Choosing the right Deuter Kid Comfort carrier
When you purchase a Deuter Kid Comfort carrier, you’re not only investing in high-quality equipment, you’re laying the foundation for a lifetime of adventure and exploration.
Deuter’s Kid Comfort 1, 2, and 3 carriers offer quality and comfort at every price range. Each pack works for a multitude of activities and promises an impeccable fit. That’s because we build our kid carriers on the same chassis that we use for our all our packs.
Kid Comfort I
Our smallest and least expensive carrier, the Kid Comfort I offers terrific ventilation, stable frame construction and a padded waist belt. This is our lowest profile pack, making it easy to maneuver on city streets and public transportation.
Pros: Lightweight and nimble, this pack is slightly bigger than a book bag and won’t feel bulky. Like all the kid carriers, it features a five-point harness and has a padded chin rest.
Cons: The Kid Comfort I hip belt does not feature Deuter’s Vari Flex technology. This technology contains a pivoting, flexible construction that conforms to the wearer’s movement. The result? It’s not as comfortable as the Kid Comfort II or III.
Ideal for: Urban exploration, daily errands, light hikes, travel.
Cost: $199 MSRP
Kid Comfort Air
The Kid Comfort Air is the only kid carrier that features the Aircomfort mesh back system, offering maximum ventilation for hiking in warmer weather. A little heavier than the Kid Comfort 1 but still very maneuverable, it has the Vari Fit back length adjustment and a kickstand with an audible ‘click’ when locked.
Pros: Your passengers will ride in the “air conditioning” provided by the mesh material on the sides of the cockpit.
Cons: No sunshade or hydration reservoir.
Ideal for: Short day trips and walks.
Cost: $239 MSRP
Kid Comfort II
Weighing in at 6.5 lbs, the Kid Comfort II is our best-selling kid carrier. Parents love the articulating hip belt, which contributes to an unrivaled fit. New improvements include an ergonomic seat for your kiddo and a removable, washable headrest.
Pros: Side-entry creates easy access; storage options include a spacious compartment under the seat, several mesh pockets, and zippered pockets on the back and hip belt. The Vari Flex hip belt promotes a comfortable and snug fit; you won’t want to take this pack off.
Cons: The KC II does not include an integrated sunshade, which is available as an accessory purchase.
Ideal for: Urban exploration, daily errands, light and moderate hikes, and travel.
Cost: $249 MSRP
Kid Comfort III
Meet the Cadillac of kid carriers, the Kid Comfort III. This enduring pack is superbly built and is the largest of Deuter’s kid carriers. With an integrated sunshade, pivoting Vari Flex hip belt, and enough storage to pack for at least one night out, this is the pack you want for major adventures.
Pros: This pack comes with bells and whistles: kneepads on the frame; two handles for lifting; extra soft padded pillow/headrest; rearview mirror stored in the hip pocket; reflective loop for safety light; mesh pockets with teddy bear. All of this complements the impeccable construction, safety and spaciousness of the carrier.
Cons: At 7 lbs., 10 ounces and 1,220 cubic inches, this is a big pack. We actually consider that a “plus”, but for those short on storage space or who will be using their pack in crowded places, the Kid Comfort III may feel big.
Ideal for: Kiddie expeditions, overnight trips, beginner to advanced hikes, cross-country skiing in the winter.
Cost: $299 MSRP