The Baby Back Pack Cross Country Carrier is a lightweight backpack/hiking carrier that you can use when you want to explore the outdoors.
It is a sturdy and durable carrier has the capacity to carry children weighing up to 40 pounds. This carrier is for children ageing between 6 months to 4 years old.
The metal frame can stand on its own in a flat surface which is a handy feature.
This carrier is portable and easy to store. The fabric is all-weathered and easy to maintain. It also has all the basic features that you’ll need in a backpack carrier.
Price and Main Feature list
The Baby Back Pack Cross Country Carrier has the following features:
Lightweight Aluminum Frame
This is one of the best feature of this hiking/backpack carrier – it’s lightweight and strong aluminum frame. The whole carrier only weighs 5.1 pounds in total. It is a great plus especially if you are frequently hiking or doing outdoor activities. Compared to other hiking/backpack carrier, this one is a few pounds lighter on your shoulders.
The carrier is made from 600d Oxford fabric that can withstand the normal wear and tear of daily use. This type of fabric can survive the different weather conditions that you and your child will encounter while on various outdoor activities.
Some areas of the carrier are foldable. The metal frame and the kickstand can be folded. The hipbelt can also be folded away.
It has a removable sun canopy. Stow it away when not in use. It is also easy to assemble and when in use, you can simply retract it. It can also function as a rain coverage because the sides of the canopy is lined with durable plastic.
Extra Large Storage
It has a back pocket that’s secured and can accommodate diapers, snacks, extra clothing and other necessary things that your baby will need while on a hike.
Who is it for?
This backpack carrier is well-suited for tall parents. You cannot adjust the back height so petite parents might find it difficult to balance the carrier. You can adjusting the seat height of the child to achieve that balance, but you need to be weary of how that will affect the child’s stability on the seat.
As with all hiking carriers, well developed neck strength is important so your baby can handle the bumps that come with a day hike. So at least 6+ months is best.
- It has thick and adjustable padded shoulder straps and waist straps. This helps keep you comfortable on long trips.
- It has two extra side storage space for water bottles so you can stay hydrated without having to take the large pack off.
- This carrier has safety reflective strip that’s located on the back pocket area. An extra safety feature in case you hit any foot or road traffic if you are a bit late on the trail.
- Zippered pocket located on the sides of the waist belt allows you to keep smaller items on hand.
- The child seat does not have great support. So if it is a long day, you will have an unhappy baby.
- It doesn’t come with a compact mirror that you can use to monitor your child while you carry him or her on your back. You can buy this separately though.
- It doesn’t have foot rest for the your child.
Why you should buy it?
The Baby Back Pack Cross Country Carrier is extremely light weight. Weighing in at only 5.1 pounds, it is one of the most lightweight backpack carriers you will find. But it is also light on features and comforts. For shorter and less strenuous days out it does a great job.
The metal frame is sturdy and the fabric is durable. It gives sufficient support for the child and you as well that’s enough for wearing it on different outdoor activities. The waist belt and the back panel are padded as well as the shoulder straps.
The Baby Back Pack Cross Country Carrier is a good option for the casual hiker. This will not stand up to the more extreme hiking trip without causing you and your baby a bit of discomfort and possible some wear and tear on the carrier sooner than you anticipated.
It is great for strolling eco parks, the countryside, or even while shopping. But I wouldn’t advise it for mountain hiking or even exploring any snowy terrains because it doesn’t offer enough support for the child.
It does have a safety harness, but the child is not well-protected if you were to stumble and fall on slippery terrain.
It is affordable and does have the basic features such as storage spaces, sturdy frame, and durable fabric but if you need more versatility and support, you better get the more expensive one.
Check out our full list of Hiking Carriers here.