"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.
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.
Just what I was after! Handy size and great look!
very happy with this quality product willl recommend too friends and famiily
I purchased the Nomad XL Slingbag, and when I received it I was concerned that the leather seemed very thin and almost plastic-like. I have many beautiful full grain leather bags, horse bridles etc and know good quality leather when I see and feel it. I emailed Jack Stillman privately to provide my constructive feedback that the leather seemed of poor quality, unlike the rest of the bag which I said appeared to be very good. Nice waxed canvas, nice brass hardware. Here was the email response I received from the business owner: "Thanks Joanne, Wow. You have certainly schooled me! Thanks for the lessons. I assume from your email you now accept that it is leather? Just not to your discerning standards? Do you realise you have basically called me a liar and a fraud and at the very least a naive fool. Ouch. Lets agree to disagree. I maintain that my leather is excellent quality. And most certainly a quality that is more than generous considering the price you paid, the fact that its handmade and that I offer you a 10 year warranty among other things. You are the only person who has found it not good enough so I am not going to waste more time on this. Return the bag. I have plenty of customers waiting that will appreciate it. I take this as a change of mind and so I will allow you to return it even though it is against my return policy (the bag was made by hand to order) return costs are on you and I will refund you the cost less the postage." Needless to say I was shocked! At no time did I ever say or insinuate that Jarrod was lying or fraudulent or anything of the sort. I simply felt that the leather was of poor quality and not up to the good standard of the rest of the bag. Whether it was a manufacturing flaw or the leather standard acceptable to Jack Stillman isn't clear. However, I think the reply tells you all you need to know. Attacking a customer for providing honest feedback in a private manner? Very, very poor. Clearly Jarrod Stillman feels that what I found to be poor quality, "plasticky-feeling" leather should be good enough. Despite subsequent emails offering a refund if, in Jarrod's opinion, the leather was substandard, I won't return the bag. I'd rather wear the loss than have to deal with such people. How a company treats its customers, ESPECIALLY those who have an issue or concern, is what separates the good from the bad. Accusing me of calling him a liar and a fraud because I thought the leather was poor quality? BAD.
I am not surprised to see this review Joanne. Fortunately for me, people are smarter than you give them credit for. You sneakily quoted me from my second reply to you, not the first or the third or the fourth. In your first message you said "the leather. It is very poor quality, thin, and if the Jack Stillman website hadn't said it was leather I would take it to be cheap split leather at best and cheap faux leather at worst." In my first reply I politely addressed your disappointment in the leather and your opinion that it was either substandard or faux (fake). I specifically did not disagree with you because I was not personally seeing what you were seeing. I said "If what you are saying is correct, we have sent you a bag made with an inferior leather to the one specified for my products. If this is the case I am deeply embarrassed and I apologise in advance. " I then went on to explain the difference between modern tanning methods and vegetable tanned leather just in case you were not sure about what you had purchased. I then offered you a refund if the leather on the bag was indeed misrepresented or fake. I spent a good 20-30 minutes on that email, very carefully explaining our processes and apologising if something had gone wrong that I was unaware of. You then replied with a very comprehensive email educating me about all things leather, your world tours of tanneries and the fact that you breed Arabian horses. You never specifically addressed my points to you or accepted my invitation to talk to me personally on the phone. Again insisting that you were right, I was wrong and that you wanted a refund. My reply was as you posted it (above) and it was ended with a very friendly sign off. Subsequent to that (and your two other messages to me) you refused two further offers from me for a refund. I acknowledge that I have offended your brittle ego and I would apologise if I thought that it would make you feel better. But a better gift would be to tell you to let it go. It's been 4 days since your complaint and you are hanging on to it like a rotten fish. You could have reported me to Fair Trading, taken the refund you asked for or kept the bag and enjoyed it. Instead you are literally fixated on the fact that I didn't necessarily agree with your point of view and was not grateful enough for your opinion. Enjoy your product. It's a great bag! (or send it back for crying out loud!) It is warrantied for 10 years and if anything goes wrong in that time you can call me and I will make it right for you. No hard feeling here. And I promise that leather is going to look awesome in 6-12 months with some use. Let this go now.