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This comfortable, adjustable carrier is the perfect way to introduce your child to the outdoors. Thanks to its versatile backsystem, it'll fit a wide range of different back lengths.
This comfortable, adjustable carrier is the perfect way to introduce your child to the outdoors. Thanks to its versatile backsystem, it'll fit a wide range of different back lengths.

Kelty Journey PerfectFIT Signature Moss Green

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Kelty Journey PerfectFIT Signature Moss Green

Season : 2021W R

Brand : Kelty

Code : EU650218MGG

What is the Journey PerfectFIT?

This versatile carrier is the perfect way to introduce your child to the outdoors whilst packing everything you need for a full day out. Thanks to its incredible adjustability, it'll fit both parents with ease.

What is it made of?

The main body of the pack is made from a 75D polyester and 140D nylon mix. This fabric is ultra-tough, easy to clean and abrasion-resistant. The base is reinforced with a 420D polyester to deal with the pack's weight rubbing against the floor.

Which backsystem does it use?

It uses Kelty's PerfectFIT system to ensure it fits a wide range of back lengths, so you aren't stuck with one parent doing all the carrying. The backsystem is made from a breathable mesh with padded blocks placed to increase comfort. The hipbelt is thick and supportive, taking the weight of the pack and placing it through your hips/legs rather than your upper back.

What are its features?

The Journey isn't short of features! There's an integrated sunshade to keep mini-you cool on warmer outings, a 5-point harness and adjustable foot stirrups to keep them safe and secure, a kick-stand for stability when not wearing the carrier, plenty of grab handles to get the carrier on your back comfortably and an in-built aluminium rollcage in case you lose your footing.

Storage wise, there's a large zippered pocket with internal stretch pockets that store extra layers, toys and anything else you may need, plus zippered hipbelt pockets to keep water, snacks and your phone readily accessible.

  • 5-point harness
  • Adjustable stirrups
  • Aluminium rollcage
  • Large zipped lower compartment
  • Internal stretch pockets
  • Zipped hipbelt pockets
  • Adjustable backsystem
  • Integrated sunshade
  • Plenty of grab handles
  • Tough fabric with reinforced base

Getting the correct fit for your rucksack is as important as getting the fit right for your boots. A badly fitting pack can inflict misery and discomfort and completely ruin your adventure. This guide is designed to help you get the best fit and comfort from your chosen pack so that carrying all your kit becomes a pleasure and not a chore.


If the pack has an adjustable back length, adjust this to your correct level. Your back length is not related to your height but your torso length. Many packs, and specifically the bigger and more technical packs are available in different back lengths or feature adjustable back systems. Contrary to popular belief, your torso length and not your overall height is the key to getting a well fitted pack. Tall people don’t necessarily have long torsos, just as shorter people don’t always have a short torso length.

Your torso length can be found by measuring from your C7 vertebra (the bony protrusion at the back of your neck when looking down) to the height of your iliac crest (top of your hip bones, where you put your hands on your hips). This measurement will give you an idea of which pack back length to choose.

Once you've got the back length sorted, either by selecting the correct size pack or adjusting the back system, you can begin to follow these simple steps to help achieve a comfortable carry.


Before you start fitting the pack, loosen off all the straps as this will make it easier to get the correct tension later.


Fasten the backpack hipbelt, the general position is the same as where you’d put your ‘hands on hips’ This area is called the pelvic girdle, and what you can feel when you rest your hand on the area is the bony protuberance, the iliac crest. The iliac crest can support the weight from a pack comfortably, and for sustained periods. The padded section of the hipbelt should encompass this and fit securely.

Tighten the straps so the hipbelt feels secure and held firmly around your body. Ensure that the lumbar pad is centered to your lower back to give you maximum support. Remember that your hips carry most of the weight of the pack, so this should be firm but comfortable.


Next, adjust the shoulder straps, pull them until they start to become snug, but ensure that they are not too tight as to lift the pack off your hips. Remember tightening them will stabilise the pack but will increase pressure over the shoulders. If the back length of the pack is correct the shoulder straps will be flush to your shoulders whilst the hipbelt sits in place comfortably. The point where the shoulder straps attach to the main body of the pack should be roughly half way down your shoulder blades; this ensures  that the shoulder straps rolls evenly over the top of your shoulders to distribute the weight correctly.


Fasten the chest strap and pull until taut but not tight, the elastic section should not be extended. This helps keep the shoulder straps from catching in your shoulder joints and keeps the stability of the pack when moving over rough ground.


Top tensioner straps link the shoulder straps to the top of the pack. When tightened, their main function is to stabilise the top part of the pack. The optimum angle for these straps in 45º, but they will stabilise the load even when horizontal or at a more obtuse angle. Tighten them until you feel the top part of the pack rest against your pack, over tightening them will create excessive pressure on the front of your shoulders.


Side tension straps are linked to the hipbelt. By tightening these straps you can stabilise the load but reduce the hipbelt flexibility. Where balance is critical tightening them can help you feel more secure. However, if you are striding out over easy terrain it’s better to loosen these straps to allow full hip flexibility.


Side compression straps come next, pulling these tight does two things: firstly, it stabilises the load, secondly it can lift the lower part of the pack, repositioning the load closer to your back.


Following these steps should give you a comfortable but secure fit on your pack. Sometimes adjustments will need to be made on the go depending on the terrain or the load you are carrying. The perfect fit is very much a personal preference so experiment with different tensions on the pack to find what suits you best.

Technical Information
Volume: 26 L
Weight: 2.99 kg
Maximum Weight Load (Child + Gear + Pack): 22 kg
Child Weight: Minimum: 7.25 kg Maximum: 18 kg
Sizing Information
Torso Fit Range: 39 - 53 cm
Dimensions: 71 x 39 x 56 cm
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