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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saves your back and more comfy for the kiddo We tried three different carriers before settling on the Deuter Kid Carrier II. Our biggest issue was that as our kiddo got bigger our backs starting hurting a lot with other kid carriers. Because the KCII has the same back system as a number of other Deuter products, it was super comfy and we were able to adjust it as our kid grew. Also a thumbs up for cargo space. We've been on a 10-day backpacking trip with it and were able to carry most of what we needed for our kid on the pack itself instead of in other packs.
Date published: 2014-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Child carrier Tried a number of child carries and found one we like. My daughter is 21 months and 28lbs. We have done a number of hikes 2-5 miles with the pack. It is as comfortable as a child carrier can be. Hip belt is way more comfortable than the Osprey. And love the big pillow, though our daughter still seems to fall asleep with her head bent sideways hanging out of the pack. Wish it had a little more storage space and came with a built in sun shade, but didn't want the bulkier and more expensive III just for a built in sun shade. Also it is pretty difficult to buckle the child in, and even worst trying to unbuckel the 3 point harness. It's a little bit of a pain, but I'll take it for a pack that feels right.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My Kid Comfort II This is by far the best kid carrier! We love being able to got out with our little one, and the Deuter Kid Comfort II makes it so easy. It's so accommodating, easily adjusting to grow with our child or to comfortably fit both my husband or I. The side entry is key, allowing us to quickly and safely load our child in without a fuss (before they get fussy!).
Date published: 2014-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rename it the Parent/Kid Comfort 2 Let me say to all parents and someday parents that the Deuter Kid Comfort 2 should be renamed the Parent/Kid Comfort 2. I opted for the KC 2 instead of 3, slightly less storage, slightly less weight, just as versatile. It's really comfy to wear for long hikes and my baby always falls asleep in it. I like the child buckle system, very secure and comfy. Others I tried were restraining the neck and the chest in a way that made me uncomfortable, especially because you can't look back and constantly check a child's position in the pack when you hike. The chin rest/pillow/drool absorber is really nice and easy to wash. It's got foot holds for my little man's hips so his legs don't just bounce and hang without support. And it's versatile for weather, great temperature control for the baby, good airflow with protection from the elements. I did purchase the sun/rain hood as an extra accessory. It's nice to be able to detach it for packing in the car or in the rocket box on top, the KC 3 you can't detach the hood. I tried a few other hiking packs out with the baby. Gotta drop some coin for this one but I really think it is superior and a must have for the adventurous family with tiny people. This is a serious piece of backpacking equipment. Like, I can hike for hours with my baby and carry significant gear so my husband doesn't have to take everything for the trip. And it's as comfy if not more so, compared to my regular backpacking gear. My husband agrees, he was skeptical and then loved it when he tried it out. Thumbs and big toes up!
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ultimate Kid Carrier! I had the pleasure of spending some time with my good friends little one down here on the Big Island and took him out for a beach walk/hike in this thing. Super comfortable to wear and keeps the little guy's head up high enough for him to check out the world! Highly recommended for anyone on the move with a young human.
Date published: 2014-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pack. Our families favorite activity! We have put this thing through the ringer and absolutely love this pack. More importantly, our little guy loves it too. I am 5'8'' and the pack fits me very well. The pack is easily adjustable though, so someone who is a different height shouldn't have a problem. We bought the pack when our son was 6 months old and have been using it for over a year. We've only used it on day hikes so far ranging from 3-8 miles, but have logged about 150 miles. My son was close to the minimum weight when we started using it, but now he weighs just over 30 pounds and it hasn't slowed us down at all. There are several places to put gear and plenty of room for your changing needs as your little one gets bigger. We have never had a problem finding room for all the water, diapers, wipes etc. We debated on the sun shade at first, but went for it. Glad we did though as it is well worth the extra purchase to keep the little ones head out of the sun. The pack remains comfortable even on our longer hikes. If we are on trail for a while, it is pretty common that my son gets a good sleep in while we are out, even in the early days when he wasn't napping very well. Our son doesn't stay still for more than a couple minutes unless he is in this pack. We actually have to hide it on days we aren't hiking since he likes it so much. Hope this helps and you enjoy it as much as we have!
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deuter vs Osprey We have 9 mos old twins, so we needed two child carriers. After some nominal online research (let's face it, there's not much free time with twins), we settled on the Osprey and the Deuter. We ended up with one of each and here is why: I am a 5'4" female with a small frame. I just couldn't get the Osprey to adjust to my torso length. It supposedly adjusts from large all the way down to x-small, but somehow I couldn't get the thing to actually stay on the the x-small setting, it kept slipping to small. And that's not small enough for me. So even just the 15 min I was wearing it in the store I could tell that my lower back was not going to let me go on a hike with this thing: since the backpack didn't adjust small enough, the top of the pack "hung back" too far and my lower back had to compensate for that. And coincidentally, the mesh back of the Osprey, while beautifully "aery," has no lumbar support at all, it's just a straight mesh back from top to bottom. I like the Osprey for its simple harness, large pockets, and included sunshade. The whole pack is very intuitive and I feel like twin 1 is very secure in it. My husband, who is 5'11", chose this pack b/c it's so easy to load the baby and it fits him very well. For the price, it's probably the best "bang for your buck" if you can make it conform to your body. I chose the Deuter for myself b/c it had the lumbar support I needed and is nicely padded. It allowed for better adjustment for my frame size and the extra padding in the lumbar region meant that as my lower back compensated for the backwards pull of the backpack, my back was supported. The compartments are as spacious as the Osprey, and unlike the Osprey the Deuter has a zippered pocket on the waist belt large enough for my phone. The harness is secure but I feel like the Osprey's might be more so. It is also more cumbersome than the Osprey b/c you have to go "digging" for the buckles somewhere down between the carrier and the front of the baby. The side entry is nice and maybe once twin 2 is older and able to follow some simple commands like "Hold still for a sec!" it might be easier to buckle him in. Or not b/c he'll also be larger. Twin 2 is rather small and only 1 pound over the lower weight limit, which might be why the shoulder harness doesn't feel as secure; his shoulders are simply too narrow. So I moved the chest clip to his back to hold the shoulder pads closer together and this works like a charm. I could also just have swapped babies and put the larger twin in the Deuter, but I relegated the 3 lbs heavier twin to my husband and his Osprey. The sunshade is an accessory that costs another $25 or so, which is another thing to consider with this pack. It fits nicely for stowing in the lower pocket of the pack once folded and doesn't take up too much extra room, assembles as quickly as the Osprey's, and provides plenty of shade. It has a small rain cover as well that folds out separately which the Osprey doesn't have. The latter only has a mesh side that is part of the sunshade every time it's deployed, so your child is always looking through a mosquito net of sorts. At the end of the day, my husband and I took the boys out for multiple hours of hiking and scrambling over boulders and both babies were secure and comfortable. And both babies loved it in their respective packs. Bottom line: the pack that fits you best is the best one for you. It doesn't matter how easy it is to use, what extra gimmicks and accessories it has, and how "secure" you feel your child is. If the pack is so uncomfortable that you dread putting it on your back, are in pain the entire time you are out trying to enjoy the hike, and can't move for 3 days after your trip, the pack's not worth it. At the end of the day, I like my Deuter Kid Carrier II and my husband likes his Osprey Poco AG.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deuter scooter I had never owned a Deuter pack until this one, and it is a very comfortable pack. I have owned many an Osprey pack, so naturally I veered towards the Poco kid packs from Osprey. I purchased a Poco Plus, it fit me good, was comfortable, I liked it pretty well (especially the integrated pull-out cover, Deuter?) but the storage below was oddly connected the swing-out leg which reduced your capacity when the leg was stowed. But the pack did not fit my wife at all, even after many adjustments: her 5'5'', me 6'0". So it went back. And we bought the Kid Comfort II much to her satisfaction as it fit her well. Took the pack hiking in Kauai on the Na Pali and I returned impressed and a fan of Deuter now. The retention system that holds the child in, and the swing out entry flap to one side are really nice features about the pack. It felt secure and held the little one in snug but cozy when all tightened up. The cover you have to buy separate, and does not really stow anywhere unless you want to sacrifice storage space, or get creative and hang it off the back side with some extra clips and strapping... But is very nice to have for sun, and for mild rain because it comes with a partial rain cover that zips into it's own pocket in the back. Overall a really nice and comfortable pack for Mom and Dad and the kid.
Date published: 2016-02-04
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Questions & Answers

