Kinderpack Versus Tula
People often ask the question, "Kinderpack or Tula"? That is a hard question to answer. Some people prefer the Kinderpack while others prefer the Tula. I prefer them both! They are both great but different. Below is a photo comparison and a few of the differences between the two carriers. My daughter is 22 months old, 32" tall and about 25 lbs.
The standard Kinderpack fit us great for a very long time. As you can see from the pictures, it is no longer knee to knee but is plenty tall. She can comfortably get her arms our which is how she prefers to ride.
The toddler Kinderpack is almost perfect for her. It is slightly big on the width knee to knee but is comfortable. You can see that her arms are out but up on my back. She can't quite rest them out and at her side as she can in the standard. This is still a better fit than the standard.
The Standard Tula fits similar to the standard Kinderpack. High enough on her back but no longer knee to knee.
The toddler Tula, like the toddler Kinderpack, is slightly wide on the knee but comfortable. While it seems higher on the back, it is easier for her to get her arms out than in the toddler Kinderpack. The body of the Tula is shaped differently and thinner than the Kinderpack. I believe this design is what allows her to get her arms out easier. Although it is not pictured, her arms are able to rest at her side in the toddler Tula.
There are some basic differences in the two carriers. The arm padding in the Tula is narrower than the Kinderpack. While it is narrower, I find it just as thick. I prefer the Tula arm padding. There is also see a noticable difference in the legs out padding. You can see in the pictures that the Tula leg padding is much more substantial. This doesn't seem to make a difference in comfort. Both carriers have perfect fit adjusters (pfa's). This feature allows you to get more of a custom fit and also makes it easier to share the carriers with someone of a different size.