Backpacking with toddlers

Takes an innovative, one of it's kind kid carrier

The first of its kind.

During transit it's folded to the size of a small water bottle & weighs just ounces.

When needed, The Trail Magik® Kid Carrier can attach to your backpacking backpack so you won't miss a beat while your little hitchhikers get their rest on.

Hike. Explore. REST. Repeat.


kid carrier - kids who explore - purple with purple straps
Regular price $95.00

The Trail Magik kid carrier was designed with only the strongest, most durable, yet lightweight materials available. It is made to be attached to a backpacking backpack.  It weighs less than a pound and fits in a water bottle holder. You don’t have to take off your backpack to get it out and get it attached. Grab, strap on, put kid in, clip and go!
The Trail Magik works with backpacking and day hike backpacks that have front upper loaders and a waist belt. A durable backpack with a waist belt and padded straps increases the comfort of the Trail Magik kid carrier. 

Your day hike backpack needs to have front upper loaders and a sturdy waistbelt for the Trail Magik to fit comfortably. Weight tested on 30 L Backpacks and greater.

1 year old to 43 pounds **NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE. Made from 100% Cordura® Fabric & 100% Heavy Nylon Webbing. Hand wash & Hang Dry. Do not machine wash/dry.

Trail Magik User Manual

Get to know this inspiring hiking community called KIDS WHO EXPLORE!

"Allowing nature to help raise our kids"

Kids Who Explore is a Social Enterprise with a community of explorers who value spending time in the outdoors. We celebrate diversity and the unique adventures that each family experiences across the globe. We strive to create an inclusive space for families and kids to feel empowered to go beyond their front door. Our goal is to inspire families to connect with nature, and with each other!

We chose to feature the vibrant purple on this co-brand to share our focus on the importance of mental health. Our purple #Patch4APurpose represents Children’s Mental Health Awareness, so we thought this would be the perfect way to share a message that is near and dear to us. Connecting with the outdoors is our favourite way to face mental health challenges, and we want to share that with you. -Adrianna Skori, Founder of KWO

Read more about them here, and if you're in Alberta, Canada, join them on a hike or two!

Thank you so much Kids Who Explore for this fun collab! We will continue to cheer you on as you serve the outdoor, nature-loving families throughout Canada & this beautiful world!

the innovation

The story of how Trail Magik® was born is simple.

The summer my first son turned 3 I took him on two backpacking trips. The first trip was just one night and only about 4 miles to where we set up camp, then another 6 miles to the peak and back. After gummy worms stopped working to get Gus to walk further on his own I had to pick him up. He probably walked 40% of the time which gave me hours to think about better ways of carrying him. This is when I began to envision what would become Trail Magik....

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The Trail Magik Kid Carrier Complies with all US Consumer Product Safety Commission safety standards

When your child walks a good amount of any trip, carrying around a big bulky kid carrier is cumbersome. Not to mention takes up a lot of space on whatever exploration you are on. The transition is inevitable from big bulky carrier to a full time walker… Our Trail Magik kid carrier has you covered! It’s the perfect lightweight gear for those couple of years in transition!

No, the Trail Magik kid carrier is an attachment that is meant to be worn on a backpacking backpack or 30 Liter or greater hiking backpack with waist straps & front upper loaders.

A 30 Liter backpack with front upper loaders and a waist belt are two key factors when deciding on if a Trail Magik Kid Carrier can attach to it.

The Trail Magik Clip Converters, can help it attach to a backpack that does not have front upper loaders but it is not as comfortable as it'd be with upper loaders.

The carrier’s design was made to attach onto a backpack with a waist band & cushy straps. If you attach it onto a backpack with thin straps & no waist band… it won’t be that comfortable.

No. Our carrier is designed for children 1 year old to 43 pounds.