User Review: Kelty Trek
Design: Internal Frame - Child Carrier
Max. Load Carried: 27 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5'7" and 6'1"
Price Paid: $189
The pack has been very handy in transporting our child both within the city and on canoe portages. The comments that I have concern a few problems that my husband and I have experienced with the pack.
The soft covering on the child shoulder straps has unraveled a number of times.
As well, we find that we have both experienced lower back pains when carrying our daughter for any distance. The pack is adjustable, which is good, except that our daughter seems to ride very high on my tall husband's back, while fairly low on my own back.
The child in the pack pitches to one side at all times. This may be the cause of some of the discomfort experienced by the carrier.
The pocket on the back is fairly useless, especially because even if I were to store something in it, I would not be able to reach it myself.
The removable daypack needs to be slightly larger. We cannot even fit one diaper, travel wipes, and a tube of cream in it let alone anything like a sweater or jacket. These again, would be inaccessible to the adult.
The rainhood is a good idea but the water runs down off of the shield right down the back of the adult's neck. As well, I find that I have to bend my head forward because the rain hood is so close to my head.
I would prefer correspondance by mail, as my e-mail is unreliable at best.
Shannon and Peter Martin
34 Consiglia Drive
St. Catharines, ON
p.s- We have enjoyed having the pack, however with the present design I don't think that it is reasonable to advertise such a high load range. The present design would not allow for carrying a child over 35 lbs. at best.