The Kid Comfort III from Deuter is a highly engineered kid carrier that provides superior comfort for you and your child on long day hikes or quick adventures in the city. The adjustable back system and pivoting waist-belt on this kid carrier mean you can really go the distance without ruining your back or losing your balance, while the included teddy bear helps your kid go the distance without getting bored.
- Aircontact back system supports a large amount of weight while still ventilating well so you don’t end up with a sweaty back after hauling junior around all day
- Adjustable Variquick torso straps and padded Variflex pivoting waist-belt fit comfortably and won't cause you to lose your balance on uneven terrain
- Auto-deploy kickstand lets you set the pack down without your little tyke falling over
- Five-point harness, adjustable seat height, and high-back headrest give your child a secure, comfortable ride
- Detachable/washable dribble pillow supports your child's head and keeps germs from spreading, while the breathable child seat cushions keep junior from complaining about being sore
- Integrated sun/rain protector is ready for changing weather
- Side entry buckle lets you easily access your little tyke for snack breaks
- Main compartment of pack holds diapers and a change of clothes, just in case
- Multiple storage pockets hold drinks, toys, and trail maps; hydration sleeve gives you a spot to load your reservoir (not included)
- Tuck-away rear view mirror lets you check on your tyke without having to stop
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My husband and I are planning on hiking with our 3 month old daughter (we are going to Hawaii in 2 weeks and would like to do a few hikes on the big island). We are currently researching carriers and would like to buy one that can be used from when she is little (i.e. now) up until she is a toddler.
Is the deuter kid comfort suitable for a 3 month old? Can it support her head? And which would be better? 11 or 111?
I would not recommend the any of the Deuter Kid Comfort Carriers for a 3 month old. I have a three month old and a 2 year old. The deuter is great as soon as the kid can sit up on their own. For a three month old I would recommend an Ergobaby and for that age most likely with the infant insert. I have two Deuter Kid Comfort III's and we still use the Ergo for the 3 month old.
My husband is 6'5 and I read in another review that this carrier is uncomfortable for anyone taller than 6". Will this sit on his shoulder and not on his hips??
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The KCIII is a great pack that will make it easy and comfortable for you and your child to get outside. We've had our daughter in one since about 6 mo. and she's almost 2 now. Most importantly the KCIII is comfortable for the child. Everything is padded, including a big pillowy chin rest and padded side that offers neck support when baby konks out (very good for putting your child to sleep). Our daughter loves getting in the KCIII. “Up, go on back like Oda (Yoda).”
For the sherpa, the KCIII is super easy to adjust with one velcro strap, so parents can trade off with ease. It has a lot of storage, so if one parent takes it they have room for all of baby's need and enough extra space for mom or dad's items. The pack has an oversized kickstand that is really solid and stable, big front and back straps for lifting the pack onto your back, and is really, really comfortable to carry. It's large, which is a draw back in tight spaces or crowded busses, but the full shade keeps the sun, rain, tree branches, etc. off your child and seems like would help if we ever took a spill. The pack cleans up easily- soap and water - and still looks great after 1.5 years of abuse.
The best thing I can say is that it's so comfortable and easy to use, that'll it will get you and baby outside! If you're in a more urban environment or likely to go on shorter walks and hikes, the KCI might be a better option due to its smaller size, length and weight.
So to start, this is the first back I have purchased, to carry a child. My wife and I have tried on several packs, including Kelty packs, and other similar products. Nothing compares to this pack, the comfort level is unbelievable. We just recently hiked camels-hump in Vermont, it was a 6.8 mile hike and my 8 month old never once complained. The area where the child sits, i amazing, it supports the child in every way it should. The headrest is perfect for them to nap. Also another selling point to this pack is the adjustablity of the shoulder straps, with just one modification, the pack can be adjusted to fit my wife or myself. This pack does an amazing job at placing the weight of the pack over your hips, which is a bonus for people that have a hard time carrying weight on their shoulders. I could talk about this pack all day, but to point out one last feature that is think is awesome is the rain protector, it secures to the shoulder straps, and creates a great rain guard for your child. Great pack, if you have a child you are missing out if you don't buy one.
