I have friends that absolutely swear by the Miamily Hipster Baby Carrier. It's easy to swear by something that is as expensive as £129.99. Granted, that's cheaper than a pushchair but still pricey for a baby carrier, especially if you are unsure of how well you will get on with it. Amazon have this 'marvel of the baby carrying world' for only £50, brown and red colours only. Plus you get FREE delivery.
If their was ever a baby carrier to entice me into carrying my bundle of joy, it would be the Miamily Hipster Baby Carrier. It can hold baby in NINE different ways. That means you are not stuck with the two strap, baby stuck to the front, you can really mix it up for maximum comfort for you and for baby.
The Miamily Hipster Baby Carrier has a FIVE star rating on Amazon and the reviews suggest that this is comfortable for both parent and infant.
It's made from 100% nylon material, and it apparently takes seconds to put it on safely with baby. If you have been unsure about using a large length of material then this would be a good way to go, as you can still carry baby in a multitude of ways.