Love it - Wife is apprehensive
It would be 5 stars if the wife did not find it intimidating, and the kid didn't toss the teddy bear on the first hike we did. Honestly - that teddy should've been strung up to the pack somehow.
Other than those 2 complaints which Deuter can do nothing about, my kid adores this bag. If it's daddy and daughter only, i'll throw her into this and just take her for a walk. She's fallen asleep in, she likes the bird's eye view (i believe), and enjoys playing peek-a-boo with the me ala the mirror that's included.
Surprisingly, no back pains or shoulder aches. Good support, and i feel as though i can carry my daughter my around the whole day in this (pending it's a flat hike/walk). Highly recommend it.
My only warning to men would be make sure your wife is on board. My wife said she was - but she found the deuter rather intimidating. Has she tried it - No. Just by looking at it, she wimped out, and because of that I cannot use this pack as often as I would like. Bummer.