Top Side Pocket

$25.00 Weight 0.49 oz / 14.0 g
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Sometimes an adventure calls for a little extra space. Our modular Top Side Pockets allow you to carry extra gear (like your cooking pot or rain gear) on the outside of your pack while still being able to accommodate taller items (like trekking poles, an umbrella, or a fishing pole) behind the pockets.

These are not compatible with our Nero Backpack

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  • Constructed with 2.92 oz/sqyd Dyneema Composite Fabric on the back, and durable, stretchy pocket mesh on the front.

  • Mesh allows you to easily see the contents, and to dry out wet items.

  • They are a good fit for a 1 Liter or smaller pot, a water filter, hat and gloves, our rain jacket and pants, or an inflatable sleeping pad.

  • Since these are not sewn to the pack you can still stand tall items like trekking poles, an umbrella, or a fishing pole behind the pockets.

  • The pockets can be taken off or added later.

  • 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: ~6" wide x 3" deep x 8" tall

2.92 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. DCF has very high tensile strength for its weight and does not stretch.

This hybrid version is made from 1.43 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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Mark P.
United States

Side pockets

The side pockets seem to be good quality, and add almost no weight to my Arc-Haul Zip pack. The only quibble I have is with the attachment cord loops that come with the pack. The two longer loops are elastic. In my opinion, what is needed are non-stretchable loops, at least for attaching to top of the pocket to the pack. I made my own attachment loops so that the tops of the pockets can't swing out away from the pack.

Marc D.
United States United States

Get one of these

Awesome. Very handy and a great addition.

Constance J.
United States United States

Side pockets for my Scout

Adding side pockets to my Scout resulted in a better organization and distribution of weight,


It looks good and big enough

need to verify it on trail , if the way of fix to bag change to small buckles will be more easier?