Rated 4 out of 5 by WillInRhodey Good hydration, but small pack
My son is a Boy Scout and we bought this (in blue) to carry on hikes. It carries a reasonable amount of water, but very little cargo.
Last weekend we climbed a mountain in New Hampshire on a sunny but cool Fall day, and he was out of water by the time we were done. I have a bigger CamelBak pack, and I ended up carrying his lunch, sweatshirt, etc.
The pack is well-made and the water bladder works well, so we're happy enough with it. But, unsurprisingly, as he grows and goes on longer hikes, we may need to move this bladder to a larger pack -- so if you're buying it for someone who's not little, you may wish to jump up to a larger pack.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mntgirl Great hydrator
This is a great pack for younger kids. My child is using it for day camp and it is light, easy to use (once filled) and keeps her drinking. The only thing I don't like about the design is the wide opening for filling water- it is difficult to gauge how much water is in the pack and then somewhat difficult to close without losing water. It would maybe be better to have an opening at the top like a conventional bottle so little ones could fill it on their own. Other than that, it beats carrying a water bottle and my child loves taking it wherever we go b/c it makes her feel independent....
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JessVTTexan Great item for a little hiker!
My 3 1/2-year old son was so happy when we got this last week. We went hiking over the weekend and it fit him perfectly! And we have plenty of room for him to grow into this without outgrowing too quickly. The pack also had a lot of space in it for bringing snacks/carrying wet wipes along, so we were happy for that. It holds a good amount of water also. I am very impressed by this purchase! Highly recommended!
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DM1224 Perfect for little hikers
This is a great way for kids to begin carrying their own snacks as well as for them to stay hydrated while out hiking or even just playing.
December 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveWinterSoMuch Perfect Fit
Our grandchildren have started running at an early age and live in the SW where they can run all year. They are crazy about this product. It keeps them hydrated and, therefore, safe , when they are out on a run. And it fits!
January 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by iaflyfisher I'm just like you.
I bought this for my 7 year old granddaughter, and she loves it. It fits her well, carries the correct amount of water, and now she can carry her own snacks and other small items. She loves to feel just like she can do anything others do, and she sees hikes with me and my Camelbak. It will be great for snowshoeing when we get snow.
December 28, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by ldeshet Great for kids
If you want your kids to be engaged while hiking, get them one of these!
My daughter wanted to wear the adult sized one we have, but it was weighing her down. Now that we purchased one for her, my 3 year old is wanting one too...and isn't complaining (as much) about the hike!
December 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by mommydawn niece and daughter loves
great for hikes, trips to the beach or park, car rides, easy way to keep kids hydrated and away from bottled water or juices and sodas
November 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromaway97 PERFECT for my 6 year old
My daughter had been asking for a camelbak of her own (as we own 2 older sytle adult size ones). She wore it outside our house "ALL DAY LONG". She is petite and the fit/adjustment was good. I like the newer design of the camelbak hydropaks with the wider rims - washing feels more complete, and drying is a bit easier (though still takes hanging from cabinets). All in all, a great buy for an active outdoor family (that saves me from carrying her water bottle!).
April 21, 2011