Design: internal frame child carrier
Number of Pockets: 2 in addition to child compartment and 2 small hip pockets on waist strap
Max. Load Carried: 8 month old baby approx 18 lbs, but could easily carry more in the storage compartment - this pack made 18 lbs feel like 5 (really - not much different from carrying my purse, just different size)
Height of Owner: 5'3"
Price Paid: $125
I actually bought mine at a consignment store, but had seen one around and knew i wanted it... now i don't know what i would do without it. i am no avid hiker, but we like to be outdoors.
with the birth of our second (and last child) in december, we decided it wasn't worth it to buy the land yacht double stroller or double jogger, so have been using the front carrier with the older child in the stroller... my poor back!
have to say, i just got back from a 4 1/2 hr zoo trip with the 8 month old in the pack, pushing 4 year old in the stroller... only sat with the pack off for a 30 minute lunch break and i feel GREAT! will be taking the baby bjorn to the consignment store next week :)
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Kids learn by example, so active parents have active kids! Macpac's Possum child carrier helps you get off the beaten track, keep up your outdoor interests, and take your child along for the ride. This is Macpac's best-selling child carrier - great features and load carrying comfort, for parent and child. Security features include front and rear loops for safe loading. We tested this one out extensively and found that it is about as tough as they come. "Bulletproof" is a gear tester comment that we think really sums up how we feel about these carriers. We really liked its ability to fold flat for travel. It certainly inspires the idea of travel to New Zealand .