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Title: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 09, 2019, 11:28:32 AM
I could not find a thread for this so i figured ill start one (@TimT if there is one send it fast so i can still delete this one ;))

I have been trying to find the perfect Travel Backpack with nice storage lots of compartments and easy to carry around and of course durable high quality etc..

So far ive ordered pretty cheap ones from Amazon, Costco but they all suck they were bulky broke fast and not very practical,
I came across Nomatic, they are very expensive but it looks like they covered every travelers dream of a travel bag, anyone have experience with it? what sizes? is it worth the $$$? and is there any thing similar for less?
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: jj1000 on May 09, 2019, 11:52:24 AM
I use Nomatic, it's amazing.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 09, 2019, 11:53:23 AM
Wow it is steep. But looks great
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 09, 2019, 12:04:02 PM
I use Nomatic, it's amazing.
what size?
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: jj1000 on May 09, 2019, 03:25:36 PM
Wow it is steep. But looks great
I got it years ago on kickstarter.


what size?
40L iirc. Teffilin fit great in a side pocket which I love. So the whole main pocket can be other stuff.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Suave on May 09, 2019, 03:50:34 PM
I use eBags, have had it for years (flown at least 120+ segments with it)
As ya'll probably know, I spend most of each year traveling. I live out of my backpack. I only check in luggage when bringing kosher food to shluchim abroad.

Mine is an older version of this: https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/mother-lode-tls-weekender-convertible/143101

They are currently running a sale https://www.ebags.com/brand/ebags
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Suave on May 09, 2019, 03:58:04 PM
I came across Nomatic, they are very expensive but it looks like they covered every travelers dream of a travel bag, anyone have experience with it? what sizes? is it worth the $$$? and is there any thing similar for less?

Here is a 15% coupon for nomatic: packs15
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 09, 2019, 04:41:16 PM
I use eBags, have had it for years (flown at least 120+ segments with it)
As ya'll probably know, I spend most of each year traveling. I live out of my backpack. I only check in luggage when bringing kosher food to shluchim abroad.

Mine is an older version of this: https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/mother-lode-tls-weekender-convertible/143101

They are currently running a sale https://www.ebags.com/brand/ebags
Actually looks really good and a lot cheaper, dosn't have the cool compartments like the Nomatic has. i got the Namatic for now lmk see how it works out for my upcoming trip might switch to the eBag after that Thanks,
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 09, 2019, 04:42:54 PM
I use eBags, have had it for years (flown at least 120+ segments with it)
As ya'll probably know, I spend most of each year traveling. I live out of my backpack. I only check in luggage when bringing kosher food to shluchim abroad.

Mine is an older version of this: https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/mother-lode-tls-weekender-convertible/143101

They are currently running a sale https://www.ebags.com/brand/ebags
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll probably wait for a AO and some other deals to combine for a better deal.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 09, 2019, 04:42:57 PM
I got it years ago on kickstarter.
im assuming you paid alot less than i did ;D

40L iirc. Teffilin fit great in a side pocket which I love. So the whole main pocket can be other stuff.
i got all sizes will see which works best
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: BarryLincoln on June 03, 2019, 11:57:28 AM
I use eBags, have had it for years (flown at least 120+ segments with it)
As ya'll probably know, I spend most of each year traveling. I live out of my backpack. I only check in luggage when bringing kosher food to shluchim abroad.

Mine is an older version of this: https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/mother-lode-tls-weekender-convertible/143101

They are currently running a sale https://www.ebags.com/brand/ebags
Trying to find a convenient backpack (ie personal item) that I can pair with a wheeled carry-on.  Is the Weekender too big to be considered a personal item?
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: moish on June 05, 2019, 07:26:05 AM
I use eBags, have had it for years (flown at least 120+ segments with it)
As ya'll probably know, I spend most of each year traveling. I live out of my backpack. I only check in luggage when bringing kosher food to shluchim abroad.

Mine is an older version of this: https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/mother-lode-tls-weekender-convertible/143101

They are currently running a sale https://www.ebags.com/brand/ebags
Same here, but the strap broke on me twice. Now I carry a spare strap at all times
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: moish on June 05, 2019, 07:27:25 AM
Trying to find a convenient backpack (ie personal item) that I can pair with a wheeled carry-on.  Is the Weekender too big to be considered a personal item?
Definitely not, but they make a junior version, although Ive never seen how big it is
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: jj1000 on June 05, 2019, 07:58:46 AM
im assuming you paid alot less than i did ;Di got all sizes will see which works best
My teffilin fit in the side pocket, which is a big deal for chabad teffilin, not having to be in the main compartment.

