The best front packs, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on February 4, 2023. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
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Recent Front Pack Reviews
Great pack. Had trouble finding it as many sites say it's no longer in stock and/or the company is no longer manufacturing them. I'm here to say the company is going strong and as of Feb 2023 they are available. They are now manufactured in one size. Full review
A product from European outdoor gear manufacturer Helikon Tex; from their bushcraft line. An excellent pouch to carry immediate necessities for bush, trail, or even around town. Light, of excellent quality, and very affordable. This is an affordable, lightweight chest pack that can carry some immediate necessities where they can be reached easily. The Helikon Tex Numbat is a well designed, well built rig. Front view of the Numbat.There are two stuff pouches ion the front here.There is also MOLLE… Full review
I found this pack very user friendly and it provided a great fit for a universal design product. Works great both when worn by itself or when I pair it with my backpacks or hydration packs. I decided to check out this pack after I met someone who was wearing one. We were both chatting as we were packing up, and he proceeded to remove his front pack and backpack with one click. I continued to loosen straps and release buckles until all my gear was off. I asked him about his pack and he gave me a… Full review
Designed to be used as part of an Aarn Bodypack these versatile front bags have proven to work pretty well with other backpacks too. The balancing benefits of carrying a small amount of weight in the front are quite noticeable, especially with heavier loads in back. Easy access to water bottles, snacks, camera gear, and other items you need to use often on trail are a great fringe benefit. Aarn is a New Zealand based company that has been making a system they call a Bodypack in various forms for… Full review
Great for keeping items at hand while hiking: snacks, first aid, camera, phone, knife, head lamp, etc. Lightweight, comfortable, and versatile. I'm 6' tall, and about 225 lbs. This pack fits comfortably, but if I was much larger (around) it would be difficult to zip in the front. Padding on the straps is minimal, but sufficient for the size of the pack, and for the items it is designed to carry; and it can carry a lot. Both sides have a large storage area, and divided pocket mesh organization. It… Full review
The Ribz Pack is an excellent way to carry items that you want to have immediately accessible like camera, map, compass/GPS, or binoculars. Also convenient for snacks or gel packs. Also allows for better weight distribution. If you have ever considered upgrading your pack because you a little extra room, stop! Consider the Ribz Pack instead. I was looking to upgrade my 65 liter High Sierra Titan pack because I was needing extra cargo space, especially for winter excursion. Instead, I tried the Ribz… Full review
Pretty dang handy once you get used to it. A couple years back, I was one of the lucky recipients of a Ribz pack. I'll say this: they're comfortable, handy, and solid. I have one of the gen-2 models. They're surprisingly sturdy and nicely put together, they hold a large amount of stuff. the internal pockets (open-topped) make dividing up fiddly bits easy. The big pockets hold a lot more than you'd think, just looking at it. It's a very roomy pack, the volume rating doesn't quite convey just how… Full review
Yes I start by now this summer 2011 on my second year with balance pockets. They are great, I am perfect balanced and seldom get tired. These pockets remind me of British soldiers gear during second world war. Ole Due Jakobsen Walking the camino in France and Spain Full review