Torso Fit Range: 9" - 14" / 23 - 36 cm Volume: 2050 cubic Inches / 34 Liters Weight: 3lb 6oz / 1.5 kg Size: 18" x 20" x 8.5" Suspension: External Designed for backcountry versatility, the Sanitas is designed for kids aged 8-12 and handles loads effortlessly. With padded shoulder straps, hip belt, and a sternum strap, the weight stays controlled and centered. The durable frame is perfect for lashing sleeping bags, tents, and other equipment to for weekend scouting trips. *Easy to load with a top load design with hold-open bar. *Zippered side pockets for gear you need quick access to. *Stay hydrated with a hydration compatable system inside that works with most bladders. *Keeps you comfortable while hiking using padded shoulder straps and waistbelt. *Adjustable suspension. *Lash tabs assist in strapping equipment onto pack. *Ice-axe loops. *Removable Waistbelt *Body Fabric: 420D Polyester Ball Shadow *Reinforcement Fabric: 420D Polyester Oxford
It fits my six year old but the hip belt could be just a little higher in order to help him balance his load better. Other than that it looks like it should expand to fit him for years to come. Great amount of room for a younger hiker considering you don't want to over load a small child, but it could be a little lacking in the c.i. department as he becomes able to carry a larger load. The aluminum bar is pointless unless you consider recycling it.