Piggy Back


Piggy Back
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Piggy Back
Manufacturer REI
Page By foxylady
Page Type Jan 26, 2007 / Jan 26, 2007
Object ID 2220
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Product Description

Revised for parent's and baby's comfort, our deluxe child carrier offers a secure, smooth ride on- and off-trail with comfortable suspension systems.
Adult and child suspension systems feature curved, padded shoulder straps and waistbelts, lined with brushed polyester for moisture-wicking comfort
Pack features a padded back panel with breathable mesh lining allowing air to circulate
Child's padded back panel features a breathable mesh cover with brushed polyester lining on the seat, sides, head and lumbar pads
Adult suspension system has a quicker torso-adjust with embroidered letters for easy-to-remember slots when switching between tall and short parents
Child's seat and harness has multiple adjustments to fit a variety of sizes and to accommodate child's growth
Fold-out kick stand aids in loading and won't pinch if little fingers get in the way
Zip-off daypack for parent or older sibling features an insulated baby bottle pocket, plus pockets for toys, snacks and extra clothes
A rearview mirror is tethered to shoulder strap letting Mom or Dad see baby without removing the pack
Generous reflective trim for visibility in low light and night time
Carrier features a hydration sleeve holding up to a 70 oz. reservoir (sold separately) keeping adults hydrated when on the go
Material is removable for easy cleaning
REI Rain Bonnet (sold separately) attaches atop carrier to shield child from rain, sun and wind
For more storage capacity attach the REI Diaper Bag (sold separately) which holds enough bottles, diapers, toys and clothes for a day's outing
Age and weight requirements for your child:
Your child must be capable of holding their head upright and sitting up by themselves. Usually a child older than 6 months is able to do this. It is a good idea to ask your pediatrician if they think your child is ready to ride in a child carrier.
Do not carry any child that is over 45 lbs. or that is too large for the child harness system.
Maximum total load capacity for child and gear is 60 lbs.


Specification Description

Material Nylon/polyester

Approximate volume 2,000 cubic inches

Fits torso 15 - 23 inches

Fits waist/hips 28 - 56 inches

Number of pockets 3 + main compartment

Dimensions 29.5 x 21 x 11.5 inches

Frame material Aluminum

Average weight 7 lbs. 2 oz.

Max. weight (child+gear+pack) 60 pounds

Here's what I think...

This is a very good carrier. It is comfy to carry all day and my little one is comfy too. A nice feature is that the backpack separates from the child carrier portion so your spouse can carry that if it gets too heavy. Holds lots of stuff like diapers, bottles, food water and all your gear as well. My only gripe is that there is no sun-shade included. You must buy that separately for another $38. Its also a little hard to get the piggy back on by yourself. Its better if you have someone there to help you get your arms in the straps and hold the pack vertical so you don't dump your little one over as you're trying to get situated.



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AJF - Oct 2, 2007 5:17 pm - Voted 4/5

I ride in this one all the time with mom/dad. nary a complaint from me! I like the bonnet/cover but wished it zipped down farther and that the side mesh had plastic like the front windshield did to keep the rain out. Other than that its a nice ride!

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