Shoulder Pouch

49 reviews
$29.00 Weight 0.49 oz / 14.0 g

Lead Time Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks

Shoulder Pouches are the ideal place to keep your small camera or phone in reach for taking quick photos. The main compartment of the shoulder pouches are a good size for your wallet, car keys, map, headlamp, mittens, sunglasses, candy bars, pack towel, GPS, or any other items you would like to have within easy reach. The pouches carry comfortably on your shoulder, and you will hardly notice them there.

The small exterior mesh pocket can be used to store your small items like lip balm, emergency whistle, or a compass.

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  • Choose from 3.1 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric or black 4.85 oz/sqyd Gridstop fabric to match your backpack.  

  • These will fit on almost any pack. Two elastic bands hold the pouch securely to your shoulder straps. It is clipped 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.

  • 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 3.5" diameter x 6" tall (9cm x 15cm)

Volume: 60 cubic inches (1 liter)

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.

4.85 oz/sqyd Gridstop Fabric

This popular backpack material is a little stronger against abrasion. It has a grid of white High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) threads for exceptional tear strength, as well as a diagonal woven ripstop. The fabric has a waterproof urethane coating on the inside. This high quality fabric has a finished weight including the waterproof coating is 4.85 oz/sqyd (165 g/m²).

 4.85 oz/sqyd (165 g/m²)

Water Resistance:
 >20,000 mmH₂O

Made in Japan.

.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 A.
United States United States
Shoulder Pouch

Good experience. Great place to carry my gun in.

William M.
United States United States
Shoulder Pouch and Bottle Holder

This is a great item and makes it easy to carry a phone or other small item in a way that is easily assessable. I have a large phone and wish the pouch was slightly larger. At same time I purchased a bottle holder and it is perfect. It makes it easy to get to the water bottle while hiking.

James G.
United States United States
Shoulder pouch

It fits well on my Nero pack and I can either keep my phone or camera in it safely. It is a good product.

Martha W.
United States United States
Shoulder Pouch for Backpack

I got a chance to use the shoulder pouch on my recent backpack trip and it worked really great as an extra accessible storage for my phone (in the main pocket) and my Garmin inReach Mini (in the front net pocket). I was able to easily grab my phone to look at it for trail directions -- this was much easier than trying to get my phone out of my backpack hip pocket. I would like to see Zpacks make the pocket just a little larger so my phone was completely down in the pouch (it stuck out just a little bit); however, the cinch cord worked well to tighten the pouch and I didn't feel like my phone would fall out if I was standing upright or not leaning over too far. I am thinking of buying a second pouch for the other side of my backpack because it is so handy and I don't even notice it is on my backpack.

Philippe M.
France France
No regret in spite of the customs duties and VAT to France

I am happy with my new backpack. It takes the place of an older Osprey Levity. After two 3-days hikes I find that it allows a better and more stable balance of the weight between the hips and the shoulders : No more painful clavicles at the end of a long walking day. The width of the belt and of the shoulder straps makes the Arc Blast very comfortable in spite of an astonishing low empty weight. I have just to get used to a loading adapted to the absence of a top lid pouch.