Big Food Bag

17 reviews
$35.00 Weight 1.2 oz / 34.0 g

Lead Time Ships in 1-3 Days

Our food bags are made from thicker 1.6 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric to stand up to the abuse of bear bagging and to resist abrasion from heavy, pointy food items. The fabric is strong enough to discourage most small rodents but should still be hung out of reach over night. The “Big” size food sack can hold about 3-4 days of food. It will fit into our Arc backpacks horizontally.  If you need more space check out our Large Food Bag or our Bear Bag Kit.

  • Constructed from 1.6 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric which is thicker and stronger than our usual dry bag material. Dyneema® Composite Fabric is inherently waterproof.

  • Carabiner is included for hanging the bag from the roll top. 

  • The ‘Big’ size will typically fit up to 3-4 days of food. The shape fits horizontally average sized backpacks.

  • Fully taped seams. Our food bags will keep water out in typical backpacking conditions where the bag is not submerged.

  • The top of our dry bags seal with stiff velcro to make closing and rolling the top easy! Air can escape from the rolled velcro, allowing these to squish flatter in your backpack as more gear is piled on top.

  • For other storage options that will protect your gear from moisture, check out our Dry Bags collection. 

  • 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.

Flat Dimensions: 12.25" wide x 19.5" tall (31 cm x 49.5 cm)

Full Dimensions: roughly 8" diameter by 13" tall (20.3 cm x 33 cm)

Volume: 650 cubic inches / 10.7 Liters

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.

1.6 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric

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.

1.6 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric has a thicker membrane and a higher Dyneema® fiber count. This fabric weight has excellent abrasion and puncture resistance.

Tensile Strength:
 210 lb/in (1840 N/5cm)

Puncture Strength: 5.2 lb (23 N)

Water Resistance: >20,000 mmH₂O

Made in the USA.
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Henry H.
United States United States

Big food bag is well made and versatile

I have used the Large Food Bag from Z Packs for several months hiking the A.T. this past year and found It is excellant in every way. Well thought out design, very durable, never fails as a bear hang. The Velcro top closure is great for burping air out before rolling the top down to seal. I put a slightly stronger and bigger carabiner on it because often when I get my bear hang line thrown several other backpackers want to clip on to it. I often have 4 or 5 food bags clipped to that carabiner. The reason I ordered the “ big food bag” this time is because it is a more versatile sized DCF bag that I can use as a food bag for shorter, non thru hikes or as a waterproof and very tough down quilt or clothes bag for backpacking or kayak expeditions. This size fits in kayak dry storage more ideally.

William M.
United States United States

Strong and good size/shape

Fits neatly and large enough to hold enough for 3+ days

Diana H.
United States United States

Love the bag! I put it inside my Ursack and all was happy

Excellent product!

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Deborah s.
United States United States

Food bag

Perfect !

Kyle B.
United States United States

Awesome food bag

Love this item. Super lightweight and of a superior quality. First time ordering from ZPacks and it’s as advertised! I think I see a new pack in my future...