The Piggyback Rider | Review
Company: Full Sail International, LLC
Item Reviewed: The Piggyback Rider
Leave the stroller at home and forget about the bulky framed carrier!
Weighing less than three pounds and the size of a rolled towel, the Piggyback Rider is the first and only child carrier that allows you to comfortably carry a child up to 60 lbs on your back. With the ease of a standard backpack, the Piggyback Rider provides a shoulder mounted foot bar for your child to stand on, integrated grab handles for your child to hold, and a safety harness to secure your child.
The Piggyback Rider has unlimited year-round use, while hiking, touring, shopping, walking, watching, exploring, wandering, bonding at amusement parks, carnival, sporting events, malls, markets and everywhere else you may go. And, in the end, it’s about more than just getting there; it’s about an active interaction between parent and child, bringing you closer together in any adventure. The simplicity and ease of carrying a child with the Piggyback Rider revolutionizes child carriers and bonds parents and children in active transport.
It takes only moments for both adults and children to appreciate the quality and usefulness of the Piggyback Rider. Compact, portable and simple make it ideal for every family with children. The sturdy construction from high quality material and integrated safety features bring peace-of-mind to every time you use it.
Compact, durable and light weight:
- Streamlined unisex design
- One size, fully adjustable
- Supports a child up to 60 lbs, 2½ – 7 years
Integrated comfort and safety features:
- Four secure hand holds
- Safety harness tethered to carrier (not shown)
- Padded shoulder straps with sternum strap
My husband and I were excited that we got the opportunity to put The Piggyback Rider to the test recently for a few reasons. One is that we are tired of lugging our strollers around, and we wanted a way that our toddler would have fun with. The Piggyback Rider is the perfect solution. The second reason is that with our upcoming move to Montana we wanted something that would give our daughter a break from walking during the hikes that we will be taking all the time. I really believe that we will be using the Piggyback Rider a lot up there and will most definitely update my blog with us using it then.
For now, we tried it out at a theme park here and while it was perfect while she was riding on it it was somewhat a pain to get her down and then back up again to go on rides. We spent the remainder of the day just walking around and it was perfect for that. We used it on a mile long walk we went on, where she didn’t have to get up and down at all and it was perfect. So many little kids we were passing asked their parents if they could ride on their backs like that little girl was, one little boy even asked if he could ride on my husbands back, which his parents were mortified that he asked that, but we just laughed it off and gave them the website to check it out for themselves.
This will be a very handy product that we will be using for a few years to come, good thing about it is when can use it with our daughter until she is 7, that gives us good use time. I highly recommend The Piggyback Rider to everyone as an alternative to strollers and other carriers, at least that I have tried out over the years.