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The Freeloader Child Carrier

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Description:

The Freeloader is the first child carrier built specifically for toddlers & small children, allowing families to enjoy adventures together. The light, unique design & 5 point safety harness allow parents to rest their arms, children to rest their legs, and for families to safely go further than they have ever gone together - whether that's a short trip to the zoo or a long trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro (yes...it's been there, too). Minimum age: 2.5 years. Carrying capacity: 80 lbs (32.6 kg) 

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Return Policy:

Try the Freeloader Carrier on for size. Don't like it? Return it with our 30 day money-back guarantee. 15% restocking fee applies.  

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Product Specs & Features

Product weight: 5.8 lbs.

Carrying capacity: 25-80 lbs.

Minimum Age: 2 ½ years

Standing height: 33"-50" tall

• Stirrups for foot support on every carrier

• Wide ergonomic shoulder & waist straps for comfort

• Evenly distributes child's weight to the carrier's body's hips and core

• Open back design helps maximize airflow to keep the back cool and dry

• Padded back panel for comfort

• Seat offers extended comfort for your child

• Easy-to-use, 5-point child safety harness secures out of reach of your child

• Meets or exceeds all CPSC standards

• Adjustable, contoured shoulder straps with padding for comfort

• Lead-free and phthalate-free nylon materials

• Lightweight, strong and portable

• Travel-friendly: Suitable for carry-on in airplanes 

• Kid-tested, parent-approved 

ORIGINAL DESIGN – Produced by The Freeloader Child Carrier Co. in US, this child carrier is specially designed with safety and ergonomics in mind. Carrying capacity is 25-80 lbs and 2 ½ years minimum age.

NEW BUCKLE SYSTEM – The toddler backpack carrier uses a new unique buckle system. Besides the ergonomic waist and seat, it is designed with an ergonomic shoulder and waist straps to evenly distribute your child's weight to your hips and core. Comes with new stirrup solutions for foot support.

EASY TO USE & SECURE – No complicated shapes, parts and straps. The child carrier is extremely easy-to-use and features a 5-point child safety harness. Buckle up and use the carrier stress free!

MEETS OR EXCEEDS ALL CPSC STANDARDS – It is produced from durable, sturdy, lead-free and phthalate-free nylon materials. It’s extremely secure and meets or exceeds all CPSC standards.

VERSATILE & PORTABLE – It’s versatile, you can use it in the park, on walks, in the museum, on hikes, with air travel or any other outdoor activity. It is lightweight, strong and portable.

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  • Hi Is the back strap/clip (on the child harness) adjustable to slide down to be positioned mid back/torso for example instead of up by the shoulders- I'm scared my child with low tone would "slump" out of it and fall off. Thanks

    Yes - the back horizontal strap has the ability to slide up and down depending on the need and height of the child.  Thanks for your question!

  • My grandson has quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy everything is so expensive for him is there any discount for this my husband would like to go for walks with Jackson and me but he is 5 years old and we are senior citizens on a fixed income

    Thank you for sharing your story with us and thank you for reaching out.  We have been overwhelmed by families like yours.  Please email our Customer Service department and they will take care of you: 
    contact@myfreeloader.com

  • My son has cerebral palsy and is getting a bit heavy (~50 lbs) for riding on my shoulders. What are the "special needs discounts" your site says to ask about?

    Please email us at contact@myfreeloader.com and we can discuss the discount!

  • What is the difference between the small medium and large?

    The sizes are based on the length of the wearer's torso. To get an optimum fit and get the most comfort from your Freeloader Carrier, measure your spine using our size guide. (Look for a teal button on this page titled "Size Guide" or visit this link: https://myfreeloader.com/pages/size-guide)

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10/24/2019
Cara B.
United States United States

Game changer

Fantastic! We are currently stationed overseas for 3 years and trying to travel as much as possible. With a 2 year old this can be a challenge but the Freeloader carrier has been a game changer! It is super easy to take on flights and store in the overhead compartments. It is also a breeze to wear even when the child is not in the carrier which is my biggest complaint for the other bulky child carriers. My daughter also seems so much more free in the Freeloader whereas in the other carriers she seemed so confined and seemed annoyed that her arms were often pinned in. My only wish is that is had a thin lightweight bag to pack it for taking in on the plane to contain the straps. We LOVE it and are excited to take it on our many adventures to come!

