Aarn Sports Balance Pocket - Small 10L 2020 Close (esc)
Aarn Sports Balance Pocket - Small 10L 2020 Close (esc)
Aarn Sports Balance Pocket - Small 10L 2020 Close (esc)

Aarn Sports Balance Pocket - Small 10L 2020

Regular price $169.00

Aarn Sports Balance Pockets are recommended for balancing your small-mid volume AARN packs

Aarn Sports Balance Pockets are designed for active adventurers who want a no-fuss approach to increased comfort, stability, and energy savings. They can be attached to any Aarn Pack with a U-FLow harness. So while using the whole Aarn Packs System, your body will love you after a day on the trail.


The Sports Pockets come with two mid-sized pockets, with dry liners included. As a result, you can easily add heavier, bulky items into these spaces to increase the Balance of your Aarn Pack System.

Available in Small 10L and Medium 12L

Weight: 296 grams + liners + daypack straps 

  • Highly water-resistant Dry Liners included
  • Four mesh exterior pockets
  • Converts to a daypack with Daypack Conversion Straps
  • Daypack also carries on the front for security and easy gear access
  • Fabrics
    • Body - 210D Nylon Ripstop
    • Bottom - 210D Dyneema Gridstop
    • Liners - 40D Nylon Ripstop
  • Dimensions
    • W 11cm x D 12cm x H 32cm (S) 
    • W 4.3in x D 4.7in x H 12.5in (S)
  • Litres
    • 10L in pockets (S)
    • 2L in outside mesh pockets
  • Pocket Weight
    • 296g or 0.6lbs (S) (+ liner and daypack straps)
  • Colour: Grey
  • Small 10L

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

How do Aarn Balance Pockets Work?

Attach the Balance Pocket wireframe to the holsters on the hipbelt. Click it in with the press stud to lock it in place. This will transfer the load onto the hipbelt.

Clip the small rods at the top of the Balance Pockets into the matching O rings on the Aarn Packs shoulder straps. The O rings will free-slide up or down the shoulder straps, so the shoulders bear no load from the pockets.

By sharing weight between the front Balance Pockets, hipbelt, and pack, we can reduce or eliminate the leverages on the hips and lower back. The Aarn Balance System works to remedy the forward lean created by standard packs.

The wireframes can be bent to fit all body types and sizes and to create airflow. Shoulder straps can be worn more loosely than a backpack (eliminating back and shoulder strain) so that more of the load is transferred onto the hips.

The two separate pockets are designed to create a gap between them so that you can see your feet as you walk.

The Balance Pockets are attached to the pack before you put it on. They can be left permanently attached or removed for separate use.


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 1 review
Cathie S.
Aarn pockets

Excellent. Like the zip up pocket. Had to add tape to make it stay connected on my older style aarn day bag, but it works.

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