We’ve had these kids hiking backpacks for about 1.5 years and over hundreds of miles of hikes. They are indispensable! I love that they have a water bladder in them, so my kids can drink as we go.
This means we don’t need to stop 8,000 times for a drink (if you know, you know) and can hike much further. They also stay more hydrated since they’re constantly sipping instead of just drinking when we stop. They’re also great for long car rides!
These kids hydration backpacks are also great for younger kids. Many hydration packs are built for older kids and teens and have shoulder straps set further apart. These are customized to young kids and they fit great on my 6, 8, and 10 year olds. We got them when my 3rd kiddo was 5, and it fit him great then. They’re still a smidge big on my small 3 year old, but would fit most 4 year olds comfortably.