One thing that is really unique about this carrier is the waist belt. It is hard – like really hard, comparable only to Tula or Manduca, as far as I know; it is very pleasantly wide and for me, hard-waist-belt lover, it was such a pleasure to wear it! This is what I mean when I say that a real toddler carrier should be supportive enough to be comfortable with heavy wearies. The shoulder straps are wide, banana-shaped and generously padded. It is not possible to wear them crossed – however, I do not carry my daughter in front or for long hours anymore for half a year or so and therefore, for babywearing on the back, I do not miss the possibility to wear the shoulder straps crossed, naturally – as in every other toddler carrier. Moreover, on the back, it is possible to wear the child very high, as in not many carriers I have tried so far – thanks to the fact that it is possible to shorten the shoulder straps quite substantially and also that the hard waist belt just sits on your back where you put it and does not move an inch lower.
Overall, the carrier is meticulously sewn, with cute details such as the Neko logo on the buckles or the embroidered logo on the waist belt (which is a cat paw – Neko means “cat” in Japanese). The wrap is pleasant to touch and the buckles are firm and solid.