When the target kid’s backpacks are already motivated by their parent’s enthusiasm for hiking and the first tours of the new hiking season begin, the children naturally don’t want to have to make any concessions when it comes to their equipment. We explain here why children should have their own bag with room for a water bottle, a little snack, and their favorite cuddly toy, and what to watch out for while selecting and packing it. Whether for the next vacation, the next trek, or daily life in kindergarten.
1. Children desire to participate
At the age of two at the latest, occasionally before, rarely later, toddlers discover their own will. This is more prominent in some than others. But they all have one thing in common: youngsters want to participate.
Of course, they won’t be able to have a large part in arranging the next trek. But they will be allowed to participate in the real tour. A bag of their own, which may of course also be used as a kindergarten backpack, generates just this involvement.
2. Motivation through responsibility
With their own kid’s backpacks, youngsters are given a portion of the responsibility. They don’t merely demand this obligation. Giving it to them stimulates them, and a trek is instantly under a totally another star.
3. Enough room for the favorite cuddly toy
In the hiking backpack of the parents, the number of liters is short and next to extra clothing, water bottles, and food for in between, there is soon no more place for purportedly worthless stuff. In your own bag, on the other hand, there is ample storage space for your favorite cuddly toy (if not all of them!). This offers extra drive when the most crucial friend is constantly at hand.
In addition, a trek may be made much more enjoyable if objects can be carried along that would not have found a place in the parents’ rucksack. A magnifying lens may be used to examine nature along the road. In the mushroom guide, you may quickly verify whether the found fungus is edible or should better be left standing.
4. Unpack your own food
If there is still room in the children’s backpacks, the little ones will be happy when they can collect their food and their own water bottle from the bag during a break—after all, they brought them themselves. As a result, breaks and food are even more relaxing.
5. The Big Five of the Alps
Everyone who has gone on safari in Africa knows “Africa’s Big Five”: lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard.
But do you also know the Big Five of the Alps?
- golden eagle
- alpine and fire salamander
With our children’s backpack with a capacity of 14 l, kids are constantly with us. The backpack comes with five patches representing the Big Five of the Alps, which can simply be replaced as required. Depending on who is now the most favored.
- Rocky, the ibex
- Ilse, the chamois
- Charly, the marmot
- Arthur, the golden eagle
- Sarah, the fire salamander
Which of the Big Five of the Alps have the small ones already seen with their own eyes?
With the corresponding patch, they may exhibit it at any time.
6. Rocky, the ibex is usually around
In the smallest children’s backpack from the Happy series, Rocky the ibex not only decorates the front of the bag, where he stands firmly on a rocky outcrop. He is also linked as a plush animal to a useful carabiner, which can also be used for other reasons so that the little ones always have him with them. This adds extra impetus.
7. A children’s backpack is developed particularly for the requirements of children
Of course, a discarded old hiking backpack with a short back or the gym bag that is generally used for soccer may also be employed. However, they are often not suited for children’s backs.
Our products are mainly developed to satisfy the requirements of youngsters. This implies that they are built of durable materials and can even become filthy or be dragged over the ground without dropping straight to their knees under the effort.
Special back padding and a carrying system (shoulder straps and an adjustable chest strap) guarantee not only that the children’s backpacks may be completely tailored to the individual back, but above all that it fits well and the weight (more on this later) is correctly distributed. And thus they make a fine figure not only on a trek but also as a kindergarten backpack.
So that they also have a certain adaptability for daily usage as a kindergarten backpack, children’s backpacks should be supplied with reflectors. Especially when it is still dark in the morning on the walk to kindergarten in the dark season, reflectors assist youngsters to be detected more readily. Where there are specific kid’s backpacks for hiking backpacks of adults, which are developed for the requirements of women, so there is not yet this differentiation for boys and girls, since the physical differences are not so substantial. For this, girls and boys may select the hue that fits them.
When picking the size, it should not be planned too far in advance, after all, the kid might grow into it. But it is preferable to pick the proper size for the present moment so that the children’s backpack fits well.
This is what is important when packing a children’s backpack:
This is what is important when packing a child’s backpackspro: less is more, and what no longer fits in the bag with the parents, should not be charged to the children. The fairly heavy goods should be put as far down as feasible in the children’s bag. A low center of gravity guarantees that the backpack is significantly more pleasant to carry.
Even though a capacity of 10 liters, 14 liters, or even 15 liters of storage space is feasible in principle with Kohla children’s backpacks,
it is advisable not to exhaust this. For the maximum load of a child’s backpack, around 20 percent of the body weight is a decent guideline, beyond which it should not go.
However, it is also vital to pay attention to the weight of the bag. Our KOHLA kid’s backpacks from the Happy line weigh about 400 and 500 grams, respectively, which is scarcely visible.