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The Osprey Poco Plus child carrier incorporates cutting-edge pack design to create a kid hauler you can count on for comfort, durability and user-friendly features.
For the adult, Poco Plus features a ventilated, tensioned mesh back panel, effortless torso adjustment and a wide range of adjustability for the plushly padded hipbelt
Your child will enjoy the ride in a soft, ventilated and height-adjustable cockpit; padded, secure shoulder straps feature buckles that attach out of the child's reach
Child's cockpit is surrounded by padded framing and features adjustable stirrups for a comfortable ride
Drool pad is machine-washable and easy to remove
Hydration sleeve behind the back panel holds a reservoir of your choice (reservoir sold separately)
Plenty of pockets and a spacious storage compartment make it a simple endeavor to pack and organize snacks, drinks, clothes and other essentials
Strong, powder-coated aluminum frame with injection molded hinges stands upright on the ground and folds easily for storage or travel
The Osprey Poco Plus child carrier features an innovative, built-in sunshade that quickly folds flat to stow away in a zippered pocket when not in use
Requirements for your child:
Your child must be capable of holding his or her head upright and sitting up without assistance. Usually a child older than 6 months is able to do this. It is a good idea to ask your pediatrician if your child is ready to ride in a child carrier.
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Osprey Poco Plus Child Carrieris rated4.9444out of5by18.
Rated5out of5byMoose and MefromOsprey Poco AWESOME!!!Moose and I use this product at least 4 days a week, averaging 3-8 miles per hike. The Osprey pack is comfortable for him as well as myself.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated5out of5byPACfromPoco Plus saves a back!For those who have tried the front carriers, rejoice, there is a way to carrier your child and not kill your back. The Poco Plus has everything you need. I spent two weeks carrying my son around Venice, Italy and have not stopped using it. While it was ideal for Venice, don't bother taking a stroller there, too many bridges and stairs. This is so comfortable and easy to use, I use it every day for walks as well as just carrying my son around .
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated5out of5byPNW23fromExcellent Child Carrier PackThe Poco Plus is excellent. I am 6' and 210lbs and the pack fits perfectly. It sits so well on my hips that I almost don't even feel the weight of the pack. My kid loves to be in it and often even falls asleep while out and about. The construction is sturdy giving me peace of mind that my kid is safe. The built in sunshade has come in handy many times. The pack has decent storage to hold all the kid necessities (diapers, food, sippy cup, etc.). I highly recommend this pack.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated5out of5byMark DeMonbreunfromThey thought of everything!Hard to imagine a better child carrier. I got this about 4 months ago and have used it for a couple hundred miles now. My son was 12 months old when I got it. He loves riding in it and hasn't made so much as a peep in discomfort even after being in it for six solid hours (with one short stop for a diaper change). It's very adjustable and comfortable for me even with a large waist (about 42").
They really thought of everything. Hydration sleeve, storage, sun shade, fasteners for the rain cover, comfort, secure fit for baby they can't wiggle out of, etc.
I have two minor complaints: the zippers on the main storage compartment get caught on the overhanging fabric. I would recommend Osprey trim that back on the next model. You'll have to be very careful not to snag the zippers. The other issue is only that I would have made the storage compartment a little smaller and added half an inch to the hydration sleeve width. A 3-liter Camelbak bladder will fit in it, but it's very tight. 2-liter bladders are much easier. But when you're carrying 35 pounds of baby+pack+water, you're going to drink up 3 liters pretty quickly :)
Complaints not enough to ding the review any stars, so I still rate it 5 stars and highly recommend it!
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated5out of5bysoutherncalfromAwesome child carrier!So far we have taken this pack on its maiden voyage at Point Lobos State Reserve. Our daughter was 9 months old at the time and she loved it! She had a great view, much better than what she has in the chest carrier we use for errands around town. She has a long and lanky build but it was easy to adjust the cockpit to give her a secure, comfortable fit. It was easy to adjust the pack for me, and very comfortable to wear, even when she would get excited and start swinging her legs and trying to bounce up and down in her seat.
