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March 2015 - Welcome to ZPacks!

Most accessory items are in stock and are shipping in a day or two. Larger items like Backpacks, Shelters and Sleeping bags, and Rain Gear are made to order and are shipping in about 4-5 weeks.

If you need your order to be delivered sooner or by a certain date please email us after you order and we will schedule accordingly if possible. All ZPacks gear is made for you right here in our US workshop.
ZPacks™ Cuben Fiber Shoulder Pouches
Thanks go to Bernie Wilt of for the idea, and feedback on the design!


Weight: .5 ounces / 14 grams each
Body: 11" circumference x 6" tall. About 60 cubic inches / 1 liter
Mesh Pocket: 4" wide x 5" tall x .5" thick. 10 cubic inches / .16 liters


Shoulder pouches are the perfect accessory to store your camera, wallet, car keys, map, headlamp, chap stick, mittens, sunglasses, candy bars, emergency whistle, pack towel, GPS, or any other items you would like to have within easy reach! The pouches carry comfortably on your shoulder, you will hardly notice they are there.

  • New stronger materials! These are constructed from our tough 2.92 oz/sqyd Hybrid Cuben Fiber material and our backpack pocket mesh.
  • These will fit on almost any pack. Two elastic bands hold the pouch securely to your shoulder straps.

    The pouch is clipped to your shoulder straps at the top to prevent it from sliding up or down.
  • Bellowed design, and the elastic on the front mesh keeps the pouch snug with almost no shaking even when running or jumping.
  • 60 cubic inch main compartment is a good size for items such as a camera. A .5L bottle is also a nice fit and can help counterbalance your pack.

    The mesh front pocket is handy for tucking small items.
  • Draw cord opening is quick and easy for getting at your items.
  • The pouches are symmetrical, and can go on either side.
  • Stays dry in all but heavy rain. Line it with a zip lock to protect electronics.
  • 1 year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship on all ZPacks gear.
Cuben Fiber Shoulder Pouches
.5 ounces each

Hybrid Cuben Version:

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"I have carried these on all my thru-hikes and loved them. My camera and other items were always right there when I needed them but never in the way."
-Joe Valesko
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Otherwise shipping is just $3.95 in the U.S., $15.95 Internationally and up.

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Who we are:
Joe Valesko founded ZPacks in 2005. He designed and tested all the gear, and has thru-hiked over 9,600 long distance miles including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Te Araroa Trail, and TGOC Scotland. Joe is available to answer any questions about gear recommendations, sizing, trail info, or anything requiring an experienced opinion.

Matt Favero receives your orders, oversees production at our shop, and ships out your orders. He has hiked much of the Florida Trail, parts of the AT, and TGOC Scotland. Matt handles most routine emails about your order. We love feedback and suggestions about our gear!

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