Old enough to hike, old enough to carry a pack 🙂
The Deuter Fox 30 is perfect for the 7-12 year old wanting to pack in their own gear. If your hikers are under 7 consider the Junior or the Bluesign certified Kikki. Younger still? There’s the ever-popular Schmusebär or the Pico. And if they’re not carrying, you’re carrying them—check out the Kid Comfort line of carriers below.
Take Your Kids Camping This Summer!
Making sure your children get all the play-time and especially outside time they need can be a challenge. Being able to bring your kids camping or hiking is priceless and a great way for the whole family to have fun, stay connected, and keep active. It goes without saying, fun activities (we pack an indoor/outdoor Bocci set from GSI Outdoors) and treats—did someone say s’mores (blog post)—are as essential as having the right gear for your kids to ensure your family adventures are stress-free and fun for all!
Before tucking into this variation on a Campfire Grilled S’more (opens in new tab)– try pita bread or waffle cones instead of the traditional graham crackers for a quick treat with less mess – and get your dinner on with Foil Pack Fajitas. (opens in new tab) Campfire grill or stove friendly and sure to be a hit with the whole family. Chocolatey grins ahead!
Something for Every Kid
At ROI, we’ve been there. Many of our employees have young children and actively engage in outdoor pursuits. From walks on the seawall, ski days, weekend camping trips to epic adventures—all made easier and much more enjoyable with kid-specific gear.
First class travel for passenger and captain alike on any family expedition! Pivoting Vari Flex hip fins deliver ultimate comfort and precise load control. They are concave in shape and ultra-comfortable, sit perfectly, follow every movement with ease and distribute the weight evenly to the hips. And because they allow maximum freedom of movement, they help save energy. The child enjoys the stability and comfort of the softly padded, high rising backrest and the integrated sunroof protect from the burning sun. With its clever construction, you can easily stow the roof in the headrest. The kid’s ‘basecamp’ comes with a new design and now offers an all-around padded cabin covered with breathable, skin-friendly fabric.
The flexible footrests, as well as the ergonomic chin pad and seat pads, guarantee a safe and ergonomic posture. One problem might arise though: it is quite likely the passenger will refuse to exit the cockpit…
“We tried a number of child carriers before finally choosing the Kid Comfort 3 to carry our young son. He happily sat and slept through a number of walks-about-town, hikes, and adventures until he could finally run alongside us. At that point, he had a younger brother who took over command of the Kid Comfort for his stint in the cockpit. All in all, 6 years of use before we passed it on to another set of very grateful new parents.”
These little Deuter backpacks are great fun when having adventures in the playground, going for a swim in the lake or heading out into the mountains. With new, playful colours, there is something to make the eyes of any girl or boy light up. The Schmusebär is designed for adventurers above the age of 3 and just like the Kids models have a semi-circular zip opening. The Junior, its big brother, has grown up a lot with its fresh new design and is for children aged 5 and above.
Details: comfortable soft padded back new S-shaped shoulder straps with Soft-Edge edges chest strap two mesh side pockets name tag on the inside 3M reflector at the front and large 3M reflector on the zipped front pocket for safety » child-friendly buckles additional “secret” zipped pocket on top two zipped front pockets safety blink loop D-Rings on the lid to attach trophies.
For the outdoor offspring that would like a durable companion when camping, that grows with them. The Starlight EXP grows with the child: a 30cm zip extension at the foot end – when closed, it serves as additional insulation later fo the child’s sensitive feet.