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  • VARIQUICK adjustable harness customizes the fit to your individual height; forward-pull hipbelt is easy to tighten
  • Side-entry buckle allows easy access into the child seat from the side
  • Height-adjustable seat and adjustable, 5-point child safety harness are engineered for a child to ride comfortably and securely
  • Integrated, retractable sunroof protects your toddler from the burning sun
  • Comfortable grab handles; removable chin pad; height-adjustable footrests; hydration pocket (reservoir sold separately); hipbelt pocket with rear-view mirror
  • The Deuter Kid Comfort III Child Carrier also features an external mesh pocket, 2 front pockets and reflective light loop
  • Rigorous JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) testing exceeds ASTM, federal and state standards to help ensure quality, safety, performance and functionality

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Specs

Best Use Hiking
Bag Style Baby Carrier
Frame Type Child Carrier
Gear Capacity (L) 18 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 1,100 cubic inches
Weight 7 lbs. 11 oz.
Weight - Metric 3.48 kilograms
Max. Weight (Child+Gear+Pack) 48.5 pounds
Adjustable Torso Yes
Fits Torso 15 - 21 inches
Fits Waist/Hips 24 - 54 inches
Material(s) Polyester/ripstop nylon
Frame Material Aluminum
Number of Stays 2
Suspended Mesh Back Panel Yes
Pack Access Front
Number of Exterior Pockets 7 + main compartment
Hipbelt Yes
Dimensions 28 x 17 x 13 inches
Gender Unisex
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable kick carrier pack. First and foremost I don't have any comparison to any other kid carrier on the market. What I have found is that this pack is very comfortable for both myself as the carrier and for my daughter. I love how soft and plush the seat is for the baby. Since I am used the military ruck weight the weight was not an issue. It is very sturdy so it doesn't tip over easy. The material is well made so I haven't had any issues with things coming apart or cracking. The only thing that I wish could have been designed better is the hood shade for the baby. I do understand that it is just a shade and not a weather shield but I would have liked the additional option of pulling the shade back in stages for various levels of protection from wind, rain, and sun. Overall I am very pleased with this product.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome pack!!! I debated buying this pack due to price, but it was well worth the money. If you adjust it correctly, it is very well balanced and fitted. Due to the high back and pillow your child can sleep in it comfortably while you hike. My son is five now and he weighs 38 pounds. I still carry him in it when he gets tired on long hikes. Cant recommend this pack enough.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed with Deuter! I bought the comfort kid I for my child years ago. I lost all sorts of hardware, the strap for holding my child in and the sunshade hardware. I thought, how in the world am I going to find those specific pieces without having to buy the whole sunshade......well I emailed deuter and they were so fast at responding and took such good care of me that I felt like I just had to write a review for them. This is the only review I've ever written but in a nutshell, I love my pack and you can't beat how the company takes care of you after the fact.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Kid Pack Exceptional product and worth the price. We have a 10 month old we take out for day hikes. We love that he is comfortable while awake and asleep on our hikes. He's never too hot or too cold in the pack. The pack is easily adjustable from mama to papa, if we decide to swap and its super easy to remove our little one using the side entry. The built in shade cover also doubles as a wind shield during the winter and the optional rain cover is quick and easy to attach and packs back up nice and neat for storage. Storage on this pack is very reasonable considering you are carrying your little one, I especially like the built in hydration system. The footrests could use a redesign for little feet. Our baby's feet slip out almost immediately after putting them in the footrests. Overall, its an exceptional product. I would recommend it to a friend.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Stoked about this carrier pack! In the few weeks we've had this pack it has already gotten plenty of use, nearly 60 miles and no complaints. One thing to make note of is that it is heavy without kid and gear so if you're a smaller person there might be something else out there that works better.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get outside with your little one The KC3 is a great pack that makes it easy and comfortable for you and your child to get outside. We've had our daughter in one since about 6 mo. and she's 3 1/2 now. Most importantly the KC3 is comfortable for the child. Everything is padded, including a big pillowy chin rest and padded side that offers neck support when baby konks out. Our daughter loves getting in the KC3 and at 3'2" and about 32 lbs , she still fits the pack great. Another review mentioned fitting issues, but you can adjust the height the child rides by raising/lowering their seat; and for the sherpa, the KC3's back strap is super easy to adjust up or down, so parents can trade off with ease. We're climbers/fisherfolk and have taken the pack on lots of uneven terrain and we both think it carries great. It has enough storage, so if one parent goes solo, there's room for all of baby's needs and extra space for mom or dad's items. The pack has an oversized kickstand that is really solid and stable, big front and back straps for lifting the pack onto your back, and is comfortable to carry with the child's weight transferring to the hips. It's large, which is a draw back in tight spaces or crowded buses, but the full shade keeps the sun, rain, tree branches, etc. off your child and seems like it would help if we ever took a spill. The pack cleans up easily- soap and water - and still looks great after 3 years of abuse. The best thing I can say is that it's so comfortable and easy to use, that'll it will get you and baby outside! If you're in a more urban environment or likely to go on shorter walks and hikes, the KC1 or Kanga Kid might be a better option due to the smaller size, length and weight.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must have for outdoor enthusiasts. I just got this pack in the mail and my wife and I took it out today for a short day hike on fairly rugged terrain (steep rocky hills). While i will attempt to highlight pros and cons, I will say this child carrier is a must have for parents on the go and outdoor enthusiasts. Also, some specs on my wife and I to help you conceptualize fitment as you read. I am 5'11" and 210lbs. My wife is 5'0" and 120lbs. Our son is 2'7" and 20 lbs. 1. Suspension system: By this I am referring to the hip belt, shoulder straps, sternum strap, back panel, and load lifter straps. Overall, very comfortable. The hip belt, shoulder straps, and sternum strap are adjustable enough that they fit snugly and comfortably on us both. The only downside is no matter how much we play with the straps, the load lifters do very little to pull the load snugly against our upper back (google load lifters if you do not know what they are or why they're important). We have been avid backpackers for nearly a decade, so we know how this should feel. Ultimately, it felt very comfortable and stable throughout our day hike. 2. Child seat: The area that holds the kid. My son seemed very happy and comfortable throughout the hike and never whined to get out. I take that as his seal of approval. There are several straps to which toys can be clipped to, and the built in sun shade works really well and tucks away cleanly. It was also easy for me to reach back and hand him his water cup without taking off the pack. The child seat also has two adjustable stirrups for the kid to put his feet in. My son is only 17 months old and doesn't like them on his feet, but in a year it may be more tolerable, and certainly more comfortable as he gets taller - otherwise his legs will just hang all day. 3. Storage: There is one main storage compartment which is large enough for three water bottles and some food. While not huge (I think it's a volume of 18 liters?), it is certainly amply enough to hold anything you'd need for your child throughout the day (diapers, wipes, water, food, toys, etc.). There is also a small pouch on each side of the hip belt, each big enough to just barely fit an iPhone 6. There are also a couple of spandex pockets to tuck things into (deep enough to hold a banana or bottle of sunscreen) as well as one larger pocket which could accommodate something the size of an original ipad. Frame: I love the fold out stand. Makes it so simple to load up and take off with my son strapped in. Although, at over 7lbs, this pack is heavy before even loading up. I am not sure how this compares to other child carriers but in comparison, this is the same weight as my 80 liter packpacking pack. Hydration: Large enough built in compartment to hold a 3 liter bladder, with a precut slit to run your hose. This is very nice!! Durability: Time will tell, but seems to be very well constructed of very durable material. The only thing I currently worry will have a limited lifespan are the straps and clips which pull down and secure the front of the sun shade. In summary, excellent child carrier, but with a few cons which prevent my 5 star rating. I know this review was long, but I hope it helps you in assessing your purchase!
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pack We love this pack. And more importantly, so does our son. At 11 months old and 26 lbs he is excited when we pull it out and he seems very comfortable in it. He has fallen asleep on numerous occasions and other times he is spurring us to walk faster while looking around bright and happy... Adjusting the pack was quite easy and I think it is balanced (contrary to other reviewers). I'm 6'3, 185 lbs. Taking the pack off is a little tricky sometimes.
Date published: 2015-11-06
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What is the main difference/advantages/disadvantages btwn KCIII and KCII? Seems like KCII gets the better reviews. 

