elliewrote a review of Deuter Junior 18L Backpack - Kids' on October 27, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is our 5 yr old's go-to pack. Which means we use it for school, car camping, biking, travel. The main drawbacks I have are 2: when I took my son on his first camping trip, this pack just couldn't carry anything heavy (at all) for long- just no support for that kind of travel. Also, I'd happily use it as a biking pack- it'd be easy to stick a hole in for a hydration tube, and a pocket inside for a bladder- then presto- the all-in-one pack for a 3-6 yr old! Otherwise I really do use this all the time, either nearly empty for a brief excursion, or maxed out with all sorts of school things.