel, open the rolltop and leave the interior to dry under the sun.
A: We've tested wearing the bag outdoors in pouring rain for over an hour, and the bag remains dry on the inside.
If you want to know more about the water resistance canvas, click here.