Wow, this carrier is crazy soft right our of the box. I LOVE the feel of it. The colors are nice and the white weft almost gives the carrier a subtle shimmer. Nothing so much as to make it seem unmanly but it is definitely pretty! I love the hood. It's so easy to adjust the length to perfectly fit your baby and when it's shortened it lays in a way I think is really appealing. All around great looking carrier. And seriously it's so nice and soft!!!! I would recommend to others. I was a little concerned about the bamboo not offering enough support for my toddler but my fears were unfounded, it's more than supportive enough!