Water Bottle Sleeve

150 reviews
$29.95 Weight 0.56 oz / 16.0 g

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Easy to use. Enough support to be able to slide bottle in and out. Elastic loop holds the bottle in when bending over. Top notch!! Thanks, Zpacks.

– France M., ★★★★★

Water Bottle Sleeves are a great way to keep your water easily accessible while also counter-balancing your backpack. Designed to fit most popular tall slim 1L bottles such as Smart Water, Body Armor, Essentia and similar, these sleeves will attach to the shoulder straps on just about any backpack.

  • Constructed from 3.1 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric Hybrid and durable 3.5 oz/sqyd mesh.

  • These will fit on almost any pack. Elastic bands keep it snug to your shoulder strap. Two Loop Toggles at the top and bottom prevent it from sliding up or down.

  • The mesh compartment was specifically designed to carry the most common tall skinny 1L bottles up to 3" (7.7 cm) diameter. Smart Water, Body Armor wide mouth 1L bottles, or Essentia 1L bottles are good choices.

  • The collar features rigid plastic allowing you to easily remove or replace the water bottle with one hand and no fuss.

  • Elastic at the top of the holder can be wrapped around the neck of the bottle to prevent it from sliding out when bending over.

  • 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.

Size: About 3.25" diameter x 9" tall (8.3 cm x 23 cm)

Volume: Fits 1 Liter bottles up to 3" diameter.

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 Mesh

This is the mesh that we use on our backpack's center pockets. It is relatively light weight for mesh, while being difficult to tear. It can withstand getting caught on branches and other typical abrasion that backpacks are subjected to. The hole size is a about 4 mm (a little over 1/8"). 

 3.5 oz/sqyd (119 g/m²)

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James W.
United States

Simply Perfect!

I love gear that works and that describes this beauty! 1L bottles slip right in/out without snagging and stay in place when bending to tie a shoelace. PERIOD! That is what you want from a bottle holder! Effortless and secure access to hydration! Weighs nothing and stays put on your strap without riding up or down like some of the cheapies on Etsy. If you hydrate using a water bottle, just get it, you’ll be glad you did!! Way to go ZPacks!

United States United States

A great addition to my Nero Z pack

It is a nice addition to my Nero pack, attached easily, doesn't flop around. Makes it easy to carry a 3rd liter of water. On short hikes, I use it to carry my phone.

Mike W.
United States United States

Great strap sleeve

Fits great. Hold bottle well.

Ralph R.
United States United States

Why didn’t I get these sooner?

Have been using pack water reservoirs for years. Pros: Not sure anymore. Cons: Never knew how much water I had left. Needed to unpack pack to refill and reinsert. Nightmare to keep clean. Picked up two sleeves and could not be happier. Pros: They weight next to nothing. I know how much water I have left. The mouth of the sleeves stay open for one handed operation. Backpack sits more comfortable on my back. Don't dislocate my shoulder anymore trying to get a bottle back into the side pockets of my pack. Easy to install and once on they don't move around. Never going back to reservoir’s again. Great product, highly recommend them.

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Martin O.
United States United States


Used it last year for the entire PCT. Worked great Got a bit worn out by the end but so did my pack. Just replaced it and going to use it on the AT. Next year. Great product