Baby September 5, 2021
Getting any where with a little one is a bit of a nightmare; I mean it’s not their fault they have tiny legs that don’t work properly for the first couple of years, but it certainly makes trips out in the countryside a bit more awkward. The Poco Plus child carrier from Osprey comes with all manner of handy features to allow for a comfortable walk or hike for the whole family, it comes in a choice of two colours, Starry Black or Blue Sky. This is a serious bit of gear designed for long days out and as such it is a little on the large size, 73L x 38W x 48D and weighs 3.6 kg, it is constructed with a durable 210D Bluesign Nylon Diamond Fabric. Designed for all weathers it comes with a deployable sunshade with a UPF 50+ rating and raincover so little one stays cool and dry even if you don’t, there are toy loops to keep your passenger entertained too.
The carrier’s comfort has been considered too with the backsystem that uses a Fit-on-the-Fly adjustable hipbelt which helps spread the weight across the body instead of loading up those shoulders. The adjustable AirSpeed trampoline suspended mesh with cut outs ensures the absolute minimum amount of fabric rest against the back helping you to remain cool whilst preventing the bag from digging into your back.
The adjustable torso length means the carrier can be used by the whole family, even during the same hike. This carrier is TÜV GS safety certified, there is a secure child safety harness, that can grow with the child as well as the adjustable seat and foot stirrups making it suitable for ages 6 months up to about 3 and a half years. The seat is soft and comfortable for little bums and is ventilated to prevent them from getting too hot on those warmer days. It’s never just carrying a child when it comes to family days out, these little people come with a whole load of extra gear, the 26L of storage space with the main compartment being tucked beneath the child’s seat, this can be used to store spare clothes, nappies as well as your own belongings.
For easy access there are two stretchy mesh side pockets and zipped pockets in the hipbelt, this allows you to pass snacks to the child on the move, stopping any potential fussing in its tracks. Other features include the grab handle at the top of the bag, internal key attachment clip, emergency whistle on the sternum strap, integrated/removable mirror. We all know small ones love to fall asleep on the move so there is a padded rest that can be removed and washed due to dribble, sticky hands and any other mess they choose to create. The Poco Plus is compatible with Hydraulics and Hydraulics LT Reservoir to keep you hydrated whilst the integrated kickstand allows you to stand the back upright on the floor, this makes loading and unloading the child so much easier, especially for solo travellers. The Poco Plus is thoughtfully designed for both carrier and passenger, it feels balanced and secure whilst walking, even on unlevel terrain, it has a good amount of ventilation making it a great choice for all day adventures. RRP £340
- Durable fabric
- UPF 50+ rated sunshade
- Integrated, detachable raincover
- Adjustable AirSpeed trampoline suspended mesh backsystem
- Adjustable child safety harness, seat and foot stirrups
- Fit-on-the-Fly adjustable hipbelt
- Integrated kickstand keeps pack upright and accessible
- Sternum strap with emergency whistle
- Soft ventilated seat
- Compatible with Hydraulics™ and Hydraulics™ LT Reservoir
- TÜV GS Certified
- Stretch mesh side pockets
- Removable and Washable Drool Pad