Kelty Child Carrier Review: Gearing Up For Outdoor Family Adventures

With Spring just around the corner, I know that like many other families out there, we are looking forward to and already planning some really great camping and outdoor adventures. I was given a Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 to sample and review for my readers, courtesy of the wonderful people from Kelty!! With all of this cold weather lately, we take full advantage of any sunshine and warmth that might come our way! And this past weekend, we had that chance. The weather warmed up briefly, so we decided to take a trip to the Canyon and walk around with the kids and check out all of the animals! With another little one on the way, I look forward to sharing our walks with this baby as well. I know that carrying a baby through the canyon is not the ideal way to enjoy the outdoors, but with the Kelty Pathfinder 3.0, we can enjoy our time outdoors even with a baby! Not only can you carry your child when hiking in it, but you can also carry the water, snacks, wipes, extra clothing plus more if you wanted!! It was so easy to put on and get a baby into. Then when we are ready to take a break with him in the carrier, we are able to take off the carrier with my son still inside and set it up on the ground. With the sun shining, you dont want to irritate your babies eyes, so the sun shade is great to put on and use. If you enjoy the outdoors as much as we do and you are preparing for a new baby, or even if you have a baby or toddler that you like to include in all of your outdoor excursions, then check out the great products from Kelty and get the Kelty Pathfinder 3.0!!

Safety Features:

  • Auto-deploy kickstand (US Patent 5,626,271)
  • Five-point, adjustable child’s harness
  • No-pinch hinges (US Patent 5,626,271)

Carrier Features:

  • Sun Hood included (US Patent 5,609,279)
  • Zip-Off Daypack
  • Hydration-ready
  • Changing Pad included
  • Under-seat storage
  • Padded adjustable-height child’s seat
  • Toy loops
  • Carry/lift handles
  • 50-pound weight limit
  • Removable, washable chin-pad
  • Lightweight aluminum frame
  • Front storage pocket
  • Water bottle pocket

Suspension Features:

  • Sliding waistbelt torso-length adjustment
  • Laminated, padded and contoured waistbelt
  • Laminated, curved, padded shoulder straps
  • Laminated, padded back panel
  • Waistbelt storage pocket
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Sternum strap

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This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.


  1. Laura Lane
    November 2, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    This would be good for toddlers.

  2. Tasha
    November 19, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    I'm just curious, I noticed that a few reviewers, that were shorter than 5'4, complained about the Pathfinder not fitting them correctly. I was wondering how tall you are and if this was a problem? Thanks for your input!

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