The Deuter Kid Comfort was a present from like-minded friends that understood that having an(other) baby wasn't going to keep us from our family hikes. We use it to hike, of course, but it's really an every day tool that keeps us sane and our baby happy. It's the best way to get chores done around the house, or to care for older siblings, or just to get a baby to finally sleep. The seat is very confortable, and comes with a good safe harness. At the moment, our 4-month-old is a bit small to fill up the pack, so we stuff and extra blanket in there in front of his belly, so that when he falls asleep, his head rolls over on the blanket rather then plopping on the frame. Once he gets bigger, it'll be a better fit. I love that I don't need to lean forward for him to be upright, the seating angle seems to be just right. It's got lots of extra pockets for carrying stuff along, and one big pocket under the seat that could easily accomodate all the gear necessary for a day-trip. The shoulder and waist straps are very well padded, and it's super comfortable to carry. It's also very light, so I could keep our 17lb baby in there for a long time if needed. It's more comfortable to carry than any back-pack I've ever owned.
El Cerrito, CA