Osprey Poco Premium Puts Other Child Carriers to Shame
The Osprey Poco Premium (newest model is the Poco AG Premium) child carrier is everything a parent could ask for and more. We’ve hiked with the top of the line Kelty and Deuter kid carriers, and they simply don’t measure up (but Deuter would be our second choice).
The old adage is true: If baby isn’t happy, neither are you. But the reverse also holds true—especially when you’re carrying junior and everything else for a day outside. So when you’re off for an outdoor adventure and don’t want to leave anything behind, reach for Osprey’s Poco AG™ Premium child carrier.
Osprey incorporated their award winning backpack suspension system into the Poco Series. Lightweight aluminum stays provide load stability and the mesh shoulder harness and back panel combination keeps you comfortable for the long haul.
Child safety and comfort is a top concern. The child cockpit is fully framed and padded and the butterfly harness is fleece-covered. When you set the pack down, the base is extra wide and has a locking foot bar for stability. Two large, reinforced grab handles ensure secure pickups. The child seat has built-in safety leg loops.
Adult comfort is also a concern. The Fit-on-the-Fly™ hipbelt means both parents can enjoy proper fit during the same walk. Parents can also share the weight with a removable daypack.
Other features include an integrated sunshade to protect sensitive skin, a myriad of storage pockets, and a removable, washable drool pad.
Max Load – 48.5 pounds.
The pros are all associated with the versatility of this backpack – plus it’s a Colorado company! It is lightweight, comfortable, and has a ton of storage (for more than just your little one). We frequently use this instead of our stroller, even when we’re bouncing around the city. We even took this to Hawaii and left the stroller home altogether.
There is one large downside to the Poco Premium and that’s the price. You’ll be lucky to find this pack for less than $300.
This pack is worth every penny, but we definitely mortgaged our child’s future just so that we could travel with ease in the backcountry with her.