Aarn Packs are a New Zealand firm who’ve obtained lots of consideration (and a few fairly loyal followers from what I’ve seen within the hills) for his or her steadiness packs. The steadiness packs are available in a spread of sizes and have units.

I got here throughout this fascinating wanting pack the Tempo Magic 33 on their fb market.

The Tempo Magic 33 appears to be designed for many who are fastpacking, FKTing, journey racing or aiming for UL. Current opponents could be packs just like the UD Fastpack 35, Six Moon Designs Flight 30, Palante Joey.

Key stats are weight 680g, capability 33L, really helpful load restrict 12kg. Materials used are a 40D nylon for the physique and 200D nylon for put on/reinforcing factors. Price is NZD259 or about USD170.

A few design decisions that stood out to me was the ventilated mesh again over an inner body, the shoulder straps are linked to permit a certain quantity of motion, and the hipbelt pockets are positioned on the entrance/centre of the hipbelt with the size adjustment of the hip belt additional again.

I’ve added the remainder of the blurb under:

Tempo Magic is the small quantity maestro of physique motion, steadiness, stability and instantaneous gear entry. It is very good for aggressive operating, biking and quick & gentle strolling. Balancing pockets are constructed into the shoulder straps and hipbelt for immediate entry to your heaviest gadgets like water and meals. It calls to those that know from expertise that transferring with much less effort and pressure requires you to be naturally balanced.

– Optimised for multi-day racing occasions, operating and quick day packing

– Prime opening, roll high closure

– Balancing Pockets constructed into the shoulder straps (maintain 2 x 1 ltr water bottles) & hipbelt (instantaneous entry to snacks)

– Prime zip pocket with key ring hook

– Stretch entrance pocket

– Hydration sleeve, holder and exit

– Wire-loc compression for load stability and kit stowage

– Twin trekking pole attachment in entrance, or behind with tuck away slot

– Ice axe attachment with tuck away slot

– Loops on backside to connect gear

– Body stays detachable for minimal weight.


– Primary 40D double silicon ripstop nylon

– Backside 210D Dynatec nylon


Our X body holds the slim back-hugging form, prevents round-out when the pack is stuffed full and auto moulds to the completely different again curves when operating or biking. The 3D mono-mesh and suspended mesh backpanel retains you cooler underneath excessive exertion.


The Steadiness Shoulder Harness stretches to your torso contours. U Movement backside tensioners & high stabilisers permit free shoulder motion with load stability.


Twin-adjust tensioners precision mould the hipbelt and the backpanel to your physique for nice consolation and stability. Twin middle closure buckles unfold the load over a large space of the stomach for digestive consolation. Roomy pockets permit entry to gadgets on the go.

CM PM 22: W 28 D 16 H 57 / PM 33: W 29 D18 H 60

Liters PM 22 : 22+ 4 / PM 33: 33 + 4

Color Gold/Gray

I ought to add that I’ve no reference to Aarn Packs, it is simply in New Zealand there aren’t many ultralight gear firms, so it is cool to see some motion in the direction of making UL gear.

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