Bushbaby Elite Carrier: Our Review

The Evening Standard ran an piece recently on the must have gadgets and gizmos for parents and little ones, ‘Hi-Tec for Tots’, in this article they highlight the Bushbaby Elite Carrier as the Rolls-Royce of Baby Carriers. High Praise indeed, but lets see if it lives up to these high expectations.
The Bushbaby Elite comes with a bounty of features and benefits for use around town, out and about in the coutryside, or even doing the housework at home. The changing bag is fully removeable, it comes with a UV protective sun canopy complete with mesh sides and front, a raincover, and a lovely sleep pillow, both raincover and suncapoy fold flat and fit neatly into the carriers base. Infact the real beauty of the Bushbaby Elite is that it folds up and packs flat which makes it perfect for storage in the house, and even better for easy travelling.
The child seat is fully adjustable, and comfort is key for both passenger and carrier with Bushbaby’s easily adjustable BIGEYE multi-position back system. The hip belt is designed with an ergonomic swivle feature meaning it has an enhanced fit for all shapes and sizes, the hip belt even has a couple of pockets for all your bits and bobs.
The features don’t stop there, Bushbaby really have pulled out all the stops with this Carrier: side handles making it easy to grab and go, a mirror to check baby is snuggled and secure, shock absorbency for a less bumpy ride, foot stirrups for larger children, and it even has an Ipod pocket in the waist!
Like wearing a top notch backpack, the Bushbaby is designed for ergonomic support and I have known parents to share the backpack with ease with just a couple of minor on the go adjustments needed. A couple of 5’2 and 6′ could easily share this pack, and niether one feel any back pain even after hours of walking in all terrains.
All these features come with a price tag to match, and if you don’t think you need all this extra storage space, the easy flat pack benefits, then do have a look at some of Bushbaby’s cheaper Carriers, or even some of the Babybjorn range, but if you are looking for a sturdy Carrier which will last you for years and can handle the toughest of terrains and the busy of cities, then the Bushbaby Elite is going to be one purchase you won’t regret.
The bushbaby elite carrier has recently won a top industry award from Mother And Baby Magazine, winning the highly coveted ‘Best Sling/Carrier’ prize.
  • carrier weight : 2.9kg
  • storage capacity : 35 litre storage capacity (31ltr main pkt & 4ltr bag)
  • carrying weight limit : 20kg
  • age range : 6 month – 4 years
  • adult height range : 5ft – 6.4ft
  • waist / chest : 50” / 52”
  • All bushbaby back carriers are tested to & pass BS EN 13209-04