Joewrote a review of Osprey Packs Poco AG 20L Kid Carrier on June 16, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I originally ordered the Deuter Kid Komfort II. I bought that pack based off of the excellent reviews. When I received it, I wanted so badly to love it that I almost convinced myself....until I had an opportunity to try on the Osprey Poco AG. After trying on the Osprey and looking at it’s features, I immediately knew that I should’ve gone with the Osprey. The Deuter is a great pack, as shown by all the great reviews, but the Osprey won out for me. Below are the reasons why:
1) The fit of the Osprey was much better. I’m a thick guy, and found that the lower end of the shoulder straps of the Deuter dug into my sides which wasn’t comfortable at all. I also really really like the air vent on the back of the Osprey. The Deuter’s bulky padding didn’t add any extra comfort and would’ve been miserably hot once the heat of summer sets in.
2) My kid loves the Osprey over the Deuter. I like how the Osprey provides a rigid capsule that he sits in without being sandwiched in by all the straps and padding. The shoulder straps on the Deuter were difficult to buckle and really pissed my little dude off when I had to wrestle him around to get it buckled. The Osprey’s shoulder straps and buckle are WAY more convenient and easy to buckle.
3) Sunshades. Had to purchase separately for the Deuter, and it sucked. Unless the sun was directly behind us or above us, it didn’t do much for him...plus, it didn’t keep it’s shape very well and looked stupid when it was on. The Osprey is built in and provides excellent shade for my little dude. It keeps it’s shape and looks much better.
I was very lucky that Backcountry.com allowed me to exchange the Deuter for this pack even though I was just outside of the return window. THANK YOU!!
The Deuter is a good pack, but I found the Osprey superior in every way.