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Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier


Kelty is a USA based company started by Dick Kelty in 1952 with its headquarter at Boulder, State Colorado. It is counted in world’s leading manufacturers of high-end backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags. Kelty products are widely sold across the world mainly including backpacks; tents and shelters; sleeping bags and pads; camping accessories; backpacks, carriers and sleeping bags for kids; and portable and folding furniture items. Kelty is amongst the first companies to introduce backpack style child carriers similar to the one under review i.e. Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier. Some of the key features of this baby carrier are described as follows:

Key Features

Dimensions & Weight.  Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier weighs 7.6 pounds; and occupies volume around 15 x 30 x 19 inches.

Capacity.  Pathfinder 3.0 is designed to carry children as light as 16 pounds; and as heavy as 40 pounds offer utmost relief, comfort and luxury to kids as well as to the parents.

Convenience While Traveling.  Your travel preparation is now quicker than you can imagine because now you have the luxury of all-in-one package with a zip-off daypack, diaper changing pad and hydration-ready compartment.

Design Features.  The product is a perfect fit for both mom and dad. An improvised adjustable suspension system, modern leg-secure straps and 5-point harness keep your little one comfortably positioned inside the housing of carrier. The carriage becomes even more pleasant with torso adjustment at hips (not shoulders), which keeps the child placed at parent’s center of gravity. Loading and unloading your child is safer and more secure as loosening the shoulder straps automatically deploys patented kickstand. The child loves to stay in the cockpit for hours due to adjustable seat and custom fit leg straps. Besides, padded and supportive cockpit; soft and contoured shoulder straps and hip belt; laminated and contoured shoulder harness with sternum strap for stability; plus accessory pockets enhance the ambience and quality of product.

Perfectly Equipped for Hiking.   Considering the product’s fitness and suitability for hiking, strong internal frame are introduced so as to transfer child and cargo weight effectively to your hips for all-day comfort for hiking.

Safety of Child.  Overall structure has been engineered in shape of padded, aluminum V-Bar, which prohibits cockpit from collapsing, ensuring a harmless environment for your child. Hinges are contrived in a fashion that none of them pinch or hurt either the parents or the baby at any given time during use. Further, five-point adjustable harness extends incomparable confidence and relaxation to the kid.

Pros & Cons


  • Perfectly engineered and equipped for traveling and hiking with families
  • Outstanding quality and workmanship for reliability and robustness
  • Security and safety of child along with comfort and relief for both parties (parents and child) is given central importance
  • The product excludes the requirement of separate baby bag as it offers various compartment to house kid’s belongings


  • The product is more suitable for traveling (especially hiking) than it is for home use

Overall Review & Verdict

Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier is worthwhile if you are really concerned about your child’s safety, protection, well-being and comfort. Durability and style are add-ons, which enhances the appearance of the overall attire. If you think that convenience and ease has no budget to compare with, this product must be your preference.