Asked by: SCBAmama
The Kid Comfort III Child Carrier has 2 liters more gear capacity and comes with an integrated sunroof.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-14

What are the dimensions of this pack when folded?

Asked by: Wild Baby
The folded dimensions of this child carrier are 34 x 15 x 11 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08

What is the minimum weight requirement? The Osprey says they just have to be able to hold their head up independently. Is it the same for the Deuter? Thanks

Asked by: Brown05
There is no minimum weight requirement for this child carrier. The child must be able to able to reach the sitting position without assistance and to hold its head upright under its own power.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-14

Does the Deuter Kid Comfort III have an integrated sun/rain cover? The specs say no, but I can't find the appropriate cover for this carrier (only for the Kid Comfort I & II), and another website says the cover is integrated and stows in the headrest.

Asked by: MattGina
The Kid Comfort III does come with an integrated sun and rain cover. For added protection, Deuter does make the KC Deluxe Raincover.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-08

Does the deuter pack have a hydration reservoir?

Asked by: smiller85
The hydration reservoir is sold separately.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-16

What size hydration bladder works with the Kid Comfort III? Is it proprietary or can I use a Camelbak bladder that I already own?

Asked by: HJD
This pack will hold up to a 2 liter reservoir. You can use any brand of hydration reservoir, including your CamelBak.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-16

I ordered this online and had it delivered to the store, along with a camel back water reservoir. I picked them up this week. Information about where to install the water reservoir is not included in the manual. Will you please explain? Thank you.

Asked by: Backpacking Baby
The hydration compartment is on the right side of the Comfort III Child Carrier if you are looking at the shoulder harness. Look for the H2O logo just below the removable chin pad. There will be a zipper that provides access to the compartment.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-02

Is the Comfort III hip belt the same as the Comfort Air?

Asked by: Brusheep
​The hip belts are slightly different. Sizing is the same, but the hip belt on the Kid Comfort III has more padding for comfort.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-20
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable kick carrier pack. First and foremost I don't have any comparison to any other kid carrier on the market. What I have found is that this pack is very comfortable for both myself as the carrier and for my daughter. I love how soft and plush the seat is for the baby. Since I am used the military ruck weight the weight was not an issue. It is very sturdy so it doesn't tip over easy. The material is well made so I haven't had any issues with things coming apart or cracking. The only thing that I wish could have been designed better is the hood shade for the baby. I do understand that it is just a shade and not a weather shield but I would have liked the additional option of pulling the shade back in stages for various levels of protection from wind, rain, and sun. Overall I am very pleased with this product.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome pack!!! I debated buying this pack due to price, but it was well worth the money. If you adjust it correctly, it is very well balanced and fitted. Due to the high back and pillow your child can sleep in it comfortably while you hike. My son is five now and he weighs 38 pounds. I still carry him in it when he gets tired on long hikes. Cant recommend this pack enough.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed with Deuter! I bought the comfort kid I for my child years ago. I lost all sorts of hardware, the strap for holding my child in and the sunshade hardware. I thought, how in the world am I going to find those specific pieces without having to buy the whole sunshade......well I emailed deuter and they were so fast at responding and took such good care of me that I felt like I just had to write a review for them. This is the only review I've ever written but in a nutshell, I love my pack and you can't beat how the company takes care of you after the fact.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Kid Pack Exceptional product and worth the price. We have a 10 month old we take out for day hikes. We love that he is comfortable while awake and asleep on our hikes. He's never too hot or too cold in the pack. The pack is easily adjustable from mama to papa, if we decide to swap and its super easy to remove our little one using the side entry. The built in shade cover also doubles as a wind shield during the winter and the optional rain cover is quick and easy to attach and packs back up nice and neat for storage. Storage on this pack is very reasonable considering you are carrying your little one, I especially like the built in hydration system. The footrests could use a redesign for little feet. Our baby's feet slip out almost immediately after putting them in the footrests. Overall, its an exceptional product. I would recommend it to a friend.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Stoked about this carrier pack! In the few weeks we've had this pack it has already gotten plenty of use, nearly 60 miles and no complaints. One thing to make note of is that it is heavy without kid and gear so if you're a smaller person there might be something else out there that works better.