Water Bottle Sleeve

146 reviews
$29.95 Weight 0.56 oz / 16.0 g

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Easy to use. Enough support to be able to slide bottle in and out. Elastic loop holds the bottle in when bending over. Top notch!! Thanks, Zpacks.

– France M., ★★★★★

Water Bottle Sleeves are a great way to keep your water easily accessible while also counter-balancing your backpack. Designed to fit most popular tall slim 1L bottles such as Smart Water, Body Armor, Essentia and similar, these sleeves will attach to the shoulder straps on just about any backpack.

  • Constructed from 3.1 oz/sqyd Dyneema® Composite Fabric Hybrid and durable 3.5 oz/sqyd mesh.

  • These will fit on almost any pack. Elastic bands keep it snug to your shoulder strap. Two Loop Toggles at the top and bottom prevent it from sliding up or down.

  • The mesh compartment was specifically designed to carry the most common tall skinny 1L bottles up to 3" (7.7 cm) diameter. Smart Water, Body Armor wide mouth 1L bottles, or Essentia 1L bottles are good choices.

  • The collar features rigid plastic allowing you to easily remove or replace the water bottle with one hand and no fuss.

  • Elastic at the top of the holder can be wrapped around the neck of the bottle to prevent it from sliding out when bending over.

  • 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.

Size: About 3.25" diameter x 9" tall (8.3 cm x 23 cm)

Volume: Fits 1 Liter bottles up to 3" diameter.

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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Martin O.
United States


Used it last year for the entire PCT. Worked great Got a bit worn out by the end but so did my pack. Just replaced it and going to use it on the AT. Next year. Great product

Robert Z.
United States United States

Water Bottle Sleeve

Love it. Awesome idea. Very convenient reach. Very well made

Charlotte S.
United States United States

Mesh sleeve

This is a great piece of kit, keeps my electrolytes close for sipping. However, on the third day into a week trip the mesh had started to come off the top band. I worried it might come off completely before I was done, so I used some thread I carried to strap it up. Zpacks replaced it for me when I got home, but I might suggest they reinforce the wear area around the rim.

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Patrick P.
United States United States

Half the weight of HMG’s bottle holder

On backpack trips since I started using the Water Bottle Sleeve I’ve upgraded from carrying 600 ml bottles to a liter sized SmartWater bottle. It was very easy to fit the sleeve onto a pack strap. Since I don’t use water bladders, this was a ready improvement for hydrating. This is a nice design using strong, light weight materials and the bottle is easy to remove and put back in. Better yet it doesn’t fall out.

Al O.
United States United States

Water bottle sleeve

I use it on Timberline Trail, work out very good.