KID COMFORT

THE SPORTIVE

The Kid Comfort 2 - perfectly suitable for hikes and trips!

THE HIKING EXPERT

Equipped with all kinds of details and enough volume for extended hikes the Kid Comfort 3 provides perfect carrying comfort for kid and parents.

THE BREEZY

Our only kid carrier featuring the Aircomfort mesh back system offers maximum ventilation on the whole back and is perfect for short day trips and walks.

HISTORY & ORIGIN

ORIGIN

Bernd Kullmann - former Managing Director of Deuter - has often been asked where the ideas for new Deuter products come from. The development of our child carrier is a good example of this.
It was not until late that he and his wife had decided to give birth to their offspring. Too much had they enjoyed the untied life the years before and had been intensively spending time in the mountains with climbing and on ski tours. The incision was then all the bigger for his wife - with the buggy as a means of transportation, the radii from the car to the rock were very limited.
In a factory in Asia, Bernd discovered the simple but ingenious way out - a children's carrier, as it was little known in the early 1990s. The model of an American brand was uncomfortable, but the mobility with the squaller at the back almost limitless. Joint days in the climbing garden continued to increase.

When the second child had arrived at the house of Kullmann, Bernd felt compelled to dedicate himself to such a carrier. A solution for a big problem had to be found - the back length of the "American" fitted Bernd, but for his smaller woman the carrier was too big. The new Deuter product had an adjustable back length. Our long-standing production partner was horrified at first by the idea and wondered what the Germans had thought up again.
After intensive discussions, a solution was found: the VariQuick wearing system, developed only a few years previously for our trekking backpacks, could be transferred to the child carrier. The Deuter Kid Comfort I was born.

After several tests on the prototype and emerging problems, Bernd Kullmann decided to act. He called Pit Schubert, a graduate engineer and security expert at the German Alpine Association (DAV e.V.) and explained the problems. Pit Schubert referred Bernd to the TÜV (German Technical Inspection Association).
So Bernd began to work with the TÜV criteria to improve the product safety of the children. A lot had to be done: from the new plastic joint with a spacer, so that the children could not pinch their fingers in the frame, over pollution tests up to safety instructions and a long-term test.

A wooden dummy was mechanically moved during the endurance test, simulating the ascent movements. Thus, 20,000 load changes should be carried out, which corresponds to 20,000 altimeters on ascent and descent. A wooden baby with a 5 kilo weight disc was placed in the seat and here we go.
Two days later, Bernd called on the TÜV to ask for the result. The colleague of the TÜV, however, had completely forgotten the experimental setup and hurried to the test. Thirty minutes later, Bernd got the recall. The result astonished both: after 75,000 changes of load, the child carrier was still completely intact. Only a few small scrubs were available. The prototype had passed the test with flying colours!

As a result, we got the TÜV seal for our product, which meant that we had the first safety-tested child carrier worldwide.

1994 - First prototypes
Bernd Kullmann - former Managing Director of Deuter - developes the first prototypes and tests them with his children.
1996 - World's 1. kid carrier with variable back system!
Bernd Kullmann develops the Deuter Kid Comfort I with variably adjustable VariQuick back system.
2002 - TÜV certified!
In tests conducted by TÜV SÜD, our child carrier prove their chemical safety, high load capacity, ease of us, safety and wearing comfort. The production is also monitored at regular intervals. And that since 1996 - at that time, our child carriers were the first to get TÜV SÜD GS certification worldwide. (Photo: 150,000 strains with 22kg load)
2002 to 2016 - ongoing development
In the last few years, Deuter has continuously developed the TÜV-certified Kid Comfort child carrier. The latest model range has been successful since 2014.
  • 1994 - First prototypes
    Bernd Kullmann - former Managing Director of Deuter - developes the first prototypes and tests them with his children.
  • 1996 - World's 1. kid carrier with variable back system!
    Bernd Kullmann develops the Deuter Kid Comfort I with variably adjustable VariQuick back system.
  • 2002 - TÜV certified!
    In tests conducted by TÜV SÜD, our child carrier prove their chemical safety, high load capacity, ease of us, safety and wearing comfort. The production is also monitored at regular intervals. And that since 1996 - at that time, our child carriers were the first to get TÜV SÜD GS certification worldwide. (Photo: 150,000 strains with 22kg load)
  • 2002 to 2016 - ongoing development
    In the last few years, Deuter has continuously developed the TÜV-certified Kid Comfort child carrier. The latest model range has been successful since 2014.

DEVELOPMENT - INDEPENDENT EXPERTS GIVE ADVICE

Ergonomically thought-out design wears precious load

We do not stop working on improving something again and again. In order to be able to optimally adapt our child carriers to the needs of parents and children, we have obtained help from an independent expert - Dr. Micha Bahr, senior physician at the Children's Surgery University Clinic of the Ruhr University Bochum at the Marienhospital Herne. We have asked him to assess our products. This was not difficult for the childrens surgeon because his family had been traveling with children for years. There are three daughters in the Bahr family: Cari, Franci and Noa. "It was a much more important means of transport for us than the baby car," says Micha Bahr.

