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Pathfinder 3.0

Item Number: 20651212
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Hit the trail with our top of the line child carrier, the Pathfinder 3.0. Designed to provide the ultimate in safety and comfort for your child, the Pathfinder 3.0 has everything active parents need. New quick-adjust suspension system easily adjusts in seconds to fit Mom or Dad.

Lightweight aluminum frame, color-coded leg straps, and a 5-point harness keep your little one nestled in place. And because we know from experience how much ‘stuff’ little people need – diapers, wipes, bottles, snacks, toys, and the like – we built in plenty of storage. Zip-off daypack holds changing pad, sun hood (both included!) and more. The Pathfinder 3.0 also features a roomy bottom storage area, mesh water bottle pockets, and hip belt pockets. Hydration compatible.

Kelty was the first company to introduce backpack-style child carriers to the outdoor world. Since the first KIDS carriers hit the market, Kelty has refined their original designs to create the most comfortable, easy to use, and safe child carriers available.

Kelty Pathfinder Child Carrier Instructions

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Safety Features:

  • Auto-deploy kickstand (US Patent 5,626,271)
  • Five-point, adjustable child's harness
  • No-pinch hinges (US Patent 5,626,271)

Carrier Features:

  • Sun Hood included (US Patent 5,609,279)
  • Zip-Off Daypack
  • Hydration-ready
  • Changing Pad included
  • Under-seat storage
  • Padded adjustable-height child's seat
  • Toy loops
  • Carry/lift handles
  • Removable, washable chin-pad
  • Lightweight aluminum frame
  • Front storage pocket
  • Water bottle pocket

Suspension Features:

  • Sliding waistbelt torso-length adjustment
  • Laminated, padded and contoured waistbelt
  • Laminated, curved, padded shoulder straps
  • Laminated, padded back panel
  • Waistbelt storage pocket
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Sternum strap

JPMA Certified


  • Maximum weight load (Child + Gear + Pack): 50 lbs / 22.6 kg
  • Child weight: Minimum 16 lbs / 7.3 kg; Maximum: 40 lbs /  18.1 kg
  • Length: 19 in / 48.5 cm
  • Width: 15 in / 38 cm
  • Height: 30 in / 76 cm
  • Volume: 1300 in3 / 21 L
  • Weight: 7 lb 10 oz / 3.5 kg 
  • Suspension: Adjustable

Torso Fit Range: 

  •  15 - 19 in / 38 -48 cm


Body Fabric:
420D Polyester Ball Shadow

Accent Fabric:
420D Polyester Oxford
Customer Reviews
Pathfinder 3.0
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Posted by David
January 26, 2013
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I had used a Kelty pack with my first daughter 10 years ago. Now with my second daughter I tried again. This pack is AWESOME! It is the Cadillac of packs, comfortable, easy to use, light weight and the BEST ever! If you like to go to the mall, zoo, mountains. This is the pack to have. Thank You for a GREAT product! Kool Clipz
Posted by Ashley
June 25, 2012
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This pack was amazing! I had been looking at this pack for a long time then actually won it on their facebook page. I took it out for a test hike the day I got it and could not be more happy. The most important part was it fit my kid perfectly and he was so secure I didn't have to worry about a thing. Secondly, it was comfortable for me. I am a small girl so carrying a child on my back up a mountain is no easy task. This pack felt great and had padding in all the right areas. It adjusts easily and was large enough to hold everything I needed. Finally, it came with the sun shade for my kid so he was still having fun and not completely miserable in the 100 degree weather. We have only taken it out 3 times but I can not imagine anything else that would make this pack better. Good job with a safe, yet comfortable, design Kelty!
Posted by Bradley
March 15, 2012
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The H2O pocket is a GREAT addition! The overall ease of use on the adjustment system is good. The pack carried great and I felt like my kid was REALLY safe in this carrier!
Pathfinder 3.0
Kelty Kids: The Pathfinder 3.0 is a safe and reliable kid carrier.

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