We were on a combination of gravel and dirt trails, as well as scrambling over tidepools. I didn't think to bring my hiking poles; they would have been helpful to negotiate the most uneven ground, as I wasn't used to having so much weight up high on my back- it definitley changes your center of gravity.
The cargo capacity of the Plus model is generous for diapers, wipes, baby snacks, an extra change of clothes, a jacket, hat, sippy cup and sunscreen. I was able to easily fit everything she would need to be out all day.
I'd recommend wearing sturdy hiking shoes or boots, which will help with stability and support your feet, legs and back with the extra weight.
My daughter was so comfortable in the cockpit she took a nap. After a few hours my back was feeling tired but not sore. The next day I felt fine, except for slightly achy knees. I expect that as we use the pack more and I get used to carrying her weight that minor ache will go away. Overall, this is a great pack and is making it easy to get out more and go further with our little one.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated5out of5byAJNelsonfromWe Enjoy Using This CarrierI've taken my almost two year old son (25 pounds) for several 3+ mile trail hikes, using this carrier. As soon as he sees this carrier, he beams out a smile and exclaims "Hike! Hike!" It's comfortable for both me and him. This product is designed so well, I am impressed each time I use it, by the abundance of very cleverly located zipped or elastic compartments, by the storage capacity of the large under-the-seat compartment, by the built-in sunshade, by the easily adjusted stirrups for the little one's feet, by the remarkably effective ventilation for the adult's back, by the stability of the carrier when standing alone on the ground, by the location of the handles + design of the shoulder straps that combine to result in the ease with which the carrier can be lifted from the ground (with the child strapped securely in) and slung around onto my back - without assistance from another adult. My only criticism relates to one instance when my son fell asleep during a hike and his chin abraded against some exposed nylon while he slept, somehow avoiding the softer cushioning that is intended to protect the child in that area. I love using this carrier.
Date published: 2013-08-19
Rated5out of5byRemys83fromGreat way to hikeFor its first use I went for two 6 mile hikes along the North Shore of Lake Superior during a camping trip. Lots of up and down hiking. I'm 6'5" and the carrier fit comfortably with the maximum height adjustment. The little one who is 13 months old liked it too, falling asleep during both hikes. The sun shade is a great addition and stores neatly in its own pocket. Nothing bad to say about this product! I hope to use it on many more hikes.
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated4out of5byLarkfromGreat pack for child and parentI have been using the Poco Plus for about a month with our 9-month-old and it's working pretty well. This is the first Osprey pack I have owned and am impressed with the style and construction (they also manage to put their logo in about 10 different places). The pack has lots of options for adjusting to your and the child's size, although we aren't expert backpackers and so may need a trip back to the store to customize the fit. The baby seems to enjoy being in this carrier; the longest we've hiked so far is about 1.5 hours. We still use the Ergo for around the house and errands, but I'm looking forward to using the PP for walks and hikes as it gets warmer and she gets bigger.
Comfortable straps and easy to adjust for torso length
Lots of mesh so everyone can stay cool
Easy to get baby in/out and strapped in with over-the-shoulder harness
Kickstand locks easily
Built-in sun shade
Easy to put on by myself
Plenty of pockets
Stirrups will be nice when she is bigger
The Cons (mostly aesthetic):
Shoulder and hip strap pockets are pretty small (iphone in a case just barely fits)
Top zippered compartment has a narrow opening
Bottom compartment is attached to frame so it gets compressed when kickstand is closed
We also purchased the Deuter KCII since it was sale time and I wanted to try both; we ended up returning the KCII before taking it on a hike. For comparison's sake, here are the differences I noticed just from trying it on at home:
KCII shoulder straps are more stiff and the torso adjustment takes a little longer
I couldn't manage to get a snug enough fit for the baby for my liking (could be user error since they claim 6 months and up)
Seat seems more comfortable for long rides but it might also get hot for baby (no mesh like the PP)
Hip pocket is a better size
Date published: 2013-06-23
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