Design: Aluminum internal fram
Number of Pockets: 1 very large 1 medium 2 cell phone pocket
Max. Load Carried: 40lbs
Height of Owner: 6 foot male
Price Paid: $299
We did some shopping around before we bought. Although, besides an older model Kelty, this is the only one I have actually used on my back.
Features are outstanding. Our 19 month old was extremely comfortable riding around. The rain cover (included) was excellent protection against wind and rain as we visited Niagara Falls in March. Even though they do not have a bug net that is offered with the comparable Kelty model, we just bought a bug net at Kmart for strollers and that works fine.
Storage space is great. Adjustability is fantastic. Every strap is easily released and tightened allowing you to custom fit it without going insane working with straps. The cell phone pockets in the front are a bit small for my rubberized and larger sized cell phone but a Katana or Razor would fit no problem.
The frame was not bulky at all. I could maneuver in the gift shops without the back end slamming into stuff. This is worth the money. If you buy inferior you will just have a bad time carrying your kid around. The quality of the design and materials of this pack makes your experience great.
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The Sherpani Rumba Child Carrier is the next generation of backcountry baby carriers, with all the features you need for overnight camping adventures, all-day summer festivals and afternoon trips to the grocery store. This backcountry baby carrier features a true expedition backpacking suspension system for unmatched comfort and control. The Rumba is rated to carry up to 70 lbs. and fits 2,800 cubic inches of gear. If you are camping with your infant, this is the pack for you. The Rumba is the only baby carrier in the world featuring the fully adjustable "Backtrack On-The-Fly" suspension system that fits any size torso and micro-adjusts while you are wearing it. There is no more need to disturb your child by having to set the pack down in order to readjust the harness. The Rumba also features an exclusive five point chest plate that prevents slouching and holds your child upright comfortably and securely with padded foam and five security straps. This baby carrier includes a sunshade and rain cover (same color as the pack), pop-off day pack which doubles as a diaper bag or a child's daypack, and foot stirrups to increase your child's circulation and comfort. The Rumba is designed to comfortably fit both men and women with torso sizes ranging from 16"-22".
The Sherpani Rumba child carrier has handy features for camping yet is also suitable for trips to the market, family holidays and all-day summer festivals. Fully padded bucket seat and sides; seat is fully adjustable to raise or lower child for comfort and vision. 5-point chest plate is a soft foam harness that supports child securely with 5 fasteners, 3 that unbuckle for loading and unloading. Backtrack OTF suspension microadjusts while you are wearing it—no need to set the pack down in order to readjust the harness. Topper sunshade/rain cover protects little one from the elements and guards against unruly branches; when not in use, stash Topper in bottom pocket against back of carrier. Removable foot stirrups let child balance themselves in the pack or right themselves after they've slouched over to one side. Removable kid pack with shoulder straps helps kids or parents tote toys and essentials. Bottom storage compartment zips open for stashing diapers, toys, snacks and clothes. Manufacturer recommends child's weight not exceed 50 lbs., with total load (child + gear) not to exceed 70 lbs.
Sherpani made the Rumba Backcountry Kid Carrier with an adjustable, unisex suspension system that fits 16 to 22-inch torso sizes. Plus, you can make micro-adjustments on the fly, so you don't need to go through five minutes of on-again, off-again action. A topper sunshade and tuck-away windows protect your kid from sun, wind, and rain, while the pop-off day pack doubles as a diaper bag or a toddler's school pack. The Rumba's five-point chest plate prevents your child from getting into those slouchy, horridly-uncomfortable-looking positions, while baby stirrups help keep blood flowing in your little one's legs.
The Rumba is the next generation of backcountry baby carriers, with all the features you need for overnight camping adventures, all-day summer festivals and afternoon trips to the grocery store. This backcountry baby carrier features a true expedition
- Teton Village Sports