My husband and I first bonded while hiking together. We now have a little one, but we still love to get outside to hit the trails as often as we can. We were delighted to put the new Osprey Poco AG child carrier to the test. The child carrier is designed to safely transport your child while keeping your back, shoulders and hips from aching; we found that it more than delivered.
As anyone who has gone on a hike knows, carrying anything on your back matters. Osprey has been making hiking packs for 40 years, so they have a great deal of expertise in how to design and build packs that conform to a hiker’s body and appropriately distributes a variety of weight. This explains the anti-gravity technology featured in the Poco AG—a seamless, suspended mesh that runs from the shoulder to the hip to disperse your load. The carrier is supportive, but it still manages to be light, weighing in at around 7 pounds.
The pack is supportive and easy to adjust—both my husband and I were able to wear the pack comfortably. I stress this point because, if a family goes out hiking, it can be important to trade off on carrying a heavy child (up to 48.5 pounds). It is essential for us both to be able to fit the pack to our individual body types, and the Poco makes this a breeze.