Kelty FC 3.0 Child Carrier, Blue
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Total Customer Reviews: (32)
List Price: $249.95
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Product Description

Kelty’s newest top-of-the line framed backpack carrier, the Kelty Framed Carrier (FC) 3.0, is the latest addition to Kelty’s outstanding lineup of child carriers for hiking. Designed for use on long hiking trips and weekend excursions away from home, the Kelty FC 3.0 is the ideal way to bring a child up to 50 lbs along for any outdoor adventure.

Inlcuded with the Kelty FC 3.0 backpack carrier:

  • Kelty FC Sun/Rain hood - protects your young passenger from the elements
  • Changing pad
  • Removable/washable cockpit pad


Kelty backpacks and child carriers are renowned for their quality and comfort. The Kelty FC 3.0 backpack carrier creates a comfortable place for your child to accompany you on hikes long or short. The Deluxe FC 3.0 comes complete with useful accessories like a sun/rain hood, changing pad, and a removable & machine washable pad in the cockpit.

Comfort and Convenience Features for Parents:

The FC 3.0 is loaded with features that make it easy to use and comfortable to carry a child 50 lbs or less. Like other Kelty hiking packs, the lightweight aluminum frame and padded harness and waist belt of the FC 3.0 do an excellent job of distributing your child’s weight evenly, saving your back and shoulders from strain on long hikes. The ventilated back panel and shoulder straps pull moisture away from your body for additional comfort. The contoured waistbelt adjusts to give you the most comfortable fit. 

Thanks to it’s auto-deploy kickstand and load lift straps, the Kelty FC 3.0 is easy (and safe) to put on or remove, even without assistance. There is an underside storage basket and a large back pocket for additional items, as well as a small pocket for your phone or keys on the waistbelt. 


For your child, riding high in the padded suspension seat of the Kelty Framed Carrier 3.0 is like cruising the wilderness in the lap of luxury – with mom or dad providing the transportation. The child cockpit of the FC 3.0 equipped with a 5-point safety harness and ample padding, and the entire seat adjusts to give your child a comfortable fit and enabling the two of you to continue hiking together as your child grows.  


  • Equipped with a 5-point safety harness

  • Auto deploy kickstand for easy loading and unloading
  • No-Pinch Hinges

Product Details

  • Five-point, adjustable child’s harness. Sliding backpanel toso-length adjustment
  • Child-view mirror and changing pad included.
  • 50 pound weight limit
  • Removable, washable cockpit pad

Customer Reviews

6 Responses to Kelty FC 3.0 Baby Backpack

  1. says:

    Efficiences update
    5 stars
    Reviewer: Anonymous , Huntsville, AL Date: May 19, 2010
    This is an update on an earlier review. I did find a copy of a detailed manual with schema in the outermost pocket. A rain cover and a convex mirror (recommended) are extras and not included in the base price.

  2. says:

    4 stars
    Reviewer: Anonymous , Huntsville, AL Date: May 17, 2010
    The speed of delivery of this product was exceptional.

    The backpack’s quality of construction matches it’s cost. The “user manual/schematic” is rather brief and attached as a label tag.

  3. says:

    5 stars
    Reviewer: Jessica , Centralia, MO Date: March 23, 2010
    This is a great child carrier that comes with tons of room to carry your things when you are hiking. It is a little big on me, 95 pounds and only 5 feet tall, but my husband can easily wear it and my daughter is comfortable. If you are looking for a carrier, this is it!

  4. says:

    Kelty FC 3.0 baby backpack is excellent
    5 stars
    Reviewer: Anonymous , Austin, TX Date: December 07, 2008
    Kelty FC 3.0 baby backpack. fantastic product! I usually don’t give 5 stars for ANYTHING but this is sooo worth the money. Get one

  5. says:

    5 stars
    Reviewer: Anonymous , MARQUETTE, MI Date: October 09, 2008

  6. says:

    Must have!
    5 stars
    Reviewer: Anonymous , New Hampshire Date: May 21, 2008
    The kelty FC 3.0 is everything we wanted and needed in a carrier. Our 9mos old is 23lbs and you’d never know it with this pack. I’m able to hit the trails or my back yard for yard work and not even walk away with a sore back, which i have with some other carriers. It’s a big pack with plenty of storage and padding with easy to use adjustments. My husband is 6’2″ and with a few quick adjustments the pack fits him perfectly. Our son absolutely loves using this carrier. Not only is he comfortable and secure with the 5 point harness but he is up high and can see everything I do. He’s even fallen asleep in it a few times. Although somewhat pricey we found the lowest sale price on this website and would definitely recommend this purchase.

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