Why Piggyback Rider?

Why Buy a Standing Child Carrier?

Use Our Child Carriers to Bond with Your Toddler During Outdoor Fun & Adventures

Wished you had the perfect kid carrier backpack for your toddler? The Piggyback Rider® is a standing child carrier that creates a mutually enjoyable, effortless way to carry a child older than 2 years old on your back. It replaces bulky backpack carriers and strollers because it functions like a backpack. It utilizes a shoulder-mounted foot-bar to distribute the child’s weight (up to 50 lbs.) at your core, which enables a natural upright walking posture. The child stands firmly on the wide foot-bar, holding integrated grab handles and secured by a safety tether.

Older Children (2-4 years) love the height advantage and most of all the quality time with their parents. Parents love it too because they are hands free and able to walk farther in comfort. Portable, lightweight and simple, the Piggyback Rider® backpack models are designed as a hiking backpack for toddlers and young children for every adventure in any season, revolutionizing child carriers by bonding parents and children in active transport.

Our standing backpack carriers has unlimited year-round use potential with your toddlers, including hiking, touring, shopping, walking, watching, exploring, wandering, bonding at amusement parks, carnival, sporting events, malls, markets and everywhere else you may go. Ultimately, it’s about more than just getting there; it’s about an active interaction between parent and child, bringing you closer together in any adventure.

It takes only moments for both adults and children to appreciate the quality and usefulness of the Piggyback Rider® child carrier. Its compact, portable and simple design makes it ideal for every family with children. The sturdy construction from high quality material and integrated safety features bring peace-of-mind to every time you use it.

The Piggyback Rider® child carrier backpack is strong and sturdy, made with high quality buckles. To protect the person wearing the carrier, all buckles have a maximum weight capacity and, like a car’s crumple zone, will fail when their capacity is exceeded. Check out our many accessories and replacement products to make every trip fun, every time!

At this time we do not recommend our backpack carrier for children with physical disabilities. Check back soon because we are developing a product for these needs too!

Standing Carrier for Older Children

4 Reasons to Ride the Bar®


1. Safety

Never again fear crowds. The durable, built-to-last Piggyback Rider child carrier for older children makes it easy to keep your kid safe and by your side.

“A blessing to not have to worry about losing my 3 year-old.” Mark D.

2. Adventure

The go-anywhere Piggyback Rider child carrier for older children is perfect for hiking, camping, and general worldliness. Don’t leave your kid at home – inspire their curiosity with your next adventure.

“It’s such a comfortable carrier and so lightweight and easy to set up.” Carrie LW.

3. Fun

Three words: Kids love it!Remember how happy your kid was the last time you lifted him or her up for a better view? From the Zoo to Disneyland, life is better at six feet.

“It allows you to interact so much more with your kid. My 4 1/2 year old daughter liked the vantage point so much that I had to ration it so that she’d actually get some exercise in.” John M. 

4. Bonding

The Piggyback Rider strengthens the physical bond between child and parent – creating lasting, enjoyable memories for both.

“Thank you Piggyback Rider you have given my hands back a break when my 3 year-old’s legs just don’t want to work anymore.” Thad B.