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I need advice from mamas with a Kozy or other ABC. I have a slot with Kelley for a Kozy but in the meanwhile, I was wondering whether it's worth it to have a hiking backpack carrier like a Tough Traveler or a Kelty. I had an Ergo, which sadly went missing :sob. I mostly used the Ergo indoors at home or shopping, but that was the winter. Now that summer is here again, I would occasionally like to take long outside walks and maybe a few hikes. Is that comfortable with a Kozy, or should I try getting something more padded?<br><br>
I guess the big difference, in addition to the padding, is the sunshade. Any other thoughts? TIA!
 

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my dd lived in a backpack (Kelty), sling, and shawl for back carrying (shawl was the most comfy!) and now I have a homemade Kozy thing for ds, still have the others. he's just 19lbs and I find the Kozy most comfy, but the backpack is better in other ways, the sunshade as you mentioned, and the bag underneath is invaluable so everything can be contained in one carrier if I'm hauling it all myself. I think it would be hard to do a long walk alone with just the Kozy because there's no space for diapers, snacks, WATER, but if someone else will be with you, they can carry all that.<br><br>
The design of bb backpacks is nice for the bb so they can look out and above, but that hanging from the shoulders gets old even when the straps are flopping on your arms loosely and all the weight is on the hips, jmo. But it IS a great way to hike alone with baby, and I loved having a seat for dd for me to have the quick pee on the side of the mt or if I needed to have bb down somewhat unsupervised for a second.
 

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My 23 month old doesn't really like going in the Kozy or the Ergo anymore, because he can't see over my shoulder. My DH carries him at the farmer's market in the Kelty. I personally find the Kelty to be a bit too much for every day use, but we do use it for walks.<br><br>
I think you could get by with just one, but having both would make your life easier. I'm a bit of a carrier addict, though, so you might want to take my advice with a grain of salt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Thanks so much for the advice. I hadn't thought about making sure the little guy can look over my shoulder. That makes lots of sense. We definitely need the hood because ds does not do hats. Hmm, I'm thinking that I may hold off on the Kozy since I have an Ellaroo (which has a nice backcarry tie, but it's a pain to do solo), although I can't wait to try a Kozy. It seems the hiking backpack is more of a priority since we could also use it on daytrips in the city or country over the summer. Then again, ds isn't getting any lighter (and how), so maybe it's time to invest in both! Decisions, decisions...
 
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