The Freeloader Child Carrier

*For adults with a 20.5" torso or above.
*For adults with a 20.5" torso or above.
*For adults with a 20" torso or below.
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Safely and comfortably explore trails, stroll through the park, and embark on grand adventures with The Freeloader Child Carrier. Designed with safety top-of-mind, this CPSC-certified child carrier is built for children 2.5 years or older with a carrying capacity of up to 80 lbs. Made in the USA, this child carrier features a 5-point harness, ShockLoad suspension, washable pillow, and more with our highest standards for quality. The collapsible design fits in an overhead compartment or a corner of your trunk so you can focus on where you want to go, not where you think is feasible.

Product Specifications

  • Product weight: 5.8 lbs
  • Carrying capacity: up to 80 lbs
  • Recommended minimum age: 2 ½ years
  • Standing height: 33"-50" tall


  • NEW Stirrups for foot support on every carrier!
  • Ergonomic waist and shoulder straps to evenly distribute your child's weight
  • Open back design helps maximize airflow to keep your back cool and dry
  • Easy-to-use, 5-point child safety harness
  • Lead-free and phthalate-free nylon materials
  • Lightweight, strong and portable
  • Meets or exceeds all CPSC standards



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The lightest and most versatile child carrier on the market.


The Freeloader Child Carrier is lightweight and portable, making it easy to bring on the go.

Whether you're travelling by car, train or plane, The Freeloader's foldable panel design makes it suitable for all types of travel.

Designed to fuel all of your adventures.


We designed our carriers to not only provide the best comfort for your kids, but for you as well!

Adjustable, contoured shoulder straps with padding makes the load easy for you, large foot stirrups and a padded comfort pillow makes the ride easy for them.

Built strong. Built to last.


Lightweight yet durable, The Freeloader Child Carrier can support up to 80 lbs, while weighing only 5.

100% CPSC approved, and produced from sturdy, lead-free and phthalate-free nylon materials. Expect reliability even on the wildest adventures.

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Rick I.
United States

Great product

So far so good! we are using it to carry our 70 pound disabled child and it is working well - great invention and very well designed! Thanks for dreaming this up - been a savior for us!

Valerie M.
United States United States

Good with some flaws

The good: Easy to adjust even while wearing it. Light weight. High weight limit. They now include the stirups which minimized how much I got kicked. Still got kicked though. The bad: The pockets are tough to open and close because they are flimsy. They also have large bolts in them which makes me nervous to store a phone and cuts into the already minimal storage space. But the deal breaker for me was that my child was in pain as I strapped him in and out because of the way the frame protrudes when on a flat surface. This made it really tricky and a bit traumatic to get him in as he cried in pain. It might be better if I had someone there to help, but for solo hikes it's not ideal. If it weren't for the $50 I would have to pay to "restock" I would likely return it. I will try it again and see if I can find a better way to load him in without hurting him.

Hannah K.
United States United States

We love this carrier - it’s given us tons of freedom!

This carrier has been perfect for our bigger than average two-year old, who at 24 months already weighs 37 pounds. We desperately wanted to go on longer hikes with our kiddo, but traditional hiking baby carriers max out around 40 pounds, making it not worth the investment. The Freeloader gives us a much longer window for use - plus, it’s comfortable on (especially if you’re familiar with properly wearing hiking packs - otherwise it might take some getting used to), evenly distributes weight and my kid seems comfortable too. We’d definitely recommend!

Bernard H.
Malaysia Malaysia

Highly recommended child carrier!

We have a child with cerebral palsy and has been researching for a suitable child carrier so that we can go for hikes together. Firstly, the customer service is excellent - with prompt replies and kind consideration to our request. The info on the website is accurate and easy to follow for us to get to the correct size. The shipment went out quickly and arrived less than 2 weeks even though we are halfway around the world. Finally, the carrier's quality is outstanding! It has all the necessary support and yet doesn't weigh a ton. Really impressive! We used it for a hike almost immediately and our child was comfortable and excited in it and so was dad! This is the start to many more hikes we will have as a family. Thank you Freeloader team!

Rachel E.
United States United States


It took a bit to get it adjusted for my kiddo- she has a lot of physical issues/limitations and slides back on the seat. So I wish there was a way for her to stay more upright. But other than that it was wonderful and really helped to make our camping trip so much easier!


Freeloader Carriers

Hello Rachel! Thanks for taking the time and leaving a review! Have you had a chance to look at out Support Strap? It could assist with what you described. Thanks and I hope you have a great holiday!