Subbie Backpack

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Subbie is a light weight introduction to the world of BOgear. 20L volume with dual drink bottle pockets.

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Subbie is a light introduction to BOgear, but don't let its physical weight fool you. Like a Jack Russell it is sturdy and tenacious and will confidently take on anything twice its size.

Subbie is a light weight, entry level pack into the world of BOgear. Based on the BullPup backpack form, it is our take on a classic "school book bag". 20L in volume and perfect for daily carry it features dual drink bottle pockets, as well as simple internal detailing.  External clipping webbing and reflective tape on the front exterior give it that classic BOgear look. This is our first pack manufactured overseas.

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Dimensions: H: 460mm x W: 270mm x D: 165mm
Volume: approx. 20L (16 cans of beer / or 6 bottles of Bundy rum)
Weight: approx. 540g 
Opening: Zips halfway open, "tub" base
iGuide: 15 or 13 inch laptop in main compartment, iPad or 11 inch laptop in rear pocket
Material: 610D Polyester Cordura Exterior, Partial 200D Polyester Liner
Water Resistant
Manufactured in Vietnam


Subbie is a lightweight pack, both physically and feature wise. Coming in at 540 grams it is by far the lightest in our lineup. This is achieved through a mix of 600D Polyester Cordura exterior, combined with a 200D Polyester lining. At 20L in volume it is perfect for every day use without fear of you overloading it. A drink bottle pocket is on each side of the pack, constructed out of a very stretchy elastic mesh. We've been putting this through its paces and have been pleasantly surprised to find it holds its shape despite being stuffed with rolled up jumpers and rain jackets, or a Canon 7D on occasions.

Almost identical in size to our BullPup, the Subbie carries a lot of common features including four lines of front clipping webbing, reflective tape, and an exterior pocket for quick access items. The bag zips open halfway giving a "tub" construction using two #8 YKK Racquet Coil zips. These zips are lighter than our usual #10 YKK, but as they are Racquet Coil will sustain years of opening and closing without abrading away. We have included black USA produced 550 Paracord upgrade to all the zips, giving a bigger grip to hand, and reducing "jangle" from the zip pulls.

Delving inside the pack on the top of the front wall is a single pleated mesh pocket. This is perfect for those items you would like to keep a little more protected as it is up high and on the inside of your pack. Due to the pleated design it expands out to hold more than you may anticipate. On the back wall of the bag is a slip pocket, perfect for 11 inch laptops, or iPads/Tablets. Above this is a hook and loop combo for holding your water bladder and on either side are two hanging D-rings for attaching CellBlocks, EDC / Digital Nomad pouches, or other such cases. The bag does have our hydration hole outlet allowing you to run your hose outside the bag and over either shoulder. This is also useful for running headphone cords out of while keeping your iDevice safe.

The shoulder straps are a simplified version of our floating shoulder strap, and feature 10mm of high density EVA foam. Coming in contact with your body is an extra 3mm of closed weave airmesh. Unlike other airmesh on the market this will not pick up sticks and stones, and gives a comfort or feeling similar to neoprene. Shoulder straps accept our Sternum Strap upgrade and are very comfortable across a wide range of shoulder widths and shapes. The Subbie also accepts our Hip Belt Lite upgrade should you wish to run with this pack, or hold it more securely to your body.

The backpad is constructed using a 5mm high density EVA foam and provides enough cushioning without the bulk or weight of a thicker foam. With no framesheet it is much softer and lighter.


Outer: 610D polyester Cordura. Mid weight yet abrasion resistant material ready for daily Dirtification.
Partial Liner: 200D polyester. This partial construction gives a soft and light weight construction.

Black exterior, dark grey liner, black webbing and black bartack. Includes FREE black Paracord upgrade
Made in Vietnam 

Pete, 26/09/16
Duuuude! Nailed it.

This pack is so mighty fine! I've taken it on a couple of hikes and it keeps taking everything I can throw at it. I was a little skeptical at first as it was lighter fabric than your other bags, but it hasn't let me down yet.

Oh and I looooove the shoulder straps. Spaced perfectly, and damn soft. That underneath is the sex.

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Want to learn more about our International Series production? Understand why we have done a production run overseas, and then read up on the FAQs which explain the rationalle behind the decision.

The Subbie includes our upgraded Floating Shoulder Strap design, and is more comfortable across a wider variety of shoulder widths, shapes and sizes. It will not cut or dig uncomfortably into your neck.

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