Out of the box impression, Didymos metro linen harvest is a stiff linen sling that needs some breaking in before use. A cool handwash, air dry, then cool tumble dry softened this fabric up quickly to be suitable for even tender newborn skin. Thick through the rings but satisfyingly grippy and pleasantly supportive. The width and weight of the sling is comfortable on the shoulder. Being that this sling is linen, it is very comfortable for hot and humid weather. I would suggest this sling to at least an intermediate ring sling user as its initial stiffness may be a bit intimidating. The color is rich and beautiful, definitely being one of my favorite things about this sling.