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We love our tactical assault backpacks. They are rugged, tough and ready to go to war. But sometimes you may want the same great rugged toughness but without all of the tactical bling. That is why we created the Subrosa Urban Assault Pack. Actually, this is why we created the entire Stealth Operator Bag (SOB) line up. You get the same great features, build quality, and design you would expect from 3V Gear, but in a nondescript, “grey man” backpack.

The Subrosa Urban Assault backpack is the perfect addition to your bag collection. It is discreet styling, covert carry, and subdued tactical look make this full-featured backpack ideal for the user who wants a rugged backpack but also wants to blend in and not stand out in the crowd. Whether you work in security, are in the military, or just want an urban style laptop backpack, the Subrosa Urban Assault Pack is the perfect covert backpack.

The Subrosa comes with loads of organization, padded laptop sleeve, which will hold most 15” laptops, a tablet pocket that will hold most tablets up to 10”, a full clamshell design allowing you to easily load and access all of your gear, and molded EVA foam back allows air to flow across your back when wearing the backpack.

Looking for something more tactical? Check out our best-selling Velox II Tactical Assault Pack.

Protect yourself by pairing the Subrosa with our NEW Riparo Shield - IIIA Soft Body Armor 10" x 15" or NEW Riparo Shield - IIIA Hard Body Armor 10" x 12"





• All zippers are threaded with ergonomic 3V Gear zipper pulls
• The main pockets feature double zippers for convenient access
• Loads of pockets and sleeves for organization

Padded Laptop Sleeve


• Front and rear padding keep your laptop or tablet safe
• Elastic and velcro strap keep your laptop from moving inside your backpack
• Doubles as a water/hydration reservoir sleeve

Tons of Space


• Two large pockets give you plenty of room to haul your gear
• A small front pocket features a key lanyard and is perfect for small items, such as your wallet, phone, notebooks, etc.
• Features additional hydration compatible pocket behind EVA back panel

EVA Back Panel


A molded EVA back panel features the 3V Gear logo and slogan, Veni-Vidi-Vidi "I came, I saw, I conquered." The EVA mold has ridges that allow airflow while you are wearing the backpack. No one wants a sweaty back.

Convenient Stash Pocket


The Subrosa features a quick stash pocket on the front of the backpack. It is perfect for small items that you want to quickly access, such as your phone, wallet, keys, notebook, etc. This pocket includes a keychain lanyard.

Hydration Compatible

Hydration Compatible

Internal hydration compartment and hose access port allows you to use a hydration reservoir (not included) with the Subrosa.

Clamshell Design


The Subrosa features a full clamshell design in the main pocket and allows you to open the pack completely flat. This makes it great for packing clothing for travel.

Back Panel Pocket


The EVA molded back panel has a convenient pocket behind it which is perfect for your hydration reservoir or laptop/tablet. A velcro closure at the top gives you easy access to the pockets contents without unzipping the backpack.

Additional Features


The Subrosa features a reinforced padded grab handle, double stitching, large zippers, and nylon reinforced webbing throughout. Plastic D-rings make it easy to add additional accessories and quickly hook gear to your pack.

The Ultimate "Gray Man" backpack.


• Weather resistant with rugged 600D PVC backed polyester construction
• Large self-healing zippers
• EVA molded back panel
• Plenty of pockets and internal organization
• Padded laptop sleeve, fits most 15" laptops
• Tablet pocket, fits most 10" tablets
• Hydration compatible
• Clam-shell main pocket for easy flat loading
• Discreet design
• Overall measurements 13"W x 17"H x 5.5"D
• 20 Liters
• 3V Gear Manufacturer Lifetime Warranty
• Weighs only 2.05 lbs

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50 Reviews

  • 5
    Well made

    Posted by Clint R on May 19th 2018

    Well made, nice fit for field work where you're trying to blend in with the background.

  • 4
    Good quality

    Posted by Gustavo on May 14th 2018

    Good quality backpack, but I returned because it is too big for me

  • 4
    Great value

    Posted by Colin on May 12th 2018

    Great value in a solidly manufactured product; tough abrasion resistant fabric and functional design make it an excellent commuter bag or one to two day hiking backpack.

  • 5
    Subrosa Urbam Assault

    Posted by Dusty Bottoms on May 9th 2018

    Literally the slickest bag in the line up and when I tell you I got damn near all of them.. oh trust me I do... stays close to the body as I move and during my daily activities... ninja style stealth

  • 5
    Tough pack

    Posted by Truman on May 7th 2018

    I've been wanting a 3v gear bag for a while now to use for work. I didn't, however, need all the molle and compression straps that come on the Velox II, just a tough bag that can hold my gear and laptop while I commute 90 minutes to and from work everyday. This bag fits the bill perfectly. I've also used it on a couple of business trips and had to check it twice because of the size of the aircraft. Watched the ground crew toss it around carelessly, but it's still in perfect condition after 6 months of use.

  • 5
    Perfect school bag

    Posted by Sara P on Apr 30th 2018

    Bought this bag for my son when I sent him off to college in the fall, he already has the Velox II but wanted something a little less conspicuous for school. The Subrosa has fit his needs perfectly all year!

  • 3
    It's Okay

    Posted by Christian on Apr 28th 2018

    I really like the fit and feel of the bag but it needs more organization and it would be nice if the interior was lined with a lighter color to make it easier to find things in the bigger pockets.

  • 4
    Good bag

    Posted by Marty on Apr 25th 2018

    I love the look of this pack, my only criticism is that I wish it were just a bit bigger

  • 5
    Perfect low key EDC bag

    Posted by Rob L. on Apr 22nd 2018

    This is exactly what i was looking for: nondiscript backpack for EDC purposes. Didnt want a molle tactical looking bag, much too conspicuous. This bag is excellent.

  • 4

    Posted by Michael on Apr 19th 2018

    This is mostly a copy/paste of the review I posted on amazon... I haven’t had my subrosa for very long now but I really like it. The pack it replaced was not very comfortable and I had it overloaded. I moved most of the contents over to the subrosa and the straps feel much better on my shoulder even at the same weight as my old pack. The main compartment is not too deep but still very generous and the “admin”compartment is well thought out. The material used in the admin compartment doesn’t feel as durable as the rest of the pack but being inside the bag it won’t see the same abuse as the outside I guess. Also the admin panel is set up to hold five pens I cut the stitches to allow one pen and made two larger pockets for a flashlight and multi tool.

  • 4
    Four Stars

    Posted by Lee on Apr 18th 2018

    Just got this for EDC use, great value. The straps are solid and comfortable. The storage compartments are well designed. Now to see how it holds up.

  • 5
    Subrosa Urban Assault Pack

    Posted by Mark on Apr 13th 2018

    I got this pack to replace a Velox II pack I bought three years ago. people complement me regularly on the Subrosa.. I have a job where I need a backpack preferably. This bag totally fits my needs. And I’m speaking now of the Subrosa urban assault pack. I love that it’s blacked out. I live in Los Angeles and I’m older. Too old to have a color or something that someone’s going to have a problem with. I get complemented daily on this pack and when I tell them the price their jaws hit the floor. You can’t go wrong.

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