"The rocking movement reminds the children of the time in the mother's body and soothes them. Of course, they also enjoy the direct proximity to the wearer and the hair of mum and dad offer a varied playground. "Studies from brain research show that the rocking three-dimensional movements stimulate the equilibrium organ of babies and toddlers when walking.

"This is important for their development," says Dr. Bahr, and concludes: "One can well say that children have a healthier development of their perception if we would drive them less by car but walk more and carry the children with us."

When his daughters were able to sit on their own, they switched from the baby sling to the child carrier - and they were in every terrain with their father and mother. His conclusion: "With the development of kid carriers at the end of the 1990s, Deuter revolutionized the movement culture of children and parents, contributing to a healthier neurophysiological development of children."

After many exciting excursions, the pediatric surgeon has a well-founded opinion on kid carriers: "The Deuter carrying systems have a very ergonomic wearing comfort for the parents as well as a so far adequate sitting comfort with very good safety for the children. Especially the carrying system, the harness system to secure the child and the child's access are the best and safest solutions the market currently offers."
But there was still something to improve. Dr. Bahr provided valuable suggestions from his own experience. When the oldest daughter was one year old, they went over the Hochgrat. "But after about an hour she screamed so much that we could not calm her down," he recalls. The reason: her legs were asleep. To prevent this in the future, we have designed height-adjustable footrests for our new kid carriers: because if the legs do not dangle, the nerve trunk is not squeezed - they stay warm for a longer time and do not fall asleep. In addition, the movably mounted footrests animate the play with the feet, which in turn promotes blood circulation.
With this movable construction, we also succeeded in solving an important safety question: with our new footrests, the little ones cannot push themselves back so much that they get up or make the carrier rocking - that would be dangerous.
But that was only the beginning: Dr. Bahr gave suggestions and our team of four product developers went to work. The seat in the carrier can be adjusted easily and straightforward in height - to ensure an age-appropriate sitting position by getting wider the further he moves upwards. The childrens surgeon is enthusiastic: "This is ingeniously solved. The angle of the hip joint, and consequently the course of vessels and nerves, change during the growth of the child. The smaller the child, the wider the legs should be seated when sitting."
The new, ergonomically designed chin pad also holds the head when it sinks forward while sleeping. Almost half a year after the meeting with the pediatrician Bahr the prototypes were finished and ready for the next step.
  • But there was still something to improve. Dr. Bahr provided valuable suggestions from his own experience. When the oldest daughter was one year old, they went over the Hochgrat. "But after about an hour she screamed so much that we could not calm her down," he recalls. The reason: her legs were asleep. To prevent this in the future, we have designed height-adjustable footrests for our new kid carriers: because if the legs do not dangle, the nerve trunk is not squeezed - they stay warm for a longer time and do not fall asleep. In addition, the movably mounted footrests animate the play with the feet, which in turn promotes blood circulation.
  • With this movable construction, we also succeeded in solving an important safety question: with our new footrests, the little ones cannot push themselves back so much that they get up or make the carrier rocking - that would be dangerous.
    But that was only the beginning: Dr. Bahr gave suggestions and our team of four product developers went to work. The seat in the carrier can be adjusted easily and straightforward in height - to ensure an age-appropriate sitting position by getting wider the further he moves upwards. The childrens surgeon is enthusiastic: "This is ingeniously solved. The angle of the hip joint, and consequently the course of vessels and nerves, change during the growth of the child. The smaller the child, the wider the legs should be seated when sitting."
  • The new, ergonomically designed chin pad also holds the head when it sinks forward while sleeping. Almost half a year after the meeting with the pediatrician Bahr the prototypes were finished and ready for the next step.

SAFETY & COMFORT

A»Soft, ergonomic chin pad with side support. Kid Comfort 2 & 3: The soft, ergonomic chin pad with side support provides comfortable stability for the head and the upper body, when the child falls asleep and slouches forward.

B»The soft padded 5-point harness is easy to adjust to the right size. Bright yellow buckles clearly indicate the points that need to be secured for safe carrying.

C»Two stable grab handles make the Kid Comforts easy to lift on the back without additional help.

D»The sun roof option protects the child’s sensitive skin from harmful sun rays, especially on hot summer days or at higher altitudes (sun roof for Kid Comfort Air & 2 available as additional accessory, on Kid Comfort 3 it is integrated). Mind: always apply sunscreen even when the child is not exposed to direct sunlight!

E»The height of the seat is easily and generously adjustable – even when the child is already seated. Lift the buckle under the chin pad to lower the seat; or tighten the adjustment strap to lift the seat. Slip one hand under the seat to support the lift. The height adjustable seat perfectly accomodates the growing child, with the chin at the level of the upper half of the chin pad.

