Tim & I like to hike. When we began having babies, we had two options: (1) Stop hiking and wait until all of our kids were old enough to hike on their own (that might be a long time coming...) or (2) Carry the little ones. We decided on the latter.
For shorter hikes, our 4-year-old can hold her own. She's quite an able hiker for being so young. For longer hikes, Tim carries her part way in our Kelty carrier.
When our baby was younger, I carried her in the ERGO on my chest. Now that she's a toddler, I prefer to carry her on my back (The only downside of carrying her on my back is that it's harder to get her situated without help from another adult. Once she's in, though, she's content.). She also likes to get out and do a little hiking herself when we are on flatter surfaces.
ERGO recently sent me their newest Performance Carrier ($120) in Spring Green to review. I was giddy when it arrived. You see, this is the "ERGO for outdoor people." It has all of the same great features as the original ERGO, but it's lighter in weight, has a more durable exterior, and is lined with mesh for better breath-ability.
I haven't used it on any long hikes yet, but it's proven itself to be awesome on shorter hikes.
So. I bet you want to ask me, "If you had to choose between the organic carrier and the performance carrier, which would you choose?" That's a tough one because they are VERY similar. I almost couldn't tell the difference. If you intend to use the carrier at least semi-regularly in outdoor pursuits, I would say to get the performance.
Do you have any babywearing questions for me? Feel free to ask.
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* ERGObaby sent me a sample for review purposes and is also providing 1 carrier for the giveaway.
*UPDATE* The winner is #28 Tiffany. Congratulations!