Reviewer consensus on the Evenflo Snugli Comfort Vent is that it's a decent baby carrier at a budget price. Parent ratings at user-review sites are about average with generally positive comments on value and ease of use. The downside, according to some owners, is ergonomics. Back and shoulder pain are common complaints, but by no means universal. If this might be an issue for you, the Baby Bjorn Original (*Est. $60) is the classic baby carrier. It also does very well in both professional and user reviews, with fewer complaints about ease of use and comfort.
The Evenflo Snugli Comfort Vent is one of eight soft infant carriers to be tested and reviewed by ConsumerReports.org. Editors rank and compare each model for safety, comfort and ease of use, but they don't go into detail about features or performance. There's less rigor but much more detail in user reviews. Top sources include Epinions.com and BabiesRUs.com. Target.com also has several user reviews of the Comfort Vent, with parent feedback and ratings similar to BabiesRUs.com.
ConsumerReports.org doesn't offer much detail about the baby carriers it reviews, but it does base its reviews on independent testing. The Evenflo Snugli Comfort Vent is rated along with seven other soft infant carriers for ease of use, safety and comfort.
Review: Soft Infant Carriers and Slings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, April 2007
Epinions.com has fewer entries than BabiesRUs.com or Target.com on the Evenflo Snugli Comfort Vent baby carrier. Overall it's more useful, though, because of the length, detail and balance of most of the entries. Most parents are satisfied, but there are more complaints about comfort than with other baby carriers.
Review: Evenflo Snugli Comfort Vent Baby Carrier, Contributors to Epinions.com
3. Babies 'R' Us
BabiesRUs.com has close to three dozen user reviews of the Evenflo Snugli Comfort Vent baby carrier. Parents give it a moderate score overall. Some say it's a good value, but there are comments that it's not very comfortable.
Review: Evenflo Snugli Comfort Vent Carrier, Contributors to BabiesRUs.com
Target.com is another online retailer with a good selection of baby product reviews. The Evenflo Snugli Comfort Vent gets a mediocre rating here, with complaints about ergonomics and a relatively low 26-pound upper weight limit.
Review: Snugli Comfort Vent, Contributors to Target.com
TheBabyWearer.com is an excellent source of baby carrier reviews in general, but it has just a few entries on the Evenflo Snugli Comfort Vent. Most parents posting to TheBabyWearer.com don't recommend the Comfort Vent, primarily because they say it causes back and shoulder pain.
Review: Snugli Comfort Vent Soft Carrier, Contributors to TheBabyWearer.com
Walmart.com has some baby-carrier reviews, but not nearly as many as Target.com or BabiesRUs.com. The average rating here is far higher than on our top user review sources, and the comments are overwhelmingly positive.
Review: Evenflo - Snugli Comfort Vent Soft Carrier, Contributors to Walmart.com