RIBZ Front Pack

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

The RIBZ Front Pack is compatible with any backpack or without. Designed by backpacking gear experts for avid sportsmen and backpacking gear enthusiasts. RIBZ redistribute weight for increased comfort, balance and fast access to your critical equipment. The RIBZ Front Pack is backpacking gear at its best.

For the serious backpacker certain tools and equipment are essential for the trip. A GPS, map, compass, cell phone, first aid kit, survival equipment and trail snacks are just a few. These items often need to be readily accessible or placed in a location that does not disrupt the contents of the backpackers load. A front pack allows consistent access to these items without the removal of travelers pack. Placing a small amount of equipment forward on the torso drastically improves overall balance, comfort and mobility.




The RIBZ front pack is made of 210d water resistant ripstop nylon.

The ribs pack weighs approximately 310 grams. All components are water resistant and have proven durability in the most extreme of conditions. With an average storage capacity between 8 and 11 liters, you can comfortably relocate your desired weight in the front packs.

The use of a front pack repositions a portion of your weight forward which reduces your overall shoulder stress and increases comfort, mobility, and balance. A front pack also creates the illusion of carrying a lighter load.

Though the RIBZ front pack was designed with ultralight backpacking intentions, any outdoor activity where easy access of equipment is critical is where it proves beneficial. RIBZ front pack can be used alone as a vest but is primarily designed to work with your existing backpack as increased functionality.

SUGGESTED: 34 – 38 waist fit both Medium and Large packs. Size Medium is recommended for most activities. Size Large has excessive storage for maximum capacity.

Small and Medium hold 8 liters, Large and XL hold 11.

The RIBZ front pack was designed with many sports and activities in mind. Upon receipt of your RIBZ it is smart to first adjust the shoulder straps so they fit high above the waist line and low enough to fit comfortable under your arms. Basically fitted right around your ribcage. It is also a good idea to load your pack with the items for your activity before adjusting the back straps to desired fitting. RIBZ can be adjusted to fit snug for high intensity activities or loosely for when casual. For the serious ultralight backpacking enthusiast, try moving a few pounds off your back into your RIBZ for better weight distribution and comfort. For best results cleaning your RIBZ we recommend hand washing and air drying. RIBZ are capable of being machine washed on gentle cycle though this approach is not favored.

WARRANTY: RIBZ guarantee all products we manufacture to be free from any defects in material or craftsmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Our warranty is limited to the original purchaser of the product and is not transferable. During the one year warrantee period, RIBZ will either repair or replace, at its option, only the defective part of the pack. RIBZ will not repair or replace any pack that has been torn as a result of accidents or misuse.


A front pack is a pack or bag that allows for access of equipment from the persons chest. Front packs first and foremost allow for easy access of gear without the removal of any equipment. In many adventure outdoor activities it can be critical to the sport to have the ability to reach essential gear fast without the removal of a backpack. Simplicity is the foremost purpose of the front pack but there are many additional benefits as well.

Weight distribution and balance is a key element in the utility of the front pack. Shifting weight forward in situations when carrying heavy loads can be critical to the comfort and balance of an individual. Backpacking is a sport where in many situations it is critical to both minimize or maximize the contents of your load for a longer or lighter duration of stay. The ability to move small amounts of weight to the frontal region significantly reduces overall stress on an persons shoulders and back. Moving a small amount of heavy equipment forward to a front pack can allow for an individual to either maximize or minimize the overall load contained in a backpack.

In all there are unlimited uses for the front pack. Front packs are the best compliment to any outdoorsman’s gear when accessibility, functionality, mobility and simplicity are required. From horseback riding, long distance biking, motorcycling and kayaking. All sports where fast and easy access of gear is essential, a front pack is your best solution.

Great for ultralight backpacking, fishing, hunting, snow, survival gear, and more.

Additional information

Weight .31 kg
Dimensions 24 x 10 x 10 cm

1 review for RIBZ Front Pack

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just used my new front pack for an eight day tramp. It did not interfere with my main backpack at all, in fact both remained very comfortable throughout the tramp (fully loaded) Very easy to access my gear on the move. Simple to put on, never gets in the way. I kept all my electronics/map etc in zip lock plastic bags to keep them dry, which I do anyway particularly in poor weather. (Perhaps a waterproof version with YKK zips would be an advantage).
    Overall best bit of kit I’ve bought for a few years, all my SAR mates will be jealous.

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