Juliette Smith | |

Baby carriers that turn into chairs; backpacks that turn into child carriers… having children is not a reason to stop hiking anymore, and here’s why:

Chil carrier

The Deuter kangaroo is a little gem, a backpack that turns into a child carrier  for when your little hiker is tired of walking. $109 from Campmor.com

The Littlelife Explorer is ideal for long rambles and days out. Key features include the like the patented anchor point, toy loops and soft face protection. �120 from Wildday.com

The Sherpani Rumba a top of the range backcountry child carrier. Easily adjustable, it includes a sunshade, pop-off day pack which doubles as a diaper bag or a toddler school pack, and foot stirrups for to increase your child�s circulation and comfort. $199 from Snow Leopard Mountain sports

The Kelty summit is full of features, including an auto deploy kickstand, a hood and a removable kids pack. For avid backpackers and hikers. $209 from Backcountrygear.com

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