For Winter, I vote for the Beco carrier over the Ergo as it fits over my coat. I like the utilitarian nature of the ergo, though, in general. I just got the beco on our trip home and wondered if it was redundant. The beco is a bit more stylish for going out in the city, and is large enough to wear over the whole winter clothing get up, so it is an good addition to the carrier collection. I was a sling girl last baby, and now I love these two shoulder carriers that save my back and free my hands. SwedeDaddy has selected the Maya wrap sling as his go to carrier for this kid.