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ElirilE Wraps Megatesting

Elirileis one of those brands that are as mysterious as the dark side of the Moon. I noticed it over a year ago in Brno at a babywearing festival – I knew it was a Slovakian brand and it did not take much browsing to find out that its founder is Lucia Metelková, doctor and mother of two, either. But the crucial information I wanted to know so bad – what the tongue-breaking „Elirile“ means – is nowhere to be found. This time I have review of 8 wraps for you – I must say that this June was the most exhausting month as to the testing I have experienced so far. Yes, Elirile, Rischino megapacket, GoBimbi – all of it at the same time while the little one already has her moments when she does not want to hop into a wrap at any condition. Phew. However, we [...]

By |2019-08-06T00:03:26+02:00August 5th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on ElirilE Wraps Megatesting

GoBimbi Testing

It was last autumn when I got all excited about Bimbi (now it is GoBimbi ;) ) - you can find the review of their wonderful Maxi carrier here. As you can read in that article, "Madame Bimbi" is Bronislava Froncová, a Slovakian mum of two. After we released the review we started chatting via Instagram and agreed on further testing of GoBimbi babywearing products. Hereby we want to thank her again for the exclusive opportunity to test the carriers and a wrap from her brand new collection as the first wearers from the Czech Republic. The current trend among the carrier manufacturers is to make wrap conversions from their own original wraps - GoBimbi went no different way; I actually praised this brand for their effort to stand out when reviewing the Maxi carrier with a beautiful original folk embroidery. My impression is that nowadays [...]

By |2019-07-28T20:30:21+02:00July 28th, 2019|Carrier Reviews, Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on GoBimbi Testing

Rischino Megatesting

Rischino is one of those brands that had to grow on me. Good wraps - but discrepancies in what the manufacturer declares as to their length (a very well broken-in size 5 measuring only 404 cm in case of an otherwise great Blue Starlight wrap) and as to their weight (super-skinny Mint Diamonds wrap with the declared weight of 285 gsm vs. the counted weight of 217 gsm); good carriers - the very good adjustable Flexible carrier and the Half Buckle Flexi carrier I liked even more; but still, Rischino was not one of the runner-ups among the babywearing brands for me personally. What changed my mind? Not only this tester mega-packet (provided by the Czech Facebook Rischino group - hereby we want to thank for the opportunity!), but let's not get ahead of ourselves. ;) Rischino by Kenhuru Candy Elephants Composition: 100% combed cotton [...]

By |2019-07-20T01:49:37+02:00July 19th, 2019|Carrier Reviews, Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Rischino Megatesting

Weird Slings Pardon my French

Composition: 50% bamboo viscose, 50% organic cotton Weight: 254 g/m² according to the manufacturer, 265 g/m² counted by us Size: long 6 (503 cm measured by us) Rucksack carry with Tibetian knotless finish Weird Slings is a "weird" younger sibling of the Polish brand Woven Bliss whose spiritual mother is the same lady, Eliza Jankowska. Woven Bliss wraps are elegant, with relatively subtle patterns and colourways and belong to the, let's say, middle class as to their price. Weird Slings should be their cheaper, more casual, "crazier" eko-bio-fairtrade alternative (similarly to Wild Slings and ROAR) - for example, the wraps are packed in polyester backpacks made of recycled plastic bottles. I must say that the bulldogs, among other Weird Slings patterns (with the motto being "Be weird, like us!"), are probably the least [...]

By |2019-08-03T21:55:59+02:00June 30th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Weird Slings Pardon my French

Moisha Zephyr Lollipop and Ocean

It has been quite some time since we last published an article about Moisha. Now, we have a double review for you - one that we had to drag from the deepest depths of our archive and the other one very recent, but coincidentally both in the Zephyr pattern and both with quite interesting blends. I think I do not need to say much about Moisha - if any introduction is needed, you could read some info about this brand in the last year's review of three all-cotton wraps, continue with another all-cotton one and end up with an article about three beautiful Filigrán prototypes. Zephyr Lollipop Composition: 41 % cotton, 39 % TEC merino, 20 % mercerized cotton Weight: 305 g/m² pre-wash Size: 6 Rear reinforced rebozo rucksack with candy cane chest belt This wrap suddenly appeared at our home basically by an "accident" [...]

