Kelty TC 3.0
Design: Internal frame child carrier
Size: 28 litres
Number of Pockets: 2 (with several smaller internal pockets)
Max. Load Carried: 40lbs
Height of Owner: 6'2"
Price Paid: $129
Finally a child carrier with usable pack space. For those of us who want to take our baby backpacking there is nothing less useful than those large-framed small volume child carriers. The transit provides a comfortable ride for my daughter, and has enough room in it for extra layers, diapers and a camp stove. I could actually do a multi-day with this pack, though we haven't tried that yet.
My wife and I share the pack, and we're both very happy with how quickly it can be adjusted to our different sizes and carrying preferences. The pack compresses enough that it's actually practical as an airplane carry-on. I'd have to say that this pack definitely provides the most bang for your buck.
I have only one criticism. At 6'2" 240lbs, I am pushing the fit limits. The pack would be more comfortable for me if it were just a couple of inches taller.
All in all this is an excellent product, with a great deal of flexibility. I recommend it to anyone wanting to introduce their child to all that nature has to offer.
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The Kelty Transit Carrier 3.0 Child Carrier is a dual purpose carrier with all the bells and whistles. This brilliant design by Kelty converts from a daypack to a child carrier when your little one is ready for a rest. The sleek lines and small frame make it the ideal carrier for shopping, traveling, or hiking with your little one. Easy to use and comfortable for parents!
The sleek lines and small frame of the TC 3.0 make it the ideal carrier for shopping, traveling, or hiking with your little one. It is easy to use and comfortable for parents.
- Ramsey Outdoor
The Kelty TC 3.0 Kid Carrier lets you comfortably carry your child around town, on commuter trains, to the airport terminal, and even on the trail. Kelty loaded this small pack with features, such as a changing pad and a child-view mirror, so you and your little one can maneuver easily through crowds. A five-point harness holds your child securely in place. Adjust the carrier's torso length so your back doesn't get strained. Kelty includes a sun-rain hood to protect your kidlet from weather's hazards. A zip-off diaper bag with should straps lets you share the load with your partner or leave the TC 3.0 in your hotel room when you don't need it.
The sleek lines and small frame of the Kelty TC 3.0 Child Carrier make it the ideal carrier for shopping, traveling, or hiking with your little one. It is easy to use and comfortable for parents. Lightweight internal aluminum frame keeps weight to a minimum. Carries child up to 40 pounds. Five-point, adjustable child's harness is ultra-secure. Sliding backpanel torso-adjustment slider for different sized adults. Curved and padded shoulder straps. One-layer padded waist belt. Sun/Rain hoood, child-view mirror, and changing pad included. Padded backpanel for a comfortable carry.