Aarn Universal Balance Bags Small 10L | NZ | Hiking Pack Accessories Close (esc)
Aarn Universal Balance Bags Small 10L | NZ | Hiking Pack Accessories Close (esc)

Aarn Universal Balance Bags - Small 10L

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Experience the balancing power of Aarn Balance Bags.

Aarn Balance Bags allow users of other brands of packs to experience a naturally balanced load without having to purchase an Aarn Pack.

They work on the same principles as Aarn Balance Pockets, offering increased energy efficiency, strain relief and convenient access. Because they are designed to fit any brand of pack that uses a hip belt and sternum straps, they attach to the pack differently than Aarn Balance Pockets.

While Balance Pockets are connected to the pack before you put the pack on (and can be left permanently attached), Balance Bags are attached to the pack once you have put the pack on and are unclipped before you take the pack off.

Universal Balance Bags are designed to be used in the back country, offering great visibility of your feet on rough terrain.

Weight (minimum): 454 grams

  • 2 separate pockets with a center gap give 'see-your-feet' visibility for wilderness walking & rough terrain

  • Suspended mesh back for excellent ventilation 4 mesh exterior pockets & bottle neck holder

  • Zip flaps flip up for easy access, down for rain 

  • 2 waterproof dry liners

  • Cord-loc compression to stabilise smaller loads

  • Top handle for use as a briefcase

  • Reflective triangles for night safety

  • Clip on padded shoulder strap for separate shoulder carry

  • Fabric: 500D Kodura, 210D, 40D & ripstop nylon

  • Dimensions: H 33, W 38, D 17 Litres

  • Short: 10+1 (Mesh exterior pockets)

  • Weight (grams): 454 (minimum) / 530 (liners) / 572 (shoulder strap)

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

🦠Missing Orders & Covid 19 Delivery Guide:

Dear Further Faster Adventure Folk,

Our courier network is experiencing significant delays due to many of their staff members needing to isolate as per the Ministry of Health's guidelines.

As of today, a significant percentage of our courier network is isolating and unable to work, resulting in delivery delays for many of our customers. However, we're doing everything we can to get your orders to you as soon as possible.

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

As always, thanks for your understanding and support through these challenging times.

From the team at Further Faster


Please use an address that the couriers can leave your item, as they are not holding items for pick up.


For delivery of orders within New Zealand, excluding boats:

  • All local orders over NZD $100 are shipped free using a standard signature required service.
  • All local orders under NZD $100 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 4 business days for standard South Island shipping and 5 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!


  • We can’t change addresses in the system once your order has been placed, however, send an email to support@furtherfaster.reamaze.com 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.


  • Shipping for white water kayaks starts at $99. Shipping can be arranged for all other boats, kayaks and canoes.
  • Please contact the store for details and cost.


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


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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Nicky Edwards
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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