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Aarn Featherlite Freedom Pack Close (esc)
Aarn Featherlite Freedom Pack Close (esc)
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Aarn Featherlite Freedom Pack

Regular price $599.00


Aarn body pack for light and fast back country adventures. Tough, light & waterproof. 

The perfect Balance Pack for those embracing the light & fast philosophy, with the volume to carry ultralight gear for up to a week. This pack comes with Aarn Balance Pockets and dri liners included, as a whole Aarn Balance System.

Fusing the biomechanics of comfort, balance and agility into a lightweight performance package, the Featherlite Freedom has proven itself on longer trips and the world's longest trails.


  • Small: 1204 grams + removable pockets + liners
  • Medium: 1256 grams + removable pockets + liners
  • Single compartment pack with roll top closure, no divider
  • Auto-mould suspension
  • Stretch front & side backpack pockets
  • Twin trekking pole attachment
  • Ice axe attachment
  • Hydration Exit and Attachment Loop
  • Highly water-resistant Dry Liner in the backpack body included
  • Packraft compatible

Aarn Balance Pockets: Included! Sport Balance Pockets 10L with 4 outer pockets & highly water resistant Dry liners included.

    • Fabric
      • Main - 100D Nylon Robic Ripstop
      • Bottom - 210D Dyneema Gridstop
      • Liner - 40D Nylon Ripstop
    • Dimensions
      • W 37cm x D 25cm x H 55cm (S) / 65cm (M)
      • W 14.5in x D 9.8in x H 21.6in (S) / 25.5in (M)
    • Litres
      • 50L in the main body (S) +liner
      • 10L in the pockets (S)
      • 55L in the main body (M) + liner
      • 10L in the pockets (S)
    • Kilograms:
      • Small: 1204 grams + removable pockets + liners
      • Medium: 1256 grams + removable pockets + liners
    • Max Load: 18kg or 39.6lbs
    • Pack Weight 
      • 1204g or 2.6lbs (S)
      • 1256g or 2.7lbs (M)
    • Colour: Green/Grey

    Click here and work out your back length and hipbelt size for your Aarn Pack.

    Back Length Range

    • Short: 39cm - 45cm or 15in - 17in
    • Medium: 43cm - 53cm or 17in - 20in

    Hipbelt Size Range

    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

    How to fit Aarn Pockets onto an Aarn Packs


    For delivery of orders within New Zealand, excluding boats and oversized items:

    • All local orders over NZD $149 are shipped free using a standard signature required service.
    • All local orders under NZD $149 are charged a flat fee of NZD $8 and are shipped using standard signature required service.
    • We mostly use Post Haste Couriers as our courier service
    • Allow 1-2 business days for standard South Island shipping and 2-3 business days for the North Island.
    • Rural Address and PO box numbers please add business 2 days.
    • Once your order has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
    • Once your order has left the store it is at the mercy of the couriers. Please check your tracking information and contact the couriers if it has not arrived when expected.


    • Allow 1-2 business days for standard South Island shipping and 2-3 business days for the North Island.
    • Rural Address and PO Boxes, please add 2 more days.
    • We try our best to get your orders out to you ASAP, however, during our peak times (Christmas, Sale week etc), we may need an extra day to process them.
    • These estimates are for a perfect world when courier companies work on time and natural disasters and pandemics are at bay. Once it has left the shop it is sometimes up to the shipping gods!

     If you would like an update of Courier Network Status, please see these links:


    • We can’t change addresses in the system once your order has been placed, however, send an email to hello@furtherfaster.co.nz or call us in-store and we will endeavour to change the address.
    • Please let us know before order cut off at 1pm daily.


    • We offer an in-store pick up service.
    • This is contactless, please order online and choose Pick-Up.
    • You will be notified when your order is ready for collection.
    • Collection can be made during opening hours at 
      57A Buchan Street


    • Once your order has been shipped you will receive a Shipment Order Email. This will have a link to your tracking details, you can use this link to find the location of your parcel and contact the courier company to see how far away it is.
    • If you have not received a confirmation email within 24hrs, please check your junk box in your email, as some times we need to get in touch with you and emails do happen to end up in there!
    • Alternatively, speak to our order guru 'Bot-Bruce', and he can find the tracking details for you in the chat section of this pop-up. Just ask him, 'Where is my order?' and follow the prompts 🐻.



