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Kelty Junction 2.0 Child Carrier


    Kelty Junction 2.0 Child Carrier

    The Kelty Junction 2.0 child carrier serves double duty as a daypack with plenty of room for the little one and your gear. See details

    • $189.95

    Item # 829594

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    The Kelty Junction 2.0 child carrier serves double duty as a daypack with plenty of room for the little one and your gear.

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    The Kelty Junction 2.0 child carrier serves double duty as a daypack with plenty of room for the little one and your gear.

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    The Kelty Junction 2.0 child carrier serves double duty as a daypack with plenty of room for the little one and your gear.

    • Harness system securely holds your child in the cockpit for comfortable carrying
    • Curved, molded shoulder straps with load-lifter straps, sternum strap and 2-layer contoured padded hipbelt evenly distribute the load for parents
    • Main compartment has room for a layer of clothes, lunch and other essentials
    • Torso and seat height can be adjusted to the size of the child
    • Carrier easily converts to a daypack by cinching the cockpit area closed
    • Padded back panel has a single stay and an aluminum frame to support load, and features an easy torso-adjustment slider to fit nearly any parent
    • Hipbelt has a small zip pocket for a small digital camera, snacks, ID and money
    • Internal pockets and removable front pocket with shoulder straps let you bring along toys and other items

      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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    Kelty Junction 2.0 Child Carrier Specs
    Best use
    Baby carrier
    Child carrier
    21 liter
    1,300 cubic inches
    4 lbs. 13 oz.
    2.2 kilograms
    40 pounds
    11 - 16 inches
    30 - 50 inches
    Internal aluminum frame
    21 x 12 x 12 inches
    Bag style
    Frame type
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight - metric
    Max. weight (child+gear+pack)
    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
    Frame material
    Number of stays
    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
    Pack access
    Number of exterior pockets
    Raincover included

    Kelty Junction 2.0 Child Carrier

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    Kelty Junction 2.0 Child Carrieris rated3.0out of5by2.
    Rated2out of5byfromOnly use for infantsWant to start off by saying I have a little older one of these, with that being said, there's no differences in the support/child carrying portion; only in the storage portion. This is an example of something that's great in theory but bad in practical use. Used this for an ~30 lb child and to carry diaper/wipes and almost immediately regretted it. A 2 mi round trip hike turned into an excruciating slog, and ended up just taking my son out and carrying him directly. The way it's designed the child essentially hangs off your back, so the weight it's distrubuted very well to the hips, unlike the traditional external frame carriers. Also getting the child in/out is a pain in the butt, especially if they're a little squirmy. It might be alright for a smaller child, but heaven forbid you get close to the max weight. On the plus side there is a lot of room for storage and it has a removable daypack incorporated into it. Construction was very good, just overall bad design for heavier child.
    Date published: 2013-10-07
    Rated4out of5byfromSolid equipment for childSolid piece of equipment, something that I felt my child was very secure in. Waited until 6 months to use, though she still will list to one side. Straps and waist belt are very well padded, and though you know the weight is there, it is not painful. Note that because of the framing of the pack, and the extra weight of the child, an additional person should be used to mount the pack onto the carrier. Also, somewhat disappointed that there was no area for a camelbak pouch, but not a dealbreaker. Would recomend the sun-shield attachment, which is seperate, but not required.
    Date published: 2012-10-04

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