I recently bought this carrier (my first hiking kid carrier) and my 10 month old son loves riding in it. It has a ton a space for gear and essentials and the hip belt pockets are roomy enough to fit my Samsung Galaxy, lip balm, and snacks. It took awhile to get the torso adjustments right, its very easy to adjust, just took awhile to get it right for my frame. I've only used it a couple of times so far but I have two complaints, the first is that the mirror that comes with it sucks, for the price of the carrier I should at least get a decent mirror, and secondly, the sternum strap is quite high, its kinda weird. Other than that, its an awesome carrier, lightweight and easy to use (despite trying to find the right torso adjustments), I'll update after I've used it more.