The Best Kids Hiking Backpacks

The Best Kids Hiking BackpacksBackpacking with kids, generally means allowing the kids to fully participate in the hike by providing them with their own backpacks. It's important that children participating in a hike have the right equipment for their abilities. The right kid's backpack will have a great fit, accessible design and easy adjustability.

REI Co-op Tarn 40

The REI Co-op Tarn 40 closely mirrors traditional internal backpack design while adding a number of features that kids love. The pack is narrow and top-loading, but its exterior is full of easily accessible pockets. The Co-op Tarn 40 has an adjustable torso panel for a variety of torso lengths 

Deuter Fox 30

Essentially a pared-down version of Deuter's popular internal-frame backpacks, the Fox 30 are for kids who are wanting a more adult pack. The Fox has an 1800 cubic inch capacity and a bottom sleeping bag compartment in addition to the standard top-loading access.

Osprey Ace 75

Osrey's Ace 75 is an overnight backpack suitable for kids who are serious backpackers hiking deep into the wilderness. The separate sleeping bag compartment at the bottom allows for maximum storgage in the top loading pack.

Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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