I am new to baby wearing, and this was my first ring sling. The colors are beautiful and true to the picture on the website, and the commentary about aesthetic flaws was also observed in my sling. I think it is because I may still be breaking it in (again, 5mr discloses this is in loom state on arrival), but I find that I have a little bit of a hard time tightening the top rail once baby is in. The fabric doesn't seem to "slide" through the rings like I would have expected to, and there is a bit of an effort to get it feeling just right. That being said- once it's right it's right! I have strapped my new born in and gone to the grocery store in this and felt like he was VERY secure the whole trip. With every reach for something on shelves high and low, I didn't feel like there was a lot of adjustment. It really stayed true to its level of tightness.
One last anecdote-- this has been a life saver going to dinner with the in-laws. Being that my son is the first grand-baby, grandpa loves to hold him while we wait for dinner to come. Using this ring sling makes it super easy for me to pop him in and out while we're in public. I have been picking this one up first over my wraps when running errands, and it's light weight and perfect for the Florida summer. This is a welcome beginning to my collection and I look forward to purchasing more Soul Sling products!