Nomad XL - Waxed Canvas - Sling Bag - Jack Stillman


Nomad XL Sling Bag


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A mid sized sling bag with a casual relaxed look. It’s an ideal day bag or commuting bag and is large enough to accommodate a 13” laptop or ipad. The Nomad Sling Bag is designed to be worn across your body on either the front or the back. It also has both left and right wearing options. One of the most significant aspects of the Nomad XL is the material: it’s 16oz beeswaxed cotton canvas. Read more about this below:

Your bag is made to order. Please allow 3-5 days for your bag to be handmade prior to posting. Please contact us for more information.

A Unique Approach

"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)
- 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. 

Made by hand

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. 

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Natural Beauty

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. 

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Ian V.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Nomad XL Sling bag

What a fantastic bag. I have used this everyday since it was delivered two weeks ago. The material is strong and unique. I would add that the interior lining and design is very classy and practical, very convenient for cellphones, and other personal items (especially the mandatory Opinel pocket knife!). Ordering and delivery very fast and efficient. . Thank you.

Maryanne J.
Australia Australia
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This is a great bag unfortunately and very well put together. I didn’t read all the details and it is not made in Australia. I do understand that we are not a manufacturing country any longer but I do always try to buy “Australian Made”. No fault of Jack Stillman who I’m sure strives to produce authentic and useful items.

Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Beautiful to look at but hard to feel

Hi there, I was very excited to receive my Jack Stillman bag. It looks as beautiful as I had anticipated. However, as yet I haven’t used it. This is because I find it So STIFF and HARD. I don’t know if it will ever soften - either the canvas or the leather. Also my laptop doesn’t quite fit inside it. Right now I am in a dilemma. Should I return it and get a refund or should I attempt to soften it somehow (leather dressing maybe - the leather is super dry)? I have had canvas bags before but none have been this hard to the touch. I am a woman of small stature and am feeling a bit overwhelmed by the toughness of the bag. What do you recommend. Felicity

Jack Stillman

Hi FM. I am sorry to see you aren't happy with the bag. In answer to your questions, the canvas is as described on the website: 16oz heavy beeswaxed canvas. So the fabric itself is quite thick and then it is treated with beeswax to make it water resistant. The wax is what is making it hard. Without the beeswax it would simply soak-up the rain . You are absolutely correct that the bag is quite ridged when you first receive it but I promise it will soften rapidly with use. Similarly I give you my word it will stay stiff if you don't use it. The leather is hand stained and waxed. It's vegetable tanned leather which means it is "tanned" using ancient methods. Believe it or not, this leather will last longer than cheaper leather that has been treated with toxic chemicals. Read this article for more info if you like: If you decide the bag is not for you let me know as we have a waiting list for that bag at the moment. Kind regards JS

Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Perfect for European trip

I purchased the bag for our 7 week European vacation and it was perfect in all aspects. This option to expand the size was an excellent addition. It is a light bag and very easy to carry with many useful compartments. It suited our needs 100%

Kris I.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

The last travel bag that I will ever buy

Having purchased the Nomad Sling just before I headed off to Cambodia and it did not let me down. The bag was big enough to carry a SLR with a large lens, a water bottle and numerous other items. It has great pockets to hide away wallets, phones and passports without adding to the bulk, and on top of that, I was not concerned about the bag getting wet. Great product and I am plan on adding to my collection with the Messenger and Duffle bag

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