As a family, we have had the opportunity to check out a number of different kid carriers. We have had kids only a few months old up to kids over 3 years old in them. Wearers have ranged in size and shape and conditions on the trail have varied from rocky terrain to easy paths to back country ski slopes. While testing continues on our end, we have definitely put a few of them through the ringer.
|Loading up the Poco with Kid + Gear for our Packraft Adventure|
- Incredible Torso Length Adjustment (15.5” – 21.5”) that is easy to change from wearer to wearer. Grandma is just under 5 feet tall and about 100 pounds and comfortable wearing the Poco.
- The pockets on the waistband weren’t thought out perfectly and one of the straps covers the zipper making it more difficult to access. They did include an extra strap to try to keep that zipper more available, but we don’t think it works that great.
|Strap inhibiting access to pocket|
You can also buy a full rain cover for the Poco for $29. While we have not tested it out, the design certainly seems effective (and Osprey makes fabulous rain covers for their other packs.) Osprey also makes a carrying case to use for travel (especially via airline.)