F»The simple and safe side entry is very popular with Larger children, because they have the option of climbing into the seat by themselves. This also makes lifting smaller children into the pack much easier and minimises back strain.

G»Height adjustable footrests prevent nerves getting pinched which can lead to cold legs or pins and needles. The foot rests are mobile, which encourages the child to kick with the legs and thus promotes circulation. The foot rests are attached in a way that prevents the child from standing up. If they extend their legs, they will just press against the back rest of the carrier.

H»The sturdy aluminium frame provides a safe and stable free-stand with its wide kickstand and guarantees an easy access. Its frame geometry has no rough and sharp edges, is extremely robust and features a soft fabric cover in the seat area (Kid Comfort 2 & 3). You can effortlessly extend and retract the kickstand while carrying. A “click” sound ensures that the kickstand has snapped into its standing or transport position.

I»The S-shaped shoulder straps are inherently stable, come with an airy 3D AirMesh lining and comfortably curve over the shoulders.

J»With the Vari Fit System all Kid Comfort models can be effortlessly adjusted to the wearer’s individual back length. This is vital for the perfect fit of the child carrier and guarantees a safe and balanced carry.

K»Ventilated proven back systems – Aircomfort or Aircontact – guarantee Deuter’s signature carry comfort. The back systems further create a space for airflow between child and carrier: this reduces perspiration, prevents heat accumulation and saves energy.

L»Anatomically shaped, pivoting Vari Flex hip wings follow complex movements and thus save energy on stairs, uneven terrain or steep paths. The Pull-Forward adjustment system on the hip belt easily cinches the child carrier close to the body even when fully loaded.

TIPPS

- WARNING – You should not use it until the child is able to sit up by him/herself. The child should be able to reach the sitting position without assistance and to hold his/her head upright.

- The maximum load capacity for the Kid Comfort is 22 kg (child 18 kg + load 4 kg).

- Only carry the child with the safety belt fastened. Ensure the harness is adjusted correctly to the child’s proportions.

- WARNING – Never leave the child unattended in the carrier– especially not on tables, counters or any other elevated places! Although the Kid Comfort can stand upright by itself, even the most stable child carrier can tip over.

- Being seated for a longer period of time can reduce blood flow in the legs. Hence use the Kid Comfort footrests and regularly stop for exercise.

- The Kid Comfort is only suitable for the transport of children by adults.

- WARNING - The head position of the child sitting in the carrier is higher than that of the wearer. Therefore, be careful with low branches, door frames, etc.

- Check the child carrier for damage before each use.

- Never use the child carrier in a damaged condition (bent frame, broken buckles, open seams, etc.).

- Do not place the child carrier with the child on tables or elevated surfaces.

- The adult who is carrying the child must be very careful when bending or leaning forward.

- The child sitting in the carrier suffers faster and stronger under weather conditions than the moving adults. Therefore, make sure that the child is properly dressed and check the temperature of his hands and feet regularly.

- The child's sensitive skin should be shielded from the sun with a sun roof. In addition, you should always protect your child with sunmilk from stray light!

- The carrier is suitable for use during leisure activities, but not for sporting activities such as cycling, skiing or the like.

- The wearer must always be prepared for an unexpected movement, whether by himself or the child, to impair his balance.

- Falls or slips can cause serious injury to the child.

- The child must not stand with its feet on the seat of the child carrier.

- Care should be taken to avoid injuries to the child's feet when the carrier gets placed on the ground or the carrier is at or near the ground.

- Care must be taken when setting up and putting on the carrier. Failure to observe these instructions can result in injury, permanent physical injury, or even death of the child.

- The Kid Comfort cover is washable and can be cleaned with lukewarm water and neutral soap by hand.

- The detachable chin pad can also be cleaned by hand and is not suitable for tumble dryers.

- Please regularly check all belts and the linkage for wear to ensure the safety of the child carrier.

- Never bend a bent frame yourself.

- For necessary repairs, please contact the specialist retailer or us directly to ensure a proper repair with suitable spare parts.

MANUALS FOR THE DEUTER KID COMFORT

Find a PDF download of the manual to the following topics:

- Adjust the carrying system
- Adjust the height of the seat
- 5-point harness
- Adjust height of footrests
- Sun and rain roof option

Download it here

AWARDS

  • OutDoor Industry Award 2013
    The Kid Comfort 3 kid carrier wins the Industry Award 2013 at the OutDoor Show Friedrichshafen!

MATERIALS

Deuter-Microrip-Nylon

210 den Nylon fabric with strong ripstop threads and PU coating. This fine, lightweight and yet abrasion resistant nylon is optimal for lightweight backpack construction.

Deuter-Super-Polytex

Made from 600 den Polyester thread and with a thick PU coating, this multi-purpose fabric is robust and lightweight. It is most suitable for backpacks, used in average conditions to keep the weight to a minimum.