Often marketed as the 'easy-to-use' sling option, buckle carriers come in lots of different styles and designs. Are buckle carriers easy to use? That depends - for some people they work a treat, and they are exactly what they'e looking for. For others, they turn out to be the 'not-so-easy' option; they find the buckles are too hard to reach for example, or that's there's just too much carrier to get along with (in terms of padding and buckles etc.).
When I purchased my first buckle carrier over 10 years ago, I couldn't figure what went where - clips in here, reach round to there, arm over shoulder to do up the strap, an so on.
So to help, let's start with a