When your back and hips hurt hiking isn't fun. Especially when you've got a squirmy little one on your back. So Osprey incorporated their award winning AG (Anti-Gravity) backpack suspension system into the Poco AG Plus child carrier. Lightweight aluminum stays provide load stability and the mesh shoulder harness and backpanel combination keeps you comfortable for the long haul. Max Load - 48.5 pounds.
Features: ANTI-GRAVITY SUSPENSION Contoured suspension combined with seamless mesh from the shoulder blades to the lumbar region balance and stabilize the pack so you won't even notice you're carrying a precious cargo.
BUILT-IN SUNSHADE A built-in removable sunshade is included with every style of the Poco AG Series. A unique collapsible design allows it to be stored or deployed quickly. The sunshade is also integral when using the optional add-on Poco rain cover.
ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL* The Anti-Gravity suspension incorporated on the Poco AG offers a highly adjustable harness coupled with the Fit-on-the-Fly hipbelt yielding a wide-fit range for a variety of sized parents. *Available on the Poco AG Premium and Poco AG Plus
This pack is great for the rider! The sunshade and rain cover make a cozy nest. The rain cover is a beast to put on but has kept our littles snug in bad weather. I love that the sunshade is included, the little flaps get stuck all of the time when trying to pull it out. The side pockets on the pack hold kids water bottles well but anything larger falls out when you lean forward. The stirrups are awesome. With my 28lb three year old in the pack this year we have to take her shoes off and on to get her in and out of the pack. The pack fits my husband great but causes bruising and raw skin on my hips, I am 5'4" 120lbs. The smallest setting on the pack just isn't small enough for the pack to ride where I need it to in order to be comfortable. The hip belt pockets are large and hold plenty of snacks which is nice. Overall it does the job and the kid is happy so keep using it. I have found if I adjust the pack size back down every time we stop there is less pain.
My wife and I really like the attention to small things like the clips to hold the shoulder straps back and the location for the hydration bladder isn't just a sleeve crammed in a cargo pocket. I do agree with some of the other reviews that the hip belt is somewhat in comfortable for me but the wife loves it. Really hope it softens up with time.
This is by far the best baby carrier hands down. My family and I recently did our annual 10 hour hike through the Appalachian Mountains. I spent months 6 months trying to decide the best baby carrier to buy. I knew I wanted it to be lightweight and most important of all my toddler who just turned 1 and weighs 25 lbs had to be comfortable. Let's just say she was so comfortable that any time I stopped for a break, she immediately started throwing a fit because she wanted to keep going. I carried her the whole 10 hours with no assistance from hubby (he asked but I said no) and after all was said and done...absolutely no back, neck, or shoulder issues.
We've owned this pack for about a year now and my daughter and we absolutely love it. She is 21 months old and loves to get in and head outdoors with Mom & Dad. When loading her in the pack, getting her legs through the openings takes a few tries, but once they're through, putting the shoulder straps around her and clicking her in takes a few seconds.
Once you can master the motions of lifting the pack up on your knee, then putting the shoulder straps on, it becomes a very quick process. The shoulder straps and hip belt adjustments are great and provide enough adjustment for most people. The kickstand is an extremely helpful feature for dismounts and the retractable rain cover has come in handy many times.