That was a huge factor for me. Because my teffilin always took up so much room in the main area of the bag, now they take up none.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: lubaby on April 22, 2020, 09:41:38 PM
Cross posting in case seeing this thread finds it useful:

Nomatic is having a “scratch and dent” sale, all bags for $100 (original) or $150 (newer version).
https://www.nomatic.com/collections/scratch-dent
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: justmeha on May 18, 2020, 11:31:17 PM
Mine is an older version of this: https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/mother-lode-tls-weekender-convertible/143101
on sale for $75 dont know the normal price
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Suave on May 19, 2020, 06:12:01 AM
on sale for $75 dont know the normal price
So worth it, wish they would ship to Ukraine as I am stuck here
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Joel2 on May 19, 2020, 07:23:28 AM
So worth it, wish they would ship to Ukraine as I am stuck here
Ship to a friend in the US ..
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: moish on May 19, 2020, 07:38:14 AM
on sale for $75 dont know the normal price
Seems like the USB version has a better discount

https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/tls-mother-lode-weekender-convertible-with-usb-port/376800?productid=10724609
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Joel2 on May 19, 2020, 08:00:27 AM
Dont forget amex has an offer as well
Get a one-time $30 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $150 in one or more transactions online at ebags.com by 7/31/2020. See terms for exclusions.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 19, 2020, 10:37:57 AM
So worth it, wish they would ship to Ukraine as I am stuck here
I love my nomatic at full price too
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: myb821 on May 19, 2020, 10:43:41 AM
I love my nomatic at full price too
link?
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 19, 2020, 10:54:28 AM
link?
https://www.nomatic.com/products/the-nomatic-travel-pack
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 19, 2020, 10:55:44 AM
Amazon has a $70 coupon which brings the price to $142.99
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 19, 2020, 10:56:04 AM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0779L2Q4X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AGXI18P4G87CD&psc=1
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: moish on May 19, 2020, 02:28:06 PM
Not a big enough dedicated space for my laptop is what turned me off from it when I saw it on the crowdfunding sites
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 19, 2020, 02:56:01 PM
Not a big enough dedicated space for my laptop is what turned me off from it when I saw it on the crowdfunding sites
Fits my xps 15, ipad pro, and tallis. which size did you look at
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: moish on May 20, 2020, 04:16:33 PM
I always travel with a 17 inch
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Joel2 on May 20, 2020, 05:40:48 PM
Anyone want to buy together to utilize the amex offer i only need one. but need to spend min $130 for $30 off from Amex
price will be $59 after tax please pm me

https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/tls-mother-lode-weekender-convertible-with-usb-port/376800?productid=10724609
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Joel2 on May 21, 2020, 09:30:29 AM
Anyone want to buy together to utilize the amex offer i only need one. but need to spend min $130 for $30 off from Amex
price will be $59 after tax please pm me

https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/tls-mother-lode-weekender-convertible-with-usb-port/376800?productid=10724609
Closed.
I have gotten a few requests if anyone else wants to do what I did. Feel free to post here to find someone to split this deal.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: justmeha on May 22, 2020, 07:30:11 AM
Closed.
I have gotten a few requests if anyone else wants to do what I did. Feel free to post here to find someone to split this deal.
anybody interested
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: myb821 on May 22, 2020, 11:07:10 AM
I might be interested
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Joel2 on May 22, 2020, 03:42:35 PM
Amex offer for ebags currently is $30 off $150 so if you buy 2 backpacks you might need to add something small
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Mr_Geek on May 23, 2020, 12:45:23 PM
I have the Tortuga Setout and love it. I have the 45L size and I've never been asked to check the bag at the gate or even try to put it in the fitting cage by an agent. I've even carried it on to smaller planes that are only 1seat/aisle/2seats across and was able to stuff it into the the overhead bin without an issue. I like that it unzips and opens up like a suitcase.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: jj1000 on July 28, 2020, 11:12:57 PM
I always travel with a 17 inch
@moish got a 17" backpack in here https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/amazon/samsonite-xenon-3-0-checkpoint-friendly-backpack-31-50-samsonite-mens-xenon-3-two-gusset-brief-27-amazon/

Though idk how good it is for travel.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: RebTuvia on July 29, 2020, 12:20:34 AM
I have the Tortuga Setout and love it. I have the 45L size and I've never been asked to check the bag at the gate or even try to put it in the fitting cage by an agent. I've even carried it on to smaller planes that are only 1seat/aisle/2seats across and was able to stuff it into the the overhead bin without an issue. I like that it unzips and opens up like a suitcase.
Can you share link?
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: moish on July 29, 2020, 03:54:41 PM
@moish got a 17" backpack in here https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/amazon/samsonite-xenon-3-0-checkpoint-friendly-backpack-31-50-samsonite-mens-xenon-3-two-gusset-brief-27-amazon/

Though idk how good it is for travel.
Thanks.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Kobe bryent on August 04, 2020, 07:03:24 AM
@moish got a 17" backpack in here https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/amazon/samsonite-xenon-3-0-checkpoint-friendly-backpack-31-50-samsonite-mens-xenon-3-two-gusset-brief-27-amazon/

Though idk how good it is for travel.
Got this (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072KV8QGR/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_JaukFbNBAC6FP) one for DW.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: Kobe bryent on August 04, 2020, 07:08:44 AM
Got an Osprey Porter 46 this past Aug. its Travel changing.....
27 flights and 10 countries later, one of the smartest travel investment I have ever made.
Title: Re: What Travel Backpack Do You Use?
Post by: elazarmn on August 14, 2020, 03:23:53 PM
not sure if anyone saw this but they have some sweet deals in clearance now like $100 off the 30L
https://www.nomatic.com/collections/sale-clearance