Great for day hikes
I recently purchased the Kelty Kangaroo Kid Carrier and loved it. It was comfortable to wear and the pack on the front came in handy to carry the camera and some diapers and other baby stuff. The shoulders straps are padded so that the straps don't dig in to your shoulders. And you can strap the front down so when you baby faces away from you the front doesn't keep popping up and smacking your baby in the face. The pack is great for when you go out for hiking and only want to be a few hours.