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Doug Reeves
(strawman) - F

Locale: God's Country
WTB-Kids pack on 03/24/2012 10:41:38 MDT Print View

I'm looking for a pack for my daughter so she can start carrying some her own gear and feel more like daddy! She's 4'2", 7 years old. Let me know if you have something that your kids may have outgrown. thanks!

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Deuter Fox 30 on 03/24/2012 12:31:55 MDT Print View

I just put a Deuter Fox 30 up for sale. Adjustable torso. Here are the specs: http://deuteroutdoor.com/p-138360-deuter-fox-30-kids-trekking-backpack.aspx#!vID157123 $30 shipped CONUS. You can see pics on my FS thread.

Doug Reeves
(strawman) - F

Locale: God's Country
shoot... on 03/24/2012 14:19:58 MDT Print View

...looks like I was too slow. anyone else? that deuter fox looks like it would be perfect for her.

Terri Wright
(ncalcamper) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Couple of packs on 03/24/2012 20:49:31 MDT Print View

I have a xs Gregory tega and a high Sierra trek 25. I cut out the stay on the tega, but it's still pretty heavy. The trek is smaller, but it's not as nice of a brand. My son started with the trek when he was five and moved up to the tega at 8 or 9. I'm happy to PIF either one. Let me know if you're interested.

iPhone typos

Edited by ncalcamper on 03/24/2012 20:51:51 MDT.

Paul Hood
(sirisaac) - MLife
Re: Couple of packs on 05/02/2012 04:38:07 MDT Print View

Terri, if Doug is not interested in the Gregory tega, I am.

I am in the same place as Doug-- starting to gear up my kids now that I don't have to carry them!

Thanks
Paul

Edited by sirisaac on 05/02/2012 14:08:13 MDT.

Jim Leonard
(mxracer33x) - F

Locale: West Coast
High Sierra Trek 25 on 05/02/2012 11:03:49 MDT Print View

I would be very interested in the High Sierra Trek 25 if anyone else is not. I have 2 girls that are 4 and 6 that I have been searching for packs for without much luck. Let me know what you want for it if it becomes available.

Jim

Paul Hood
(sirisaac) - MLife
re-WTB kids pack --option to consider on 05/02/2012 14:07:41 MDT Print View

I did not consider the piggyback issue.. .so sorry if I stepped on any toes or failed to follow protocol.

As an attempt to undo any possible bad steps... I did see golite has many smaller packs on sale (womens versions mostly) that might be of interest for everyone here in the WTB category http://www.golite.com/Ws-Jam-2011-P46683.aspx was the one I was looking at in particular (though that one is large). (I guess I should post in gear deals, but I see golite was mentioned there already.)

anyway, best of luck to everyone looking to outfit their kids with backpacking gear, lets look forward to a new generation enjoying the outdoors, and maybe inventing new ways to go at it lighter and lighter (and eventually carry some of our gear as we get older).

happy trails.

christopher witter
(cwitter) - MLife

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Cheap and Light options... on 05/02/2012 19:35:31 MDT Print View

I have found that the "travel backpacks" can work, REI carries one and so does EMS. This one stuffs into its lid, was $19 on sale. Here is my son carrying it (~6lbs total) with the shoulder straps adjusted all the way down to where the buckles meet the pack, used an accessory strap as a sternum strap, this was his second trip with it. For the weight and the price they can't be beat. Only drawback I could see would be serious bushwacking.

Rocky path...

Here is the link to the one at EMS:
http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11755807&lmdn=Brand&cp=3677352.11373430.4456715

REI has similar item as well, that might work:
http://www.rei.com/product/827110/rei-flash-18-pack
http://www.rei.com/product/809163/rei-stuff-travel-pack

Edited by cwitter on 05/02/2012 19:40:51 MDT.