"Jack Stillman is an Australian owned company that specialises in making bags for motorcycle enthusiasts, adventurers and people who appreciate old school values in the products they buy. I avoid plastics in my bags as much as possible, even the use of leather is minimised in order to make my designs as sustainable (in principal) as they can be. I am a passionate advocate for the principal of BIO- Buy it Once. Make wise choices of the products you buy, choose quality over cost. My bags are investments that appreciate with age. What do I mean by that? The longer you own it, maintain it and use it, the more valuable it will become to you."
Jarrod Stillman (Designer, Jack Stillman)
- Strap length 78cm to 110cm
- Dimensions: 42cm H x 24cm L x 13cm W (The top "peak" is 18cm W). Approx 12 litres
- Can fit laptops and tablets up to 22 x 33cm - Weight 0.72kg
- 10 Year Warranty!
- Handmade from traditional materials
- Water-resistant design
- Internal organisation pockets
- 100% Genuine Veg Tanned leather
- Solid brass hardware
- Brass Zippers with rain guards
- 100% cotton liner
- Unique expandable design
- Left and right handed wearing options
- We use 16oz heavy beeswaxed cotton canvas that can be re-waxed using Granddad Jack's Sack Wax to maintain water repellency and fabric durability
- All leather used is chemical free vegetable tanned leather that has been hand stained and edged.
Jack Stillman bags are made by hand in small batches. That’s how you know you are getting something special and unique. Each leather piece is meticulously shaped and hand painted and then placed alongside only the best hardware, custom printed liner and extra heavy duty beeswaxed canvas. All of this is essential to creating a bag that is going to age so well it’ll look better in 10 years time than it does now.
The Nomad XL sling bag is handmade with 100% natural materials. The leather is traditionally tanned using zero harmful chemicals. The heavy beeswaxed canvas uses the oldest form of natural waterproofing to keep your gear safe. It has been used for centuries and surpasses modern materials for robustness, style and upkeep. That's not bad for a bag born in the 20th century.
Overall satisfied with the bag. The metal zips can be sticky and jamb or come apart, recommend a bit of wax until they wear in. Also not sure it needs the vinyl strapping sewn across the front.
Hi Michael. Thanks for taking the time to review. If the sticky zipper persists, please let me know.
Hi all .. A few months ago I purchased one of these bags...I had trouble with the main zip after a few weeks so i commented about it in a comments section after the add. Within a few days Jack Stillman contacted me and asked me to email him back as all his bags have a 10 year warranty. I contacted him and sent the bag back to him ..that's NZ to Perth where he not only refunded my postage but also refunded the price of the original bag and sent me a new one for free... GOOD ON YOU JACK...THATS REAL SERVICE YOU DIDNT HAVE TO DO..THANK YOU.. THIS BAG NEVER LEAVES MY BACK ..AWESOME PRODUCT AND THE SERVICE WAS /IS THE BEST. KA PAI.
Thanks Jim. Happy trails mate!
So, I wanted to use it in the field a bit before I gave my review. It’s been about a month of slinging this bag around, and I could not be a happier girl. For my purposes, I need my hands free while I work. I found that my favorite way to wear is with the top of the bag at the front then slide across my body to the back. Easier access to my items when I need it! The zippers gave me only SLIGHT issues at first, but they move like a dream now. The whole bag has become less stiff, really. The orange interior was a delightful surprise, maybe I didn’t pay attention to the description. I love it though! So fun, and makes it easier to spot my items inside. It rains like crazy in Texas, so I’ve gotten to test out how it handles in our weather. A++. Well worth the wait, craftsmanship is awesome. Just get this bag already, guys and gals!
Thank you so much Elizabeth. Send us some pics of the bag in Texas! Yee haw!
Happy with the product and the prompt delivery
Arrived today. Just under 3 weeks from ordering so happy with that. Bag is well made and feels good on. Looking forward to using it and wearing it in. Will update review when we've bonded some more.