V Top Strap

47 reviews
$9.95 Weight 0.49 oz / 14.0 g

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The strap held my bear canister very well for my trip to the Adirondacks where a bear canister was required. Great product.

– Glen F., ★★★★★

Our V Top Strap adds additional stability when you’re carrying heavier items on the top of your backpack. It is a little bit more secure than the standard, single top strap.

It can be used to carry a bear canister so long as the canister can squish into your gear as shown. Alternatively, a canister can also be carried standing vertically inside the pack.

The V Top Strap is modular and can be added or removed from your pack as necessary. Our normal, single top strap is also included when you add this option.

These Top straps are not compatible with the Nero backpack.  If you need a V Top Strap for your Nero, you'll can purchase one specifically designed to work with one here.

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James W.
United States

Great Accessory

Adds uniform tension when cinching down the top of pack (compared to standard single strap).

Robert J. Coia
United States United States

Love these tie down straps

This worked perfect on my bear canaster with my Zpack pack

Bruce G.
United States United States

V strap secures bear cannister on my Arc Haul pack

As a backpacker, I'm a fan of Zpacks gear for its ultra light weight, functionality, and durability. I own Zpacks tents (Duplex and Triplex), quilts (10 and 30 F rated), and pack (Arc-haul 62 liter). Just back from a week long trip on the AT. I used V strap on my Arc-haul pack to secure a bear cannister on top. Its functional and durable.

Nicholas J.
United States United States

didn't end up using but I might. is good

Kenneth D.
Canada Canada


This is the first year I have used an ultra light backpack and I am very pleased with my Arc Blast. It is what I am looking for in a pack for both hiking and canoe trips. I wanted to keep the pack weight low for portaging and 'waterproof' when the pack is sitting in the bottom of my canoe. It sits comfortably on my back and is quick to pack up. I do not miss the extra pockets found in a conventional pack...I know where everything is. I like the V top and roll down straps as an option. The V top I use for storing my jacket. I look forward to seeing how well it holds up over time, but I am very pleased with the pack so far.