Nomatic Roller Luggage Review: Great Buy or Waste of Money?

By John Cruz

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Welcome to my Nomatic Roller Luggage review.

I am a huge fan of Nomatic products, and I have been backing these guys on Kickstarter since they came out with the Travel backpack and the Basics Wallet.

Now we have some luggage that might be the next best thing to happen to travel.

Just like the Layover Travel Blanket by Gravel and other products that sweep us off our feet.

But before we go making any crazy buying decisions, I want to give you a better understanding of what you will be buying here.

Sometimes products come with nothing but hype, and I wouldn’t want you to throw your hard-earned money into something that is only that.

However, Nomatic has a great reputation, so I know their new creation will live up to the hype.

How do I know?

Well, their warranty is probably the best way to give you peace of mind, but I’m sure the actual product will give you more.

So let’s get on with this review and see what Nomatic has been up to.

Nomatic Roller Luggage Review – Product Overview



Name: Nomatic Roller Luggage (3 different types)

Maker: Nomatic


Price: $379 (starting)

Overall Rating: 4/5 stars As huge fans of Nomatic, we have backed all their projects. The Nomatic Roller Luggage is no different, and we have done the same. I’m confident this will be a worthwhile investment, so I recommend you travel in style with one of their roller pieces of luggage. And don’t forget about their lifetime warranty if you, for some reason, are not satisfied with any of their products.

User Review
3.71 (17 votes)

3 Types of Roller Luggage

I am a huge fan of Kickstarter and Indiegogo product videos, as they hype things up as awesomely as awesome gets.

They didn’t fall short with the new Nomatic Roller Luggage, that’s for sure.

Although three very similar luggage come with this campaign, these guys give us the best explanation we can possibly get.

However, I want to personally show you what you can expect from each piece of luggage so that you can see which one really “suits” your personal needs.

Some of you might want TSA-approved crap, while some of you might want to check your luggage in.

Then again, some of you might feel the need to get all three.

Whatever “the case” (no pun intended) may be, let’s go over each luggage so you can at least see the major differences between them all.

But before that, let’s go over the main features that all three luggage share.

Nomatic Roller Luggage Components


All three Nomatic Roller Luggage come with the same Makrolon polycarbonate shell.

And if you haven’t seen the sledgehammer test, the GIF above will help you.

Luggage is not meant to break, and I had many bad experiences with them when I tried to go cheap.

My luggage broke, and it ruined some of the goods I was trying to transport.

Be cheap like me, and you’ll pay for it later.

Get a Nomatic Roller Luggage, and you won’t have to pay again.

Then comes the Hinomoto wheels that this luggage has.

I am not a luggage expert, but the name sounds great (lol).

I do think that when a company focuses specifically on something, you can bet that the quality is there.

And when you focus on something as specific as luggage wheels, product creators will look to you for the best.

Then we have some YKK zippers.

As a bag junkie, I know these are as good as it gets.

5.11 Tactical uses them, and so does every other high-quality bag maker out there.

Nomatic Luggage comes equipped with them as well, so I know you won’t have any zipper issues that you see with other cheap products.

Lastly, this luggage comes with TSA locks that can give you peace of mind while you travel.

Now, this is just the basic stuff, so let’s see what these bad boys can actually do.

The Carry-On Classic


This is the baby of the bunch but my favorite.

I usually take short trips and am not a huge fan of checking bags in if I don’t have or need to.

With the Carry-On Classic, you get enough space for shorter trips, and you don’t have to worry about being stopped for having a bag that can’t fit in the overhead.

This is as basic as luggage gets, though, as it doesn’t have the key features that the Carry-On Pro does.

This is the cheapest of the three but lacks a lot of the stuff that makes the line of Nomatic luggage worth buying.

So let’s get into the carry-on bag of all bags.

The Carry-On Pro


This luggage is absolutely amazing!

I will skip all the nonsense and go straight to the one thing that makes this luggage stand out from any of its siblings and competition.

The tech compartment.

Going through TSA and having to take out your laptop, cell phone, and other items that need to be taken out can be a pain in the butt.

Although I usually carry my laptop in my backpack, I  am stoked about the Carry-On Pro for this specific reason.

Just from how easily accessible this is will make any traveler say wow.

A place to store all your tech stuff and its endless amount of charging cords, the Carry-On Pro will have you feeling that much more organized.

I wouldn’t settle for anything less than this unless you are looking for more space, which is what the next luggage provides.

The Check-In


The name says it all, and this is the biggest of Nomatic’s luggage line.

The Check-In is not designed to follow you on the plane and is for those trips that go for more than three days.

This luggage, of course, can pack a lot of stuff, but there is one thing that makes this better than your regular old luggage.

The expansion option.

If you don’t plan on taking your whole house, you can leave the luggage the way it is.

Now, if you need a little more space, you can unzip the expansion feature, and voila!

You have that much more space.

Now with every great product comes a nice price.

However, I think that Nomatic has priced its products reasonably, and you would agree.

The Price

I’m not a fan of buying ten million luggage, and for one reason only.

They are so fricken expensive!

The Nomatic Roller Luggage is not the exception either, but I think they are very reasonably priced for what they can do and, most especially, for their quality.

Now we know that there are three different luggage, and they all come with different price tags.

The Carry-On Classic is the cheapest of the bunch and runs for around $379.

If you want the Carry-On Pro, you can expect to spend over a hundred dollars more as it sells for around $499.

If you plan on getting the Check-In, it is only about $50 more than the Carry-On Pro.

The big kahuna costs $549 and is the priciest of the three.

What’s cool, though, is you can save money by buying more than one piece of luggage.

Bundle and save, which can be found on one of their campaign pages.

Packing Done Right


I thought I could do this review without having to cover what the guts of this luggage can do, but I guess I was wrong.

Let me show you the other goodies you can expect from the inside of the luggage as packing is what they were meant to do in the first place.

Nomatic understands how complicated and unorganized traveling can be, especially when it comes to the bare necessities.

You can have one show here and the other mixed with your underwear when you’re done traveling.

It happens, and it almost happens with every trip I take.

Now with Nomatic’s packing cubes and compression features, you can not only pack in a more organized fashion, but you can also maximize space.

Each luggage comes with its own bags, but you can always purchase more if necessary.

I would like to go on and on about this, but the image above does it all.

Final Verdict: Great Buy

Luggage is already pricey, to begin with, and that’s a fact.

Nomatic not only provides quality products with a lifetime warranty, but they are most especially functional.

If you’ve seen how expensive very basic luggage costs, you will know that you are getting a unique product with great quality.

I recommend any of the Nomatic Luggage, and I believe you will like what you get.

Besides that, thanks for reading my Nomatic Luggage review.

I hope that it has helped you make a better buying decision as we wouldn’t want you throwing any money away.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

1 thought on “Nomatic Roller Luggage Review: Great Buy or Waste of Money?”

  1. Purchased several items from them. Very overpriced. Shipping was terrible even when I paid for expedited service. No chat. Only email to reach them.


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