I've only had my new wrap-tai for a couple weeks now but it is the carrier I reach for most. It was soft and broken in right out of the box. My girls enjoy riding in it. I bought it mostly for back carries but I have used it for both. The wrap straps definitely help lighten the load. I find it much quicker than my wrap and I feel more secure with the carry. It was a great purchase for a great price from a great company. Shipping was fast! Had it in my hand within days. Company was helpful with questions prior to purchase. Would highly recommend both the wrap-tai and 5-minute recess.