Front Utility Pack Accessory
Really glad I bought this pouch—it works with my pack’s waist belt, it’s practically weightless, and it’s the perfect size for phone, compass, map and a few snacks.
From the summit to the streets, the versatile Front Utility Pack Accessory provides quick and easy access to all your essentials.
With plenty of space for your phone, a camera, a jacket or snacks, the ultralight F.U.P.A. can be worn as a stand-alone item while bagging a peak or for a night out on the town.
Leave the webbing belt at home and connect the F.U.P.A. directly to one of our backpacks for the ultimate pack accessory.
Spacious Interior - 1.7L Main pocket
Interior Mesh Pocket - Perfect for storing your wallet or keys
Exterior Rear Pocket - Designed to stow your phone or maps
Adjustable Webbing Belt - Removable 1” webbing belt, adjustable up to 50"
Compatible with Our Backpacks - Attaches directly to our backpacks
Padded Back - Keeps the F.U.P.A. comfortable against your body
Highly Water Resistant - It has a #3 Waterproof YKK zipper and the DCF and Ultra versions feature seams taped with Dyneema® Composite Fiber tape to keep most water out. (Line it with a 1 gallon zip lock as a precaution if carrying 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
Pack Weight: 1.6oz / 46g
Webbing Weight: 1.1oz / 33g
Total Weight: 2.8oz / 79g
Dimensions: 2” x 6” x 8.5” (5 cm x 15.25 cm x 21.5 cm )
Made with Bio-Based Dyneema® Fiber
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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
- water bottle
Pretty good to great utility pack depending on how much you carry
I bought this to use as a backcountry fishing kit pack. I fly fish so there’s a bunch of misc small things that I use. The thing I liked about this pack is it is it has a large flat face. So you can buy zpack attachments for additional loops. Because it’s dyneema it’s also fairly weather resistant. But that’s where my two quirks also start. I’m guessing they use two zippers to allow left or right hand opening. But that also creates a small gap between them. Which means water can get in there much more easier than if it was a single zipper with a rubber stop. The thing that impacts me the most is the belt loosens pretty easily. Probably due to it’s only 1 inch wide and I’m prob carrying more than what was intended for it. But I can see it still loosening with a smartphone and snacks bouncing around. Adding one of those elastic loops would prob help reduce this.
As a backpacker that prefers a front bum pack over hip belt pockets, I absolutely love being able to integrate the FUPA into my Zpacks Arc Haul Ultra 60 waist belt. At 1.5 liters it holds everything I need for the trail without having to take my pack off throughout the day for nutrition and essentials. 100% recommend this item!
Love my Front Utility Pack
I love this bag and use it daily. It is a great waist pouch or crossover. It can hold a 16 oz water bottle, snacks, keys and a small card wallet. I use it constantly. The outside pocket holds my phone perfectly for easy access. Buying another for my daughter for Christmas.
FUPA thumbs up!
What a difference that little accessory makes! Having essentials so easy to get to takes hiking from a stop-take-off-pack-way-too-often operation to just go-go-go!
Buyer Beware!! Defective Unit Sent Out!! Reversed buckles won't clip into backpack.
I was super stoked to get my FUPA and I tried attaching it to the side release buckles to my backpack and.... it didn't work. The buckles were male-to-male and female-to-female. The orientation of the buckles on the FUPA was reversed. This was very upsetting because the buckles are stitched into the FUPA and you can't fix it. I'm disappointed ZPacks let an item like that pass QC and how many of these have already been shipped out. I checked the photos of the product on the site and the advertising video and they are all in the correct orientation. It was this unit that was messed up so check it before you try and take it out or get passed the return/exchange period. I messaged them and tried calling but they seem to have just closed. We'll see how they handle this...