Front Packs

Front packs let you store multiple small and mid-sized items on your shoulder straps for easy access while hiking. Front packs also distribute weight onto the front of your body, giving you a more upright gate.

For example, one front pack could hold your trail food for the day, minus diner, inside the main pouch. The other front pack could hold your phone, pocket camera, GoPro, hat and gloves inside. The outer mesh pockets could hold sunblock, lip balm and other small personal care items, or even a folded ball cap or sun hat.

Two sizes are available: Small (7.5″ tall x 6″ wide) and Medium (9″ tall x 6.5″ wide). The small size Front Pack is slightly larger than our largest shoulder pouch. The medium front pack is even larger, but still compact enough to easy to see your feet while hiking over rough terrain.

A pair (right and left) are highly recommended to balance the weight evenly across your chest. You can pair two smalls, two mediums or one small with one medium. Right and left front packs attach snugly to each shoulder strap with space in between, rather than hanging in between the shoulder straps. This keeps the front packs from bouncing around and allows you to easily see your feet while hiking.

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Description

Front packs are optimized to fit the Talaria backpack shoulder straps. They will likely fit most backpacks with 2.5 – 3 inch wide shoulder straps and 3/4″ daisy chains. Right and left specific design. A pair (1 right and 1 left) is highly recommended for best weight balance.

Each front pack includes a 2.0 – 2.5 L main zip pouch, a 0.6 – 1.0 L front mesh pocket and a small internal zip pocket for a wallet, small phone or keys. The main pouch of the front pack is large enough to fit most mirrorless cameras with a standard lens, or a day’s worth of food. The front mesh pocket is large enough to store a ball cap, sunblock, headlamp and several other small items.

Each front pack has top and bottom split rings for attachment to 3/4″ shoulder strap daisy chains and two elastic bands across the back to hold the front pack snug to the shoulder strap. A short daisy chain is also included on the underside to pass a sternum strap through, further snugging the front pack to your chest. If buying a pair, a center-connecting low-profile sternum strap is also included. Please see the fabric page to see which fabrics and colors are in stock and available. 1.5 – 2.0 oz each, depending on the fabric used.

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Features:

  • Fully boxed construction allows easy access to contents and increases volume to weight ratio.
  • Waterproof YKK #3 top zipper.
  • Three separate compartments: a large main zip pouch, a front mesh pocket with adjustable elastic rim, and a small internal zip pocket.
  • Waterproof fabric (seams are not taped).
  • Black or gray are standard colors. Please see the fabric page to see which fabrics and colors are in stock and available.
  • Removable and adjustable. Top and bottom clips attach to daisy chain of shoulder strap. Two elastic bands hold the front pack snugly against the shoulder strap.
  • Center-connecting sternum strap included.

Sizes, Volumes and Weights:

Size Small:

  • Dimensions: 7.5″ high x 6″ wide (at center) x 2.5″ thick. 4″ x 5.5″ flat inner pocket.
  • Approximate volume: 2 L main pouch, 0.6 L front mesh pocket, 0.2 L inner pocket
  • Weight: 1.5 – 2.0 ounces each, depending on materials and size.

Size Medium:

  • Dimensions: 9″ high x 6.5″ wide (at center) x 2.5″ thick. 4.5″ x 7″ flat inner pocket.
  • Approximate volume: 2.5 L main pouch, 1 L front mesh pocket, 0.3 L inner pocket
  • Weight: 1.5 – 2.0 ounces each, depending on materials and size.

How To

How to Attach Shoulder Strap Pockets

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