The review from "Clartikus" below is mine, and I just wanted to post a quick update. This carrier still looks like new even after frequent use and abuse - we use our KCIII weekly during the summer, and it provides a lot of room for baby to grow. The build quality is excellent, the colors and materials look sharp, and we couldn't be happier with our purchase.
A friend of mine purchased the Osprey Poco Premium, and I got to run it through a few test hikes to see how it compared to the KCIII. There are definitely a few features on the Osprey that I would love to see integrated into the KCIII (such as the padded frame to prevent your child from being squished if you fell on your back somehow; the detachable daypack; the diaper-changing pad; the nice soft material throughout the cockpit; and most importantly the extra packing space available by extending the kickstand). While these features are definite wins for the Osprey, I still prefer the KCIII for safety (they are equally comfortable to wear and both have high build qualities). The higher headrest on the KCIII is what sells me on the Deuter over the Osprey - it's just safer, does a better job of protecting my babies' heads from low hanging obstacles and any spills I might take.
I'm very impressed with both packs, but we've purchased two KCIIIs and loved being a double-Deuter family. If we bought a third, it too would be a KCIII.
I'm glad to see so much innovation in this field - things can only get better from here! :)
This pack is great. Its super comfortable for our 1-year old. Great for long hikes or trips around the neighborhood. It adjusts easily to comfortably fit mom or dad. We love the sun shade, tons of storage and handy pockets.
Best carrier hands down. This pack has both shoulder and waist adjustments to get the perfect fit no matter who is wearing it. The pack also has numerous adjustments for your child's comfort and safety as well. One of the nicest features is the side entry as well. You can put your precious cargo in or take them out without having to take the pack off. It also has a hydration pouch that doesn't interfere with the child's comfort or safety. (I didn't have to buy a new one for it either, the one I have works perfectly.) I picked up the rain cover to go with it as well. It keeps the precious cargo and the pack from getting wet which is a very nice touch. I have tried other packs and this one is also far superior when it comes to combating the "wiggle" factor. My 14 month old is very active in the pack and it doesn't really affect your center of gravity or balance. The only thing that I needed to add to the pack was a changing pad. It has enough storage to eliminate the need for a diaper bag when you are doing some "urban" hiking to the mall. (I prefer this to a stroller). All in all, you will not go wrong with this choice. It's awesome.
What waist size (for parents) does it go upto?
The Kid Carrier 2 and 3 ( the 3 is what your looking at )
waist goes down to 24" and Max's out at 54"
Hope this helps
We just took our Kid Comfort III on a three day backpacking trip through the Sipsey Wilderness in Alabama and it performed flawlessly. Our year old daughter loved riding in the pack and my wife carried her the entire trip with no problems. The pack was comfortable enough for our daughter to catch a nap when needed. The pack was also great for carrying our daughter's diapers, wipes, food, and clothes. I would recommend this pack to anyone looking to take their young child out in the backcountry.
Learn how to place the KC III on and take it off. A simple step by step instructions guide.
It would be 5 stars if the wife did not find it intimidating, and the kid didn't toss the teddy bear on the first hike we did. Honestly - that teddy should've been strung up to the pack somehow.
Other than those 2 complaints which Deuter can do nothing about, my kid adores this bag. If it's daddy and daughter only, i'll throw her into this and just take her for a walk. She's fallen asleep in, she likes the bird's eye view (i believe), and enjoys playing peek-a-boo with the me ala the mirror that's included.
Surprisingly, no back pains or shoulder aches. Good support, and i feel as though i can carry my daughter my around the whole day in this (pending it's a flat hike/walk). Highly recommend it.
My only warning to men would be make sure your wife is on board. My wife said she was - but she found the deuter rather intimidating. Has she tried it - No. Just by looking at it, she wimped out, and because of that I cannot use this pack as often as I would like. Bummer.
I'm just wondering how long you are gonna run this promotion. I wanna buy it but don't really need it right at the moment.
Hey Neno, better get it now if its what you want... I believe this sale ends today!
Hi there. Is this the most current 2011 version here for sale?
Very stable child carrier and stands up real well - even in the snow. Never had complaints from my youngster when I used it and it sits nice and comfortable on your back.