You don't have to wait until your child can walk to get him or her out on the trail with you! Child carriers allow you to share your love for the outdoors with your baby without sacrificing comfort for you or your little one. These packs are built just like technical backpacking packs, with comfortable suspension and adjustable, weight-distributing hip belts and straps. The only difference is that the main compartment is designed to carry your most precious cargo! As long as your child can sit upright unassisted, you are ready to head out into the wild and explore together. The seats are padded with additional straps to keep your baby safely strapped in, and numerous storage compartments ensure you'll always have space for snacks, toys, and all your hiking essentials. We carry the Poco AG from Osprey and the Sapling from THULE, both of which come with adjustable, removable stirrups, a sunshade, and a washable drool pad.
The Sapling is a brand new product this year from THULE! The fully adjustable hipbelt and backpanel make it easy for parents to take turns carrying, and a sleeve for a hydration reservoir ensures that everyone stays cool and hydrated. There are plenty of storage pockets for toys, snacks and more, one of which doubles as a removable daypack. It even comes with a mirror so you can check in on your beloved cargo while on the go.
Osprey Poco AG
There are three different options with the Poco AG: the standard, plus, and premium. Osprey's award-winning AG (anti-gravity) suspension system is highly adjustable, allowing just about anyone to carry it. It also offers superior comfort, with a mesh backpanel that allows for airflow and breathability. The Plus and Premium packs come with a mirror and additional storage space, and the Premium version comes with a removable daypack.