The folks at Deuter Backpacks were kind enough to send over a Deuter Kid Comfort II Child Carrier so Adina could come along on all the hikes, trips, and disc golf sessions we have planned for the summer. We have been selling Deuter packs for about 5 years here at TMS and I had yet to actually field test a Kid Comfort II, and I must say that just like all the Deuter packs I test out, this one was no different. It was great, super comfortable, Adina didn’t cry once and I enjoyed carrying it. She is about 4 and 1/2 months old right now, weighing in at 16 pounds and she fit in the pack with no problem. The seat that the child sits on is totally adjustable, so as they grow, you can lower the seat so their head stays in the right place. The Air Contact/Vari-Quick back system is also very adjustable so my wife, who is 5ft. 5in. can use the pack on a smaller torso setting, while I can then quickly adjust it when I am carrying the pack. Also, the new waist harness works independantly of the pack and therefore moves with you and adjusts itself as necessary while you walk. With plenty of room for storage, extra diapers, the Sun and Rain Cover, and even a Deuter streamer, you really can’t go wrong with this awesome child carrier. And whoever thought I would be writing reviews about child carriers anyways:)
UPDATE (August 13, 2010):
Adina is now 1 year 8 months old, at 28 pounds, and still fits in her Kid Comfort 2!
If you’re in the market for a kid carrier, take a look at the entire Deuter child carrier backpack line, in stock on our site.
Kid Comfort III has all the bells and whistles, and added carrying capacity, making it perfect for those who need to carry it all. The extra details, in addition to those found on the Kid Comfort II, are: integrated sun roof, knee pads on the frame, a detachable, washable padded pillow pad and a rear view mirror stowed in the hip pocket. Here’s a review from Jeff C. of Sparks, Nevada, a happy customer on our website:
We looked at all the other top rated kid carriers out there and found the Deuter out perform them all. The comfort for both the parent and the child is outstanding and the features are impressive as well. The top of the pack sits above the child’s head and the built in sun cover is a saver. The customer service of TMS is top notch, they added the rain cover to my order after it had already been placed, and didn’t act like it was an inconvenience. If they had what you’re looking for in stock, then I would recommend giving them your business!
The Kid Comfort I is the parred down pack, great to carry the bare necessities and, of course, your child. It is not hydration compatible, like its sister carriers, but is certainly the most affordable of the bunch.
If you want to go even lighter, the KangaKid is a convertible pack great for day hikes, positioning your child between the pack and your back. Carrier section can be zipped up and hidden when not in use.
Shop around on the Tahoe Mountain Sports site and find the perfect pack for you and your little one!