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Aarn Universal Balance Pockets - Small 10L

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Enjoy many of the benefits of the Aarn Packs System while using your current pack.

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: 340 grams + liners + shoulder straps

  • 2 separate pockets with a gap in the centre 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
  • Fabrics
    • 500D Kodura
    • 210D Ripstop Nylon
    • 40D Ripstop Nylon
  • Dimensions
    • W 36cm x D 12cm x H 33cm (S)
    • W 14.1in x D 4.7in x H 12.9in (S)
  • Litres
    • 10L in pockets (S)
    • 1L in mesh outside pockets (S)
  • Pocket Weight
    • 340g or 0.7lbs (S) (+ liners and daypack straps)
  • Colour: Grey

Use this guide for fitting Aarn Universal Balance Pockets to any standard non Aarn hiking back pack.

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

NEW ZEALAND DELIVERY 

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.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?

  • 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:

CAN I CHANGE MY ADDRESS AFTER I ORDER?

  • 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.

INSTORE PICK UP / CLICK & COLLECT

  • 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
    Sydenham
    Christchurch

WHERE IS MY ORDER: 

  • 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 🐻.

 

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY (AUSTRALIA, USA)

  • 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!)

SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS

  • 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.

BOATS 

  • 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.

QUESTIONS?

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

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Pat
Aarn Universal Balance Pockets

Just used this over 4 days of ski-touring. Absolutely superb. Fitted well onto my old pack and allowed superior posture and balanced for both uphill skinning and downhill sliding.

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Beth S.
Aarn universal balance pack

Transformed my 35 L day pack into an overnight pack which remained very comfortable

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Nicky E.
Aarn Universal Balance Pockets - Small 10L

These are fantastic. I suffer from a sticky SI joint that locks out during tramps. Normally I resort to taking medication to manage the pain and at the end of a tramping day get 'stuck' when sitting and standing. I did my research on loading packs and Aarn in particular and decided to give these pockets a go. My current rucksack is only 18 months old and the Universal Balance Pockets allow me to gain the benefits of this rucksack system without having to replace a perfectly useable ruck sack. I ensured all my small, heavy gear was loaded up front in the pockets. I have been thrilled to complete a couple of multi-day tramps without needing to take pain medication, and my SI joint remained mobile and unstuck. Delighted! When my rucksack wears out I will be buying a Aarn balance system pack to replace it. Highly recommended.

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