The Nomad Backpack Effortlessly Blends Style & Functionality

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 27, 2014
References: tessjohnsondesign & kickstarter
The Nomad backpack is a product that aims to revolutionize the ubiquitous backpack by turning it into a fashion accessory that nevertheless doesn't compromise on functionality and ease of use.

The Nomad backpack addresses the awkwardness of carrying around a backpack that's either too big for the few items you want to carry, or too small given the amount of stuff you want to lug around. It can be expanded for travel or other situations where you find yourself carrying a lot of stuff. Its sides can be folded to provide a sleeker silhouette.

One particularly awesome but remarkably simple feature of this backpack is the fact that you don't have to take it off to access its contents -- simply swing it off one shoulder and unzip the side to access the main compartment!

The backpack also offers innovative pocket straps that give you easy access to smaller items that require constant access, such as your transit pass, cash, photo ID, sunglasses and of course your phone.

The Nomad backpack is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign; a pledge of only $59 will get you a backpack in your choice of six tasteful colorways.