Deuter Kid Comfort III
Design: framed backpack
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 45 lbs
Height of Owner: 6'1" and 5'7"
Price Paid: 222 Canadian
We were initially hesitant to purchase this pack only because it is relatively new to NA (say compared to the Kelty) and there were not a lot of reviews on it. However, it has been around Europe for a long time and we did manage to access the reviews (in German!). We have yet to take this pack on an extended trip and we will add to this review when we do.
So far we've taken short hikes (up to 2.5 hours). Our daughter is unfortunately too small to fit into this pack even though she can hold herself up well (she is currently 4 months old). The straps just remain too loose on her. The manufacturer recommends the child be able to sit on their own before using this product. Our daughter should probably fit in another month or so.
We have been hiking with another child in it -- who is 3 years old. We found it very comfortable even on uneven terrain/off trail (for example rock hopping through streams). The child loved it and had no complaints (she definitely would have complained if she would have had to hike the mountain herself!).
Adjustments are easy and there is a great compartment under the seat. We love the sun shield that is built in -- it can fold right out of the way if needed, but does not obscure the child's view even when fully up. We also have the rain cover which is great when the weather demands more protection. The child still has a reasonable view with the rain cover on. The pack is well built and the weight is very reasonable for the amount of support the pack gives.
We got this carrier for an amazing price ($222 Canadian at Mountain Equipment Coop) which is in fact cheaper than what we could find for this pack on the web in North America or in Europe! We plan on taking more extensive trips and hikes soon especially when we can put our own daughter into it!
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The Deuter Kid Comfort lll Child Carrier is Deuter's most comfortable child carrier for both you and your child. It's ready for your backcountry family adventure! The pivoting Vari Flex hipbelt delivers ultimate comfort when carrying heavy loads. The belts are concave in shape and ultra comfortable and follow every move with ease and distribute weight evenly to the hips. This top model is loaded with well thought out details. In addition to all the features from the Kid Comfort II, the Kid Comfort III offers an integrated sun roof, a higher padded head rest for more comfort and safety, extra soft back and carry system with air mesh, an additional outer zip pocket underneath, frame padding to protect your child's knees, an extra padded child seat with a detachable, thickly padded, washable pillow, and a rearview mirror stowed in the hip pocket. If you want to remain active with your little one, then grab a Kid Comfort and get outside. 48.5 lbs total weight capacity.
Fast Free Shipping on orders over $50. The redesign to this Deuter kid carrier model makes it a true full featured child carrier. If you are want to remain active with your little one, then grab a Kid Comfort and get outside. Witht the Vari-Quick harness systems, it allows you to make quick adjustments when you're out and about. The Kid Comfort III Kid Carrier has a 48.5 lbs total weight capacity.
Description of Deuter Kid Comfort III BackpackThe 2007 redesign to this model makes it a true full featured child carrier. If you are want to remain active with your little one, then grab a Deuter Kid Comfort and get outside. 48.5 lbs total weight capacity. Features:Integrated sun roofouble lifting pointsNew contoured hip belt with forward pull adjustmentLarge storage pocketsHydration system compatibleRemovable and washable chin padNew back system with 3D air meshHolds child and gear up to 48.5 lbs.Includes child dimensioned safety belt with innovative height adjustmentCarrying Capacity = 48.5 lbs. Volume: 1200 cubic inches20 liters Torso: 15-21 inches Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. System: Vari-Quick Materials: Hexlite 210 / Ballistic Lite
- US Outdoor Store
The Kid Comfort III is Deuter's most comfortable and safe backpack for both you and your child. This top model is loaded with well thought out details. In addition to all the features from the Kid Comfort II, the Kid Comfort III offers an integrated sun roof, double hand grips, special hip belt, extra soft back and carry system with air mesh, frame padding to protect your child’s knees, and extra padded child seat with a removable and washable chin pad.