Family hikes and travel adventures never felt so good ... for you and your child.
- The 5-point harness secures child with cushioned straps and easy-to-use buckle that makes getting the little one in and out a snap
- Vari-Quick adjustment system (torso: 14 to 21 inches) allows parents to easily change the strap locations for the ideal fit
- Heavily padded back support features sectioned foam panels in key areas and a mesh middle for air flow and long-term comfort
- Padded hip-belt supports the weight at your hip bones to relieve strain on upper back and shoulders
- Aluminum frame provides the support and weight distribution with added padding along the back for comfort
- Fold-out aluminum stand is directly attached to the frame to support the carrier (on level surface) even when fully loaded
- Height-adjustable seat permits use with any size child (small child should be able to hold up head before using carrier)
- Adjustable shoulder/head pads let you vary the distance from the frame whether child is upright or sleeping?features a clip for easier entry/exit of child
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is such a great difference and improvement from the front carrier or stroller!
Our family can hike all-terrain-style with no trouble. We've climbed up and down and never had any trouble. The frame is sturdy and great and the pack folds nicely.
One disadvantage is the water bladder pocket - it's really tight and doesn't fit much more than 1.5 lt. Our water bladder can hold upto 3 lt but it would be impossible to cram that into the narrow space.
As for other storage space, there's enough for the little one's clothes, nappies, foods etc. and the rest is in another pack.
Overall great buy!
Bought this as a baby gift for my sister, they love it!
Great pack! really easy to use. Effortless in putting the little tyke in. Really sturdy with the hip straps and surprisingly lightweight feeling and comfortable. Couldn't go on adventures without it.
It says it fits torso lengths of 14-21 inches...how do you go about measuring torso length? My wife is all of 4'10"...I'm guessing she's not going to meet the minimum and we'll have to get the shorter shoulder straps, but hopefully not if we can just figure out how to measure her torso!
Basically you measure from the last neck vertebral spine which is the big bump at the bottom of your neck in back (C7 or vertebra prominans) to the vertebrae that is even with the top of the iliac crest ( the pelvic bone that stands up the highest). If you go to you tube and enter measuring torso length you'll find numerous videos that will walk you through it. Good Luck!
Just got it and my daughter and I both agree we are never going back to strollers.
Very well built and designed.
it's great to be able to walk around holding my wifes hand and not be hunched over.
folds up pretty flat and comes with a nice little bear and enough pockets to fit every thing.
oh and did i mention, Super comfy!
What model is actually being sold here? Is this the 2011? I have one made in 2010n and hate how the zipper on the bag sticks and there is no chin pad, have read zipper is better now and now has chin pad - but I thought the newest one had a button on the kick stand? This one looks different than mine (mine is a lighter blue) but there is no button on the kick stand. (I don't really want the button but would like the zipper to work better and have a chin pad)
2011/2012. The newest ones.
I absolutely love this pack. I decided to upgrade from the Kangakid (which is another great pack) because the Kangakid I have does not support a shade. This pack is great! So far I've only used it for my 3 month old on a few hikes that range from 1-3 miles but I do plan on using it with my 3 year old as well. The pack is comfortable and durable and has enough cargo room for water, snacks, diapers, wipes, and a decent size first aid kit. I also have the shade for this pack (must purchase separately) and it provided complete shade for my daughter. You can adjust the straps and the torso which is great because both my husband and I can adjust the pack to fit each of our individual specifications. Definitely recommend this pack!
Can you compare the Deuter Kid Comfort II and III?
The Kid Comfort III has the sun/rain shade built in, which extends the height of the backpack. The built in sun/rain shade is not removable, but has a storage compartment.
I was initially hesitant to purchase this pack due the price and how much I thought I would use it. I love this pack and would definitely recommend it. I have used this pack almost daily for over a year. My kid loves it and looks forward to getting in it. I believe he likes the view of the world from being up that high. He is secure and comfortable. I use the pack to carry my kid while I walk the dogs. I also use it instead of a stroller around town or for a family walk to the park. I have taken my son up to the Pinnacle along the App. Trail in PA. I use it year round and bundle my son up in the pack down to about 20 degrees for an approximate 20 minute walk (You need to dress your child warmer than yourself for obvious reasons he/she is sitting still and not getting the exercise of carrying the pack).
For me, the load is very comfortable and stable when you tighten down the load stabilizers. I have tried both the Kelty and the Deuter. The Kelty is okay but the Deuter is much more comfortable and stable/secure. When I first started backpacking, I hiked the Presidentials with a heavy load and a very uncomfortable pack that I returned. I know what a bad pack feels like and this is not one of them. It has a similar feel to a Gregory if you have tried one of those (I have the Baltoro 70).
When I purchased this over a year ago, Backcountry did not have the sun roof/rain cover in stock. My intent was to purchase it later but I have never needed it and do not intend to purchase one. I have not taken my child above tree line. I try to stay in the woods or to limit our sun exposure when out in the open. We also use sun screen and a hat. The only thing I would do different is apply Nikwax Solar Proof when the product is brand new. After over a year of use, I have noticed some fading on the exposed straps and material in the area where my child sits and have recently applied solar proof. My son is now able to walk on his own and his little sister will most likely displace him in about 6 months.
Does it include a sunshade or do you have to buy it separate?
You have to buy it separately for the Comfort II. The Comfort 3 comes with one built in though..
I'm just wonderitng where and how I can by an accessorie for my Deuter Comfort ii. I have lost the sun cover that has the 2 poles that slide into the pack! Any help here?
if you havent found any on websites, you can either buy another, contact your local deuter dealer, or the manufacturer directly. the manufacturer will probably find a way to sell you one even if they normally do not sell something by itself, that's how i got a 2 new sections for my tent poles for an old tent whose bent.
Great pack for parents and for the wee ones. I had an older "Kelty" and thought that it was pretty good when I used it for my first 3 kids but for number 4 that pack had seen better days so it was time for a replacement. I shopped around and found this little number to be a great choice for many reasons. Now I have put it through a few trail and walking tests and it is hands down an effortless pack to get in and out of for both the carrier and the carried. The belt system is so supportive that you are litterally carrying the entire load on your hips and it feels like you have nothing on. The shoulder straps and the compression style straps at the shoulders level off the load and really just act as a great stabilizer. From the babes standpoint she generally gripes about getting into car seats, swings and just about anything that she needs to be strapped into however for whatever reason she smiles when she is getting into this (maybe she already has the wilderness in her blood?). She has been in it for up to one hour and still to this point not a single whine or wimper, but plenty of giggles and smiles. I am 6 feet and 190 lbs and my wife is 5 foot 2 and 110 lbs and with the quick and effortless shoulder support adjustment system we are both equally able to carry her with ease as well as the utmost comfort.
Bottom Line; I would buy another one tomorrow and I would highly recommend this pack to anyone looking to trail or even beat the streets with baby hiker to be on board.