No­mad art satchel

Sum­mer’s here, and it’s time for a spot of plein air draw­ing. Is this the bag to take with you into the great out­doors?

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Price £76 he No­mad’s build qual­ity im­me­di­ately makes it stand out among the plethora of art bags we’ve seen in the ImagineFX of­fice. It’s well en­gi­neered, ro­bust, at­trac­tive and highly adapt­able. The outer ma­te­rial is bal­lis­tic ny­lon backed with rub­ber, mak­ing it re­sis­tant to mois­ture.

The weather proof­ing doesn’t stop there, though: the ex­te­rior YKK zips are also guarded by a rub­ber seal, which pre­vents wet stuff from get­ting in­side and dam­ag­ing your art ma­te­ri­als. And it’s the in­te­rior of the satchel be­ing where things get in­ter­est­ing.

In­side, the No­mad is di­vided into two halves: one side for your sketch­book,

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Web­ while the other side has a mesh pocket for sup­plies. Both halves have in­ter­change­able strap boards at­tached to the casing via large strips of vel­cro. The straps on one board run ver­ti­cally while the other board has them ori­en­tated hor­i­zon­tally, which caters for sketch­books with dif­fer­ent bind­ings.

Each elas­ti­cated strap has rows of rub­ber stitched through them to aid grip – the idea is that you in­ter­lace your tools through one or sev­eral straps to cre­ate a se­cure lat­tice. They work re­mark­able well, and if you grew up play­ing Tetris you quickly re­alise how much gear the boards can hold. There’s also two soft-fab­ric lined pock­ets on the out­side front, the ex­tra pad­ding in­side en­sur­ing the safe transit of your tablet.

Depth is at a pre­mium, mind. We tried get­ting an A4 hard-backed sketch­book in, along with a col­lec­tion of art ma­te­ri­als in their orig­i­nal boxes,

The No­mad is one of those stand-out art prod­ucts that makes you want to pick up a pen­cil and start draw­ing

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