Before Cassie and I came up with the idea of hiking 100 miles before Fitz turned 1, we knew we just wanted to get outside with him as much as possible. The outdoors is a huge part of our personal lives and it was important for us to not only stay active outside, but to also include him in our adventures. In other words, we weren’t going to let having a baby be an excuse to stop exploring!
Essential to the equation of getting outside with Fitz is being able to carry him comfortably. Even more essential was that each of us would be able to carry him as he grew and for when we would embark on overnight trips, enter the Deuter Kid Comfort II.
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Why did we choose the middle model? To us it seemed to fit the bill for 90% of the use we would put it through. It had more than enough storage for Fitz’s essential day trip items and enough room (980cubic inches) for us to pack overnight and inclement weather gear as well. In addition there was still room for us to pack on trail necessities each of would need when we take him out on our own. The adjustable Vari-quick backsystem is quick and easy for on trail adjustments, making mid trail carry swaps lightning fast between Cassie and I. Deuter is a brand that each of us had used and really enjoyed in the past with various backpacks, so the choice was simple to go with what we already knew and enjoyed.
If you are in the market or soon to be, I’d highly recommending checking out the Kid Comfort line to determine which model will best fit you and your families active life. And while I can’t personally say it’s comfortable to ride in, Fitz has fallen asleep in the pack on every ride, so I’m pretty sure that’s a positive sign.