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Aarn Featherlite Freedom PRO Pack

Regular price $525.00 Sale price $446.25
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A favourite pack for the 3000km New Zealand Te Araroa trail, now lighter and stronger with UHMWPE gridstop fabric

The new lightweight UHMWPE version of the popular Aarn Featherlite Freedom is the perfect Balance Pack for fast and light backcountry adventures with enough volume to carry a week's ultralight gear.


The lightweight yet strong Robic Gridstop with UHMWPE material makes for an even lighter and more comfortable load.

A range of Aarn Balance Pockets are available here, to turn your Aarn Packs into a perfect Aarn Pack Balance System.


Weight: Short 1138 grams + liners / Medium 1210 grams + liners


  • New stronger Flow Frame with reduced weight
  • Bio-Fit Shoulder Harness
  • Single compartment pack with roll top closure and water-resistant Dri-liner included
  • Stretch front & side pockets
  • 12 accessory attachment points
  • Hydration exit and attachment loop*(V.5)
  • XL hip belt available to purchase additionally here.
  • Length and angle micro-adjustable to allow a perfect match to your pelvic size and shape
  • Dual-adjust hipbelt tensioning allows fine-tuning of the hipbelt shape
  • Hipbelt moves with you with U Flow pivot and interlinked side stabilisers

Aarn Balance Pockets: Recommended to turn your Aarn Pack into a full Aarn Packs Balance System.

  • Fabrics -

    Main - 70D Robic Gridstop with UHMWPE

    Bottom - 210D Robic Gridstop with UHMWPE

  • Dimensions
    • W 39cm x D 23cm x H 55cm (S) / 65cm (M)
    • W 15.3in x D 9in x H 21.6in (S) / 25.5in (M)
  • Litres
    • 50L in the main body (S)
    • 55L in the main body (M)
  • Max Load: 15kg or 33lbs
  • Pack Weight:
    • 1138g or 2.5lbs (S) +liner
    • 1210g or 2.6lbs (M) + liner
  • Colour: 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:

  • 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 use Post Haste Couriers as our courier service
  • Allow 4 business days for standard South Island shipping and 5 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 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 3 reviews
Sarah L.

This pack actually delivers on all its promises. Takes some fiddling to get used to the front pockets, but the way it makes carrying the weight so much easier - it really doesn't feel like your carrying the same amount of kgs - it's worth everything. Bye bye sore back.

julie r.
Satisfied customer

The pack had its first outing up the Kowhai River, Kaikoura. I found it very comfortable - no complaints.

Becky W.

This pack with balance pockets met all my expectations on a recent trip.
It just doesn’t feel like I’m carrying the weight that is in the pack. I put as much heavy stuff in the front pockets, including water and lunch. Then everything else in the back pack. My centre of gravity was noticeably improved, especially when manoeuvring around awkward sections of track.
Definitely recommend this system to others even if you don’t suffer from sore back- it may even help to prevent it

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