Cheeky Monkey Pac Back
- Built like a mountain Backpack
- Padded Shoulder and Hip Pads
- 2 quick release buckles easy on and off
- Supports seats 45lb Not to carry children
- When a carseat is used for traveling
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Top Customer Reviews
We have a Britax Boulevard seat - certainly not the smallest seat around. It fits well into this carrier. The back padding is reasonable - the most important part being the hard board liner - does a great job of hiding the sharp and irregular edges of the seat.
The shoulder straps are quite nicely padded, plenty of slack on the straps to adjust them.
The waist/hip supports are not bad either.
The seat itself is held in place by one strap top to bottom, one side to side, once the seat is cinched in, the whole thing is reassuringly secure.
Once the seat is secured and you hoist the thing on your back, it feels solid. I get the impression this will NOT be sliding around my back or off my shoulder... which is what it's all about.
The fabric used in construction is also quite thick, the seams are strongly stitched - I would not worry about this falling apart in the middle of the airport. Will it last forever? I doubt it, but at this price I would not expect it to. It has a good few trips in it though.
Comes with a neat stowaway bag, which will make it a lot easier to deal with once we arrive.
This worked like a charm... the security people were OK with it - because it is so simple, they had no questions.
it carried our britax boulevard seat with ease, the straps adjusted nicely, we even managed to pack in a blanket and diaper bag (which is very handy given the onboard bag allowance).Read more ›
Overall, a useful tool when traveling alone with my 2 year old girl. Compared with lugging our Brittax marathon monster of car seat around the airport- this product was highly helpful and worth its weight in gold.
I previously used the Go-go babyz travelmate stroller which I had borrowed. I will compare it below.
Here are my critical observations:
1) Carrying a heavy car seat on your back gets old no matter how well designed the instrument. The Go-go babyz stroller attachment is more useful in this regard- nothing to strap on your back.
2) Using the pac back means you will likely want to bring a stroller- one more piece of equipment to haul around. It also has to be checked immediately before before bordering the plane, so it may also be subject to damage by uncaring airline personnel. With the Go-go babyz, no checking. Also the Go-go babyz is the stoller.
3) The pack back is one piece, while the Go-go babz does have several parts which are loose when detached for installation into the airline seat. Here the pac back is definitely favorable.
4) Both the pack back and Go-go babyz must be detached from car seat. A big inconvience. It takes several minutes to attach both.
The biggest improvement to either device would be designing a way to leave it attached while in the air craft seat. The task of attaching either requires full attention to the task. This may make is difficult to keep track of a toddler if traveling alone, as I was with a 2 year old.
Final analysis Pac Back vs. Go-go babyz:Quite comparable, although I would prefer the Go-go babyz. My wife prefers the pac bak, although she has not traveled with it, or alone with an energetic toddler!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It worked for a handful of trips. Getting it's first tear on the first use. Finally, the last trip we used it for in December, it was causing more headaches than it was helping, so... Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by Gigi
I love this product and recommend this item to anyone traveling with children. It also still has room to put another bag within it! It's as light as your car seat. Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by Christa S
Used this on a recent trip - 11 month old had her own seat on the plane so we needed to bring the carseat. It looks kind of silly, but definitely frees up your hands. Read morePublished on May 6, 2011 by Clf13
This is actually the second one we purchased. We have loved the ease of use. It is lightweight & comes with a storage bag so you don't have to deal with straps flying around when... Read morePublished on March 18, 2011 by Paula Homberger
I loved this for my trip from Washington State to Florida. It was nice because I needed to bring the car seat with me and I did not want to carry it in my arms. Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by abbyegranger
I bought this Pac Back for a trip my son and I were taking to Europe to meet up with my husband. When we travel as a family we generally use a trolly to move the car seat to and... Read morePublished on October 8, 2010 by S.W.
I ordered this item so that I could travel alone with my 10 month old. I was a bit skeptical at first and not sure how I would like it, but figured I was only out return shipping... Read morePublished on August 27, 2010 by jkbkcm
I don't know what I would have done without this item on my last trip. Traveling with a baby by myself, I had a lot to juggle. Read morePublished on July 11, 2010 by PA Mom
We purchased this to use with our Britax car seat.
The straps (which appear poorly sewed) broke in the airport prior to even getting through security
We ended up having... Read more