March 19, 2018

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How to Safely Travel with Your Valuables

Have you ever finished a long day of travel only to open your bag and find some of your most beloved belongings either horribly damaged or mysteriously missing? You’re not alone. Each year, thousands of travelers fall victim to aggressive baggage handling, airport theft, or on-the-road burglary - resulting in irreparably damaged belongings or irreplaceable valuables lost.

Fortunately, there are several easy steps you can take to ensure your things’ safety while traveling, making them as safe and secure as possible during even your most epic adventures. Check out these three pro tips for keeping your belongings safe while traveling.

1. Distribute your cash

Though keeping all of your cash in one place may seem like a safe idea, it actually increases your risk of being in a serious bind if this bag or wallet were to be lost or stolen. That’s why distributing your cash and credit cards between various locations is important. Instead of going out with all of your cash, credit cards, and ATM card, consider just taking the amount of cash you’ll need and either your credit card or your ATM card - that way you have a backup source of cash if something goes wrong.

2. Use smart luggage

Often times, the key to keeping your belongings safe is to use the right luggage. Instead of choosing a bright, flashy bag that lacks any sort of security features, opt for a functional, low-profile bag that’s designed to keep your belongings safe. The backpack for travel and travel pack from Nomatic feature countless benefits for the smart-minded traveler. Made with durable, weatherproof materials, these sleek, black bags remain incognito, while also hosting a variety of safety-first features including a hidden pocket or RFID safe pocket and retractable key leash. Furthermore, with additional characteristics like a removable protective shell for sunglasses, an innovative strap system, interchangeable velcro panels, and various dividers and compartments, these bags help maintain organization and functionality while also keeping your travel items safe.

3. Make use of luggage locks

Locking and unlocking your bags everywhere you go may seem like an unnecessary precaution, but it’s actually one of the best ways to ensure your things stay as safe and secure as possible. Along with using zipper locks on your actual bags, consider investing in a wire lock that you can use to secure your luggage to luggage racks. All too often thefts happen on trains and busses when items can quickly be pulled off without anyone noticing. However, if a lock is present, not only will it make robbers think twice about snagging your luggage, it will also make it impossible to do so.

By following these three easy tips, you can keep your belongings as safe as possible during travel, so that you can get the most enjoyment out of wherever your adventures may lead you. Between our travel bags and our travel accessories, every one of your items can have its own safe place.

November 27, 2017

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Traveling on Airplanes: How to Have the Best Experience

Air travel has made it convenient to travel long distances in a short period of time, but the process of traveling by airplane can be complex. From booking the right tickets for the right price, getting to the airport with enough time, navigating check-in and security, and not to mention what to do when you’re through security and finally on the plane. It’s a lot.

Because we realize that there can be a lot of stress and anxiety when it comes to travel, follow these airplane travel tips to have a smooth airport experience.

Avoid checking luggage

If you can help it, avoid checking luggage. Weighing and checking luggage can add a significant amount of time to your day, not to mention more fees. And you probably know at least a few people with unpleasant memories of tracking down lost luggage. No thank you! If you plan ahead, you can pack most necessities into a carry-on and personal item, making your life much easier. Use travel-size containers for toiletry items, or plan to buy some at your destination. Pack only a few neutral articles of clothing and plan ahead of time to do laundry. If you simplify, you’ll find traveling is a whole lot easier.

Be smart with security

Arguably one of the most time-consuming parts of traveling is going through security. Because airport security processes travelers from all airlines, the lines can be really long, especially during peak travel times. To make it through security as quickly as possible, follow these tips:

  • Wear slip-on shoes. Having to untie and re-tie shoes takes precious minutes you may not have if you’ve already been waiting for a long time. You won’t regret this one.
  • No belt. Wear pants that don’t require a belt. The less stripping-down you have to do, the quicker you’ll get through security.
  • Don’t wait. Take off your coat, jewelry, and empty your pockets before it’s your turn to go through. You’ll hold up the line if TSA is waiting for you to walk through the detectors because you failed to prepare in advance. And nobody likes that guy.
  • Have an organized bag

    This can’t be stressed enough. If you have to dig through several pockets to find your liquids or electronics, you’re wasting precious time and holding up the line. Buy a Nomatic backpack because it’s TSA-certified, meaning it’s exempt from the TSA rules and you won’t have to take out your electronics. This backpack literally has every pocket placed at the most convenient location for everything, including a shoe compartment, valuables compartment, laptop and tablet sleeve, and even a laundry bag. This is the Rolls Royce of backpacks.

    Bring your own snacks

    This is another big one, because who doesn’t get hungry after all of the hassles of traveling? Save your money for your trip and don’t spend it all at the airport by packing your own favorite snacks. Even some airlines travel for on-flight snacks, so stop at the store on your way and pack snacks that will travel well.


    Stop dreading travel day because of the airport by following these tips and buying a Nomatic backpack to make it easy and hassle-free.