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Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 21L Kid Carrier

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    • Legion Blue

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    The ultimate in comfort for you and your baby.

    Kelty include every possible amenity into the Pathfinder 3.0 Kid Carrier to ensure a positive parent/baby hiking experience. From back-friendly features for adults to a supremely comfortable cockpit for baby, the top-of-the-line Pathfinder will make heading outdoors for a hike your go-to weekend activity.
    • Lowered child position offers more comfortable and safer carrying, while fully padded suspension eliminates hot spots
    • Easy-to-access torso adjustment lets you get the fit just right no matter whose turn it is to carry the pack
    • Five-point adjustable harness holds your child securely in place, while padded, supportive cockpit ensures he or she will sit upright in a comfortable position
    • Padded seat adjusts in height for a perfect fit, so you'll get years of use out of the pack before it's outgrown
    • Wide frame base provides enhanced stability on uneven ground for safe loading and unloading
    • Hydration-ready compartment and water bottle pockets on the hip-belt and removable daypack mean nobody will go thirsty
    • Front pad can be removed and washed for improved cockpit hygiene
    • Toy loops allow you to clip on alternatives to the ever-favorite parent-hair-pulling activity.
    • Zip-off daypack stows diapers, snacks, and a change of clothes; additional storage space under the seat ensures you’re fully equipped for your outing.
    • Sun/rain hood keeps you trekking when the sun starts beating down or you hit a drizzly patch
    • Carries up to 50 pounds (child plus gear) in comfort
    • Item #KEL0818

    Tech Specs

    load-lifter straps, aluminum frame
    Shoulder Straps
    Waist Belt
    yes, padded
    Storage Volume
    1300cu in)
    1 front storage, 1 water bottle, 1 waistbelt
    Hydration Compatible
    yes, hydration sleeve
    Reservoir Included
    Recommended Child Weight
    50 lb
    Claimed Weight
    7 lb 10 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Great Backpack

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is a great backpack. I did my research on the different brands of child carriers and I ended up getting this one. I love it. It is supper comfortable carrying my baby. She is one active little baby but she loves the carrier. She actually falls asleep in it during a long hike. She normally only falls asleep in a crib and no where else. The back pack is easy to switch between me and my wife with the quick adjustment of the hip strap. we don't need to adjust the shoulder straps at all which makes it quicker and easier to exchange who is carrying it. I love this backpack.

    Great Backpack

    Sturdy and Adjustable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I used this pack to carry my son who is 28 lbs. The pack makes it easy to load and unload him. It is also comfortable as it has all the necessary adjustments to fit different body sizes. The only thing that was not that great is the hydration resavoir area, it has the bladder laying sideways so when the bladder is half empty it is really hard to get any fluid out. I was able to fit a 100oz bladder in there by not filling it up fully, I was not able to find that info before purchasing the carrier. I am sure a 70 oz bladder would fit better but I had the 100 so I went with that. The pad that goes in front of the child does not stay on well but that might be mostly because the kid can take it off. I am happy with the purchase and enjoy taking my son on hikes. I would recommend this pack for sure.

    Hiking with the Kiddo

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I skipped out of work early to take Rosie out on her inaugural hike in our brand new Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 (Technically, I actually have the FC 3.0., but apart from the name change, it appears to be an identical pack).

    We only hiked for a few miles, but Rosie was entertained the entire time by the two travel toys that I hooked onto the backpack's toy loops. The included sunshade kept the bright sun off her tiny head, but I would suggest keeping a floppy brimmed hat on your kiddo for added sun protection. The front of the sunshade has a plastic shield that's presumably for use in wet weather. You can roll the plastic shield up, but there isn't a good way to secure it once it's rolled.

    I was impressed by the backpack, it was easy to get Rosie strapped down and secure. The waist strap is very padded, and the sliding back panel ensures that both Lissa and I get a perfect fit despite our different torso lengths. Since we were going on such a short hike I didn't load much gear into the pack (just the baby and a few diapers), but it seems like it will have plenty of cargo space, and I think I'll be able to tie a sleeping bag and sleeping pad onto the frame kickstand for overnight hikes. The child carrier is also adjustable, so when Rosie gets bigger I'll be able to lower the seat so that she still fits into the pack.

    The biggest drawback is the mesh bottle holders behind the seat area are impossible to reach without taking off the pack. To solve this problem, we strapped a Camelback Unbottle to the side of the bag, next to the baby carrier. The Unbottle isn't so heavy that it throws off your balance, and the hydration hose easily reaches me and the baby. Be forewarned though?once the baby gets the bite valve in his/her mouth, they won't want to give it up!

    There are two load lifting straps just above the shoulder attachment point. Make sure these are even, otherwise the pack will exert too much pressure on one shoulder.

    Hiking with the Kiddo

    Deluxe Kid Carrier

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this bag in red. My daughter is 1 years old and we've gone skiing twice and hiking a bunch of times. I like throwing this on and doing some yard work too. She fits in really well, there are tons of great adjustments to get her dialed in just right.