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The Freeloader Child Carrier

Coral Reef


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 ('s been there, too). Minimum age: 2.5 years. Carrying capacity: 80 lbs (32.6 kg) 

Return Policy:

Try the Freeloader Carrier on for size. Don't like it? Return it with our 30 day money-back guarantee. 10% restocking fee applies. 

As Seen On:

As Seen on ABC's Shark Tank, Good Morning America, NBC, The Outdoor Channel, The Statesman, Amazon, and many family blogs across the nation.

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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Ask a 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:

  • 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 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:

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Tyler M.
United States

Game changer for our hikes!

This backpack has been awesome! I love the simplicity for my 4 year old to climb on and off on her own. The child restraint straps have been great for when I do steeper inclines and want to make sure that her center of gravity isn't fighting mine. The build quality is solid. There are only two things that I would like to see in an updated version. 1) A slightly contoured shoulder strap to sit a little wider on my shoulders, it can start to dig into the lower neck along the traps a little bit. 2) Some sort of clasp to hold the seat in the upright position when nobody is sitting in it. It doesn't seem to want to stay up and so when I am turning around I have caught a few things with the seat. Other than that, this has been amazing! Thanks for the awesome product!

Angie S.

Overseas Trip Helper

It worked great on our trip to Italy!

Size Chart

Freeloader Sizing Chart