Mine has the zipper pouch on the back, but I don't use it. Anything I'd put in it can stick right into DS's back so it would seem to be uncomfortable. After 3 months, I broke down and got the little hip pouch that hooks on to the waist belt. It's awesome and was SO needed. I also got the backpack. Once all the snow is gone we're going to be gone on longer hikes and walks and need a way to carry food and water.
It was really easy to put him on my back in it. I have a mei tai that I was already doing this with so it was really easy the first time I put him on my back in the Ergo. Just a few tries and you'll have it down.
Yep, I paid $92 for mine. Pricey, but so worth it. It's about the same price as a Babyhawk Mei tai, though, too, so you might also consider one of those.
Leslie, mom to John :, 02/25/06