This MEC child carrier was a dream. I'm sad that our little guy has outgrown it already. But since daddy was usually the one to carry it on his back, he may not be as sorry. We used it snowshoeing in the mountains, walking around various festivals around town where a stroller would be cumbersome, and it was a must-have for our Panama trip. The detachable daypack that hung below the seat made a great diaper bag and the sun/rain shade definitely came in handy as did the kickstand when we needed to put him down.