Pair of Shoulder Strap Pads

48 reviews
$29.95 Weight 0.95 oz / 27.0 g

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Excellent, Immediately noticed that the pack was more comfortable with these pads helping to hike longer.

– Louis S., ★★★★★

Our Shoulder Strap Pads add extra padding to your shoulder straps right where you need it. These shoulder strap pads should be compatible with almost any backpack straps. They are made with 3/8" closed cell foam, and a layer of soft cushioning 3D mesh on the underside. 

  • 3D Mesh on the bottom, 3.1 oz/sqyd Hybrid Dyneema® Composite Fabric on the top, 3/8" Closed cell foam in the middle.

  • Two Velcro bands hold it in place. Attach the bands through your shoulder strap's daisy chain so they can't move up or down.

  • The pads have Velcro which wraps around your backpack's shoulder straps. If your shoulder straps have a daisy chain (like our straps) you can put the Velcro through the daisy chain to keep them in position. Otherwise use a safety pin so they don't slide up or down the strap.

  • 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: 2.75" x 6.5" (6.9 cm x 16.5 cm)

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

This material is made from the same 1.6 oz/sqyd DCF material as seen above on the inside, with a protective layer of 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.

5.3 oz/sqyd 3D Spacer Mesh

This mesh has a three dimensional structure which allows airflow and adds cushioning. It has a tricot backing so you can't see clear through the holes. We use it on the underside of our backpack's shoulder straps and belts to absorb sweat, add cushion, and add grip. Our 3D mesh weighs less than most other types.

 5.3 oz/sqyd (180 g/m²)

 About 3/32" (2.5 mm)

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Ray A.
United States United States

These are great

I have an ultralight backpack with narrow straps that lack good padding. These shoulder straps provided the padding I needed for a 4 day trip.

Tracy C.
United States United States

Shoulder Straps

Great ! I developed a bad blister on my collar bone on a previous backpacking trip and these saved me on my most recent trip.

Penny W.
United States United States

New shoulder pads

They fit my Osprey pack straps, but have not been on a hike to try them out , looking for my next long hiking trip, sure they will helpful for my comfort while hiking

Lori A.
United States United States

Worth the buy

I really like the shoulder pads. They don’t slip and my shoulders don’t hurt anymore when I hike.

United States United States

works on my UL Osprey Levity

After 1000 miles of pain on collarbones & hipbones on the AT using my Osprey Levity 60 with around 30# pack weight, I am finally pain free. Fastening these on the shoulder straps and hip belt on both sides added some desperately needed padding. I no longer have to use rock tape continuously to keep the bones happy. I have added double-sided extra-sticky velcro to hold them in position on the narrow shoulder straps. Zero pain now. Hope they last, I have already put 200 miles on them. The pads I added on the hip wings also took care of the second problem I had. After losing about 15 pounds, I no longer had any adjustment left on the hip belt. With the addition of the pads, I gained about 2 inches of adjustment again. You saved me from having to emergency purchase a new pack, although a new one is certainly in my future.