Shrinkage Backpack

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A medium flap style backpack. 26L volume fits 13, 15 & 17 inch laptops.

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Sometimes you just need a smaller bag; you still need all the bells, whistles and features, just in a more manageable "shrunken" size. Enter the middle child of our easy access messenger backpack range, called the Shrinkage. He has had the cold metaphorically applied to him and although fully featured, is much smaller than the Toad.

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Shrinkage is in stock and ready to ship!
 H: 470mm x W: 270mm (460mm at the fold) x D: 160mm
Volume: 26L (or three six packs / or 12 bottles of Bundy rum)
Weight: approx. 900g 
Opening: Flapstyle top opening
iGuide: 17 inch laptop in main compartment, 13 and 15 inch laptop in rear pleated pocket
Material: 1000D Cordura Exterior, 300D Polyester Liner
Water resistant

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Shrinkage is best suited for those who always carry the same things, and never need to carry more. It features a 26L main tub, which with a bit of creative work can hold a carton of beer. On its inside back wall is a pleated pocket which easily holds 13, 15 and 17 inch laptops. This pleated pocket is also useful for keeping your dirty, sweaty commuting clothes separate from your work files. On its inside front wall are two pockets; one is slightly shallower than the other which makes it easy to find smaller items.

Outside the main tub is our popular pleated pocket, sealed by a secure flap. This pocket is perfect for storing your valuables and every day items, and will not be crushed by the contents in the main tub. This pocket is also not too deep meaning you no longer have to rummage around to find your ringing phone! On the outside of this pocket is a dedicated pen pocket, as well as a slip pocket sized to fit your wallet, or small notebook. Below the pleated pocket is our D-lock sleeve, which makes it easy to access the lock while on the move. It is placed low so it doesn't crush what is inside your bag. On top of this D-lock sleeve is the only clipping webbing on the bag. This is perfect for rigging one of our CellBlock pouches to, or for using to haul random shaped items home. If you do haul random items home, the two buckles to hold the main flap closed will prove themselves invaluable. This main flap is also wide reducing the likelihood of rain entering your bag, while not being so wide as to reduce peripheral vision. On the outside of the flap are clipping points for blinky lights, as well as reflective tape. Safety first!

As with all our backpack straps, they are tapered (fatter over your shoulder for comfort), contoured and padded with 10mm of high quality EVA foam. They distribute the load amazingly, and will not dig in or rub uncomfortably on your neck. Webbing and D-rings on these straps make an easy point to clip your keys. The Shrinkage comes with a backpad as well, complete with removable 10mm EVA foam. Comfortable and flexible!

The Shrinkage also accepts our hip belt upgrade making heavy and bulky loads both on and off the bike more comfortable.


Outer: 1000D Cordura, a highly abrasion resistant material built for continual every day use
Liner: Weatherproof 300D polyester, which gives the bag a soft and lightweight construction.

Shrinkage is water resistant

Black: Black Exterior, Dark Grey interior, Black webbing, Black bartack
Coyote: Coyote Exterior, Dark Grey interior, Black webbing, Black bartack

Kat, 17/03/15
This is the ultimate bag for uni - pockets for everything, room for my laptop, folders and lunch, and comfy to wear. I love having the bottle holders on the sides, too. And in black and purple, I still have my goth cred! ;)
Matt, 4/06/14
Just awesome, easily fits all my stuff and even when completely full it is not a strain to carry. Also, the flap design is great. So many of the backpacks I have owned have died and become completely useless because of bad zips. There's no chance of that here.
I seriously recommend this pack to all.
Brianna, 4/05/14
Well I DO like the Shrinkage as a shopping bag :)

I am a big fan of your Spare Camel, but this works perfectly for all my groceries. You just chuck it in like a regular shopping bag. Plus it is comfortable to carry and ride with.

Converted! :)
Tom W, 8/11/12
You guys really know your shit. Got my laptop, iPad, a change of clothes, spare shoes and a bunch of other shit and I barely notice while riding.

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