Getting a new pack is EXCITING! Especially if you are getting an Aarn Pack & Pockets.
To help choose your pack, first you need your back length by measuring your torso. Then you will need your hip-belt measurement. Don't worry - we have easy instructions below.
After that, choose your volume and adventure!
The pack volume you need varies considerably between individuals depending on gear choice, the season and the terrain
Based on your back length and the required volume, you can see in the chart below what models will work for you.
To further refine your selection, you need to consider your activity and the sort of country you will be using the gear in.
We LOVE Aarn Balance Pockets!
And strongly recommend using Balance Pockets in all situations except technical climbing. They will reduce energy use and body pain compared to carrying all your load behind in a backpack.
The instant gear access of the pockets also increases efficiency, as you do not have to stop and take the pack off to access items needed during the day. How good is that!
In addition, specific purpose Balance Pockets and clip-on accessories allow you to customise your pack for different activities. Winning!