Front Utility Pack Accessory

57 reviews
$69.95 Weight 2.8 oz / 79.0 g

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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.

– Charles Y., ★★★★★

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 versions featuring 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 )

Volume: 1.7L

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.

3.1 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. Dyneema® Composite Fabric has very high tensile strength for its weight and does not stretch.

This hybrid version is made from 1.6 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 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

3.7 oz/sqyd 100D ROBIC®

ROBIC® nylon has very high tensile strength for its weight. The material features a fully waterproof polyurethane coating. The exterior is treated with a C6 durable water repellent. This material is used for the main body of the Arc Air.

Weight: 3.7 oz/sqyd (125 g/m²)

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Christoph H.

Really usefull to carry nearly anything!

Really useful and big enough to carry even my DX camera incl. 18-300mm lens. Combines also perfectly with the Nero backpack.

United States United States

Adds comfort , easy access

I love this front utility pack! I have one for both my ZPacks. Doubles as a town day hippack. Super easy access while hiking so it’s ideal for snacks, phone, map, permits, chapstick glide and more. Has a shallow divider for the small items so they don’t disappear in the spaciousness of this pack. The padding added adds comfort so the buckle isn’t in contact with my belly which I really appreciate. It makes buckling the pack a little more effort but I’ve gotten used to it and don’t mind as the gain is worth the trade off for me.

Karl T.
United States United States

What a great bag! I have not been able to take it into the backcountry yet, but I’m getting a lot of use out of it at work. I were it as a cross body bag to carry my phone, eye goggles and glasses as well as daily use. Very use full for my traveling needs as well and it keeps my important things dry. Whats not to like about it.

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Rachel K.
United States United States

Worth it!

I love this so much. Before I got the FUP, I had so many buckles around my waist. Now the FUP just clips right into the waist belt of my Arc Blast. Plus I have room for more snacks now!

Andrew W.
United States United States

Good product

I was very satisfied with this purchase. I bought the Front Utility Pack to carry a large camera. My camera fit nicely in the pack. See the product video on the website if you have questions about the size of camera that can be stored in the pack. However, after my last hike I decided to "save the weight" by ditching the bulky camera in favor of my iPhone camera. I will continue to use this pack to carry small items that I want to keep readily available: my cellphone, a map, and snacks. I like the fact that the buckles are tucked inside a protective sleeve. I am not sure the reason for that design, but the sleeve does protect against accidental unbucklings. The pack can be buckled with a strap that comes with the pack or can be buckled directly to a backpack's hip belt. I carried the pack using the included strap rather attaching to my pack's hip belt so I could carry my camera after I set down the back pack. The pack looks like it would be waterproof, although Zpacks appropriately cautions that no pack is really 100% waterproof. This is a well-designed product, superior to anything I came across.