The new Icarus 40 Liter pack from Gregory, we could tell was a winner from the moment we saw it! A nice streamlined design that looks great! The one other thing we noticed is the new line of Gregory packs were some of the lightest kids packs meant for backpacking we have seen. What does that mean? It means kids can carry more of their own gear instead of the pack weight taking up the bulk of the weight! The VersaFit adjustable torso has die-cut foam for a breathable back panel and Die-cut shoulder harness and the sternum strap featuring integrated safety whistle. So many great features like big side mesh pockets, 2 zippered pockets in the top for easy access, hydration compatible, reflective loops, trekking pole attachment and so many more!
Pro Tip: Recommend carry weight is 10-15% of body weight! So a 50 lb 6-year-old could carry between 5-7.5 lbs. Another great way of estimating is by using the child's age as the weight limit. So 6 years can carry 6 lbs.
- VersaFit back panel adjust to fit for a longer time
- Fits torso length 33-45.7 cm (13"-18")
- Fits hips/waist 66 - 124.5cm (26"-49")
- Weight 1030g (2.27 lbs)
- Max carry weight 11.3Kg (25 lbs)
- Volume 40 L