What is a "Balance Pack"?


Why Choose Aarn Packs?

If you want to reduce the stress and strain of load carrying, use an Aarn pack. Your Aarn pack is light weight and properly balanced. It fits the way it’s supposed to. It doesn’t hurt.

A high-quality backpack is an essential component of hiking. The right backpack will not only ensure you have plenty of room for all your belongings but it will also prevent back, neck and shoulder pain, and also reduce pressure on your joints.

Hiking puts your physical strength and stamina to the test; each step you take will engage several major muscles in your body. Taking the wrong backpack will hold you back and put you at risk of injuries. Investing in a backpack that is specifically designed for hiking will keep you comfortable on the trail, prevent muscle fatigue and reduce chances of injuries.

Aarn prides itself on designing the ultimate collection of backpacks for hiking. Our selection of backpacks are suited for day hiking and for long hiking trips where you'll require extra space to store tents, stove, food, etc. We've invested heavily in R&D and are proud to have created a line of premium backpacks that hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts can depend on.

Our collection consists of the best lightweight backpacks that were made to last.

Check out of collection of comfortable hiking backpacks today! You may be able to buy a premium Aarn backpack for sale as well!

Finding the best backpack begins with knowing your terrain and hiking distance. It's such a central part of taking hiking trips into the wilderness and enjoying the natural surroundings. A generation ago, backpacks used to be so heavy, but due to R&D and technology, hiking backpacks have become increasingly lightweight and body-friendly.

Our lightweight backpacks for hiking can keep your spine straight and spirits up when you're climbing toward the hill's peak. It also allows you to carry all you need without feeling that you're carrying a steel beast. So, shop lightweight backpacking gear at Light Hiking Gear today and enjoy your hiking trip this season.

Now, if you’re into all the physics of how Aarn packs reduce your discomfort, explore our naturally balanced, body friendly and science pages. But, more important, read the testimonials from folks who have actually stuffed huge amounts of weight into their Aarn packs and trekked for hours in all kinds of terrain and weather, and ended the day free of the agony that they experienced with other packs.

If you need help making up your mind which Aarn pack is right for your outdoor adventures, read the Which Model? page. Then, if you’re still undecided, or are just in a hurry and can’t be bothered with all the reading, give me a call: 801-971-0007.

Look, getting the best backpack and accessories isn’t cheap, so let’s make sure you’re getting the most appropriate stuff for your bucks, eliminating buyer’s remorse, while also reducing the stress and strain on your back and shoulders. Again, it’s supposed to be fun!

Aarn Balance Packs and balance bags eliminate the extra leverages on the body due to the offset load. From our small hiking daypack to our expedition bags, Aarn bags are built for balance and comfort.

Designed For Comfort

Aarn Design is here to create equipment that works in harmony with your body,
deepening the intimate connections between body, spirit and nature.


        This graph compares the number of subjects in the study who had a preference in terms of comfort and fit for either a Balance Pack, a backpack, or no preference.

        *Fit is a measure of how closely the harness matches your body shape.

        *Comfort measures a combination of the fit, the amount of forward lean produced by the pack, and the ease of movement.

        There is a striking preference for the Balance Pack over the backpack for both comfort and fit. That's why more people are choosing our lightweight daypacks and Balance Packs for their adventures.


        Backpack = Stooped Balance Pack = Upright

        Aarn Balance Packs eliminate the extra leverages on the body due to the offset load.


        Based on Biomechanics Aarn Balance Packs eliminate the extra leverages on the body due to the offset load. You'll love how our lightweight daypacks and backpacks work with balance bags to balance your load.