Nice warm bag. I have been down to the low 20s with it. Have you ever had to get out of your sleeping bag at night for a bathroom break and had the zipper snag? A small hassle in daylight, a pain in the ass at night. My wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas a few years ago, so I asked for a new sleeping bag. I got the wide 30 degree bag from ZPACKS so it would be more comfortable in cool weather and I could wear a puffy jacket and fleece pants if it got cold. NO ZIPPER. NO HOOD—Getting in… Full review
My thoughts on this pack are the complete opposite of the previous reviewer. I love this pack. Great waist belt and weight transfer, very comfortable, highly water resistant. I ordered this pack from Z-Packs on a Wednesday and received it 10 days later. I live in Canada and for an international shipment this was very fast. So far I have taken the pack fully loaded with approximately 35 lbs on some overnight and weekend hiking trips and multiple day hikes. The waist belt has two tightening straps… Full review
The Zpacks Zero is a frameless, ultralight, customizable pack made of Cuben Fiber. Consisting of only a pack body and shoulder straps, to begin with, Zpacks allows you to add features, that you deem necessary, to make the pack as full featured (or minimalist) as you’d like. My favourite options available are the back pocket, the sleeping pad straps, and the key pocket. If I were looking to omit some features I would leave off the webbing belt and not have the seams taped. I’ve made a video to… Full review
Load capacity caused weak belt design to sag and rash on lower back on first day while the weight begged to be on lower back and shoulders no matter what I tried. Bear canister was at top. This style is stated to have a 40-lb load capacity. I took it for 35 miles in three days holding 33 lbs. On day ONE I felt a rash forming on my lower back. All the weight was pushing down resting on my lower back and I tried everything to get it to my waist....and YES...I know how to pack, dress, and adjust straps… Full review
Lightweight, simple, and tough enough. ZPacks Cuben Fiber eVent Challenger Rain Gaiters are great lightweight insurance against wet, cold, muck and wind. At 2.2 ounces, calf height waterproof gaiters don't come much lighter. They slip on easily over shoes or boots. I carry them with ZPacks Challenger rain mitts in a portion-sized ziploc to reduce abrasion in the pack. Rolled up the mitts and gaiters are about the same size as an average candy bar. Instead of a thick strap holding the gaiters to… Full review
ZPacks manufactures custom ultralight gear, including shelters, backpacks and accessories.