35L Drifter HD+ 3.0

$ 250.00 USD

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Convertible. Modular. Carryon Approved. 

The 35L Drifter HD+ 3.0 is our top of the line model, 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 35L Drifter HD+ 3.0 is the premium (“+”) variant of our heavy duty (HD) convertible carryon backpack and comes included with 11 modular components: 4x removable premium compression straps, 2x removable padded handles, 1x removable messenger strap, 1x removable chest strap, 1x removable waist strap set, 1x removable waterproof rain cover & 1x removable velcro divider

The “+” variant is an organizational beast, featuring 9 extra interior zippered stretch mesh compartments, a removable internal divider, a 2 way USB passthrough, upgraded compression straps with Trimmers® anodized aluminum tension hooks & upgraded anti-theft double coil zipper chain for the main two compartments.

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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 

9x Hypalon Anchor Strips (4x Front, 2x Back, 2x Top & 1x Bottom Panel)

43x Anchor Points (19x Hypalon + 24x Seat Belt Webbing)

2x Suitcase Handle Passthroughs (Both Orientations)

Hidden Lumbar Passport Compartment

Roll Top Anchor Strap System (Trimmers® Anodized Aluminum Tension Hook)

Keyring Management System

10" Stretch Mesh Exterior Canteen Pocket

Combination of Duraflex®, Trimmers® YKK® Premium Hardware


Premium (+) Version Features:

YKK® #8RCW (Anti-Theft Zipper Chain) [“+” Feature]

16x Zippered Compartments (9x Zippered Stretch Mesh Compartments)

 [“+” Feature]

2-Way USB Pass-through + USB Extension Cables (USB-A & Micro USB) [“+” Feature]

Removable Interior Divider - Padded Velcro-Attached Insert 

[“+” Feature]

Premium Compression Straps - Trimmers® Anodized Aluminum Tension Hooks + YKK® & Duraflex® Hardware 

[“+” Feature]


Features Continued:

Internationally Carryon Approved (Overhead Size)

Convertible Design - Roll Top Covers Shoulder Straps

YKK® #8RCW & #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)



21" x 12" x 8.5" - 35 Liters

Naked Weight: 4 lbs 1.2 oz

Weight W/ Accessories: 5 lbs 4 oz

*Please note that at 21" tall, the 35L Drifter HD+ 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 Premium Compression Straps 

2x Removable Padded Handles

1x Removable Chest Strap

1x Removable Messenger Strap Attachment

1x Removable Interior Divider

1x Removable Waist Strap Set

1x Removable PU Coated Ripstop Rain Cover


Compatible Attachments (Not Included):

Economy Compression Straps, XL Compression Straps (Economy & Premium) - Available Separately 


Warranty Policy:

24 Month Included Warranty + Lifetime Post-Warranty Support

Lifetime YKK® Zipper Guarantee