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Built specifically for touring, the Nomad bike cargo trailer features an efficient, lightweight design, huge cargo capacity and durable weatherproof cover. The trailer’s balance point minimizes torque on the bike while the two wheel chassis provides superior tracking and stability. Weighing in at less than 15 lbs., the Nomad can carry up to 100 lbs. of cargo, and the weatherproof cover keeps your gear protected from the elements. Embrace your wanderlust with the Burley Nomad.

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  • 6061-T6 Aluminum Frame
  • Water resistant cover protects your gear in inclement weather
  • Two wheel chassis and Burley hitch system provide superior tracking and stability
  • Large carrying capacity with collapsible inside space divider
  • Three large mesh pockets for organizing small items
  • 6 interior clips to tie down gear
  • Compact fold flattens trailer for storage and transportation
  • 16″ spoked alloy wheels
  • Ready To Bike: includes hitch and tow arm
  • Flex Connector allows bike to lay flat while trailer remains upright


What’s in the Box:

  • Trailer with cover
  • Tow arm and hitch for bicycle use
  • 2 Wheels
  • Safety flag
  • Users manual
  • Capacity (lb/kg) 100 / 45
  • Weight (lb/kg) 14.5 / 6.5
  • Interior Height (in/cm) 17 / 43
  • Interior Width (in/cm) 18.5 / 47
  • Interior Length (in/cm) 32 / 81
  • Cargo Space (liters) 105
  • Wheel Size (in/cm) 16 / 41
  • Size Open L x W x H (in) 32.5 x 22 x 22.5
  • Size Open L x W x H (cm) 82.6 x 55.9 x 57.1
  • Size Folded L x W x H (in) 32.5 x 21.5 x 10
  • Size Folded L x W x H (cm) 82.6 x 54.6 x 25.4
Two-Wheel Design

Two-wheel design keeps the trailer upright and stable

Large Capacity

Large carrying capacity with collapsible inside space divider. Three large mesh pockets for small items

Interior Clips

6 interior clips to tie down gear


Quickly disassembles and is compact for transport and storage


Steel hitch

Easy Rolling

16” spoked alloy wheels

Available Replacement Parts

Additional Information

Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 34 x 24 x 11 in
Nomad is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We have a 2012 Nomad and have loved it, overall the quality of the trailer is fantastic but we do have one complaint, the bands that hold the cover on have deteriorated and broken so we now have to use rubber bands to hold the cover in place. I was pleased to see the Solo trailer we purchased last year uses velcro and some form of hard plastic catch to hold the cover on. I will probably check out the new style cover to see if it will work with our Nomad and if so purchase it so I don't have to keep fiddling with rubber bands. Suggestion...design some way to easily attach solar panels (we use Goal Zero panels to charge battery packs during our outings).
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. Makes your bike even more versatile as a daily urban assault and shopping tool. Huge capacity works for bike camping and fetching water for cooking. You can easily carry a loaded five gallon collapsible water jug back to your tent. Try strapping that onto your rear rack! Works well for the Bike Friday which does not have a big rear triangle to handle lateral torque of a Bob Yak Trailer. I bought the straight tow bar intended for the Burley child carrier as it gives more ground clearance. In hindsight, I would have asked Burley to swap the standard tow bar to save nearly fifty bucks.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've owned both a Nomad and a Flatbed and both are superior additions to my bike when touring and camping. Even for day trips both are extremely versatile. I upgraded mine with 20" wheels and Big Apple tires and they provide needed shock absorbtion while not sacrificing rolling resistance. Darn near impossible to damage the tires too. Tried but failed to come up with some way to rig fenders to keep wet and dirt off the trailer but I'm sure it could be done. This traller is not a toy but rather a serious piece of touring equipment. Since using this I would never go back to panniers.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I absolutely love my Burley Nomad trailer. I can't understand why the BOB trailer is so popular. The Burley rode so smoothly, sometimes I would forget it was there! And it holds a TON. I know because that's about how much stuff I packed in it for my trip from Vermont to Seattle. The only trouble I had was a flat tire on the Erie Canal, but that was because I picked up a fish hook in my tire! Luckily there was a place nearby that was able to patch it. The Nomad is awesome. Easy to use, things stay dry in the rain, and I can't wait to use it on my next bike trip!
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! I mostly use it to carry things to the local airport to work on my plane or go flying. I tow it behind my recumbent Trike and don't even know it's there unless I see it in the rear view mirror. The cover is great also. The two things that I have needed to change are the flag holder and the interior base. The flag base just sticks into a slot in the fabric. The flag is tall and with any cross wind at all it can bend way over into the opposing bike lane and could also whack pedestrians without you even knowing it. I just use the 1/2 length and that is fine as I have a tall flag on the Trike. The bottom of the carrier is just fabric material and I would worry about heavy items tearing a seam and falling through. I just made a cardboard cutout out of the box it arrived in and inserted it in the bottom to provide more support.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic rig very versitile, Took it on an overnight touring trip and was happy it trailed excellent and plenty of cargo room and handy pockets for small items. Typical Burly high quality materials.So glad i have this over a one wheeled trailer.When our daughter was growing up we had a Burley child trailer witch we put many happy miles on with her. Only one thing i wish i could lay the bike over while the trailer is upright i liked the old style hitch better. any resolve for a conversion on this to the old style hitch would be appreciated ? Thank's Ed.
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish I had more to tell you, but I haven't had an opportunity to use it yet. I bought it to take my dog with me as I full time RV and don't tow a car. She refuses to get in it! Now I don't blame the Burley for that, she is a 6 year old Queensland Heeler and has a mind of her own. Currently I volunteer in a remote national park and so haven't needed it for groceries because groceries are 70 miles away. However I'm spending July in Santa Fe, NM and plan to use it there (without the dog). I will say that at 69 years old I need equipment that is light weight and easy to operate. My Burley is quick to set up and take apart, simple to hook up and I can easily lift it to secure it to the back of my rig. So Sydney is just going to have to miss out on bike travel with me!
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 25 years ago I bought a Burley trailer to carry my daughter in. When I compared trailers the hitch on the Burley was the selling point, so I am disappointed that what I thought was a great idea has been tossed aside. You now need to disassemble your bike to switch the hitch to change to another bike, or buy additional hardware for each bike. I also bought the cargo rack, which I thought that the quality was lacking. It's difficult to use the push buttons to raise or lower the sliding arms. I gave Burley a free pass by not comparing the current model with other trailers available and bought this new trailer because of my satisfaction with their last trailer I owned. When This trailer wears out and it's time to get a new one, I will shop around. Otherwise it works fine.
Date published: 2016-07-08
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Does the Nomad have the ability to work like a cart/stroller (not for kids) if you don't want to leave it with your bike. You can attach a front wheel w/ one of your kits, but is there a way to attach a handle bar?

