Adaptable: Attach our Zipper Pocket to any pack using the gear loop or daisy chain.
Useful: Stash your cell phone, GPS, snacks, sunglasses, or any other essentials to have it all within reach.
Durable: Feel confident in your gear knowing we have tested our products for thousands of miles.
- Stitched: 1.7 oz
- Sealed: 1.6 oz
- X-Pac VX21
- 1" Nylon Webbing
- #5 Water Resistant Uretek Zipper
- Lycra Mesh (4 way stretch)
- 1/2" Elastic
- Water Resistance:
We use waterproof Xpac and water resistant zipper but we only seal our seams on the "Sealed" Pocket.
BOTH of these Pockets are water resistant and NOT water proof. The sealed version is VERY water resistant while the stitched version is mildly water resistant.
Since my Backpacking Packs do not have hip belt pockets, I had been looking for a good strap pocket for my trail snacks that was adjustable enough for use with my daypacks.
I also wanted a shoulder strap mounted 700mm water bottle pocket since I can never reach the bottle from the side pockets of the backpack. I bought a set of each from CTUG. They are made well with good materials and are very adjustable. I like them so much I gave one set to my daughter which means I will be ordering another set.
I buy packs (mainly Osprey) without hip belt pockets since my arms hit the pockets when I am on the go. I have been looking for a suitable strap mounted pocket and water bottle holder for several years. I FINALLY found the Chicken Trampers products. I have bought 4 sets of large chest strap pockets and 0.7L water bottle holders to set up my day hiking and backpacks. They are functional, WELL made, using durable materials. The attention to design details is excellent (from a very seasoned engineer).
Love this addition, I chose to get the sealed seams since I’m using it for electronics. My battery back up fits in it as well as 2 phones. I’m under 20lbs with food and water, I can take 2 phones, lol. For me it’s about convenience and the weight is negligible, so worth it!
This is the 4th item I’ve bought from CTUG and all have been superbly designed and manufactured. The chest pocket has a great zipper, quality fabric, ultralight weight, and excellent attachment straps and hardware. The price is very reasonable, too. Can’t wait to use this on the Colorado Trail.
The Zipper Pocket is wonderful to put your phone/satellite messenger/snack bar/sunglasses. In a world where hip pockets aren't big enough to hold a phone, this is very valuable. Because the pouch is actually deep, the pocket can hold my phone that's 6.2". Quality is great. I've snapped it on my Gregory Octal pack and it stays put! I'm probably going to get one for every pack I own.
I have been looking for a water bottle sleeve and a strap pocket to fit my large phone with case (7" x 3.5"). The Chicken Tramper Zipper Pocket seemed to be the only thing that fit, so I ordered both items. I am VERY impressed with not only the quality of the materials but the quality workmanship as well. The finishing on the seams is first rate and the clips and sliders allow a great amount of adjustability. Thank you Chicken Tramper for great products and great customer service. I will be recommending your gear to others.
WHAT'S ON THE OTHER STRAP?
Check out some of our other shoulder strap accessories!
The upper attachment of the Zipper Pocket is adjustable. The webbing is able to slide through the slider to secure the Pocket tightly to the shoulder strap.
We use Uretek #5 Water Resistant Zipper for these Pockets. This zipper protects your contents from a light to moderate rain
The 1" Slider on the back panel is used to tighten or loosen the upper attachment in order to span the correct distance between attachment points.
The Lycra Mesh pocket on the front of the Zipper Pocket can store extra snack bars, sunglasses, battery pack and more! The 4 way stretch mesh is very accommodating of extra gear.
The lower S clip can be moved up along the rear panel in order to lower the Pocket on the shoulder strap. In this case you would let more slack out of the slider and have the sleeve hang off the bottom of the strap.
The Siamese Clips we use are incredibly secure and easy to use. The Sleeve will be attached to your shoulder strap for thousands of miles.
- Gear Loop Backpacks
- Osprey Packs
- Gossamer Gear
- REI Packs
- Granite Gear Packs
- Gregory Packs
- Deuter Packs
- Kelty Backpacks
- MTN Hardware
- AND MORE!
- Daisy Chain Backpacks
- CTUG Packs
- Hyperlite Packs
- Zpack Packs
- MLD Packs
- ULA Packs
- SWD Packs
- Hilltop Packs
- Waymark Packs
- AND MORE!
TWO CONSTRUCTION STYLES AVAILABLE
Stitched Seams - $35
Our stitched Pocket is not seam sealed but still offers some water resistance. Water can enter through the seams if submerged but they'll handle a splash of water or light rain no problem.
What's the Difference?
Every stitch has the opportunity to wick water into a seam. Our Sealed Pockets are permanently bonded and have no stitches, therefore no leaks. The teeth of the the zipper is the sole reason we classify our Sealed Pockets as VERY water resistant, not waterproof.
We stock all 12 of our color options in both of the construction styles. If we are out of stock in your choice then sign up for email notifications when they come back in stock!
Sealed Seams - $40
Our proprietary method of sealing the seams on our Pockets leave the sealed version VERY water resistant. Our seams are not taped or glued but rather bonded together to create a permanent seal.
TRAMPER GEAR IN THE WILD
See how fellow trampers use their gear!