Sherpani Rumba Superlight Kid Carrier
It's fun to enjoy the outdoors with good solid gear and its even better when you get to start outfitting the little ones. Even before I had kids I was really looking forward to getting a kid carrier. My heart was really set on a Kelty pack because thats all I saw but after doing some research the Sherpani Rumba Superlight won my heart. When our kid was 4 months old we strapped her in the Rumba and were stoked with the performance. The support is amazing for their little head when they fall asleep. The harness system really holds them snug when your scrambling around tight trails. The hip belt fits men and women equally and feels super comfy. Thats a big deal too when your rockin' the kid with a mostly metal framed pack. I'm not a huge weight junkie for the most part but the Rumba is 2lbs. lighter then all the other packs I saw out there. It is low profile so when your cruising the farmers market in shoulder to shoulder traffic the pack doesn't slow you down. It also folds down really skinny which is another huge plus for storing in the car trunk. The Good and the Bad The rain cover isn't super secure. It is a bit flopsy mopsy and doesn't really clip down. The storage is really impressive. After taking it backpacking the Rumba carried plenty so we weren't trucking down the trail holding duffle bags. The top rear storage is a lycra stretch pocket which surprisingly is amazing for kiddie stuff. If I were to do it again I would get the Rumba, absolutely love it. BUY NOW: The Sherpani Rumba Superlight Kid Carrier at Backcountry.com.