Summary: I've used this alot when going out in town through the day, makes it so much easier to navigate transport and town without a buggy/pram.
Pros: Baby can face in or out and it is easy to change position when out and about. Easy to get baby in on your own. Great for public transport, no being told you're not allowed on the bus because there is no room! Easy to clean as the front comes off and goes in the washing machine. Baby feels close to you and well supported. Fully adjustable for different wearers. I have worn it for up to around 4 hours at a time without discomfort. Style good as my husband didn't object ...
Cons: It is quite expensive and when baby gets bigger it does start to strain on your back (although I'm sure most carriers do!). Adjusting and getting used to straps took some time.
Summary: I really ummmed and arrred about whether to pay the extra to buy this version from the Baby Bjorn range. All told I think it was money well spent. All of the Baby Bjorn carriers are easy to use once you have them set up to fit you. The baby is comfortable in it, it is easy to get on and off, and easy to get the baby in and out of.
Pros: Easy to get on and off packs away into a small integrated bag (i.e. you can't lose the bag) machine washable (yay) quick drying because of the material good weight distribution Doesn't ruin the line of my tailored jackets (only applies to guys in suits)
Cons: takes a few goes to get all the straps adjusted to suit you is a pain to re-adjust all the straps if someone else uses it Expensive