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-April 2014-
Backpacks, Shelters, Jackets and Sleeping bags are made to order and are shipping in about 5-6 weeks. If your order needs to arrive sooner by a certain date just ask and we will schedule accordingly.

Accessory items are currently shipping in a couple days to 2 weeks depending on if it is in stock. Please let us know if you need your order rushed. All of our gear is made in the US right here in our workshop.

ZPacks has Moved! Please ask us for our new address if you need to send any packages.  Thank you -The ZPacks crew
Each backpack is custom built for you when you order. Many of the popular options are now included in the price and weight of the packs. You can also order a Zero pack and choose only the options you want.

ZPacks™ "Arc Blast" Ultralight Backpack

The Arc Blast is our most comfortable (and our most popular) backpack yet! Our Patent Pending Flexed Arc carbon fiber frame creates an air gap against your back. The air space keeps your back cool and also provides a buffer from any lumpy items in your pack. The curve of the frame is adjustable for optimal air flow and fit. No extra padding necessary.

The pack is constructed from tough 2.92 oz/sqyd Cuben Hybrid fabric. This material is Cuben Fiber on the inside with a protective layer of 50 denier Polyester on the outside. The outer layer gives it even more strength, prevents fraying, and gives it a nice solid color. The material and design can handle loads up to 30 lbs (14 kg). The seams are taped water tight and there are a variety of color choices.

Arc Blast Backpack:
45 Liters / 2,750 ci - 16.0 ounces (454 grams), $275
52 Liters / 3,200 ci - 16.5 ounces (468 grams), $279
60 Liters / 3,650 ci - 17.0 ounces (482 grams), $289

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ZPacks™ "Arc Slim" Ultralight Backpack

The Arc Slim is a smaller, slimmed down version of the Arc Blast designed for short, fast hikes while still providing a comfortable carry via our Patent Pending Flexed Arc frame system. It is also available without the frame if you prefer.

It has an updated frame and waterproof taped seams like the normal Arc Blast.

A mesh center pocket and side water bottle pockets are optional.

Arc Slim Backpack:
35 Liters / 2,100 ci - 14.2 ounces (403 grams), $230

Blast Slim Backpack (no frame):
35 Liters / 2,100 ci - 10.8 ounces (306 grams), $190

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ZPacks™ "Blast" Cuben Fiber Ultralight Frameless Backpack

The "Blast" packs are now built exactly like the Arc Blast, except without the frame. Use a folded or coiled sleeping pad for support inside the pack.

The Hybrid Cuben Fiber material can handle 30lbs without a problem, but frameless packs are generally only comfortable up to about 20lbs (9 kg).

Blast Backpack:
45 Liters / 2,750 ci - 12.5 ounces (354 grams), $235
52 Liters / 3,200 ci - 13 ounces (369 grams), $239
60 Liters / 3,650 ci - 13.5 ounces (382 grams), $249

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ZPacks™ "Zero" Backpack Ultralight Frameless Backpack

The Zero starts out as a minimal frameless backpack and you can add on just the pockets and other options that you want. This pack is equivalent to our original Blast backpacks.

Available in three sizes, in either 1.43 oz/sqyd Cuben Fiber, or in 2.92 oz/sqyd Hybrid Cuben material.

Small -  27.5L / 1,700 ci - 4.0 oz (108 grams), $95
Medium - 36L / 2,200 ci - 4.2 oz (119 grams), $105
Large - 44L / 2,800 ci - 4.6 oz (130 grams), $115

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ZPacks™ Extra Small "Zero" Stuff Sack Backpack

This size Zero is best used as a stuff sack which can double as a daypack. Some options are not available on this tiny pack.

Extra-Small -  16L / 1,000 ci - 3.5 oz (99 grams), $85

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Evernew Titanium Pots
.6L, .9L and 1.3L

3.3 oz / $57
Multi-Pack Lid / Chest Pack / Fanny Pack / Satchel

 2.9 oz / $39.95
Shoulder Pouches

.3 oz each / $21.95
Cuben Pack Covers

1.1 oz / $39 and up
Cuben Stuff Sacks

.1 oz / $4.95 and up
Z-Line Spectra Cord

.55 oz / $12.95 per 50ft
Mini-D Carabiners

.1 oz / $1.95
Lightload Towels

.5 oz / $1.95
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Otherwise shipping is just $3.95 in the U.S., $15.95 Internationally and up.

Please send us an email with any questions!

Who we are:
Joe Valesko founded ZPacks in 2005. He designed and tested all the gear, and has thru-hiked over 9,400 miles including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and Te Araroa Trail. 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 and parts of the AT. Matt handles most routine emails about your order. We love feedback and suggestions about our gear!

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