Pair of Shoulder Strap Pads

17 reviews
$20.00 Weight 0.95 oz / 27.0 g

Lead Time Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks

Our Shoulder Strap Pads add extra padding to your shoulder straps right where you need it. These shoulder strap pads should be compatible with almost any backpack straps. They are made with 3/8" closed cell foam, and a layer of soft cushioning 3D mesh on the underside. 

  • 3D Mesh on the bottom, 3.1 oz/sqyd Hybrid Dyneema® Composite Fabric on the top, 3/8" Closed cell foam in the middle.

  • Two Velcro bands hold it in place. Attach the bands through your shoulder strap's daisy chain so they can't move up or down.

  • The pads have Velcro which wraps around your backpack's shoulder straps. If your shoulder straps have a daisy chain (like our straps) you can put the Velcro through the daisy chain to keep them in position. Otherwise use a safety pin so they don't slide up or down the strap.

  • 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: 2.5" x 6.5" (6.5 cm x 16.5 cm)

3.1 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric Hybrid

This material is made from the same 1.6 oz/sqyd DCF material as seen above on the inside, with a protective layer of 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.

5.3 oz/sqyd 3D Spacer Mesh

This mesh has a three dimensional structure which allows airflow and adds cushioning. It has a tricot backing so you can't see clear through the holes. We use it on the underside of our backpack's shoulder straps and belts to absorb sweat, add cushion, and add grip. Our 3D mesh weighs less than most other types.

 5.3 oz/sqyd (180 g/m²)

 About 3/32" (2.5 mm)

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4.8 Based on 17 Reviews
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Charles H.
United States United States
Un expected use

I loved the Item. I did not use it for shoulder straps instead used them for my waste band. I am a little on the heavier side and needed some padding around my belly area. They worked perfectly as a budget add on.

Sam G.
United States United States
Shoulder strap pads

Excellent! The pads are easy to attach. They stay attached when hiking and they provide that extra comfort on a long hiking day!

Karen G.
United States United States
Less pain

I plan to hike the JMT this summer (still optomistic) and so I bought a Deuter Aircontact Lite 60 + 10 SL backpack because I need to carry 35 to 40 lbs shared among group. I have been carrying 20 pounds in pack for training hikes, but my right 'coracoid process' on my collar bone sticks out more then the left one, and so I was getting bruised and raw there. Then, I attached Zpacks shoulder pads to both sides (to be sure I was even), and they have pretty much solved the problem. Now I just have to test it with 35 lbs in the pack.....

Heidi S.
United States United States
For smaller shoulders

Need a little longer cushion in front, like the padding but just need more material.

Lisa C.
United States United States
Great product helped a ton

Made rucking doable with 30 pounds in my pack. Digging into my shoulders without them. Saved my rucking and I love them.