It’s fun reviewing kids gear, because much of it is really well thought out… but this gets best buy because it’s so well designed, I know our daughter will still be using it in four or five years time. The Jet is every inch a proper backpack – feature packed, but shrunk to fit. Sculpted shoulder, sternum and hip belt straps and an air mesh/corrugated back panel for ventilation means comfort isn’t compromised. There are reflective strips for visibility and even a hydration pouch. Elasticated side and front pouches for stuffing waterproofs and bottles, and two zipped pockets – one inside, one out – complete the feature set. Our daughter loves it… and now gets to pull a little of her own weight when we go out for a family adventure. Luckily she hasn’t found the emergency whistle built in to the sternum strap yet! Made for the outdoors, and made to last – kudos to Osprey for this one.
VERDICT: Excellent, miniature version of a ‘proper’ backpack that will last several years.
BEST FOR: Multiuse; from school to walking, camping, biking and climbing.
Review by David Lintern @ and daughter