Review: Kol Kol Baby Carrier Onbuhimo
Pattern and Colorway: Onbuhimo, Cobalt
Fiber: 100% handwoven cotton panel, lining, shoulders; nylon webbing
Release date: June 2017
Size tested: panel is 18" wide x 22" tall, shoulder straps measure 11" to 30", chest clip 5" to 22"
Stats of (willing) wrappee at time of test: 22 months, ~24 pounds, ~33 inches
Shoulder padding thickness: thick
Shoulder padding density: airy
Shoulder padding cush: very
Shoulder padding moldability: very
Panel floppiness/moldability: very
Panel contour: some
Panel layers: woven wrap, fabric skeleton, woven wrap
Panel knee padding width and length: 7" long, 1-1/4" wide
Panel knee padding stats (same or different than shoulders): Same
Shoulder strap adjusters one way/two ways: one way
Chest clip type: standard buckle
This is a review of a buckle carrier by someone who uses wraps almost exclusively, so let's level-set on my personal carrier preferences real quick: it's not that I dislike buckle carriers. I'm a wrapper because I love wraps; I find them most comfortable for me. Buckles totally have their place, I just haven't found one that really clicks with me and I love as much as a cozy wrap.
Enter the Kol Kol Onbuhimo. Maybe it's that my baby and I are at what feels like just the right time for an onbuhimo for us - baby is 22 months, he tolerates being wrapped but prefers very fast ups, we usually wear while out more than at home, and the weather is hot right now. All wonderful conditions for onbuhimo wearing.
I love that the onbuhimo is a simple panel and shoulder straps. The only obvious extra to the carrier I guess is the hood, which is amazingly convenient to pull up even in a back carry. It has nice long straps that are easy to reach...
When I'm not wearing the carrier I like to fold it up by tucking the shoulder straps into the panel, then rolling it from the base of the panel through the hood - it ends up in a cute and compact little package that tucks into a bag.
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Thank you to Kol Kol for sending this carrier for review! This post is not sponsored by any company or group. Adjoyn is a Kol Kol affiliate.