- Weight limit of 75 pounds. Not that I am going to HAUL 75 pounds on my back necessarily, but I CAN carry my 55 pound 6 year old comfortably if I have to.
- A high back means that it’s great for taller and big kids
- You can cross the straps which equals a super comfortable front hold. In the photo below my 4 year old had just woken and wasn’t really in the mood to hike yet. I had a backpack to carry, so put him on front, crossed my straps and up the mountain we went.
- Generous pockets for stashing a couple snacks, wipes or a diaper
- The Outback especially has perfect hiking-friendly fabric. It repels dirt and water and keeps the kiddo kind of dry. The NexStep does great with dirt too. I do love the feel of the Cruiser (their cotton line), but it does tend to pick up dirt, etc. easier.
This summer Onya Baby released a new color in their NexStep and it is a new favorite. The “Cherry” is less bright red and more of a bright “wine” color (always hard to tell from the photos). I was pleasantly surprised.
I also LOVE the Lapis color in their Cruiser. The structure of the carriers are all the same, the Cruiser is just a bit softer and great for people who prefer the feel of cotton – totally a personal preference! It’s also their most budget-friendly carrier ($129 vs. $139 or $149). All these beautiful, bright and classic colors!
Sooooo, Onya Baby and Tales of a Mountain Mama have teamed up to offer YOU a chance to win your own Cherry NexStep. This contest is on Instagram so head on over there, find us @mtnmamatales and @onyababy and cross your fingers for good luck!
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