    • All Australian orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $35 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).  Paddles are NZD $125 for 2 and 4 piece paddles and NZD $195 for 1 piece paddles.
    • All North American orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $90 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).
    • Standard delivery times for international orders can vary from 5 business days to 6 weeks.
    • Once your item has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
    • International orders do not come with a signature delivery confirmation.
    • Please do not buy products with eggs or bacon, as international customs do not like this and your order may be confiscated at your own cost (no one wants wasted bacon and eggs!)


    • All orders are shipped from our Christchurch store and usually leave the next working day. If for some reason we don't have the item you ordered we will notify you as soon as possible and let you know when you can expect delivery. Special order for non stocked items vary however are usually 2-6 weeks.


    • Need your boat shipped? No problem! Shipping is excluded at time of purchase. The team will calculate this separately after your purchase and contact you with the best rates for you at the time.

    • As a cost indication shipping typically starts at $99 for smaller boats and $150 for longer, larger boats. This is based on where in NZ your boat needs to go and which boat you purchase.
    • Boats are delivered to your nearest Mainfreight Depot for you to collect from there.


    If you'd like to know availability and delivery times for a specific item please contact us and we will aim to get back to you the same day within business hours.


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 10 reviews
    Alison W.
    Aarn pack

    I bought this on recommendations from friends having been in a couple of times for a look and then a try. I found it very comfortable and had no shoulder soreness for the first time in years, very pleased with this. thanks, Alison

    Sarah S.

    Fantastic!! Exactly what I was looking for in a pack, light, comfortable, brilliant front pockets for spreading weight.

    Outstanding Customer Service

    After an issue with a pack, I contacted Further Faster from Australia and their efficiency at resolving my problem backed up by excellent communication and follow up right through to resolution has to be commended. I'm champing at the bit till I can get back on a track with my Featherlite freedom pack.
    Thankyou Further Faster and if there was a gold star for "Best customer service ever" you'd have to win it.😊

    Janelle D.
    Impressed after 4 day hike

    It's taken me a couple of years to purchase this pack but after many words of mouth, I finally have, and pretty impressed after it's first 4 day hike (80km+ of walking!). I bought this pack because not only do I deserve it, but to help with back problems I usually have carrying heavy loads hiking.
    I love how lightweight it is, love all the pockets (snack compartments), and yes I can still see my feet with the front compartments on, that are fully removable if needed - did you know you can also take them off and turn them onto a smaller bag?! Can't wait to take this bag out again, already planning my next adventure!
    Also shout out to the Further Faster staff for their quality time, genuine spirit, and helping me fit the pack properly to my body - you guys are amazing :)

    Gita K.
    Featherlight freedom

    I took this pack on a fairly strenuous three day camping/tramping trip. After following the instructions for adjusting the straps I found it fitted well. I am rather skinny so don’t have anything but skin between bones and pack, so I prophilactically put a piece of 5mm closed cell foam just behind the webbing at the centre back of the pack to buffer those two knobby bones at the back of the pelvis. I found I needed another small piece tucked in between the waist belt and the sharp bones at the front of the hip if wearing only a tshirt. The shoulder straps did not cause pressure on the bony knobs at the top of the shoulders which usually bothers me in other packs. The continuous link binding the two shoulder straps together at the base were a joy when reaching up for high handholds
    - the pack remained in place and didn’t throw me off balance. Overall I found the fit very comfortable even after three very long days of rugged off track travel.

    I loved the generous size of the balance pockets. I was able to keep snacks, lunch, water bottle, sunhat, merino top etc in there to be at hand, as well as heavier main items such as gas cooker and tent pegs. I also loved the plethora of smaller outside pockets, four of which are on the balance pockets themselves. Once I remembered which pocket I had put what in, it was a joy to be able to go straight to the suncream, purification tablets or toilet paper without taking the pack off, and without rummaging through lots of little things.

    The strap going from top to bottom on the outside of the pack enabled me to put the tent horizontally across the top of the pack. I notice there are other attachment points on the pack.

    I am in awe of all the little design gems that are to be found on this pack (such as lining each balance pocket with its own dry bag). It is obvious that a lot of thought and inspiration, as well as rigorous testing in the mountains, has gone into this pack.

    Why choose us?

    Simply The Best

    Further Faster hasn’t been on the scene long, but it’s already part of the furniture for the Christchurch outdoors community.

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