5.0 颗星，最多 5 颗星Don't let the carrier-snobs fool you! 5 stars all day!
2015年11月27日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
After much research, review, and debate, my wife and I agreed on this pack to haul around our little beautiful maniac. We wanted a carrier that was big enough to haul the boy+his nicknacks, yet small enough that we weren't knocking things over when we turned around. I read every review on pretty much every single pack comperable to this in price/size. I looked through other websites where each pack was broken down and ranked based on numerous specifications and features. As far as the reviews for this pack: One person said the shoulder straps "cut" into there shoulders. The straps are extremely comfortable and wide. Well padded. The quality is noticeable immediately. I think what you have to realize before buying this carrier- is the design. It's meant to be more sleek, smaller than the other comperable frame packs. So are there other carriers out there that offer more comfort? I'm sure there are. I would liken this to a well-padded back pack. There is a very ridged and lightweight frame, however unlike other designs- it doesn't tower 2 feet above your head. It's comfortable, but you have to keep in mind you're hauling a living person in it. There has to be some expected level of discomfort when you consider that fact. Our son is 6 1/2 months old and tips the scale @ 21lbs. We recently took it out for our annul "post turkey-trek" up and down moderately rough terrain for approximately 1 hour. When we got back to the car I could've kept going for another 5 hours. Granted I'm 6'2" and 200lbs, but I'm no athlete. Just an average joe with incredibly strong shoulders and traps (jk). My wife wore it around the house, and for her the only problem is feeling "helpless" to help him if he fell. You just have to get used to it. It's scary at first because you're wanting to make sure your little one is in there secure- so I would encourage you to get really familiar with all the straps and (tons) of adjustments that can be made. These adjustments don't just ensure the safety of your tyke, they also help with your comfort. If you wear the pack and it is uncomfortable at first, don't be discouraged, just try some different adjustments until you find your "fit". Wow, I'm still writing this review. Time to wrap it up. It comes with everything. Shade, stirrups(?), changing pad, head rest, storage, kickstand. Good quality. This product deserves a better rating than it has. PS. I do not work for Phil or Ted lol lol lol!
****update**** Baby#2 & the Escape is still going strong!! And this dude is HUGE.
Really great product with more nooks and crannies than I could find something to put into. However, it could use a head harness of some sort to hold your child's head back while you walk. If your child falls asleep, the chest harness does hold them back in place, but nothing, absolutely nothing, not even the side head pads, holds your child's head back so it does not snap off at the neck. child's head will not gently rest back in the head cradle when asleep. It just won't. I had to rig a neck pillow in front of my child's head to keep it from bobbling back and forth. Yes, the photo is ridiculous, but it was all I had. It was either that or recline him waaaaay back so his head could not fall forward. Of course, as you see in the picture, this is hard on the back and defeats the purpose of buying a high end carrier like this. I do still recommend buying this but suggest you get a ball cap or some other cap that fits your child's head and sew straps to it that can be looped around the head cradle. It will hold your child's head back in place when they are asleep.
I always turn to Baby Gear Lab for input before making a large baby purchase, and so far they haven't steered me wrong yet. I love my UPPAbaby Vista, my Mesa, and my Britax Marathon car seat. All fabulous purchases, all given high marks by Baby Gear Lab. So naturally when I was considering dropping some coin on a baby backpack for hiking, I consulted them as well. This unfortunate carrier was their "Editor's Choice." I'm now thoroughly convinced that their editor has never hiked a day in his or her life... Here is what sucks about this backpack: IT IS NOT COMFORTABLE... for pack mule or baby. End of story. This pack is just not designed right. Other commenters have stated that there is a structural design flaw with the frame, but I'm no engineer so structurally speaking I have no idea what makes this tug at your shoulders and force baby's weight away from the center of gravity, but it does. And it is awful. After just a few minutes of wearing my nug in this, neither one of us was comfortable. The drool pad is non-existent and non-removable. The harness has to be pushed over the baby's head, so if your kid hates when you put a shirt on them, this carrier harness will become the new object of their hatred. The seat does not look comfortable and appears to put baby's hips in a bad angle. The frame around the cockpit does not feel sturdy and when loading baby it feels wobbly. Not to mention the fleece feels way too warm for a hiking backpack and cheap. Not at all soft. The sunshade is awful, just awful. It is not attached to the carrier automatically but stored in a side zippered pocket. You have to pop it out of a bag and insert poles into the sides of the backpack. It took all of two seconds for my baby to figure out she could push it out, so about as useful as the hats she is also constantly pulling off. The good... couldn't really find much... so yea. Buy a different pack if you plan on hiking. Which isn't really surprising considering the packaging features a girl in heeled boots wearing the pack. I'm presuming that Baby Gear Lab is just off because the last time they updated their Baby Backpack Guide was back in 2014. I ended up purchasing the Osprey Poco AG base model. LOVE IT!