Gear Review

5 5

Wonderful

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bottom line- comfortable for the kid (she falls asleep in it), comfortable for the mule for a long haul, and easy to adjust on the fly .

We've had it for several months now- it's our go-to baby carrier for when it's too hot to use the Ergo or baby wrap (we live in Thailand). It's been on long hikes, an elephant ride, and a trip in a dugout canoe.

While they sell a rain cover for this, I've been impressed that the sun shade alone kept the tot dry through a tropical downpour for about five minutes. Not sure how it would handle a longer duration (parts of the shade are mesh) but if you just need something while you sprint to shelter you can probably skip the rain cover.

Second fun fact- the shoulder load adjustment buckles are within the passenger's reach, which can lead to some holy $#!T moments when she loosens one. She'll learn not to, can't really ding the pack on that.