Top Side Pocket

26 reviews
$25.00 Weight 0.49 oz / 14.0 g

Lead Time Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks

Sometimes an adventure calls for a little extra space. Our modular Top Side Pockets allow you to carry extra gear (like your cooking pot or rain gear) on the outside of your pack while still being able to accommodate taller items (like trekking poles, an umbrella, or a fishing pole) behind the pockets.


Buy two and save! (Two for $45)

  • Constructed with 3.1 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric on the back, and durable, stretchy pocket mesh on the front.

  • Mesh allows you to easily see the contents, and to dry out wet items.

  • They are a good fit for a 1 Liter or smaller pot, a water filter, hat and gloves, our rain jacket and pants, or an inflatable sleeping pad.

  • Since these are not sewn to the pack you can still stand tall items like trekking poles, an umbrella, or a fishing pole behind the pockets.

  • The pockets can be taken off or added later.

  • 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: ~6" wide x 3" deep x 8" tall

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 Mesh

This is the mesh that we use on our backpack's center pockets. It is relatively light weight for mesh, while being difficult to tear. It can withstand getting caught on branches and other typical abrasion that backpacks are subjected to. The hole size is a about 4 mm (a little over 1/8"). 

 3.5 oz/sqyd (119 g/m²)

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4.7 Based on 26 Reviews
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Mark A.
Mexico Mexico
Just what the Trail Doctor ordered.....

Well......Although I have an ARC HAUL and love it, I bought a NERO and really love the pack. Then I bought the Titanium Caldera Cone because I had bought the .6L Evernew cookpot. So, with that nice set up I, OF COURSE needed the Top-Side-Pocket for the Nero and BAM........Perfect, just Perfect. So nice to NOT have to open the pack just to make some coffee or rehydrate a quick meal I keep in the Mesh front pocket. GREAT Piece of kit. I bought this one from the BARGAIN section and I looked it over and can NOT see any problem or changed stitch patterns.....Just wonderful this company. GREAT CUSTOMER service and ALL my queries and emails are answered with BLAZING SPEED. Thanks Derrick. PS. Bought the Dyneema stuff sack for the Evernew Cookpot at the same time and I am happier than a Hiker at the Northern Terminus. Trail Name: Heart Failure.

Jerry H.
United States United States
Side Pockets are perfect

they fit perfectly on my REI flash 55 and LiteAF curve 40. quality is as you would expect from a top gear manufacturer and found no flaws in stitching. overall no regrets on this purchase

John R.
United States United States
Side pocket

Can not really respond because it took nearly a month to get the products I ordered to be delivered. I was planning on using it for my 120+ mile PCT hike. When the items did finally arrive I was already on the trail.

jimmy a.
United States United States
Top side pockets

I love these pockets (I bought a pair). The only issues I have are the lack of instructions. Even after watching the YouTube video, it was unclear how to make the cordage supplied stay connected. After the hike both sides had missing cordage. I was able to use some scrap shock cord to fix it. Other than that these pockets are awesome.

Joshua M.
United States United States
Worth buying definitely.

Awesome. I'm probably going to add a elastic draw string to keep the top closed.