Name: Orion Reef (outside)/Roses Vanilla (inside)
Material: 54% Cotton/46% Bamboo (Reef) ; 75% Cotton/25% Wild Silk (Roses)
Price Range: $350
Style: Wrap Conversion Full Buckle (WCFB)
Age Range: 30”/20lbs+
Find-ability: This is a custom made carrier, so there will not be any of these sold new. Dream Carrier Threads does offer a rare custom spot.
This custom wrap conversion full buckle carrier has stunning color and is as soft as can be. Two Oscha wraps were sent in to be converted by the popular and talented Dream Carrier Threads (DC Threads). This is the first wrap conversion full buckle (WCFB) I’ve tried and I am thoroughly enjoying it!
Pros: This carrier is a rarity, full of amazing material blends all wrapped up into one beautiful carrier. The thing I’ve enjoyed most about this carrier is having the combination of cotton, bamboo, and raw silk all built into one. They work flawlessly together to make a very soft, yet supportive wrap conversion. It is a well broken in carrier, which makes it all that much softer.
The two wraps that make up this WCFB are the Oscha Orion Reef and the Oscha Roses Vanilla. The Reef wrap on the outside is a bright coral color and as soft and smooth as butter. The high bamboo content in this wrap is incredible. The Roses portion of the wrap is a blend of cotton and wild silk, though because the content of silk is only 25%, I can’t really tell a huge difference between the material and just a well broken in wrap.
I also really like the padding on this wrap. It is not overly padded, as some of the other buckle carriers I have tried are. The shoulder straps are comfy and squishy, and the legs-out padding extends much further up the body of the carrier compared with other wrap conversions I’ve seen and used. I especially like that feature.
The last really cool thing about this carrier is the pouch-style pocket on the front of the waistband. I haven’t had a carrier yet where there is a pocket built into the carrier itself. It wouldn’t be accessible while used as a back carrier, but it held my cell phone, debit card, driver’s license, and car keys while making a run into the post office. It was super functional!
Cons: There are a couple of things that could be considered less than advantageous about this WCFB. It is pretty difficult to get a wrap conversion custom spot with DC Threads, and it is hard to come by one for sale used. The difficulty in finding a carrier like this would be slightly frustrating.
The only other thing I personally find not as appealing about this carrier is the hoodie-style hood. I don’t find it to be as supportive as a flat hood, as BabyT’s head seems to just get buried by the depth of the hood. But again, that is a personal preference, and I do think it looks cute.
Using this WCFB has been a great experience! It’s a quick on and off, very comfortable for mama and baby. I hope I get a chance to try other WCFBs in order to compare the features of each. Which converters do you think should be added to the wish list?
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