Big Food Bag

6 Reviews
$35.00 Weight 1.2 oz / 34.0 g

Lead Time Ships in 1 to 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

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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Isabel F.
United States United States

Great product, problem using website

This was a gift for someone who knew exactly what it was and was thrilled to get it. I had difficultly ordering on your site though. I could not order 1 bag blue and 1 bag in green. It would then give me 2 blue or 2 green. I had to place 2 separate orders and pay for shipping twice.

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Stephen G.
United States United States

Great Food Bag for 3-5 Day trips

Good size bag for 3-5 Day trips, maybe even a bit longer. Solid construction and contributes very little to your base-weight. Comes with a handy, small carabiner for hanging, if necessary.

Ryan H.
United States United States

Finest food bag

I bought this to replace a sea to summit nanosil dry bag well, because zpacks, thats why. As I have upgraded my gear and tent to zpacks products, this was on the list. Now I’m rockin’ all zpacks gear, and I just feel like a winner now. Best of the best. Be a winner too and buy this quality bag.

Patricia P.
United States United States

Not sure yet...

I haven't actually used the bag yet, so this is just based on first impressions, which I realize isn't entirely fair. Firstly, this regular sized bag doesn't have the squared off bottom like the picture shows. I guess I should've paid more attention, but only the large size is taped down to make it squared off, apparently. I guess that one's on me, but I really did want that. Secondly, the clips don't stick out very far from the sides, so when I roll the top the clips keep getting rolled up as well. That would've been remedied by adding a half-inch or so to the ribbon like every other dry-bag has. Thirdly, there's no built-in loop to attach to a bear rope. The whole bag hangs with a very lightweight carabiner, which I feel will certainly be a weak point. I guess I can replace that but at this price-point I feel I shouldn't have to. I don't think any of these things would add weight, but would yield a better quality bag. I'm worried that those points at the bottom will be a wear-spot and the carabiner won't hold...and I'm already annoyed that I have to re-roll the bag each time to un-catch the clips. On the positive side, the volume is sufficient for 1 person, the bag is certainly lightweight and appears waterproof.

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Jeff B.
United States United States

My first

I'm a convert. These products are definitely worth the hype. I'm gonna start specking out my next backpack in fact from Zpacks.