We are going to India in 2 weeks, so I bought a carrier. Luckily, she thinks it's cool. We haven't used them since she was a baby, which she doesn't recall, so she likes the idea of being close to mama and tucked up.
There isn't any padding in it as it's only .7 lbs. Traveling all around India I didn't want something warm or heavy, so it's the one I picked.
Weight limit is 45 lbs (really!) She is still 35 lbs. Concerned about lack of padding, it seems like it will cut into her legs. No padding for me either. At a minimum we'll happily use it in train stations and very crowded places. My *hope* (dream?) is that it helps us take longer outings in the mountains not having to cut the day short due to discomfort.
Kind of fun and silly to buy a carrier at this age.