Belt Pouch

115 reviews
$29.95 Weight 0.78 oz / 22.0 g

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The belt pouches on Zpacks are one of the many selling points for their products. They are roomy, easy to access and are superior to that offered on any other pack I've used!

– Cristy G., ★★★★★

Be prepared for whatever the trail may bring by keeping your essentials close in hand with our belt pouches. These pouches clip securely to a padded belt, like on our Arc backpacks. There is plenty of space forheadlamp, folded maps, snacks, hat and gloves, gadgets, you name it.

If your backpack has a webbing belt, try Belt Pouches with Pads.

  • Each pouch has about 1 full liter of volume.

  • The Ultra 200 and Hybrid DCF versions have taped seams. All versions have a water resistant zipper to keep most water out. You may still want to line it with a zip lock as a precaution for electronics.

  • The zipper is reinforced with rigid material allowing it to be operated with one hand.

  • The fabric can withstand the abuse of being dragged on the ground each time you set your pack down.

  • These clip to your pack's belt at each side with Loop Toggles for a secure hold. The center of the pouch is held steady by a band of elastic. These are made to fit our backpacks. They may also fit other backpack belts which have a daisy chain or attachment points to clip them.

  • The pouches are symmetrical and can be attached to the left or right side of your belt.

  • All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.

Dimensions: About 6" wide, by 2.25" deep, by 5" tall (15cm wide x 5.7cm deep x 13 cm tall).

Volume: About 60 cubic inches (1 Liter)

Made with Bio-Based Dyneema® Fiber

Reduce your carbon footprint with DSM’s bio-based Dyneema® fiber technology. Sourced from renewable, bio-based feedstock, it is the first ever bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (HMPE) fiber. Commit to sustainability and help reduce our reliance on fossil fuel resources and rely on the trusted performance of the world’s strongest fiber™. Click here to learn more about our sustainability initiatives.

Made in the USA.

3.1 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric Hybrid

Dyneema® Composite Fabric is composed of high strength Dyneema® fiber laminated inside a polyester membrane. It is inherently waterproof and does not require any coatings or DWR treatment. Dyneema® Composite Fabric has very high tensile strength for its weight and does not stretch.

This hybrid version is made from 1.6 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric on the inside, with an extra layer of protective 50 denier polyester on the outside. The outer layer gives it more strength and abrasion resistance, prevents fraying, and gives it a nice solid color. 

Tensile Strength:
 245 lb/in (2150 N/5cm)

Puncture Strength: 
7.3 lb (32 N)

Water Resistance:
 >20,000 mmH₂O

Made in the USA.

3.5 oz/sqyd Ultra 200

Ultra 200 is composed of a woven 200 denier Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) face fabric laminated to a waterproof lining. It is inherently waterproof and has extremely high tear and abrasion resistance. This is the strongest fabric we carry.

Our Repair Tape and Adhesive products stick extremely well to the interior of this fabric.

Tear Strength:
 103 lbs. warp; 133 lbs. fill

Water Resistance:
 >20,000 mmH₂O

3.7 oz/sqyd 100D ROBIC®

ROBIC® nylon has very high tensile strength for its weight. The material features a fully waterproof polyurethane coating. The exterior is treated with a C6 durable water repellent. This material is used for the main body of the Arc Air.

Weight: 3.7 oz/sqyd (125 g/m²)

Our backpack's padded belt is about 4" (10 cm) tall by 3/8" (1 cm) thick. The elastic on the back of these pouches is sized just right for our padded belts. If your pack's belt padding is too big, you don't have to use the elastic. Clip the sides in place and use a safety pin at the center if desired to keep it snug.

If your backpack has a webbing belt, our Belt Pouches with Pads are made to slide on to a 1" (1.5 cm) or smaller webbing belt.

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United States United States

Mostly good,

I’ve hiked several hundred miles with these. During my daily training hikes I noticed that the little ‘bra’ hooks that attach the pocket to the belt daisy chain would come unhooked. Then when I unbuckled to take the pack off the pouch would slide down off of the padded belt and onto the webbing section. Then it was a bit annoying to get them to slide back onto the hip belt and reattach the hooks. If the daisy chain had been sewn to the belt more frequently and closer together the hooks may stay in place better. Before my backpacking trek, I replaced the hooks with a snap closure system and that helped cure the issue somewhat although they still could move forward and back quite a bit. (again daisy chain sections are long and loose) The zippers are a bit challenging to undo while on the move so I found the ZPacks center buckle pouch I use more handy. These hip pockets are very spacious and carry plenty of gear or snacks. For me, I will just use the front pouch and skip these side pouches for now as I don’t really need the extra storage anyway. Less is more!



Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your feedback- we really appreciated it! We have swithced to loop toggles instead of the nine hooks, and we are looking into the daisy chain stitching. Please reach out to us at, if we can assist you with anything!

Michael K.
United States United States

Belt Pouch

Great product. My only complaint is that the zipper is a little hard to operate. The size, durability and attachments are all excellent.

A Zpacks Customer
Christian P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Perfect size and exactly right for what I needed

I bought this together with my pack and it came "pre-installed" which was a nice touch. The size is spot on not too large but plenty space for things you need at hand without taking your pack off. I use it to carry some money, a tissue pack, pain killers, my multi-tool, 2 cliff bars and there's enough space left to "dig" items out from the bottom without having to take the top things out first.

Taku T.
Japan Japan

better to buy two

good size for packing a small item,energy food,medicine,smart phone etc. i really regret to had bought one.

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Rob W.
United States United States

Perfect belt pouch

These are perfect. Good size and can be opened with one hand, even with gloves on!