Being familiar to SSC, I was hesitant to try a ring sling that a sweet friend recommended for me and my growing boy. After weeks of thought, I bought one. After a few weeks of practice, our little guy loves the ring sling and it allows me to do a bit more than what I could with just the SSC (keep baby hands occupied AND chores around the house). It is comfortable, beautifully colored, the pocket has proved valuable to hold my phone, keys, ect. Overall 5 stars and I am looking forward to trying it out on our vacation soon!