Great for your Little Hiker
We bought this pack for our 9-year-old daughter's first "big" overnight hike (A 10-mile out-and-back on Olympic National Park's Hoh River Trail). We are really pleased with Deuter's Fox 30. First, the adjustability is super. Right out of the box, it took only a few moments to fit the pack to her torso length. Second, the pack has all of the little features you would find on adult-sized packs just smaller. Third, the 30L/1800 cu in. volume was just right for our little hiker. Obviously, kids won't be hauling any of the heavy stuff, but we got all of the essential "kid gear" inside (small sleeping bag, water bladder, some clothes, snacks, flashlight...etc.). Fourth, and the most important test in my opinion...comfort. She wore the pack all day hiking in and all day hiking out with no complaints of discomfort (trust me we asked). Bottom line, if I had to buy another kids pack, I would buy the exact same one.