- January 30 2011
Very nice pack for parents of small children
I am a very avid hiker and backpacker. I bought this pack for my sister as she recently had a new baby. We looked at some other off-brand packs before purchase and they just don't compare to the quality of construction and features. It's like having a full feature backpack with all of the adjustments that happens to carry a child too. Very comfoartable to wear and plenty of room for everything an a day hike.
- January 10 2011
Great travel option!
The Kelty Kids 3.0 carrier is a great travel option for the 'urban traveler'. It's compact enough to throw in the front seat of your car, and has a strong enough frame to carry around your baby and accessories. We've used our carrier on hikes, walks and zoo visits and love it. Our baby is heavy for his age so the back and hip support are a great benefit to us. The baby sits comfortably in his harness and loves looking out from up high. He didn't care too much for the sun shade, but adjusted to it quickly. The changing pad is an all-in-one station setup which is so handy to have along. There's enough extra room in the pack cavity to carry along a food bag, wallet, camera and extra change of baby clothes. And all the little pockets around the carrier allow for keys, phone, toys, water & little extras to be in grabbing range. We would say the downsides are the questionsble zipper strength - they seem to get caught easily going over the arc shape. Also, our 8 month old is tall for his age, so even though his weight is only halfway to maximum capacity, his length seems to set him close to the harness' maximum setting. We are hopeful that this carrier will hold him through at least 18 months... we'll see. All in all, I wish we had it when our little one was 6 months, and would highly recommend this to anyone who is active outdoors and needs something more than a front/back carrier, or has a heavier baby.
- November 10 2010
Great for your littleone
If you want to take your little one out on the trail with you, I recommend this item. You can safely secure your little tiger so they are comfortable on the trail and have all the gear to keep them happy. I like to get out and and rack the miles and my little tiger fell asleep after the first 20 minutes and had enjoyed the ride.
- April 20 2010
we like it
I am impressed with the quality of this backpack. We have used it for short hikes and neighborhood walks. The straps are a little stiff in the shoulders, but I assume they will break in. The amazon.com listing said it included a mirror, but it did not come with one. Overall, we are very happy with the purchase.
- February 18 2010
Love this - for travel & around town
Love this product - looks like a backpack, but doubles as a child carrier. Interior frame makes it easy to get around and you don't feel like you should be out in the mountains when you really just want to go to the grocery. Low profile so child doesn't sit high above your head. Love the removable diaper bag (Kelty went away from that on the 2010 model).