Product Reviews / 17 February, 2020 / Ellie Thompson

The Ultimate Sustainable Child Carrier For Hiking With The Family

Made using recycled, PFC free and blue sign approved fabric, the sustainably made Poco Plus is the ultimate chid carrier for every outdoor adventure this year.

The Poco Plus carrier comes in black or blue complete with sunshade, raincover and toy loops it has everything your little one needs to explore the outside world.

Lightweight and spacious

Exploring the outdoors with little ones will usually involve hauling around a lot of kit. It’s great then that the Poco Plus is a lightweight but extremely supportive carrier, with excellent provision for everything you need to carry with you for a day in the hills.

The backpack’s easy-to-access on the go mesh side pockets and zipped hipbelt pockets enable you to keep necessary supplies close to hand. This is so useful, especially if your cargo are on the tiny side. There’s lots of space for the essentials – think nappies, wipes, snacks and water.

The Poco Plus has a main compartment that’s situated beneath the child seat for anything heavier that doesn’t necessarily require immediate and easy acceess. You can use this nifty compartment (which is really rather big) to securely zip away all the other items you’ll need to carry.

All-weather protection

The rapid deploy Poco Plus Sun-Shade has a UPF 50+ rating, so you can rest assured your child is protected from the sun, providing enough shade for comfortable naps on the go.

For unexpected rain showers, there’s a brilliant raincover that’s integrated into the carrier, and it can also be detached, which is super-handy for drying out afterwards.


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Comfortable and adjustable

The Poco Plus carrier is really comfortable for both little kids and bigger kids, and the wearer themselves. What’s brilliant about this product is that it’s incredibly easy to adjust to ensure the right fit, whatever size of the parent and child.

The back system features a Fit-on-the-Fly™ adjustable hipbelt and adjustable torso length which comes into play when you need to switch the child carrier backpack from mum to dad.

The shoulder straps are adjustable at the shoulders, which makes getting kids in and out SO much easier. There are foot stirrups for taller or older children.  The child safety harness, seat and foot stirrups are also adjustable to fit a wide range of child sizes, shapes, and weights.

There’s a much-needed mesh back panel, which allows the wearer a little room for air and that extra element of comfort when using the carrier for long periods of time.

The carrier’s integrated kickstand keeps the entire carrier upright and accessible for those inevitable pit stops you’ll need to make on your journey.

Child safety

Child safety is at the forefront of the Poco Plus design, with the TÜV GS safety certification to prove it.

The only downside to the Poco Plus is the lack of support for children that might need to nap during a hard day’s hike, but if you’re looking for an all-round carrier with plenty of space and the ability to adjust to different wearers and kids of different ages, you can’t go wrong with the Poco Plus.

Checklist for hiking

  • Hydroflask water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Extra layers
  • First aid kit
  • Camera
  • Torch
  • Charger pack

If you’re planning on an outdoor adventure, do check out Osprey’s top tips for hiking as a family.


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