Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Summer Survival Guide- Kelty FC 3.0 Child Carrier Review and Giveaway!!!

*THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED*


Being a Colorado native I have always taken for granted the beauty that surrounds me. However, when I met my husband 13 years ago he opened my eyes to what I was missing! Being an outdoor enthusiast and avid hiker he got me out on the trails even when I wasn't thrilled to go. Now that we have 4 children exploring the outdoors together has become a favorite family pastime!

Having children (esp. babies) can sometimes make outdoor adventures a bit of a challenge. This doesn't mean it is impossible! With the right gear and a bit of patience, your experiences can be just as enjoyable as they were in your youth.

Since 1952, Kelty has built affordable, reliable outdoor gear that enables everyone, from the first-time camper to the experienced mountaineer, to embrace any experience with confidence. They offer a full line of outdoor gear made for those of us with children and gear for kiddos themselves! Child Carriers, Kids Backpacks, Kids Sleeping Bags, Strollers, Diaper Bags, etc! They have it all!

One of my all time favorite Kelty products is their child carrier. When my husband and I had our first son more than 10 years ago, one of the first gifts we received was a Kelty child carrier! My husband LOVED using this with our son. After our son grew to big for the carrier, we passed it on to a friend. Now that we have added 2 more little ones to our family, an outdoor child carrier was once again needed. I was delighted when Kelty offered me their best carrier for review!

The Kelty FC 3.0 Child Carrier is a top of the line carrier with all the features you could ask for. It contains a 5 point harness system to ensure your child is held safely in place, padded adjustable-height child's seat, auto deploy kickstand for easier removal of child in carrier, no pinch hinges to keep those baby fingers safe, sliding waistband torso-length adjustment with lots of padding for comfort, toy loops, changing pad, sun shade, and oodles of storage pockets!

Front and back of carrier

Here is some of the storage compartments on this carrier. There is also a large under seat storage area for things such as jackets, water bottles, etc. The changing pad even contains pockets for diapers and wipes!

Even though the Kelty FC 3.0 is only 7 lbs. 6 oz. it is made to hold children up to 50 pounds!!! With the adjustable child seating, you can use this carrier from infant to toddlerhood.

Where we live our summers get HOT,HOT, HOT!!! Having proper sun protection for my babies is vitally important, especially on long hikes. We have seen other trail based carriers fail in comparison to the sun protection given on the Kelty. The Kelty sun shade has a superb design! Child is protected from top to bottom and side to side. It also securely straps on the carrier so there is no chance of it shifting or falling off.

There is so many reasons we love this carrier! The quality and design prove great care went into making this product. Outdoor exploration has never been easier or more comfortable!


Get out and have fun with your family!




WIN IT: Kelty is giving one VERY lucky Happily Domestic reader a Kelty FC 3.0 Child Carrier of their very own! $250 Value.

( Mama Dweeb is giving away a Kelty airbed! Don't forget to enter her giveaway!)

BUY IT:
The Kelty F.C 3.0 comes is 4 colors Black, Blue, Curry, and Green. It can be purchased for $249.95 directly from Kelty here as well as many outdoor retailers such as REI, Summit Hut, and Backcountry.com.


First Mandatory entry:

Visit Kelty and tell me which of their outdoor products is your favorites.

After you have completed your first entry you are eligible for additional entries. *See my giveaway instructions here for more information. * *Remember to leave a separate comment for each additional entry and include your e-mail address.*

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Giveaway ends Wednesday, May 18th, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.(MST). Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

*This giveaway is open to USA residents ONLY.
Must be 18 years old or older to win.*


Thank you to Kelty who provided me with the child carrier free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received to conduct this review and giveaway.

*THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED*
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Jodi Faye said...

I would LOVE the backpack to get outdoors with my little girl :) I also love their basecamp kitchen for camping trips!

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I like the Recluse Pad.
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Shauna said...

Love the FC3.0 give away! Looking at the Kelty site I love the double stroller too! I really like all their products!

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Waiting on YHWH said...

My family has used Kelty brand products for many years now! We are currently saving up for a hardcore family backpacking tent for our growing family. This year will be our first year taking our little girl backpacking! The Gunnison 4.1 might be just what we need when we grow out of our 2-man tent.

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Linda Kish said...

I like the Kelty Vintage Logo T-Shirt - Women's

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christy said...

i like the SPEEDSTER SWIVEL DELUXE WEATHER SHIELD

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Leonard Family said...

I would LOVE to have a Speedster Swivel-Deluxe

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Vanessa said...

I like the FC 3.0!

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I love their Hula House 4

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Romapr said...

I also like the Basecamp Kitchen and the Recliner. Thanks!

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I like the MiJo Child Carriers.

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Sarah said...

I like the sound of the Basecamp Pad - a little extra padding without being a full air mattress.

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Tracey said...
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Tracey said...

i would love any of their tents.
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ReneeK said...

Sleeping bags are really nice. I am a GFC follower

JustCorey said...

I am loving the basecamp kitchen :)

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Shawna said...

My favorite item is the Parthenon 8
tent. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

basecamp kitchen

Mysharona said...

I like the Recluse Pad.

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mkjmc said...

I love their stroller
Speedster Swivel-Deluxe
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Chris said...

I like the Callisto bagna.brundick at gmail dot com
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mogrill said...

I like the speedster swivel deluxe.
Thanks for the chance.
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Jessica said...

I like the Trail Ridge 4 tent
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kelley said...

I like their air mattress.

rsbryswrrl said...

I like their double stroller.

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Sara said...

We car camp, so our favorite item is the Carport Deluxe (Large)

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dandmrobbins said...

I like their parthenon tent

Kristen said...

I like the Eden 2 Tent.

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Jessica said...

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toughturtles said...

Hula House 6

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Josefine said...

I entered the Kid Co. giveaway.

itsme said...

i like the base camp stove setup!

Christina said...

I would love to have a kelty tent!
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Terra H. said...

I like the Big Dipper 30 Junior - Girls sleeping bag. Thanks.
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Lara + Chris said...

Visit Kelty and tell me which of their outdoor products is your favorites.

I love their daypacks! So well made!
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