A Freeloader Carriers Customer
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09/20/2019
Amber W.
Australia Australia

A life saver!

The freeloader allows us to carry our 5yo (and freeing up our arms) after having major leg surgery. 5 months on we still use the carrier for mainly bushwalking because she just loves getting out into nature and her legs get so tired. So grateful for the freeloader!

Amber W. verified customer review of The Freeloader Child Carrier
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08/27/2019
Logan Y.
United States United States

The only carrier on the market for larger kids.

We bought the carrier for a 2 week trip to several national parks. During the first week we hiked over 50 miles with a 40 pound kid in the carrier. We wouldn't have been to do all we did if it wasn't for the carrier. There are a few options I'd like added (water bladder storage, more storage in general) but otherwise it is a great product. It folds up easy for transport and the kids love riding in it.

JM
06/18/2019
Jennifer M.
United States United States

Loved it, it's a lifesaver, got to use it once and my older kids lost it at the Denver Airport!!!

We have a 60# 4 year old and were a little skeptical, but this carrier definitely did the job! We hiked up Glacier Point to Avalance Lake this carrier was a amazing! Our 4 year old never takes a nap, but was so worn out from all the walking she did that she even fell asleep in it! Worth every penny!!! On the down side, one of my older children forgot to grab the freeloader sometime after we went through security and right before we got on our plane. So unfortunately lost and found has still not found it and some else is probably enjoying now!

A Freeloader Carriers Customer
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11/22/2019
Nicola C.
United States United States

I wanted to love it

We've now been using our Freeloader for a few weeks. We are avid hikers, walkers, and explorers. I have a 3 year old who loves to adventure and the piggybacks were killing me. I thought that this would be just the thing! We have now used it for everything from dog walks to 10 mile hikes in Red Rock Country. It definitely beats a piggyback, but only just. First, it's heavy! For a pack that has absolutely NO STORAGE (I fight to fit my car keys in the tiny side zip pocket), it's quite a bulky item to haul around all day. I admit that I didn't pay attention to the storage situation, but just looking at it and mentally thinking, "pack", I assumed that there would be pockets. There are not. So, if you are a solo adventurer, like I am most of the time with my little guy, you now need an ADDITIONAL pack to carry water, food, phone, and any other necessities. You end up looking like a pack mule, and it's incredibly cumbersome. If this pack had some storage space and hydration capacity (whether water bottle holder pockets or a space for a hydration bladder), it would get much higher praise. I rigged a secondary hiking waist pack with shoulder straps so that it hangs below the Freeloader, and that's working out. But, it took some creativity. Now, the straps. If you are a solo adventurer, good luck getting your child properly strapped in and then hauling the whole thing up onto your back. It doesn't work. Also, my child used the straps to continuously lean back, which made the pack absolutely impossible to manage. The only way that the pack works for us is for him to hop on, no straps, and this also keeps him leaning forward (because no straps). We haven't had any safety issues using this method, but the pack was unusable the couple of times that we tried a day out with the proper strap set up. All of this said, I don't believe that we would have successfully done our last amazing 10 mile strenuous hike without it. I couldn't have piggybacked him that far, and there were a lot of stretches that he needed to rest before the next big climb (I don't pack him on the climbs, my knees can't manage it, and I worry about slipping/falling with him on my back). It is permanently in our car and we do use the heck out of it. I just wish that it were more comfortable and that it was an all-in-one adventure pack, rather than being JUST a heavy large seat that you're hauling around all day. That was poor design.

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