Our X frame holds the slim back-hugging shape, prevents round-out when the pack is stuffed full and auto moulds to the different back curves when running or cycling. The 3D mono-mesh and suspended mesh backpanel keeps you cooler under high exertion.
The On-Adjust shoulder harness comes in two sizes, S and L. Choose the harness size matching your back length. Go to "What is my back length". The harness is made of breathable spacer mesh which auto-moulds to the slope of your shoulders. U Flow bottom tensioners and top stabilisers allow free shoulder movement with load stability.
Dual-adjust tensioners precision mould the hipbelt and the backpanel to your body for great comfort and stability. Twin center closure buckles spread the load over a wide area of the tummy for digestive comfort. U Flow allows hip movement.
“I found out about your pack on Backpackinglight.com where it was mentioned often by a few people but just kept slipping off my radar... I was going ultralight but I am pretty light myself - 5' 11" and only 135 - 140 lbs (I'm a 27 year old male).
I tried a LOT of backpacks (mainly Osprey and Gregory) with only 20 lbs or so in them but found them all uncomfortable, especially in the lower back. It seemed like my spine was curving in an S shape to support the pack with my lower back.
I ordered the Mountain Magic 55 on an impulse as one last shot in the dark after I'd 'settled' for an Osprey Exos and it has been a game changer. I have no pain or discomfort while wearing the pack.
Prior to this pack (also prior to cutting between 5 & 10 lbs of pack weight), I'd never done more than 10 - 12 miles in a day. Now I've done up to 22 mile days easily — and the limitation was daylight. I could have kept going. No pains or sore points and far less exhaustion. Partly because of this, I'm planning a thru-hike of the Colorado Trail this August (about 500 miles in the Rocky Mtns., climbing more than 2000 ft / day on average). I'm hoping the Mountain Magic will do the trick!
So congrats on an amazing pack. While I hiked along the Appalachian Trail here in New Jersey, many AT thru-hikers asked me about the pack. Some had heard of it but had never seen one in person. Others were very intrigued and couldn't believe they hadn't seen such a design before because it "just makes sense".
Arvind Murugan, USA
I totally wanted to tell you how much I LOVE my Mountain Magic Balance Pack! It is the best thing to happen to my backpacking life! I just returned from tramping the Pyrenean Haute Route, from the Atlantic Ocean across the spine of the mountains to the Mediterranean. It took me 55 days (816 Kilometers and 35,633 meters elevation gain). My Aarn pack was so comfortable and allowed me such freedom of movement – it is awesome!!! I do have to admit that it was a bit heavy in the beginning (only my fault), and after the first 10 days, I mailed home 3.2 Kilos of gear (including my stove!) to get me down to about 17 kilos with food and water. Then it was really manageable. I had a great trip!
Talie Morrison, retired mountain guide, Crested Butte, CO, USA