The Nomad is built with enough room to accommodate most modern compound bows and arrows alongside enough gear for an epic adventure. Secure your bow inside with the compression web and store your necessities in the internal mesh pockets. The Nomad is your go anywhere travel piece.
Intended Use: Extended Dream Trips
If you’re lucky enough to be a hunter that travels across state lines or ventures to foreign soil in search of adventure, the Nomad is your new go-to travel companion. The Nomad is built with enough room to accommodate most modern compound bows and arrows alongside enough gear for an epic adventure. Secure your bow inside with the compression web and store your necessities in the internal mesh pockets. The Nomad is your go anywhere travel piece.
“I do a lot of big expeditions every year, lugging standard duffel bags around airports and in/out of bush planes is tough duty. Sitka listened to our needs and created the Nomad travel duffel. The Nomad features a retractable handle and bomber wheels. 8600 cubic inches of space allows for all your gear for a 10-day sheep hunt, including your pack and bow. I helped test prototypes for two years before this became a product, the final version has everything in the right places… you’ll need a new passport before you need a new duffel.”
- Sitka Athlete Mark Seacat
I have had my Sitka Nomad for 2 years now, in that time I have twice traveled from Australia through the US to Canada so my case has been loaded around a dozen times by baggage handlers. So far I have only experienced a small amount of scuffing on a couple of corners that I suspect happened on the carousels at the airport. I have also driven across two provinces of Canada with my Nomad in the back of a pickup with constant rain for two days, I did get a little bit of water in round the zip but overall I was very happy with the way it handled it. Just as an added safeguard I put my bow in a light soft case inside the Nomad. My bow is 32"ATA and fits easily inside the case, as does everything else I may need for an extended hunt. I was a little concerned that some airlines may consider the case as oversize luggage but out of the four airlines in Australia, Canada and the US, that I have traveled on I have yet to have any issues in that regard. All in all I would highly recommend this case.
Took a Nomad full of clothes, stickbows, and arrows to Africa this summer. Loved the light weight and rugged material. Very easy to haul long distances with the quality roller wheels and handles.
I had a similar experience to David Dahms. I just returned from a trip to Molokai, HI, and I hadn't noticed until I arrived home and began to unpack that TWO of my snap caps on the side pockets broke off. Not certain when it occurred, but I only went through four airports myself. Much like David also, I have been referred to as walking Sitka advertisement. However, I will give Sitka benefit that it is OUT OF THEIR CONTROL. All other material appears AWESOME. I will simply end with saying that, perhaps Sitka engineers can invent the SNAP OF THE FUTURE. Much thanks!
Hey David - Terribly sorry to hear about your experience. Luggage is a tough one. Some of our athletes have over a hundred days of travel in the Nomad and have had no problems. However, we have had guys take their luggage on one trip and have similar experiences. Unfortunately it's the airline and I hope you can understand that the way they treat your luggage is out of our control. The material will get scuffs but is highly tear resistant. I assure you it takes a lot of abuse or pressure from a sharp object to tear the fabric. We strongly recommend reporting the abuse right away to the airline. If they will not take responsibility for the damage, we are happy to resolve the frustration created by the airlines. As always with any defect we are happy to work with you!
Do not order this luggage if you want to travel on airlines. I own this one and I also the Rambler smaller luggage, and this Nomad, after just one trip through just two airports, the snaps broke off, the material had two abrasions, one abrasion that is almost all the way through the material. I have written to Stika for refund/repair. We will see what happens. I can't believe that other folks won't have the same problems. These weren't even rural airports, the luggage just went through Denver and Seattle ending in Anchorage. I have so much Sitka Gear my children call me the "Walking Sitka Gear Advertisement." But I won't be advertising this luggage, it is very, very poor material for luggage.
I was excited to get my hands on this piece of gear just a few weeks before my elk hunt in Wyoming. With amount of camo gear I was going to need to haul out on the trip I knew I was going to need a large bag to do so. The Sikta Nomad was the perfect solution. The construction of the bag is great. The idea of having wheels on a bag that would carry all of my Sitka gear was a life saver. In the past I had to use a very large duffle bag that was almost impossible to lug around. One feature I found to be very usefull on the trip was the rain-resistant fabric/finish. We encounterd rain on the way to WY and snow on the way home to WI and all of the gear remained dry while riding in the back of a pickup truck. The size of the bag worked great for the amount of gear I needed to haul out. With the hunting conditions I knew I would face in WY I had to pack a lot of gear. Everything from my insulated cold weather Sikta gear to lightweight warm weather clothing. I was able to fit everything in plus some. I will be testing the bag again in October for a bow hunting trip. I intend to cut down on the amount of cases and bags I am taking with me by securing my Prime Defy into the piece of luggage. As a gear tester for GORE, I put my gear through its paces. While I found this piece to be just what I was looking for, the one and only thing that I didn't like or would change was the main zipper. I found the zipper difficult at times to operate. While it is a high quality and heavy duty zipper, it tended to be tough to open and close the bag. However, I would still highly recommend this piece of gear.
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