Summary: I love this carrier for one basic reason- it's lightweight!!! I can get it on easily when I am home alone. My husband sports in when we go on trails or to festivals in the city. I have loaned this to several friends and they have realized why this was my first choice. The five point harness is such a bonus for extra safety. We use the sunshade protection nearly every time we use this. I love that feature, happier kid= happier mom!
Summary: This is a very lightweight carrier and is great for walks. I put the baby on my back and the dog's leash in my hand and off we go. It does take some time to get everything adjusted just right to not hurt your back but once you do it is great. My son loves it and sings along as we go. It does also take some time to get the hang of "loading" the baby. I put him on our top step and load from below and can get him on my back with only minor tilting and he is fine with it.
Summary: Overall a good pack with many nice features, including under-seat storage, stirrups, small zipper pockets for things like keys, wallet, etc, and rain/sun covers. Unfortunately, there are a few key features that didn't thrill me, including low-end padding on the shoulder straps (so it starts to hurt after a while), no across-the-chest buckle for the child restraints so our son could easily wiggle out of the shoulder straps and lean over fall enough to fall out of the pack...
Summary: I bought this carrier after trying on several different types in the store with my 20 pound baby (including Kelty, regular Rumba). This one was the most comfortable as it is light and seems to distribute weight nicely. My husband noticed that the other carriers seemed made for larger people (I am about 5'7") and indeed the others pulled more on my shoulders. The other carriers are also much heavier and they seem sturdier..
Summary: We recently purchased this backpack for a trip to Beijing, China with our 16 month old. My son loved being carried in it. He looked and seemed more comfortable than in other carriers we've had in the past. My husband even carried our son in this backpack up The Great Wall! I was also pleasantly surprised how much storage room was in the backpack. Plenty of room for extra clothes, blankets, toys, and our son's food for the day. Excellent quality for the price.
Summary: I had seen the Sherpani Superlight on the trail a couple of times and knew a friend that had one that I had seen in a photo. The pack is attractive and fits comfortably. There is plenty of room to carry extra gear and has convenient pockets or carrying keys, chewies, etc.. The big disappointment came after a day hike when I finally realized that there was no padding in the waist belt.
I have to say we don't leave home without it. When…
29 May 2008
Summary: I have to say we don't leave home without it. When we go hiking, our 3-year-old daughter, who weighs approx. 35 lbs, sits comfy and she loves it. My husband is 6'1" and I'm 5'3" and I carried her on my back (steep hills and down) for four miles with no problems, except my legs did get tired towards the end. The next day I felt great. Also the storage area is much bigger than expected which is a bonus. Really Comfy!! We love it!!
Summary: I have owned a number of baby carriers over the years. My favorite for babys is the Bjourn front carrier for around the house (you must stand and keep moving though or the kid will get bored and cry, but for chores it is the ultimate). The Bjourn carrier only is good up until about 25 pounds. Then you have to switch to a back carrier. I previously owned Keltys best model but it got lost in a move, so I decided to try the Sherpani Rumba.
This is a super comfy carrier that looks great. My…
27 April 2007
Summary: This is a super comfy carrier that looks great. My only concern is that the sunshade is very hard to put on and looks flimsy. My toddler could easily rip the thing off and toss it on the ground. That being said, we have the replacement topper, which may not work as well as the original.