Web: kelty.com

Price: $187 to $230

Weight Range: 16 lbs. to  30 lbs.

Comments: While the Kelty Transit 3.0 requires a lot of adjustment at first to get baby strapped in, readers tell us this backpack carrier is one of the best options on the market. The adjustable lumbar support gets kudos, parents find it easy to get on and off, and it is comfortable for long hikes. Kelty includes features like a sun hood, changing pad, toy loops, organizer pocket, and hipbelt water bottle pocket. Kelty offers four other frame carrier options—readers like the Transit 3.0 best.

(As a side note, we saw online descriptions that claimed the Transit weight range was 5 lbs. 4 oz. to 40 lbs. However, on Kelty’s web site, you’ll see the weight range is far more limited–16 to 30 lbs.)

Rating: A