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?
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 www.nomad-artist.com 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