VancouverMom.ca asked Active Baby, a baby store focused on promoting a active lifestyle for parents and their babies, to name their Favourite Baby Backpack Carriers. Here’s what they said:
Kelty is an American company that has been producing professional outdoor gear for over 50 years and is the best selling brand in North America. Kelty isn’t a baby product manufacturer that happens to make a backpack carrier; it’s a backpack manufacturer that makes a product for babies. Here are Active Baby’s favourite baby backpack carriers made by Kelty Kids:
Kelty Kids TC 2.0 Backpack Carrier (Price: $169.99)
Considered a “transit child carrier”, the Kelty Kids TC 2.0 is great for casual use, including shopping, city walking and hiking. Perfect for smaller and lighter children. A smaller carrier, moms especially might find them very comfortable; however, this baby carrier is not adjustable, so if one parent is particularly tall, the Kelty Kids TC 2.0 might not be the best option. Find out more.
Kelty Kids FC 1.0 Backpack Carrier (Price: $199)
This baby backpack carrier is ideal and a good value for parents who want to go on longer day hikes that are under three hours. Unlike the Kelty Kids TC 2.0, the Kelty Kids FC 1.0 backpack carrier has a sliding torso-length adjustment, which can be easily adjusted to parents of different torso lengths, as well as a mesh back for breathability. The child seat has three positions and is padded with a five-point harness that’s super easy to adjust. The FC 1.0 also has a a cool auto-deploy kickstand, which links to the shoulder strap. So when the parent puts on the baby carrier, the kickstand folds in automatically; when the baby carrier is put down, the kickstand automatically comes out. This backpack carrier also has a safety feature that prevents the carrier from crushing even if you fall down on your back while wearing it. The feature can also be disengaged to allow for the carrier to be folded flat and transported conveniently when not worn. Find out more.
Kelty Kids FC 3.0 Backpack Carrier (Price: $299)
The Kelty Kids FC 3.0 has many of the features of the FC 1.0, but with all the bells and whistles. The main difference is that the Kelty Kid FC 3.0 comes with a padded, molded back panel for greater comfort. It also may seem more expensive, but it comes with all the accessories, like a canopy to protect from the sun and rain, changing pad, and removable, washable cockpit pad. Find out more.
Deuter is a well known German outdoor company and while Kelty might dominate in North America, Deuter is tops worldwide. Experts in making backpacks for over a century, Deuter applied the same technology and expertise when creating its kids backpack carrier product line. Every carrier they produce is of the best quality.
Deutor Kid Comfort I Backpack Carrier (Price: $223)
Incredibly lightweight at four pounds, the Deuter Kid Comfort I backpack carrier features an aluminum frame design that ensures stiffness and durability. Excellent for long distance hiking, the Deuter Kid Comfort I also has a mesh back provides excellent ventilation, which will help keep you from getting a sweaty back. Find out more.
Deuter Kid Comfort III Backpack Carrier (Price: $299.99 (at Active Baby. Regularly $329.99.))
A little more expensive, but with more unique features, the Deuter Kids Comfort III is ideal for long distance or heavy duty hiking. Featuring a back system with a 3-D air mesh lining for breathability, the Deuter Kids Comfort III has higher padded head-rest with built-in sun and rain hood, along with a flexible waist belt that can adapt to your hip movement you walk with the carrier on. With a high back design, this child carrier is also great for the parent who has a particularly long torso. The seat is also great for tall kids as well. Find out more.
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