This guy can take on small-medium carnivores like raptors or carnos without getting hit. It has decent knockback with a weak attack but good stamina and movement speed (including backwards movement). Time your hits right and keep going backwards and alot of threats are no longer a problem! Be careful because his high jump can mean taking alot of fall damage so I suggest upgrading health quite a bit
I find it useful if you pump nothing but weight and then harvest metal with it, just put yourself in the pouch and have a friend walk up to metal nodes, then you can harvest metal without even leaving the pouch!