I have had the wonderful opportunity to review Osprey’s new Poco Plus child carrier. Living in the Pacific North West I feel the outdoors should be a large part of my children’s daily life, but my youngest that is ten months old is at the age where it’s hard to do anything with her. She can’t walk and only wants to crawl but she LOVES the outdoors. We have so many hiking trails on the Olympic Peninsula and a vast majority of them are not stroller accessible. Because of this I was doing some online research when I came across Osprey. It looked like a great product for the outdoor family.
The Poco Plus does not come with a day pack included but I didn’t even come close to needing it. I fit everything I needed into the large lower zippered lower compartment, diapers, wipes, snacks, camera, and changes of clothes. The Poco Plus was very easy to adjust to get the correct comfort fit and was quickly readjusted when the carrier was switched between people. The carrier is surprisingly light at under 7 lbs, my 3 ½ yr old was able to wear it, and accommodates a maximum load of up to 48lbs. My husband and I went on a 4 mile hike last weekend with our girls and were shocked how comfortable it was and how it didn’t cause any discomfort considering you had a child on your back. I wish I had known about this product when my oldest was younger and were living in Alaska, it would have been perfect! I also like that I can use the carrier for both my kids. My 3 yr old is quite petite at 25 lbs so she enjoyed it as well. It was almost a showdown with her and her sister because she thought she should be the one to ride in it. Comfort is a key factor when deciding to purchase a product such as this and it is not lacking in any area when it comes to comfort. It also has storage galore. More importantly the kids loved it and had smiles on their face the whole time. There truly is nothing worse than having a kid screaming in your ear for any length of time and that was never an issue.