Our largest Ultralite, Natural Balance is the perfect Balance Pack for those embracing the light = fast philosophy, with the volume to carry ultralight gear for extended trips. Fusing the biomechanics of comfort, balance and agility into a lightweight, large volume performance package, it has proven itself on longer trips and the world's longest trails. It has received many awards, most recently the 2015 Gold Outdoor Industry Award in Germany.
On-Adjust buckle allows back-length shortening with the pack on to allow a precision fit to a wide range of body sizes
Breathable stretch 3D mesh that auto-moulds to the slope of your shoulders
Twin stabiliser take-off options with 5cm height difference for a precision fit
Flow-Thru stabilisers prevent shoulder straps distortion when top stabilisers are tightened
U Flow by interlinked bottom tensioners
Other Balance Pockets
Balance Gear Racks
Cm: W 37 D 30 H S 70/ L 80 Litres: Balance Pack S63+15 L 70+15 Kilos: Balance Pack S1.7/1.83 L1.8 / 1.98 (Std/+ liners) Backpack S1.41 /1.5 L1.49 / 1.58 (Std/+ liners) Load to: 22 kg Colour: Green/grey
CODE NB-S, NB-L
Fitting Hipbelts, Shoulder Straps & Adjusting Backlength If Required
Backlength Adjustment with Balance Pockets On
Attaching X-Flow Straps
" I'm a long time customer (since 1995) and enthusiastic fan of your pack designs, every since I took an Aarn Natural Balance to Europe in 1995. Wearing that pack (with the "Balance Buddies" as they were called at the time) I have climbed in the Dolomites in Italy, hiked in the French and Swiss Alps, and scrambled and climbed all over mountains near my present home in Seattle, WA. I've worn your pack on every conceivable kind of trip, from long hikes over flat ground to "light and fast: alpine climbs going straight up, AND, having formerly worked in the outdoor industry, I've had the opportunity to fit and wear almost every kind of pack design there is. To this day, nothing compares to my good 'ol Aarn Natural Balance pack. I wanted to send this note to personally thank you for the enjoyment I've had over the years thanks to your groundbreaking design. Very few packs are equally well suited for hostel-hopping around Europe and summiting Mt. Rainier. Yours is. And, after 15 years, it's still holding up pretty well, all things considered. Anyway, I wanted to say thank you. If I was still in the outdoor retail industry, I'd still be selling your packs. There is nothing to compare to them, (as you know!!) It's a shame that they're still so hard to find, here in the US, but I'm glad you're still making them. Best of luck to you, and thanks again for doing what you're doing." Eric Fredrickson, Seattle, WA, USA
“I recently took the Natural Balance Balance Pack to the UK where I completed the Lands End to John O’Groats Walk—1,050 miles in 57 days, i.e. an average day of walking 18 to 24 miles. The Balance Pack did the business! I’m enormously impressed with the pack which I have no doubt helped me to complete the journey without any notable incidents or setbacks. Having had a lumbar discectomy a few years ago, and a history of neck and upper back problems, it was essential that the pack and hipbelt put minimal strain on my lower back, neck and shoulders. I found that at the end of each day, I had no soreness or tiredness in these areas. Further, my overall fatigue level after 8 to 10 hours walking was surprisingly low, given that I was carrying an average daily load of about 13 kg.
The fore and aft balancing worked well—I found that I had good balance when it was really needed; going up or down steep gradients, rock-hopping, crossing streams or on slippery surfaces. The backpack proved 100% waterproof. Thanks for helping me to realize a dream!” Richard Hipgrave, Wellington, NZ