The only carrier we are getting any regular use out of is the Ergo. We're going on a 11 day road trip, three days of which will be camping and hiking. We still use the Kelty frame pack for hikes but its soooo bulky and not all that superior to the Ergo for long hikes. What do I do, ladies?! Is it worth it to lug that thing along?
If it's super hot hiking you might prefer the kelty since there won't be a sweaty toddler against you, but otherwise why bring two carriers when one (the Ergo) will do?
It shouldn't be wicked hot where we're going. In the 80s. We don't go on looooong hikes anymore because DH's back can't handle it. I think we'll just leave the frame pack and bring the dog's backpack and make her carry T's stuff.
Your dog has a backpack??? That is awesome.
Mara & Joel, 2009
Ours does too...we usually make him carry his own water. Making him carry baby stuff too is a GREAT idea.