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get outside with your little one The KC3 is a great pack that makes it easy and comfortable for you and your child to get outside. We've had our daughter in one since about 6 mo. and she's 3 1/2 now. Most importantly the KC3 is comfortable for the child. Everything is padded, including a big pillowy chin rest and padded side that offers neck support when baby konks out. Our daughter loves getting in the KC3 and at 3'2" and about 32 lbs , she still fits the pack great. Another review mentioned fitting issues, but you can adjust the height the child rides by raising/lowering their seat; and for the sherpa, the KC3's back strap is super easy to adjust up or down, so parents can trade off with ease. We're climbers/fisherfolk and have taken the pack on lots of uneven terrain and we both think it carries great. It has enough storage, so if one parent goes solo, there's room for all of baby's needs and extra space for mom or dad's items. The pack has an oversized kickstand that is really solid and stable, big front and back straps for lifting the pack onto your back, and is comfortable to carry with the child's weight transferring to the hips. It's large, which is a draw back in tight spaces or crowded buses, but the full shade keeps the sun, rain, tree branches, etc. off your child and seems like it would help if we ever took a spill. The pack cleans up easily- soap and water - and still looks great after 3 years of abuse. The best thing I can say is that it's so comfortable and easy to use, that'll it will get you and baby outside! If you're in a more urban environment or likely to go on shorter walks and hikes, the KC1 or Kanga Kid might be a better option due to the smaller size, length and weight.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must have for outdoor enthusiasts. I just got this pack in the mail and my wife and I took it out today for a short day hike on fairly rugged terrain (steep rocky hills). While i will attempt to highlight pros and cons, I will say this child carrier is a must have for parents on the go and outdoor enthusiasts. Also, some specs on my wife and I to help you conceptualize fitment as you read. I am 5'11" and 210lbs. My wife is 5'0" and 120lbs. Our son is 2'7" and 20 lbs. 1. Suspension system: By this I am referring to the hip belt, shoulder straps, sternum strap, back panel, and load lifter straps. Overall, very comfortable. The hip belt, shoulder straps, and sternum strap are adjustable enough that they fit snugly and comfortably on us both. The only downside is no matter how much we play with the straps, the load lifters do very little to pull the load snugly against our upper back (google load lifters if you do not know what they are or why they're important). We have been avid backpackers for nearly a decade, so we know how this should feel. Ultimately, it felt very comfortable and stable throughout our day hike. 2. Child seat: The area that holds the kid. My son seemed very happy and comfortable throughout the hike and never whined to get out. I take that as his seal of approval. There are several straps to which toys can be clipped to, and the built in sun shade works really well and tucks away cleanly. It was also easy for me to reach back and hand him his water cup without taking off the pack. The child seat also has two adjustable stirrups for the kid to put his feet in. My son is only 17 months old and doesn't like them on his feet, but in a year it may be more tolerable, and certainly more comfortable as he gets taller - otherwise his legs will just hang all day. 3. Storage: There is one main storage compartment which is large enough for three water bottles and some food. While not huge (I think it's a volume of 18 liters?), it is certainly amply enough to hold anything you'd need for your child throughout the day (diapers, wipes, water, food, toys, etc.). There is also a small pouch on each side of the hip belt, each big enough to just barely fit an iPhone 6. There are also a couple of spandex pockets to tuck things into (deep enough to hold a banana or bottle of sunscreen) as well as one larger pocket which could accommodate something the size of an original ipad. Frame: I love the fold out stand. Makes it so simple to load up and take off with my son strapped in. Although, at over 7lbs, this pack is heavy before even loading up. I am not sure how this compares to other child carriers but in comparison, this is the same weight as my 80 liter packpacking pack. Hydration: Large enough built in compartment to hold a 3 liter bladder, with a precut slit to run your hose. This is very nice!! Durability: Time will tell, but seems to be very well constructed of very durable material. The only thing I currently worry will have a limited lifespan are the straps and clips which pull down and secure the front of the sun shade. In summary, excellent child carrier, but with a few cons which prevent my 5 star rating. I know this review was long, but I hope it helps you in assessing your purchase!
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pack We love this pack. And more importantly, so does our son. At 11 months old and 26 lbs he is excited when we pull it out and he seems very comfortable in it. He has fallen asleep on numerous occasions and other times he is spurring us to walk faster while looking around bright and happy... Adjusting the pack was quite easy and I think it is balanced (contrary to other reviewers). I'm 6'3, 185 lbs. Taking the pack off is a little tricky sometimes.
Date published: 2015-11-06
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Questions & Answers