Asked by: Sam273
There is not handlebar option for the Nomad trailer to be used as a cart.
Answered by: Jay T
Date published: 2017-05-23

just received the nomad trailer. is it supposed to come with a safety strap for the hitch? Is it mentioned in the manual but nothing came with it.

Asked by: lorne
The Nomad comes with a strap connecting the retaining pin to the tow bar. There is no safety strap to wrap around the frame of the bicycle even though it's pictured. We are currently in the works of printing a new manual with this corrected.
Answered by: Jay T
Date published: 2017-05-10

Will the hitch fit bikes with disk brakes, and will I need any special accessories for the connection. I notice there are no discussion about this on any video or description.

Asked by: SuperRockyMountain
The Steel Hitch will certainly work on bicycles with disc brakes. For further information about connecting the trailer to your bicycle please review our Hitch Guide. https://burley.com/hitch-and-adapter-guide/
Answered by: Jay T
Date published: 2017-05-10

I would like to be able to lock the Burley Nomad yellow cover to detour anyone from opening it and getting into my things. I looked at the accessories tab under the Nomad listing and there is nothing there.

Asked by: Chaz
Chaz, Yes we do not sell any locks. We recommend removing the items from the trailer and securing them another way if you are not in a secure area.
Answered by: Nick C
Date published: 2017-05-09

can you mount the hitch to a NuVinci 380 IRH (rear wheel hub) it has its own lock washers then nuts. sone trailers i see need to apply additional washer & nut plus the nut to secure the hitch. the NuVinci 380 come on a TerraTrike recumbent trike 20" wheel

Asked by: jjerie
You will probably be ok to hitch with the included steel hitch. It is possible the addition of the steel hitch may not leave enough room on the NuVinci axle to reinstall the bolt, in which case you would get the M10x1.0 adapter here: https://burley.com/product/hitch-adapter/ That is assuming that the thread pitch listed on the NuVinci site is correct. You can review the Hitch and Adapter guide on this page for more information: https://burley.com/hitch-and-adapter-guide/
Answered by: Nick C
Date published: 2017-05-08

I need to replace the yellow cover on my Burley Nomad Cargo Trailer. How do I go about ordering it?

Asked by: Donovan
Replacement covers can be found on burley.com using our Replacement Parts Tool. https://burley.com/shop/replacement-parts/
Answered by: Jay T
Date published: 2017-04-20

Is there any way, buy dismantling with tools (beyond the folding option) to make this trailer fit 62" (or less) total dimensions? The specification dimensions add up to 64", which is just too big for airline travel without paying oversize fees.

Asked by: Sha J
Unfortunately Burley cannot offering any suggestions to make the frame smaller and would advise to keep the trailer complete. If disassembled a torque wrench would be required to make sure all hardware has been reset to its factory setting of 5 Nm.
Answered by: Jay T
Date published: 2017-03-27

What are the dimensions of the box that the Burley Nomad ships in?

Asked by: Wilderness
The Nomad box measures 34" x 24" x 11".
Answered by: Jay T
Date published: 2017-03-21
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