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- An adaptable child carrier for parents and growing babies
- Adjustable suspension system allows parents to share the load
- Wide seat and adjustable foot stirrups allow room for growth
- Five-point harness ensures a safe trip on tough trails
- Integrated sunshade built into zippered pocket for hot days
- Multiple zippered pockets and reservoir sleeve for organization
- Multiple grab handles make for smooth transitions and travel
- Item #KEL008L
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I tried the Osprey baby carriers (2018) and the hip belt had sharp corners that would have made it impossible to wear even for short distances. I think I wrote the longest negative review I've ever written because the Osprey was that bad. I should have given more attention to the negative reviews that are all over regarding the Osprey's hip belt design.
So we returned it and got this Kelty. As far as comfort goes, this thing is perfect for the wearer. My child doesn't speak yet, but generally we've been successful taking her on short hikes.
Two things that would make this pack better is if the buckles on the child restraint were easier to access once you place them in it, and a larger sun shade with more coverage would be nice. But I'll still give it 5 stars
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 135lbs
After trying a few kid carriers, my customer was really happy with this carrier. Here is what he had to say:
The Kelty is actually relatively comfortable for a kid carrier. It carries almost like a normal backpack other then the awkward higher center of gravity. Adjusting for different torso lengths is ridiculously easy and is as 'on the fly' as they describe it. The harness isn't as intuitive as the osprey but does seem relatively snug for our tiny peanut (barely meets the weight requirement) once we tighten it. The lack of side pockets and CamelBak reservoir didn't bother us, so we went with the slightly lighter model. None of the Kelty packs comes with a full rain cover, which is annoying - but I think the Deuter rain cover will fit.