Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier

If you love camping, hiking and exploring, you will love this Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier. My husband and I bought one {not this exact one because it was nine years ago} of these when we took a trip to California with our daughter when she was one years old. We knew that we would be going to a lot of places that either had a stroller to rent or that we would be somewhere that would not be easy to use a stroller like the beach. We wanted to be able to keep our daughter with us as we walked the beach and over the tide pools, so we decided to buy the Kelty backpack carrier that would hold her as well as other essentials for the day.


This product description is provided directly from the Kelty company and is as follows: This top-of-the line frame carrier is designed to provide the ultimate in safety and comfort for your child. A new and improved easy-to-access adjustable suspension system assures a perfect fit for both mom and dad, and our new leg-secure straps and 5-point harness keeps your little one nestled in-place. With a zip-off daypack, diaper changing pad and hydration-ready compartment you’ll be ready to experience the backcountry together in no-time.

Kelty was the first company to introduce backpack-style child carriers to the outdoor world.  Since the first KIDS carriers hit the market, Kelty has refined their original designs to create the most comfortable, easy to use, and safe child carriers available.
The backpack was an amazing deal. We used it for our trip and was able to feed our daughter while she sat in the carrier. We were able to utilize this backpack as a highchair, making feeding while hiking and beach walking a breeze. We love to go camping and hiking so we really used this to the max and it still looked like brand new after three kids.
Here are some more great features that the Pathfinder 3.o has:Safety Features:

  • Auto-deploy kickstand (US Patent 5,626,271)
  • Five-point, adjustable child’s harness
  • No-pinch hinges (US Patent 5,626,271)

Carrier Features:

  • Sun Hood included (US Patent 5,609,279)
  • Zip-Off Daypack
  • Hydration-ready
  • Changing Pad included
  • Under-seat storage
  • Padded adjustable-height child’s seat
  • Toy loops
  • Carry/lift handles
  • Removable, washable chin-pad
  • Lightweight aluminum frame
  • Front storage pocket
  • Water bottle pocket

Suspension Features:

  • Sliding waistbelt torso-length adjustment
  • Laminated, padded and contoured waistbelt
  • Laminated, curved, padded shoulder straps
  • Laminated, padded back panel
  • Waistbelt storage pocket
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Sternum strap