Our patented Balancing Pockets are the heart of our load-carrying efficiency. By adding Balance Pockets to your Aarn pack, you greatly reduce or eliminate the leverages on your shoulders and back arising from the offset load of the pack. Reducing the forces acting on the body results in much healthier and more comfortable load carrying. Our pack designs are integral to the efficiency of the Balance Pockets , because they incorporate both slim side profiles (keeping the pack load closer to the back) andU Flow systems(allowing free movement). Sports Science findings show that it is the synergistic combination of these 2 factors that creates this minimal effort load carrying. In addition, the instant access to gear needed often and quickly during the day allows you to move more efficiently through the terrain without needing to stop to access gear.