Before our Dinah Bug came along, we were hiking mad. We almost covered 100 miles the year before Bug was born. While Robin was pregnant, we covered some good miles up until the third trimester. After she was born, our time on the trail was practically non-existent. How do you hike with an infant. Our answer was, you don’t, especially in the winter. After the six month mark though we were getting the itch to get back on the trail. To be honest, we had the itch for much longer, but we didn’t want anything happening to Bug and we didn’t have a real good carrier to take her on the trail with.
Enter the Osprey Poco Plus kid carrier pack. This was the answer we were looking for to get us back on the trails even though it we knew it would be at our former intensity. We knew 6+ miles were out of the question for now. Neither of us had ever hiked with a wee little one in tote. You may be asking, what about Kiddo? Well I didn’t have her out on the trail until she was 3 and that was very shortly after I started to get into hiking, and before I met Robin, so needless to say I was very green, but I digress.
We received the Osprey Poco Plus and it was like manna from heaven. We were dying to give it a test run. We took Boo out on one of her first hikes in it at Norris Dam State Park and did approximately 2 miles on the Marine Railway Loop trail. The Poco was wonderful. It has plenty of space to store Boo’s essentials (Diapers, wipes, blanket to use to change her on, bottles, snacks, water cuppies, toys, etc.). It also has plenty of space to store other essentials for hiking in general as well as a change of clothes for Boo if needed and a jacket for the both of us.