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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband, daughter and I all love this pack!! We got this pack when my daughter was a baby and started using it when she was 4 months old. The first couple months I wedged a blanket in front of her to help stabilize her and she regularly napped in the pack while we walked/hiked. She's a year and a half now and we both still love it! We live in Alaska in the summer and California in the winter and hike and travel all over the country. The pack is comfortable, easy to adjust and has good pockets for carrying other things. The sun/rain shelter is awesome, especially for keeping bright sun out of kiddo’s eyes. I consider this a must-have item for any outdoorsy new parents!
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love this pack!! I have a bad back and a heavy almost three year old with a lot of medical issues that effect his temperature control. This lightweight pack not only saves my back but keeps us both cool. This pack distributes weight perfectly, even on steep hills. I can go 10+ miles on an aggressive trail without either of us needing a break. The storage is adequate for a day hike or overnight and fits a water bladder. We purchased the sun visor and rain/wind cover as well to protect him from the elements. It was hard to find as REI doesn't always carry it, but so worth it. Definitely buy this pack.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best carrier, period. This is the lightest, most comfortable. I have not tried them all, but I have tried 10+ child carriers before making this statement. I thought the lighter model would be less tough, but I have not had any problem with wear and tear. I currently carry my 30 pound 3-year-old daughter wherever I go, including our backyard at a 30 degree grade. I can usually last about an hour on flat ground before I sit down and give us both a break. I am not big either. I weigh about 145 pounds and I'm 5'10". My son is 5 months, and is ready to graduate from his front carrier to the Deuter. We'll see how the lighter guy does? A factor for purchasing is also that the chin guard is removable (for washing). My little guy drools a lot.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort for both you and your passenger Been using wraps/slings and other type of baby carriers for walks, short hikes, etc. with the grandkids. Wanted to be able to take a more substantial hike so I picked this carrier after reviewing several. The maiden voyage was such a success. I'm used to hiking with a 30-45 pound pack and this was just as easy. Passenger grandkid is about 30lbs -- both he and I were comfortable for the entire hike. He fell asleep for a period of time, and although there really isn't a good place for him to lay his head, he managed. Looking forward to taking him on an overnight soon - when he's potty trained ;)
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, lean, and Sturdy I was looking for something that I could use on day hikes with my 18mo old daughter and this was perfect! I chose to buy the sunroof separately because I didn't like the Osprey's sunroof with the mesh on the sides. It felt it was too constraining for the child inside. I can't imagine sitting in a chair surrounded by mesh when I'm supposed to be enjoying the outdoors. The sunroof for this carrier is much nicer less view restrictive. Overall, this pack distributes weight well and is comfortable. If you want a lightweight pack that's easy to use, this is it. Cons- If you like to carry a lot of things with you, this pack won't have enough storage. To me this was a plus because it doesn't have extras I don't need. Also, the pack says it can only carry a child that's 40lbs max and online in some sites it says 48.
Date published: 2014-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth every cent I wrestled through a lot of packs before settling with the Deuter Kid Comfort Air. My little chunk norris already weight 20 pounds at 5 months so I had to ditch my front back and move him to the backpack. I wish would have done it sooner. So much easier on the back and shoulders. Easy adjustments make the pack fit snug and secure. Can switch between my wife and myself quickly. Most important, my kid loves it.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Kid Carrier We took two of these on a recent trip that involved some lengthy hikes with my 1.5 y/o and 5 y/o. We were able to comfortably tote both children, shaded by the sunshade. My 5 y/o walked a lot of the hike, but when she was tired the backpack fit her still, at 42 lbs. love the kickstand at the back - helps when loading/offloading. Plenty of room to pack extras in the backpack. Very pleased!!!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good if you hikes in weather over 80 degrees I have mixed feelings on this sack. Study the pictures closely. All of the area that is mesh does not touch your back, this leaves about 1 inch between your back and the sack and only the belt and shoulder pads touching your back. This causes a wedge with all of the weight on your lower back creating a pressure spot. It is fine for about 4-5 hours of hiking but not much more (I've used this on 5 hikes so far). It needs to be added that the belt does not have the flex belt, the belt is fixed, the pictures and information on Deuter's website is deceiving. While slightly heavier (6 or 8 ouces), for the money the Kid Comfort 2 might be a better value if you do most of your hiking in 80 degree or below weather. Just be aware like the previous commenter all Deuter sacks are rated at 48 lbs but only up to 40 lbs for the child.
Date published: 2014-06-11
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Questions & Answers

Is the drool guard removable (so it can be washed)?

Asked by: Etinvt
The chin guard is removable and can be hand washed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-10

can you please explain to me the difference between the air and the comfort II. Are there more cushions or more comfortable.  I see that the comfort II is a lb heavier... anything else?  Can you also explain the material btwn the two and which is better?

Asked by: EGarlick
The Deuter Kid Comfort Air Child Carrier has the Aircomfort back system for the best possible ventilation of Deuter's child carriers and is ideal for shorter walks and hikes. The VARIQUICK harness on the Deuter Kid Comfort II Child Carrier is more adjustable to optimize your fit and is hydration compatible which is better for longer distance hikes. The material on the two carriers are very similar.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-16

Is this pack compatible with hydration bladders?

Asked by: Moniblu
The Kid Comfort Air is not hydration system compatible; however the Kid Comfort II and III are hydration system compatible.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-30

Want to buy this for my son to carry his daughter. My son is 6'6". How do we measure his torso to be sure it fits him?

Asked by: yaya l
Here is a link for how to measure torso size: http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacks+torso+hip+size.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-02-11

What is the minimum age recommended for this pack?

Asked by: TyStew62
Deuter recommends the minimum age for the child riding in this pack to be 8-12 months old, or as soon as they can sit up un-aided and have good head control.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-01

Is this the only pack REI sells with the air feature keeping the pack a little away from your back to keep you cooler?

Asked by: lososos
REI also sells the Osprey Poco AG line of baby carriers: https://www.rei.com/c/baby-carriers
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-24

We are traveling (=flying) from East Cost to New Mexico with two 2-year old twins, so we have two Deuter Kid Comfort Air Child Carriers. Do you have a bag/packaging for it? How should we check it in?

Asked by: TwinMom
​We suggest using an extra-large duffel to protect the child carriers. Please use the following link to view our current selection: https://www.rei.com/c/duffel-bags
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-05

Hi,  Is the rain cover included in the backpack or it has to be bought separately?

Asked by: Silnatero
The Deuter Kid Comfort Sun Roof and Rain Cover is sold separately: http://www.rei.com/product/864895/deuter-kid-comfort-sun-roof-and-rain-cover
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-14
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