Name: Patapum Toddler Carrier
Type:Soft Structured Carrier
Retail Price: $60-100
For context, I'm tall (5'10") with broad shoulders, and I have a both heavy and tall baby. I tried out the Patapum carrier with Josh, primarily in a back carry (my preference unless nursing or out in the cold, since I don't have a back-wearing coat I like).
The first impression I have of the Patapum is that it's solid. The straps are very padded,and the waist belt is heavily reinforced with very stiff padding. A short-waisted wearer might not like that. In a back carry for me, though, it felt great, like a lumbar support cushion. In a front carry, I couldn't sit easily with him in the carrier, and I couldn't lower the carrier to breastfeed until I unsnapped the side straps (more on those in a minute).
The very padded shoulder straps are quite comfy. There is stretch in the cross-chest strap, which made it easy to buckle, even though I had one of the side straps in the wrong place at first.
Speaking of side straps, this carrier has two sets:
The last thing about the Patapum that was important, for me, is that it is not as wide as I'd expect given the height---Josh didn't quite have knee-to-knee support despite it being so tall that he was arms-in (or, more accurately, arms-out-the-sides) and despite this carrier being marketed at toddlers. Measuring, it is 12.5" edge-to-edge, which is .5" more than my Boba 3G---but without the darts that let baby sit deeper into a pocket, so less of my baby's leg was supported with this carrier than with my Boba.