The Drifter 3.0 Series

30L Drifter 3.0

$ 150.00 USD

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Convertible. Modular. Carryon Approved. 

The 30L Drifter 3.0 is a rugged travel backpack designed to maximize budget airlines’ smaller overhead compartment while also fitting below every airline seat*.

The bag quickly converts from “backpack mode” to “duffle/carryon mode” with the roll top designed to unroll and cover up the shoulder straps, resulting in a more manageable experience when traveling with multiple bags, such as a personal item backpack (28L Ambassador 2.0) and/or checked gear bags (surfboard, snowboard, golf, etc.).

The 30L Drifter 3.0 is our entry level convertible carryon backpack and comes included with 8 modular components: 4x removable economy compression straps, 2x removable padded handles, 1x removable messenger strap & 1x removable chest strap

Maximize your carryon allowance and skip the checked luggage carousel with SOVRN Republic travel backpacks.


New 3.0 Features:

Improved Access - Full Perimeter Zippered Main Compartment

Modular Design - Removable Handles & Straps

Composite Assembly - Combination of Premium Materials

12oz High Density Canvas With Heavy Beeswaxed Coating

1050D Ballistic Nylon (Shoulder Straps, Bottom & Back Panels)

210D Nylon Interior Lining 

7x Hypalon Anchor Strips (4x Front, 2x Back & 1x Top Panel)

37x Anchor Points (13x Hypalon + 24x Seat Belt Webbing)

6x Zippered Compartments 

2x Suitcase Handle Passthroughs (Both Orientations)

Suspended Laptop Compartment With 16" Wide Zippered Entrance

(Fits Most Laptops With 17" Diagonal Dimensions & Smaller)

Hidden Lumbar Passport Compartment

Roll Top Anchor Strap System (Duraflex® Adjustable Slik Clip)

Keyring Management System

10" Stretch Mesh Exterior Canteen Pocket

Combination of Duraflex® YKK® Premium Plastic Hardware


Features Continued:

Internationally Carryon Approved (Overhead Size)

Convertible Design - Roll Top Covers Shoulder Straps

YKK® #8RC & #5RC Luggage Zippers (Lifetime YKK® Zipper Guarantee)

2x Lockable Main Compartments

Custom Marbled Synthetic Leather 

Heavily Padded Shoulder Straps (Improved Redesign)

Breathable Airflow Back Pads (Improved Redesign)



20" x 12" x 7.5" - 30 Liters

Naked Weight: 3 lbs 2.8 oz

Weight W/ Accessories: 3 lbs 13.4 oz

*Please note that at 20" tall, the 30L Drifter 3.0 may be too tall when fully packed out for certain budget airlines' 18" personal item sizers, although they will still fit below the seat and will fit in every budget airline/regional jet overhead compartment. 


Attachments Included:

4x Removable Economy Compression Straps

2x Removable Padded Handles

1x Removable Chest Strap

1x Removable Messenger Strap Attachment


Compatible Attachments (Not Included):

Rain Cover, Removable Waist Straps, Premium Compression Straps, XL Compression Straps (Economy & Premium) - Available Separately 


Attachments Not Compatible (Not Included):

Removable Interior Divider


Warranty Policy:

24 Month Included Warranty + Lifetime Post-Warranty Support

Lifetime YKK® Zipper Guarantee