By |2019-08-03T21:38:26+02:00June 22nd, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Moisha Zephyr Lollipop and Ocean

Lenny Up Carrier and Lenny Lamb Wraps Testing

It is almost unbelievable that it has been almost a year since we last published an article about such a wrap-carrier giant like Lenny Lamb. Moreover, it was about a carrier, Lenny Lamb Wrap Tai (and before that, in the absolute prehistory of this blog, even without a proper photoshoot, the adjustable Lenny Up carrier) but we have not officially tested any of their wraps yet! However, during this spring we had the opportunity to try several Lenny Lamb wraps and also to re-test the Lenny Up carrier. Lenny Lamb is a family company that was born in the head of one mum from Warsaw in 2007. She had nothing to wear her son in – it is hard to believe that there was no baby wrap manufacturer in Poland, such a babywearing superpower nowadays, by that time. It was this mum, Asia Bogdan, her [...]

By |2019-08-03T21:01:47+02:00June 22nd, 2019|Carrier Reviews, Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Lenny Up Carrier and Lenny Lamb Wraps Testing

Omnifera Inception 015, Morava Equinox and Skyfall Antares

It is impossible to dive deeper into our review archiver than this! Yes, your eyes work fine, the photos you see were taken in winter - not the last winter but winter 2017/18. At that time our blog did not even exist yet; however, Linda and I, we were already busy testing wraps and carriers and preparing first reviews. Do you want to know why we occasionally take so much time to publish an article? The answer is simple - the thing that takes the longest is the postprocessing of the photos (ufff) and to be honest - when there is no pressure we just let it be. :D These reviews were hidden under so much dust that we basically needed to use a virtual shovel to dig them up. But we did it, so here you go, yay! ;) There is no need to introduce Omnifera - it [...]

By |2019-06-14T11:47:00+02:00June 13th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Omnifera Inception 015, Morava Equinox and Skyfall Antares

Sestrice Mega-testing

Linda and I, we are very fond of the Slovakian brand Sestrice, whether it comes to their wraps or their marvelous carriers (we already published a review of one of their wraps - Slncia Lollipop and also a very excited article about their Carrier and Carrier Plus wrap conversions). This time, it was not only one wrap, not only one carrier - but the whole "Sestricebox" with 5 wraps and 2 carriers! Also, it was a lucky coincidence that my friend lent me another Sestrice wrap around the time of the Sestricebox testing, therefore - hold on tight! - here you have a review of 6 wraps (!) and a retest of Carrier Plus. Right in the beginning, I must applaud to Sestrice just for the choice of testers in their test-box - from a newborn wrap to a toddler piece; different types of weave, different blends and designs [...]

By |2019-06-12T19:14:05+02:00June 10th, 2019|Carrier Reviews, Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Sestrice Mega-testing

Wild Slings Les ténèbres Nimbostratus and Nocturne La potion de la sorcière

What is the first thing that comes to your mind if a wrap is referred to as a "crazy thick blanket"? A high-weight Luluna? A puffy-weave Yaro? Something hand-woven? The first thing I think of is the brand of Wild Slings and their "towels", i.e wraps with "fluffy cloud cotton" as their manufacturer lovingly calls it. This fluffy cloud cotton is basically something like the good old chenille. Chenille is soft and hairy yarn that scarfs, sweaters or blankets are usually made of (in case it is still not clear, this is what Wikipedia says about chenille ;) ). I was not my first encounter with a WS "towel" - last autumn, I had the opportunity to try La forêt vierge Cumulus, when Iveta (Czech "Mrs. Wild Slings", the administrator of the Czech and Slovak WS/ROAR/DISO fan group and owner of many wonderful wraps from these [...]

By |2019-05-21T22:58:18+02:00May 19th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Wild Slings Les ténèbres Nimbostratus and Nocturne La potion de la sorcière

Loktu She Silvan Flos and Bird Garden Amber

Silvan Flos Composition: 75% combed cotton, 25% Tencel  Weight: 375 g/m² (declared by the manufacturer), 365 g/m² (counted by us) Size: 4 Rucksack carry  Silvan is the newest (oficially released) Loktu She’s design. The Tencel pinkie Flos has two brothers, green all-cotton Alpinus and brown-yellow merino Fall. All of them are intended for toddler-wearing, which you can tell from their weight after all.  It is no secret that there are only a few wraps with Tencel I really liked - the green-pink Navis Amphitrite boats from Loktu She are one of these exceptions. Although they contain a loooot of Tencel, their fluffy weave compensates for its tendency to feel somehow "flat" on one's shoulders. The pink Silvan contains much less Tencel, but the weave seems denser and the wrap overall tougher than I would imagine it to be [...]

By |2019-05-23T22:44:19+02:00May 11th, 2019|Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Loktu She Silvan Flos and Bird Garden Amber