Kelty Elite

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  • Take baby anywhere- in comfort!

    Jan 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: EVERYTHING about it!!!
    Cons: Can be expensive

    Summary: This backpack carrier is like the Rolls of automobiles. We purchased it when our son was 9 months old. He is now 2.5 years and 36+ pounds and he still fits in the carrier comfortably. The beauty of this carrier is that it can fit both mom AND dad with ... read more

  • Great Kid Carrier for Day Hikes

    Sep 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very comfortable
    Cons: difficult to put on when you are alone

    Summary: I did a lot of research when buying my child carrier and decided that Kelty was the brand to go with. The Elite provided all the features that I needed including the sun/rain hood without having too many features that I wouldn't use it. If you are in ... read more

  • A good pack, but. . .

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: made for real hiking
    Cons: poor fit for small adults; bulky for storing

    Summary: Other reviewers have already brought up one of the main problems with this pack, in my opinion: it doesn't fit smaller adults well. Other have complained about the price, but I have no complaints there. It is actually a reasonable price for a real pack ... read more

  • Not Just For Hiking

    Jan 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Kids love it, goes eveywhere
    Cons: Not good if using alone

    Summary: We bought this product three years ago and used over and over again. Now our second child is using it and we are always thrilled with our purchase. The Kelty is great for family hikes, but we have used it for craft shows, fairs, the mall and many ... read more

  • Baby's E-ticket Ride!

    Jan 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable, safe and fun
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: Not only an E-TICKET ride for the tike, the Kelty pack is shear pleasure for this Papa. With this carrier pack you can once again enjoy those weekend excursions to crowded fairs, jumpin' beer fests, and mountain trails without the burden of a stroller ... read more

  • Love it Love it!

    Jan 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very comfy and adjusts easily
    Cons: not very compact for storage

    Summary: We love this pack. We have used it many times. We have also had "grandpa" wear it. It adjusts easily and is easy to wear. We have had our son as young as 4 months sitting in it up to age 24 months and 37 pounds. It feels great even ... read more

  • It Has it All (and a place to put it!)

    Jan 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to get in and out of, comfortable
    Cons: might be unwieldy for shorter people

    Summary: This has got to be the limousine of hiking baby carriers - comfort for baby and comfort for mom or dad! This pack was a gift from our climbing friends who knew that our child would have to be easily portable! The frame is sturdy and offers ... read more

  • THE BEST!!!

    Jan 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable and lightweight
    Cons: Maybe too big for smaller frames

    Summary: We received this last year as a gift, and it has turned out to be the BEST gift we have received for our child. Our youngest son is 20 months. He has been riding in it on daddys back since he was 6 months old. Now it is too big for me to wear on my ... read more

  • WOW!

    Dec 20, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: padding, ease of use, saftey features
    Cons: pricey

    Summary: I have looked high and wide for a carrier that I could even use to compare to this product, but there isn't one! I have been impressed from day one with the versatility and use-ability of this product. It is expensive compared to other carriers, but it ... read more

  • Well Worth It!!!!

    Dec 18, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: comfort, support, asthetics, ease of use
    Cons: sun/rain hood can be a bit to tall for some situations

    Summary: Two (three if I them) thumbs up for Kelty and the design of this child carrier backpack. I love it. I admit I didn't research all of the different options available prior to purchasing this particular backpack but since have learned a great deal why I ... read more

  • Mixed feelings about the Kelty Elite

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality
    Cons: adjustment for fit, price

    Summary: Kelty packs came highly recommended to us by someone who had a different model Kelty pack. As my husband and I regularly camp and hike, we thought a high-quality pack would be a good investment. We chose the Elite because it included a rain hood. ... read more

  • The Kelty Elite - A Fabulous Baby Carrier

    Nov 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Outstanding pack, very well designed.
    Cons: Looks too heavy-duty for neighborhood chores, but you'll use it anyway...which might make you feel a wee bit silly.

    Summary: The Kelty Elite is a serious piece of equipment. It's winter, so our hiking will be pretty limited until the trails dry out in the spring. Our baby is just old enough to fit in. Yet I still use it to schlep her 7 blocks to daycare. Why? It's super light ... read more

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