The Best Hiking Carriers For Mountain Kids

We compare the latest and greatest carriers for bringing your kids into the outdoors

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Hiking, climbing, walking the neighborhood, and even mundane household tasks like cooking dinner and folding clothes… Enter the pitter patter of little feet, and everything about life changes. But whether you’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of your newborn, or trying to get back into an active hiking lifestyle with your 2-year-old, rest assured that a good, trustworthy carrier will make life easier.

From minimalistic fabric carriers to hefty frame backpacks, we compare the latest in carrier technology. Casual hikers and everyday baby-wearers will naturally gravitate towards supportive soft-structured carriers, while backpackers and climbers will find the storage capacity and durability of frame backpacks a necessity.  Read on to find the one that’s right for your family.

Boba G3 Carrier
Beco Gemini
Kokopax Classic Carrier
Kelty Pathfinder 3.0
Deuter Kid Comfort III
Osprey Poco Premium

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