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Piggyback Rider

by Leanne

Get Out and PLAY Event – Day 1

Oftentimes our days out are not stroller-friendly.  Whether we are traveling, going to be in large crowds, or will simply be covering a lot of unpaved ground, we go wheel-free fairly often.  This wasn't a problem when we only had little ones that could snuggle up in a front pack or toddlers that could go in a backpack, but now we've got a child who loves to explore as much as we do and who prefers to lead our way.

As much fun as this is watching her explore, the problem comes when she inevitably tires before we do.  Typically that leaves us carrying her the rest of the way, either on the hip, on the back, or on our shoulders, all of which are awkward and takes extra hands to secure her along the way.

Piggyback Rider Pieces Sometimes we bring an extra baby carrier for this reason, but that brings with it a whole host of problems.  Issues such as what to do with the carrier when she's walking on her own, how to easily get her in and out over and over again quickly, and what to do when she finally outgrows the baby carrier all together.  A better solution, and something we are so excited about, is the Piggyback Rider that allows you to carry your child on your back quickly and easily while still allowing them to see everything that's going on around you.

While the Piggyback Rider might appear from a distance to be similar to other child carriers, once you see it in person you will realize it is unlike anything else on the market.  Instead of a metal framed or soft back carrier, the Piggyback Rider is unique in that it doesn't have a pouch or seat your child goes into, which we all know limits the size your child can be to still be carried comfortably as well as their mobility while riding. 

Carrier-NILOC_lg In place of a fabric seat is a metal bar that your child actually stands on while riding, making it ideal for older children who want more freedom and a better view.  While the Piggyback Rider is worn like a backpack over both shoulders, it’s the single metal bar that simply hangs at your hips that makes it so unique.

This bar makes it easy for a child to hop on easily without needing extra adults to help, and it gives both you and your child more maneuverability on the go.  But, that doesn’t mean that it is without safety features to help secure your child.  The Piggyback Rider comes with four spots for your little one to hold onto, a removable safety harness to ensure your child stays in place, and slip resistant covering over the foot bar to keep little shoes secure. 

Piggyback RiderWhat’s great is that the Piggyback Rider is great for multiple ages since the maximum weight is an astonishing 60 pounds.  When accommodating different sized passengers, you will love that the backpack straps, the height of the bar, and even the security harness can all be adjusted in numerous ways to give you and your child the best possible fit.

Things we absolutely love about the Piggyback Rider: since the Piggyback Rider consists of mainly shoulder straps for you and your child, it makes it an ideal carrier for hotter weather when you want minimal coverage.  As opposed to traditional carriers which hold your child tight against you and then wrap them in fabric, the Piggyback Rider allows your child to lean tight against you if they want to or lean back ever so slightly so they aren’t even touching you. 

The minimal size of the Piggyback Rider also makes it great for wearing in tight spaces as well as the fact that it rolls up so small when you’re not using it.  This makes it great for festivals, events, and more when a big backpack would be cumbersome and hard to store.  Also a huge bonus is that the entire carrier comes in a convertible storage bag which can be used as an attached pouch as well as a mudflap to keep dirty shoes off of you.   On Daddy's Back

Although it is fairly small, we loved that the Piggyback Rider is still strong and sturdy.  This is because it is made with high quality climbing buckles and webbing as well as an incredibly strong aluminum bar that doesn't warp even when faced with the higher end of the weight limit.

But the number one reason we love the award-winning Piggyback Rider is that every child likes a piggy back ride.  Finding a solution for giving one without straining, pulling, or balancing is a hit for both parents and children alike, but even better is that all this bonding can be done hands free.  By moving your child’s weight to the backpack-like straps, you can carry them for a much greater amount of time before you get tired, which just might make you dad of the year.  

Riding the Bar FEATURES OF THE PIGGYBACK RIDER:
•    For kids 2 ½ to 7 years old (up to 60 pounds)
•    Weighs less than 3 pounds and is the size of a rolled towel
•    Built with a shoulder mounted foot bar for child to stand on, four integrated grab handles to hold, and a safety harness to secure your child
•    Made of strong and sturdy high quality climbing buckles, webbing and tempered aluminum bar
•    Comes in a covertible multipurpose storage bag/mudflap
•    Allows adult to stand much straighter than the typical 30-40 degree slouch associated with the old-fashioned piggyback method
PTPA new badge •    So many uses – walking through the mall, amusement park, sports game, hiking and more!

  BUY IT: The Piggyback Rider can be purchased for $79.99 with free shipping directly from Piggyback Rider online.  To see it in retail, check out the Where to Buy map.

And Now For the Giveaway! 
With hiking, vacation, and outdoor season just around the corner, one very lucky Rave and Review reader will soon be sporting a Piggyback Rider of their very own!

 To Enter: Simply tell me one place that you would use the Piggyback Rider. You can visit www.thepiggybackrider.com for ideas.

And, as always, there are extra entries available!

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6) Comment love.  Enter any of my other Giveaways and/or comment on any non-giveaway post!

