- Dads – what backpack for a wee man?
We had a bush baby – I found that the macpac frames dug into my lowe back/buttocks.
The bush baby was great – comfy, big luggage capacity, well made and came with a full poncho for bad weather that covered little un and carrier.
We just sold it onto a couple of mates after 3 kids/7years hard work, and it still looks good condition.
If I was buying again, I would buy second hand, and a Bush Baby.Posted 9 years agoB-_good_effortMember
My boy 2yrs (now 14kg), has been using the ‘Littlelife – cross country’ for over a year now and loves it. It has a good amount of adjustability for him and me as the carrier. The ‘saddle’ height is adjustable to allow him to rest his head on the sml cushion-rest in front of him. We also got an additional ‘blow-up’ neck pillow which attaches securely to his shoulder straps allowing him greater comfort on the longer jaunts – his head is supported if/when he falls asleep.
Would recommend the extra waterproof cover though as the canopy supplied with it is really only a shade / quick shower proof one. (Before we got the waterproof canopy and when caught short in a downpour we covered his legs in carrier bags – did the job)
Would def recommend trying many carriers for fit though, as e.g. the most expensive one is not necessarily the most comfortable.
Posted 9 years agoBen_mwSubscriber
Not a Dad but,Posted 9 years ago
Friend of ours have a Macpac thingie (sorry don’t know what model, but it appears to have all the bells and whistles) which seems very good. It can stand up on it’s own, maybe thay all do this, for putting junior in and then reversing yourself into the harness, and has a very good wateproof cover. What impressed me most though is the range of (easy) adjustment on the back system. My freinds are both mini people, she’s easily under 5′ and it only took a couple of minutes (with nipper sat in it) to adjust it for me to carry in comfort and I’m 6′
Suprising how heavy the little darlings are though!stilltortoiseSubscriber
I have a Deuter Kid Comfort 2 that I bought on a summer alpine walking holiday. Brilliant! It can be adjusted for me (6ft) and my wife (5ft 6) although muggins here always ends up carrying it. Sadly(!) it has lots of storage for nappies, waterproofs, lunch etc etc so actually I end up carrying everything. Still comfy tho’
It even has a sleeve for your hydration packPosted 9 years agoEarlMember
If you wanna save a bit of cash and go second hand ive for a B-Square backpack for sale for £30 posted. We only used it for 5 hours but then realised we are just not walking type people. Its got all the features of the branded ones including a sun cover.
Can email you photos if you are intreasted.Posted 9 years agoBillOddieSubscriber
Oddie Jr gets carried about in Macpac top of the range one (vamoose – i think).
Truly excellent bit of kit with a proper trekking harness so spread the load across your hips.
Would def buy again. The 2nd hand ones however go for about £10 less than a new one though, so you might as well buy new.Posted 9 years agojonathanSubscriber
Another Macpac user here – excellent kit, if you can get it at a decent price it’s wel worth it. Their climbing packs had always been my favourites so ti was an easy choice for me (and my comfort). And as you can see he always found it pretty comfy too – I’m spectating at the Fort William World Champs… he’s seen enough fast bikes for the day 😉
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