Nomatic 40L TRAVEL BAG vs The North Face Route Rocket

  • Great for carrying a lot of stuff
  • Design is good for one-bag travel
  • Good quality and construction
  • Zippers are cheap
  • Zipper is stuck on one side
  • Great for hiking
  • Compact and packable
  • Durable and water resistant
  • Inserts a camelback reservoir
  • Small and compact

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Strap

Nomatic 40L TRAVEL BAG
This is a spacious bag - could easily pack for up to a week in it
First some pluses: This is a spacious bag - could easily pack for up to a week in it. Even when it is quite full, the backpack straps are constructed in a way that it doesn't feel too heavy on your back (for reference I am ~5'5, so the bag is quite large relative to my frame but does not feel cumber...
4/5
Amazon Customer
5 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
The North Face Route Rocket
Near perfection in a pack
It's been a while since I wrote a review. But that's only because I only write them for stuff that's truly outstanding. This pack is near perfection. It's light. It's tough. It sits on your back like second skin. I bought it mainly for cycle commuting. Its' clean lines and perfect size means I can f...
5/5
NYC Ken
4 years ago
moosejaw.com
Read more

Zipper

Nomatic 40L TRAVEL BAG
This is a spacious bag - could easily pack for up to a week in it
First some pluses: This is a spacious bag - could easily pack for up to a week in it. Even when it is quite full, the backpack straps are constructed in a way that it doesn't feel too heavy on your back (for reference I am ~5'5, so the bag is quite large relative to my frame but does not feel cumber...
4/5
Amazon Customer
5 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
The North Face Route Rocket
Near perfection in a pack
It's been a while since I wrote a review. But that's only because I only write them for stuff that's truly outstanding. This pack is near perfection. It's light. It's tough. It sits on your back like second skin. I bought it mainly for cycle commuting. Its' clean lines and perfect size means I can f...
5/5
NYC Ken
4 years ago
moosejaw.com
Read more

Hiking

Nomatic 40L TRAVEL BAG
It has a small dirty cloths hamper and side pockets to put your passports
This back pack has tons of pockets for everything you need to carry (i.e. laptop, mini game console). You can also carry shoes in the bottom compartment. It has a small dirty cloths hamper and side pockets to put your passports. You can lock the zippers and I like that it can easily turn into a hand...
5/5
Scott Simpson
5 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
The North Face Route Rocket
Lightweight and Versatile
Have used the bag climbing Mount Ellinor, Mount Rose, and Mount St Helens so far... love how lightweight and durable the material is! Would definitely buy again
5/5
Ryan the Climber
1 year ago
moosejaw.com
Read more

Commute

Nomatic 40L TRAVEL BAG
Perfect, soft, well built. I use it daily to compute to work on light rail and bus.
Many pockets, I put my jacket, shoes, lunch, laptop for my daily in town travel to work and use it like Backpack. Awesome.
5/5
Joey Andy
9 months ago
amazon.com
Read more
The North Face Route Rocket
Near perfection in a pack
It's been a while since I wrote a review. But that's only because I only write them for stuff that's truly outstanding. This pack is near perfection. It's light. It's tough. It sits on your back like second skin. I bought it mainly for cycle commuting. Its' clean lines and perfect size means I can f...
5/5
NYC Ken
4 years ago
moosejaw.com
Read more