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GearPatrol.com – Featuring Poco Premium – June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015

Luckily, you don’t have to invest in full-suspension bikes and carbon fiber stand-up paddleboards for your little tykes just yet. (You may consider creating a gear stash fund on par with that of college tuition, however.) But you do need a few key items to make getting outside with your baby safe and enjoyable… Here are some essential products that will keep you and your baby or toddler outdoors until the sun goes down.

Osprey Poco Premium Backpack: Think of this as the Land Rover of kid carriers. The Poco Premium comes decked out with bells and whistles like a sunshade, integrated changing pad, detachable daypack, rain cover and more. On a six-mile day hike in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, our 10-month-old happily took in the view on the way up and then took a nap on the drool pad when she got sleepy. The best part? The pack harness is adjustable within an expansive six-inch range, which means mom and dad (no matter how far apart in height) can use the same pack. And, it’s incredibly easy to adjust on the fly.

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ElevationOutdoors.com – Featuring Poco Premium – September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014

In a town that is one of the most active in the country, it’s crucial to remember a few things when striving for your post-baby goals: be kind to yourself, ease into it, and be consistent. Those tips along with the following gear will make your transition back to an active lifestyle, easy, fun, and totally doable…

For more adventurous outings, I highly recommend the Osprey Poco Premium Pack. Osprey is known for their suspension technology that allows for maximum weight and maximum comfort and this pack is no exception. This baby carrier is comfortable, flexible, and versatile and will surely meet the many combinations of outdoor needs that come with introducing your babe to the wilderness. One of the challenges in having a little one is how fast they grow (and thus grow out of everything), so finding a piece of gear that can last a few seasons is a huge plus and the Poco Premium is the kind of pack that can grow with your child…

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Wired.com – Featuring Poco Premium – April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014

My daughter Lucia, or Lulu, was born to move. She laughs out loud when she’s thrown in the air and crawls around our house at what seems like warp speed (take your eyes off her and she’s gone). It came as no surprise, then, that she also loves to be chauffeured around the foothills and mountains near our house in her Osprey Poco Premium child carrier. She’s happy to sit in the thing for as long as I’m willing to keep hiking. Thankfully the pack carries extremely well, with a thick hip belt that transfers her weight off my back. The sun is intense here in the high desert of New Mexico, so the built-in sun shade is a lifesaver…

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OntheSnow.com – Featuring Poco Premium – March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

Becoming a parent is one of the most-rewarding experiences you can have. However, little ones have a tendency to change your life drastically—making that spontaneous trip up to the mountains for a powder day more elusive. Rather than scrapping the outing, it’s just as easy to incorporate the kids into your mountain adventure… especially with the right equipment.

Check out these four pieces of gear to ensure that your children get to enjoy winter in the mountains as much as you do…

If your outdoor pursuits can’t be accomplished with your child on wheels or skis, then toss them on your back with Osprey’s top-of-the-line child carrier. The Osprey Poco Premium is excellent for day hikes in the mountains, for allowing your little one to take in the sites and sounds of a mountain town music festival or any other light outdoor adventure.

This tricked-out pack comes with a detachable daypack, lightweight changing pad, a drool guard, hydration sleeve and a cell phone pocket on one of the shoulder straps. A host of adjustable straps and suspension make for a comfortable and safe pursuit for both parent and child.

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OutsideOnline.com – Featuring Poco Premium – August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013

Best For: 6 months—40 pounds (child must be able to support his head)

This pack gets five stars on just about every feature, but what else would you expect out of an Osprey pack? Though a little late to the party in the child carrier game (first model was released in 2010), it is clear that Osprey has done their homework, as their line of carriers is top-notch.

This work horse boasts a whopping 2075 cubic inches of storage space, as well as a detachable daypack for shorter excursions, just like the Kelty. Of the frame backpacks, this is the most adjustable—26” to 52” in the hip belt, and 15.5” to 21.5” in the torso. Of course, this carrier also comes with all the bells and whistles of the other frame packs—changing pad, sun shade, hydration compatible, and plenty of pockets.

PROS: Adjustability. This is probably the best option for parents who are on opposite ends of the size spectrum. As with other Osprey products, the customer service team is top-notch—expect answers to your questions within 24 hours, and in the event that something breaks, rest assured Osprey will stand by their products. A perfect option for backpacking and climbing approaches.

CONS: It hardly seems like a fair review without listing at least one con, but, to be honest, I was hard-pressed to find any.

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iVillage.com – Featuring Poco Premium – July 11, 2013

July 11, 2013

We Love, You Need: The Best Baby Slings, Carriers and Backpacks

Our parents reviewers put the newest carriers to the test! Read on to find the carrier that’s right for you

The Osprey Poco Premium, part of Osprey’s new child carrier line, has great ventilation and is easy to adjust. We love the detachable daypack of this deluxe model, which also has a changing pad, built-in sunshade and various compartments to carry everything from snacks to your cell phone. (…)

Style: “My first impression? Sleek, light, functional and attractive.”

“It is very similar to a nice backpacking pack — lots of straps and levels to adjust. It is easy to adjust to four torso sizes (xs-large), which is great, but it takes a bit of time to find the perfect size. The same goes for some of the other straps.”

Comfort: “The material is very comfortable for both of us. It never got overly hot for me, and even when the warm weather comes, the mesh siding for the baby is awesome.”

“Once I found the right fit for my waist, torso, and shoulder straps, it was very comfortable. It fits like a high quality backpacking pack. The weight of the baby (and the stuff that you may be packing in the day pack), is all on your hips, so your legs (not your shoulders or back) are carrying the load for you.”

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OutsideOnline.com – Featuring Poco Premium – September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012

Several features set the top-of-the-line Poco apart from its rivals: One, no question the “Fit on the Fly” hip belt adjuster was the easiest and fastest to cinch down and size to my waist. At its smallest setting, it fit me snugly, with no extra room for rubbing. Two, it has the most ample, sun-and-rain cover. Pre-attached, it unzips from its sleeve and pulls forward to attach via clips to the side of the shoulder straps. Three, the zip-off daypack compartment is ideal for shorter outings when you need less gear. No need to haul the extra weight; simply unzip and go. There’s still a cavernous lower compartment for diapers (changing pad included), snacks, and a change of clothes. Better yet, when your child wants to walk, the low-profile daypack can become your child’s “practice” pack. When they get tired, just zip it back on. Four, stirrups. Yup, this ride sports a pair of nylon stirrups that keeps tired little legs from dangling (and, as we discovered on a hike up New Mexico’s 12,200-foot Deception Peak, lets them play “horse”). Other niceties: A hidden hydration slot holds a bladder, and the child’s harness was the easiest of the batch to attach; ample padding keeps the strap from disappearing into the cockpit, so no more rooting around for tangled shoulder straps. True to Osprey’s pack-building pedigree, the Poco has no fewer than seven smaller pockets, both mesh and zippered, including a small one sized for a cell phone or pacifier on the chest straps.

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Studio 5 – Featuring Poco Premium – August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012

Osprey Poco Premium Child Carrier

Tote your little one and all your gear with this fully featured, innovative kid carrier.

· A fully adjustable torso and hip belt accommodates parents of differing heights.

· Junior rides in comfort with padded shoulder straps, out-of-the-way buckles, and foot stirrups.

· A built-in sunshade deploys quickly when needed and stows completely in a zippered pouch.

· Stay hydrated without putting your pack by using the rear compartment with your favorite reservoir

· An included diaper changing pad, detachable daypack, spacious pockets, and a machine-washable drool pad make this pack a new parent’s dream!

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