Aarn Universal Balance Bags
Aarn Universal Balance Bags
Aarn Universal Balance Bags
Aarn Universal Balance Bags
Aarn Universal Balance Bags
Aarn Universal Balance Bags

Aarn Universal Balance Bags

Regular price $189.00 Sale price$169.00 Save $20.00
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Enjoy many of the benefits of the Aarn Packs System while using your current pack. Our Universal Balance Pockets are designed to help balance your load while working with non-Aarn branded packs.

They work on the same principles as our Aarn Balance Pockets, offering increased energy efficiency, strain relief and convenient access.

Will they work on my pack? They are thoughtfully designed to fit any brand of backpack that uses a hip belt and shoulder straps.

Aarn Universal Balance Pockets are attached to the pack once you have put the pack on and are unclipped before you take the pack off.

How do I attach to my current pack? Firstly, while not wearing the pack, secure the top two detachable clips to the shoulder straps above the sternum strap area. You can keep the top parts of the buckles attached to your pack permanently.

For everyday use, put your pack on, clip in the top buckles, and then tuck the bottom bracket behind your hip belt and use the velcro in front of the hip belt to secure it.

How do I remove the pockets? Undo the velcro to remove the hip belt attachment and unclip the top buckles. Leave the top part of the buckles on your pack for easy putting on and off.

Universal Balance Pockets are designed to be used in the backcountry, offering excellent visibility of your feet on rough terrain.


Weight: 390 grams + liners + shoulder straps


  • 2 separate pockets with a gap in the center to give 'see-your-feet' visibility for wilderness walking & rough terrain
  • Suspended mesh back for excellent ventilation
  • 4 x mesh exterior pockets & 2 x bottle neck holders
  • 2 waterproof dry liners included
  • top carry handle for use when not attached to your pack
  • Reflective tabs for night safety
  • Removable clip on padded shoulder strap


  • Colour: Grey
  • Fabric: 500D Kodura, 210D, 40D & ripstop nylon
  • CM: H 36, W 37, D 12
  • Litres: 12+2 (Mesh exterior pockets)
  • Weight: 390 grams + liners + shoulder straps

The standard local delivery time from our store in Melbourne for orders placed before noon is 2–7 business days via Australia Post standard delivery. Express Post is also available. Please see our Shipping page for more details. International Orders are subject to flight availability.

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About Aarn

Aarn Packs represent the most efficient, comfortable, stable, practical and healthiest way to carry load on the human body.

They challenge traditional thinking on pack design.

Aarn Packs was born in Aotearoa New Zealand, Mother Nature’s playground, where spending time in the mountains and on the trails is a way of life.

The founders Aarn and Devi Tate set out to challenge traditional back pack design thinking. They spent years researching, innovating, and developing new design principles to create a pack that didn’t alter posture, balance and movement.

Aarn Packs and Balance Pockets are designed here in Christchurch, New Zealand, and are available throughout the world. Aarn's design principles stay the same to this day, with a focus on posture, balance, movement, fit, lightness and using science to improve your comfort and health.

Aarn embrace the philosophy of the Cradle to Cradle method and keep sustainability in mind with their design and manufacturing processes.

Aarn Packs continues to be an industry leader in the outdoor adventure scene. We’re proud to have received accolades and awards from DuPont, Trail Kauftipp, Editors Choice at Outdoor, Outdoor Gold Winner, Gear Guide Innovation Awards, and ISPO Brand New Award.

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