I have the carrier in cranberry and it seems like most of the optional sun covers are in granite. But the pictures all show it in gray?

Asked by: jbrookline
The color shown on represents the actual color for granite.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-18

What is the maximum child height/weight for the use of this carrier?

Asked by: kubicki2275
The Kid Comfort II Child Carrier is designed for kids weighing no less than 16 pounds and no more than 40 pounds. The child must be able to sit upright unassisted.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-02-07

I'm trying to decide between the Kid Comfort Air and this model. Can you please highlight the main differences or share an online resource if one already exists? Many thanks, Andrew

Asked by: thepotentjuice
The Kid Comfort II and Kid Comfort Air Child Carriers are very similar. The Kid Comfort Air offers more ventilation for both the parent and child.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-15

Is this hiking carrier washable, or only wipe-clean? 

Asked by: yans
Deuter recommends the following for care of your Kid comfort II: Clean by hand with lukewarm water and a detergent-free neutral soap. Allow frame child carrier to air dry – do not machine-dry. Do not use bleach or liquid detergent. The removable chin pad should also be hand washed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-18

I'm looking for a pack that will be worn by folks that are both tall - 6'2 and 6'5 will this pack accommodate them?

Asked by: Stina
The Kid Comfort II Child Carrier may work. The torso size goes up to 21". Here is the link to how to measure your torso:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-06

What hydration system do you recommend to go with this pack? Is there a specific size or brand that fits best?

Asked by: AnneV
Deuter lists this pack as compatible with a hydration bladder up to 3.0 liters. Basically any hydration bladder will work that is 3 liters or less (with the exception of a lumbar bladder). CamelBak or Platypus are good choices.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-09
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