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On May 12nd at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn via Random.org, announced here and notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen.  Giveaway open to US Addresses.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who entered and congrats to # 7

Christina G. said… We go on daily walks and my 4 year old is too big for the stroller and yet always tires halfway home…this would be perfect!  

Leanne Signature 2 A big thank you to Piggyback Rider who provided the sample for review as well as a giveaway to our fabulous readers.  All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.

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141 comments

Bao March 31, 2011 - 11:53 pm

We’d use the PbR to go to the nearby park…because we’re old and tired 😛
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Bao March 31, 2011 - 11:55 pm

Voted today – you’re at #16

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Voted today – still #16.

Christina G. April 1, 2011 - 3:10 pm

We go on daily walks and my 4 year old is too big for the stroller and yet always tires halfway home…this would be perfect!
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edwina April 2, 2011 - 5:42 am

would love to give this for a gift, know many people expecting these days!

Rebecca Graham April 2, 2011 - 11:58 am

I would use this in the park.

sandy April 2, 2011 - 1:26 pm

hiking at the trails..amusement park

Diana K April 2, 2011 - 3:27 pm

My hubby would love to take our granddaughter for a hike on our wooded property.

Bao April 3, 2011 - 12:00 am

Voted today – #16

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Heidi Maplesden April 3, 2011 - 5:35 pm

i would use this when we go camping. We frequently go on hikes and walks

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Monique Rizzo April 4, 2011 - 12:28 pm

This would be perfect for Disneyland.
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nicole April 4, 2011 - 3:40 pm

We would use it at the mall.

jerome o April 4, 2011 - 5:24 pm

I’d use this when I would take the kids to the park or any long walks.
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Cindy Chin April 4, 2011 - 5:53 pm

Thanks for a great review! I’d love to use this at the mall instead of my bulky double stroller.

chris April 4, 2011 - 6:01 pm

camping.

angela April 4, 2011 - 11:03 pm

I would use this at the park, mall, amusement park, or just trekking around the city. I love it! Do they sell this in Canada? Seems to be only US?

Aimee E. April 5, 2011 - 5:36 am

I’d use it for our walks downtown to the Farmer’s Market.

sara April 5, 2011 - 8:51 am

We would use it for our hikes – we hike one 14er every summer!
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Genevieve April 5, 2011 - 9:52 am

We have a State Park nearby us so I’d use it there, and when we travel overseas! 🙂

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Jessica April 5, 2011 - 11:53 am

At parades, the zoo, hiking… the possiblities are endless!

Katrina April 5, 2011 - 5:12 pm

I would use it when we go hiking at Stone Mountain this summer.

brittany April 5, 2011 - 10:56 pm

I would love to have this to use at the zoo, we are planning on getting a zoo pass and when my baby wants carried it is hard to carry him for long periods on my hip. rareskirt@yahoo.com

Ladena April 6, 2011 - 10:12 pm

I would use the Piggy Back rider to go hiking on the trails near my home. This carrier looks so cool!

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Voted today – 16!

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Marci April 9, 2011 - 3:34 pm

When we go camping we do lots of walking and hiking and this would come in very handy for the kids.

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Jackie April 13, 2011 - 7:54 pm

I would love to use this on our trip to Disney. I liked Piggyback Rider on Facebook. Thanks!

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i would use it when we go to the zoo
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I would love to use this at our local hiking path park or when we go to the zoo. thanks. mstyle10@hotmail.com

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Vanessa April 22, 2011 - 5:58 pm

We would use it at our local state parks!

Robin A April 25, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Going to Fort Leonardwood with my Daughter In Law and 4 year old son to see my older son graduate from Boot Camp Military Police Training in May. This would be great for walking the Army base, family day and future vacations to the Jersey shore and Boardwalk!

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Apple May 1, 2011 - 12:31 am

I would love to use this when we’re in the mall or Universal Studios!

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Stephanie May 6, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Walking around our neighborhood

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Rachel C May 9, 2011 - 7:44 am

I woud use this on walks around the neighborhood!

D Schmidt May 9, 2011 - 2:58 pm

I would use the Piggyback Rider to transport my 2 year old, I am expecting another baby next month so this would be ideal for when my Husband and I take them on walks.
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We would use this on our trips to the zoo

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Amy May 11, 2011 - 10:17 am

I would use the Piggyback when we go hiking at Moab with all our little ones.
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I would use this in the park, thanks!

Laura May 12, 2011 - 10:33 am

When We’re walking at the beach

Kellie Conklin May 12, 2011 - 11:59 am

I would use this for when we go to the zoo! The height will also make it easier for the child to see things! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Amber May 12, 2011 - 2:02 pm

We would use it to hike at a local state park with an 8 mile trail that leads to 10 water falls! We’ll have three little ones three and under this fall, so it would be SO handy!
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Melanie May 12, 2011 - 2:43 pm

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michelle May 12, 2011 - 7:29 pm

we would use this at our local park where we go hiking
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Gianna May 12, 2011 - 10:04 pm

On walks outside.

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I would use it for walks in the park
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