February 14, 2022 2 min read
Passion for fit
Aarn has been designing back packs for over forty years and has a huge passion for creating products that fit people of all shapes and sizes, making the packs as inclusive as possible. After years of development and use, we have come up with some guidelines to get the perfect fitting pack.
Making the most of what you have is important, every bit of an Aarn pack that comes into contact with your body is able to shape itself to you, to help avoid pressure points.
The hip belt, shoulder harness and back panel should all match up with how your body is put together. Any part of the pack that comes into contact with your body helps to distribute the weight onto your bone structure and does not put the load and strain on your muscles.
Because of Aarns experience with designing bags, we have been able to come up with the best and easiest systems, so our packs fit a wide range of people.
The key features of an Aarn pack:
Fitting Men and Women
Aarn makes packs that are designed to fit male and female body types. Our research into the human body showed that the ideal solution is being able to adjust the different parts of the pack so they can fit your unique size and shape. To help you choose what’s best for your chest shape, different types of adjustable shoulder harnesses are available for the large packs. For On-Adjust and Bio-Fit shoulder harnesses, we have 2 sorts of chest straps: sternum straps (a standard strap that crosses your chest) and X Flow straps (optional, see below) to cater for all chest shapes.
X-Flow chest straps can remove the pressure and breathing troubles of a standard sternum strap, they can spread the load over the whole chest for added comfort and lock the pack closer to the body for better stability.
When Balance Pockets are used the sternum straps connect to the opposite side Balance Pocket to form the X flow system. These straps avoid your chest. If not using Balance Pockets, you can clip on the optional accessory X-Flow straps.