Combining Photo Balance Pockets with an Aarn pack solves the frustrations of current camera bags. Camera backpacks need to be taken off to access camera gear and cause forward lean. Front camera cases hanging via a strap around your neck cause neck discomfort. Photo Balance Pockets give the same instant camera access of front cases without the neck strain. They put all the camera weight on the front of the hipbelt, also eliminating back and shoulder strain; they don’t restrict vision of your feet; they are very stable; their waterproof liners keep your camera gear dry and items can be removed while still in the liners in wet conditions. Photo pockets also convert to a stand alone front pack or a backpack. Photographers love these pockets. Non-photographers who like more compartments for gear organization enjoy these Pockets.

PHOTO-REGULAR - Attach to an Aarn Hiking Backpack

* Holds SLR cameras (up to L: 20 cm, W:15 cm, H:12 cm) + 3 lenses (Max. length: 26 cm)

* Fits all models except Marathon & Mountain Magics, & Flow-Mo Friend

* Separate waterproof Dri-liners for camera and each lens

* Unzip each lid and it flops forward for superb camera access and easy access to battery pocket inside lid

* Top zip flaps flip up for easy access, flip down for rain

* Separate zip entry for top and bottom compartments

* Foam stiffened for stability

* 4 mesh exterior pockets, bottom pockets take water bottles

* Converts to a daypack with clip-on shoulder, sternum & waist straps

* Daypack also carries on front for instant camera access

* 500D Kodura, 210D, 100D x 70D & 40D ripstop nylon
Color: Grey

How to Attach


3.17 in the bags

+ .53 in the exterior mesh pockets

12 L in the bags

+ 2 in the exterior mesh pockets


Height: 13.8 Width: 7.1

Depth (front-back): 4.3

Height: 35 Width: 18

Depth (front-back): 11

Weight (BPP-R)
Standard 1.24 562
with Liners 1.5 684

I honestly couldn't have made this documentary without the Aarn Photo Balance Pockets. I was carrying a 5d Mkiii with a 24-105 lens, a 14mm prime, and tripod and they were all within hands reach at any time. The weight distribution was amazing as well. It's a little unwieldy to get on and off. Otherwise, brilliant.

Andrew Suzuki, Film producer, talking about his latest film, 'Beyond The Way’

Aarn Photo Balance Pockets