What is the main difference/advantages/disadvantages btwn KCIII and KCII? Seems like KCII gets the better reviews. 

Asked by: SCBAmama
The Kid Comfort III Child Carrier has 2 liters more gear capacity and comes with an integrated sunroof.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-14

What are the dimensions of this pack when folded?

Asked by: Wild Baby
The folded dimensions of this child carrier are 34 x 15 x 11 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08

What is the minimum weight requirement? The Osprey says they just have to be able to hold their head up independently. Is it the same for the Deuter? Thanks

Asked by: Brown05
There is no minimum weight requirement for this child carrier. The child must be able to able to reach the sitting position without assistance and to hold its head upright under its own power.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-14

Does the Deuter Kid Comfort III have an integrated sun/rain cover? The specs say no, but I can't find the appropriate cover for this carrier (only for the Kid Comfort I & II), and another website says the cover is integrated and stows in the headrest.

Asked by: MattGina
The Kid Comfort III does come with an integrated sun and rain cover. For added protection, Deuter does make the KC Deluxe Raincover.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-08

Does the deuter pack have a hydration reservoir?

Asked by: smiller85
The hydration reservoir is sold separately.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-16

What size hydration bladder works with the Kid Comfort III? Is it proprietary or can I use a Camelbak bladder that I already own?

Asked by: HJD
This pack will hold up to a 2 liter reservoir. You can use any brand of hydration reservoir, including your CamelBak.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-16

I ordered this online and had it delivered to the store, along with a camel back water reservoir. I picked them up this week. Information about where to install the water reservoir is not included in the manual. Will you please explain? Thank you.

Asked by: Backpacking Baby
The hydration compartment is on the right side of the Comfort III Child Carrier if you are looking at the shoulder harness. Look for the H2O logo just below the removable chin pad. There will be a zipper that provides access to the compartment.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-02

Is the Comfort III hip belt the same as the Comfort Air?

Asked by: Brusheep
​The hip belts are slightly different. Sizing is the same, but the hip belt on the Kid Comfort III has more padding for comfort.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-20
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