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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.
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

View Arc Blast Backpack Details


ZPacks™ "Arc Zip" Ultralight Backpack
new July 2014!

The Arc Zip is very similar to our Arc Blast backpack shown above, except it has a large Zipper opening on the front of the pack to conveniently access your gear. It also has a large center pocket made with solid material and a zipper.

Arc Blast Backpack:
47 Liters / 2,850 ci - 19.0 ounces (539 grams), $300
54 Liters / 3,300 ci - 19.5 ounces (553 grams), $310
62 Liters / 3,800 ci - 20.0 ounces (567 grams), $320

View Arc Zip Backpack Details


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.

This pack is the same size as our 45L Arc Blast but without the pockets. 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

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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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Multi-Pack Lid / Chest Pack / Fanny Pack / Satchel

 2.9 oz / $39.95
Shoulder Pouches

.3 oz each / $21.95
Backpack Belt Pouches

.75 oz each / $21.95
Cuben Pack Covers

1.1 oz / $39 and up
Evernew Titanium Pots
.6L, .9L and 1.3L

3.3 oz / $57
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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Free Shipping on U.S. orders over $100!
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 9,600 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!

Please email us for our Address if you need to send any packages. We like to know what's coming! Our Phone Number is not listed. We are able to give a more informed answer via email, and we are normally very responsive. Please email us your questions and we will reply ASAP.