Carrier Recommendations

Allison - posted on 02/02/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone, I'm Allie. I live in Georgia right now and do a lot of hiking with my 4yr old son (who hikes with me the whole time), our beagle, and my 1yr old son in the jogging stroller. We're going to have another boy in May who will be in our smaller carrier or the sling for awhile, but we also need to invest in a larger carrier for our (by that time) 2yr old... I'm sure he'll hike some on his own, but not for as long as we want. We're moving to Europe and plan on doing some traveling and LOTS of hiking.

I've been looking at the Kelty FC 1.0 model. It seems to have great reviews, but I figure I would ask some experts :) So... what carriers do you use? What carriers have you tried and not liked and why?

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Chandra - posted on 02/05/2009

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I guess it depends on how much hiking you do, but we tried on the Kelty FC 1.0 and thought it was too small. We did, however like the Kelty FC 3.0 model, but ended up purchasing the REI Piggyback model because my husband, 6'5', preferred the fit over the Kelty. My advice is to try some on before purchasing.

Allison - posted on 02/05/2009

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Thanks everyone! :) I guess we'll just have to get out to the store and try some out. YAY tax returns!! ;)

Maria - posted on 02/04/2009

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We have used the Evenflo Snugli Cross Terrain Carrier for both our daughters and love it. It is fully adjustable, well padded and has plenty of storage space. The girls were always comfortable in it.

Carol - posted on 02/04/2009

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I can't remember the model number, but we bought a Kelty and it travelled over with us with us. Loved it.

Darby - posted on 02/03/2009

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I used the baby bjorn when my son was little(it only lasted a few months).  Then we used a base model kelty.  When adjusted correctly, I could easily hike 10 miles and not feel a thing.  Then my son got too tall, so now he hikes on his own.  He is just 2 1/2.  So if he gets tired, we put him on our shoulders.  But, he is capable of going 5 miles, just not really fast.

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