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Choose the Best Backpack Child Carrier

Kelty Mijo Backpack Child Carrier

A backpack child carrier is perfect for when you want to enjoy longer walks with your child. Whether walking around the city, or going on a nature hike, you can bring your little one with you to share in the fun!

Even if your child is already walking, you’d be limited to shorter distances, since their little legs would get tired pretty quickly. With a backpack child carrier you don’t have to worry about that, and go on longer walks on which it would otherwise not be an option to bring your child along.

Check out these child carriers showcased here; they are safe, comfortable and high-quality, and you can be sure your toddler will enjoy the ride!

* Pictured above: Kelty Mijo Child Carrier (Blue)

Kelty Child Carriers

Kelty Tour 1.0

Kelty Tour 1.0 Backpack Child Carrier Legion Blue

Kelty Tour 1.0 Child Carrier (Legion Blue)

A super comfortable pack by Kelty, with emphasis on safety and ease of loading and unloading your child. You can go on all day hikes with this one, its internal frame does a great job transferring child and cargo weight to your hips for maximum comfort.

* curved, padded shoulder straps
* patented Auto-Deploy Kickstand
* strong internal frame

Available in two vibrant colors: Evergreen and Legion Blue.

Kelty Journey 2.0

Kelty Journey 2.0 Child Frame Carrier Legion Blue

Kelty Journey 2.0 Child Frame Carrier (Legion Blue)

This is a fully adjustable backpack child carrier that will be a perfect fit for mom or dad. It is super comfortable for both parent and child, and includes several safety features. The pack has plenty of storage space in its front zippered pocket and under seat pocket.

* adjustable suspension system
* padded adjustable-height child seat
* sun hood included

Available in two vibrant colors: Evergreen and Legion blue.

Kelty Junction 2.0

Kelty Junction 2.0 Child Carrier Evergreen

Kelty Junction 2.0 Child Carrier (Evergreen)

Going on a long city walk, or a nature hike with your child? This carrier is super comfortable with its padded and contoured straps. It’s comfortable for your little one, too, with its padded seat!

* padded, adjustable height seat
* roomy front storage pocket
* five-point adjustable harness

Available in three bright colors: Evergreen, Rio Red and Legion Blue.

Kelty Pathfinder 3.0

Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier Black

Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier (Black)

The Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier is a top-of-the-line carrier that offers the ultimate in comfort for you and your child, so get ready for some memorable nature hikes with your little one!

All harnesses are padded and contoured; the child’s cockpit is fully padded and secure so that your child can sit upright in an ergonomic and comfortable position.

Available in three colors: Black, Rio Red and Legion Blue.

Kelty Transit 3.0 Backpack Child Carrier

Kelty Transit 3.0 Child Carrier Evergreen

Kelty Transit 3.0 Child Carrier (Evergreen)

The Kelty Transit 3.0 is a comfortable carrier with a custom fit for mom or dad. It has a foot-stabilizer platform on the bottom to provide for safe loading and unloading of your child.

It features two convenient and roomy storage pockets, bottle pocket, hip-belt pocket, changing pad and removable, washable chin-pad.

* Includes sun canopy
* Padded adjustable-height child seat
* Strong seams and sturdy frame
* Lifetime manufacturer warranty

Available in two colors: Black and Evergreen.

Osprey Outdoor Child Carriers

Osprey Packs Poco

Osprey Packs Poco Child Carrier Bouncing Blue

 Osprey Packs Poco Child Carrier (Bouncing Blue, One Size)

This comfortable, well-ventilated backpack child carrier by Osprey won’t disappoint. Whether you’re walking the city or the back-country, you and your child will have comfort and storage space. You can buy a light day-pack that attaches to the add-on cord loops if you need extra storage.

* Lightweight (yet sturdy!) aluminum frame
* Generous padding all around keep mommy or daddy and baby super comfortable!
* Adjustable torso harness
* Lifetime manufacturer warranty

Available in three beautiful colors: Bounding Blue, Koala Grey and Romper Red.

Osprey Packs Poco Premium

Osprey Packs Poco – Premium Child Carrier (Romper Red, One Size)

A step above the Ospray Pack Poco, this a great choice if your are looking for a comfortable and reliable child carrier system for nature hikes or long city excursions. The backpack also offers ample storage space, including the detachable day-pack that you can use to stow additional gear.

* Features built-in changing pad and removable drool pads
* Large zippered compartment for bulky items
* Adjustable shoulder and torso harness

Available in three beautiful colors: Bounding Blue, Koala Grey and Romper Red.

Deuter Frame Child Carriers

Deuter Kid Comfort I

Deuter Kid Comfort I Child Carrier  Titanium Granite

Deuter Kid Comfort I Child Carrier – Titanium/Granite

Functional, easy to use, affordable and versatile. Oh, and super comfortable for both the child and parent. It has soft and comfortable straps, including frame padding and a soft headrest. It features plenty of storage space.

* five-point adjustable child harness
* lightweight aluminum frame
* optional sunroof can be attached to protect your child from UV sun rays (Deuter Kid Comfort Sun Roof/ Rain Cover: Titan)

Available in a beautiful Fire / Anthracite color combination.

Deuter Kid Comfort II

Deuter Kid Comfort II Child Carrier Arctic Denim

Deuter Kid Comfort II Child Carrier – Arctic/Denim

You’ll be blown away by the ample storage this backpack child carrier offers. Here (are you ready?)

* mesh side pockets
* mesh front pocket with zipped outer pocket
* large zippered compartment under the seat
* mesh pockets with teddy
* long zippered compartment for hydration system or sun/rain cover
* hip fin pocket

The Deuter Kid Comfort II also features:

* adjustable color-coded buckles (what a great idea!)
* anatomically-shaped shoulder straps
* 5-point safety harness

This parent approved system offers top safety and comfort!

Available in two neutral colors: Storm/Anthracite and Titan/ Anthracite (pictured).

I hope this page has been useful in your search for the best accessories for you and your child. Have fun hiking and city walking with your child, in comfort and safety!

Here’s a father enjoying some time with his baby boy, using a backpack child carrier!

hiking using backpack child carrier

Hiking with baby in backpack child carrier

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