Looked at both this and the Kelty TC 2.0. Very similar…
Max. Load Carried: 30 lbs
Height of Owner: 5"8"
Price Paid: $97
Looked at both this and the Kelty TC 2.0. Very similar and went with this one due to price at the time. Good storage options and well made. It doesn't come close to fitting me at 6"3" (neither did the Kelty's) but my wife says it is comfortable and she can get most of the weight centered on her hips (she's 5'8"). My 9-month-old at 22 pounds fits nicely and my 2 1/2 year old loved it, although he only got a quick walk around the house and my wife said it worked but he was probably over the limit for what she could handle for any length of time. She definitely thought the 9-month-old would be fine for walking around when a stroller wasn't with and the length of the walk longer then she could carry her for. Said it was an improvement over just carrying her. She also fit in fine, once the pack was adjusted to her particular body which took only took a few minutes initially. Will most likely last well beyond our daughter and go to a relative or be kept to make a good youth pack.
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The Deuter Kangakid Child Carrier is one of the most brilliant designs for air travel or hiking with a small child when you also need a lot of room for gear! This multi-functional pack quickly transforms into a child carrier when your young explorer gets too tired to walk on! It is super compact, so it's ideal when space is tight or you are traveling. As a daypack alone this pack is loaded with all the features found in top of the line packs. The 2007 version is a redesign of this Deuter favorite with decreased weight and an added shove-it pocket for those loose items. The Kangakid will carry the child and all their necessary supplies up to 33 lbs. The new color is called Storm/Silver.
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The multifunctional, supercompact KangaKid pack from Deuter quickly transforms into a child carrier when your younger explorer gets too tired to walk. Use it around town or while traveling.
Combination daypack/child carrier with aluminum stay supported child seat and back system. Features Deuter's Alpine back system- two foam stripes provide carrying stability and comfort while providing a 'chimney' at the spinal column for increased ventilation. The padded foam stripes ensure anatomical and flexible fit contoured to the back in any position. Breathable Meshtex fabric is used all contact points of the pack. Stabilizer straps allow for better control and positioning of the pack. Packbag features a spacious main compartment, two mesh front pockets and bungee cord attachment points. Safety belt keeps child secure when carrier is used. Made from Deuter Super Polytex and Duratex nylon. Carrying capacity: 33 lbs. (designed for children who can sit by themselves).