Baby Hiking Backpack Reviews – Take that Baby Hiking!

Many people have children and suddenly they feel the need to stop (or drastically slow down) their outdoor activities. Your active outdoor lifestyle does not need to change after you have a baby! Heck, the best thing for you and your baby is to get out into the fresh air and see some sights. Actually babies and kids who play in nature will turn out to be better adults! Babies absolutely LOVE being carried around in these things. Rumor has it that the babies enjoy these hiking trips more than the parents! Perhaps the best way to make sure you and your baby have a great time on the trail is to ensure you have a comfortable baby hiking backpack—chances are you already know that! That’s why you are here.  So lets get down to business and talk about some baby hauling hiking packs.

Osprey Poco Plus Baby Hiking Backpack

Poco plus baby hiking packOsprey Packs Poco – Plus Child Carrier

Osprey poco plus hiking baby backpackOsprey is a top brand for backpacks and they have not let us down with the Poco Plus Child carrier backpack. I have owned several osprey packs and I have never had any trouble at all with them. When it comes to hauling around your pride and joy out on the trail, you do want to make sure you get a quality backpack. Not only is it critical to have your baby comfy and cozy on the trail, but your little bundle of joy might get a little heavy and a inferior baby hiking backpack could easily hurt your shoulders and any other points where friction might occur from your pack.


  • Aluminum frame
  • Built-in sunshade to make for a happy baby and to protect their sensitive skin
  • Cell phone pocket located at your shoulder for quick and easy access
  • “Fit-on-the-Fly” hip belt will accommodate hips from 26-to-52-inches
  • Hydration sleeve so you can easily install a bladder for a quick drink without removing your backpack and disturbing your baby
  • Large lower compartment so you can store all of you and your babies necessary items
  • Padded frames throughout this baby hiking backpack. This will keep you and the little one comfortable on the trail
  • Padded grab handles: These make it easy to keep the bag balanced when putting it on or taking it off
  • Removable drool pad: Not much explaining needed here. Once your child is past the drooling stage this pad is easily removed. This will also help to keep your neck dry 🙂
  • Mesh pockets located on the ventilated sides: Haul around and easily access gear for you and your child in these convenient pockets
  • Torso harness is easily adjustable to a full 6″ of versatility
  • Two stretch mesh side pockets: yet even more storage for a full days hiking adventure
  • Mesh pack panel will allow airflow and great breath ability for your backside
  • Dimensions: 13″x27″x12″

Crosslinks Baby Back Pack Cross Country Carrier

Baby hiking backpack by crosslinks
Baby Back Pack Cross Country Carrier

This baby hiking backpack is well worth the cost. The reviews overall throughout the internet give it a great rating. People who are 5′ 2″ or shorter have a hard time getting a good adjustment with this backpack, but anyone taller than that size should find this to be an easily adjustable and extremely comfortable pack for hauling around babies. Other than that, the only problem with this backpack seems to be convincing your baby to get out of it! Frankly—that’s not a problem either, because using the built in kickstand you can leave your child inside of it while you go about your business.

  • Heavy duty 600d oxford material to ensure a long life
  • This backpack has a very large back pocket for you to store diapers, food, even your rain gear and first aid kit
  • The child area has easy adjustments to allow you to custom fit it for your child’s needs
  • Folds flat for easy storage and portability.
  • Amazingly light weight at a mere 5 pounds
  • Durable metal frame will fold flat for easy and compact storage during travel
  • This baby hiking backpack features multiple pockets and even has 2 water bottle (or baby bottle) pockets
  • Thick padding on the shoulder and waist straps to keep you comfortable on those longer hikes
  • Stands upright on table with built in kickstand
  • The sun and rain canopy can easily be removed
  • Max. weight capacity: 40# Pounds (great for children 3 and under)
  • Heavy duty metal frame that is surprisingly light weight

Kelty Journey 2.0 Child Frame Carrier

Kelty journey 20 baby hiker backpack in blue color
Kelty Journey 2.0 Child Frame Carrier (Legion Blue)
Of the backpacks we have gone through so far, this seems to be the most deluxe and feature filled model. It is also the most expensive of the ones we’ll cover. You will be able to carry your child around in this backpack for as long as they are light enough for you to carry them. The Kelty journey baby backpack for hiking is extremely adjustable and will accommodate even bigger kids. The

Kelty baby backpack waist belt image

As you can see here, this backpack has more than adequate padding in the waist area where most of the heavy load will be rested. It also features two nice mesh easy to access pockets for you to store items you might need throughout the day.

5 point adjustable harness offers your child an astounding amount of safety. You will also find the “pinch free hinges” on this pack will not only prevent you from getting pinched while folding this backpack flat, but your babies tender fingers as well. The heavily adjustable lumbar will allow for this pack to be carried by all sizes of hikers. Whether you are 5′ 2″ or 6′ 2″ you will find that this backpack will fit you easily with just a couple quick adjustments.

  • Sun hood with almost full coverage
  • Fairly light weight at only 7.2 lbs
  • Can safely haul kids up to 50 pounds of weight
  • Volume: 1300 Cubic Inches
  • Mesh pockets on the waist strap, along with several other storage areas including a very large pocket in the back.
  • The sturdy internal frame will allow you to comfortably transport you and your child safely through nature all day long


Hiking and camping with your kids is such an amazing way for you to bond with your children. Any one of these top quality packs are going to be a great choice. You honestly can’t go wrong with these choices. Poke around and figure out which one has the features you are looking for and get out there. Create those memories that are sure to last a lifetime out on the trail. Kids love to be outside seeing new things and smelling new smells. It’s also a fact that most kids love to be inside a baby hiking backpack!