I have the original in black, not this super cute fun retro print. However the pretty design doesn't affect how it feels to wear this carrier. My husband loved it and had no issue wearing our daughter in it. However I couldn't wear it for more than ten minutes before my back was killing me. It did make my daughter happy to face out and see the world (and teeth on the front) so I would give in from time to time. Still I would try these on and put something with weight in them to really see how it feels. BabyBjorn makes other carriers with a different support structure that might help.
Response from giggle:By customerservice, cs, March 20, 2012
Unsure whether a carrier will be a good fit? giggle encourages our new parents to try-on carriers with their new baby in-tow to achieve the most optimal fit for size, body-type, and comfort of both the wearer and baby.
Visit your neighborhood giggle location for a carrier consultation and fitting session with a giggle Guru -- afterall, why not try before you buy?