Shoulder Pouch

77 reviews
$32.95 Weight 0.6 oz / 17.0 g

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Keeps your cell phone secure and handy when you need it for navigation or to take a picture. Pouch weighs next to nothing; a must for every serious hiker. I highly recommend this product.

– Paul G., ★★★★★

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.

  • Choose from Ultra 200, 3.1 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric, or black 3.7 oz/sqyd 100D ROBIC® fabric to match your backpack.  

  • These will fit on almost any pack. Elastic bands hold the pouch securely to your shoulder straps. It is clipped at the top with a Loop Toggle 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)

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)

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Camilo M.
United States United States

Overpriced for such mediocre design.

So I stopped using these pouches a while ago, and somehow modified the better ones from the competition Hyperlite to use in my zpack backpack. But why? Because these pouches are small and does this company knows that in the wilderness, there is rain? You cannot hold too much in here, other than small items that can get wet. Instead, using the competition pouches, I was able to put my cellphone or GPS, and I knew they were secure and better protected thanks to the zipper. Compromising security or safety for light weightiness is not a good choice.



Hello Camilo, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that the shoulder pouch did not work for you. Our shoulder pouches are great for easy access to certain items but we do offer zippered pouches as well.

bernard b.
France France

Tres bien

Tres legers et solides, cela permet de deplacer du poids vers l'avant et l'eau immediatement disponible.

Danny N.
Australia Australia

Practical and useful

I used these to carry a 700ml bike bottle on each shoulder, plus a few energy bars. They work really well. It's good to carry some weight on the front. Due to the shoulder-strap design they mount fairly high - in practice this wasn't a problem, but I wouldn't have minded if they could have mounted an inch or two lower.

Chris G.
United States United States

Not for generic use

The clip would work great for a z-packs pack with the narrow shoulder strap webbing but I bought it for my Waymark pack and those straps are just a little too wide to fit the tiny clip. I wish it had a more generic z-clip style attachment.

PAul G.
United States United States

A Must for Every Serious Hiker

I have a ZPacks shoulder pouch on the pack I use most often and ordered this second one for the other pack I will be using this coming season. Keeps your cell phone secure and handy when you did it for navigation or take a picture. Pouch weighs next to nothing; a must for every serious hiker. I highly recommend this product.