Deuter Kid Comfort II
Traveling with kids can be stressful. Not only are children less patience than adults but they also require more attention when traveling. Being a parent significantly changes how trips are done. This includes considering things like car seats when booking car rentals and specification on plane rides. Luckily manufacturers have experienced similar situations and have therefore created different types of equipment to help with long car trips, flying and hiking so that parents don't have to miss out on the things they used to love involving travel.
This article is a single product review on the Deuter Kid Comfort II. This product is a fusion between a car seat and a backpack. It is used for hiking and traveling with kids. It offers some storage capabilities and also a comfortable seat for little ones. We looked at what consumers who bought this seat backpack combo in order to see what those who bought this product thought of it. We also looked at the overall construction of it, it's durability, it's quality and its price point in order to determine if it's worth the cost associated with it. This is our review of the Deuter Kid Comfort II, we hope that this review helps you with your next traveling purchase.
- Impressive buckle system for protection
- Comfortable for both parent and child
- Versatile and lightweight
- Nice design
- Some reviewers wished for more storage space
- Some difficulty strapping children in as well
It can be used for hiking or just travel in general (no more annoying strollers when attempting to get through busy airports). There are several straps around the bag to make carrying easier including child strap-in buckles to comfortably secure the child in the seat as well as a sternum strap to secure the load on the parents back.
This product also offers 7 plus exterior pockets plus the main compartment where the child sits. it has comfortable grab handles for the child, a removable chin pad and height-adjustable footrests for the child's comfort. Reviewers liked the removable head pillow for the child as this helped significantly for when the child falls asleep. The Deuter Kid Comfort II also offers external mesh pockets for easy access to items without having the physically take the pack off, which is a nice feature.
Those who bought this product were quite happy with its durability. They felt that their child was safe and secure within the backpack and they liked the quality of the materials used. This doubles for the strap quality of this backpack/carrier.
The one note that reviewers made about this device is as the child gets bigger, the headrest is directly behind the parents head which means that the child's head is directly behind the parents. As the child gets bigger and as their head gets bigger, the parent started to notice that they would bump their head against their children's. This results in the parent having to slightly tilt their head forward in order to comfortably carry their child. This, of course, causes some discomfort for the adult over the course of their trip. Outside of this issue, reviewers really liked this product especially when the children are younger. They appreciate the straps, the security and the weight distribution offered by this bag which is great.
Those who bought this pack were really impressed with its durability. They noted that even after years of use the pack looks brand new and all the additional fixtures like zippers stayed intact and functioning. This helps the design and style of the bag as well, keeping the bag looking aesthetically pleasing over extended periods of time which is really positive.
Those who bought this product really appreciated the additional storage of this device, though they did mention that others on the market (including the Deuter Kid Comfort III) offers more storage room. That said, this product is super light and versatile and therefore the lack of storage compared to others was minor. As mentioned earlier, this device starts to become a little inconvenient space-wise when it comes to older children. Outside of this issue, though, reviewers appreciated the capacity of this carrier which is positive.
Though this is the case it should be noted that the security system is great for little ones that aren't able to get up and move around within the backpack. For older children (between 2.5-4 years of age) this device may not be secure enough. This because the shoulder straps are easily removable and the headrest can double grip for children. This allows them to pull their body up. The footrests only further the ability for the child to stand. This diminishes the safety features of this device. Outside of these issues, this bag is secure and easy to use which reviewers really appreciated.
Though some found that the capacity for storage is a bit limited when comparing this device to alternatives on the market, they were happy with the number of pockets associated with this bag. Reviewers felt that this bag did well with offering different pockets designated for different things and didn't feel like the system failed them which is positive. They also appreciated the side mesh pockets for easy access to needed items in a pinch which is also great.
- Side-entry buckle system for securing child on the go
- Comfortable handle grips for the child to use for leverage
- Removable chin strap for the safety of the child
- Height adjustable footrests for growing children
- Loads of pockets for additional storage
- Attractive design for a nicer aesthetic
- Safety tested by the JPMA that exceeds ASTM requirements
Those who bought this device were happy with its appearance and also appreciated its convenience. The primary concern about this product is that children seem to grow out of it faster than others and there is less storage space when considering others on the market. The benefit of the lack of space means less of a load which pleased reviewers. Overall, there were quite a few positive ratings and far less negative ones. It does appear that this product is a smart buy and we definitely recommend trying it out for your next outdoor adventure!