|[Image of a pinkish reddish linen woven wrap named Cardinal braided with the blue heart middle marker and blue SOUL logo tags visible against the backdrop of a sun that has set into a calm lake.]|
- Carrier: Cardinal Linen
- Material: 100% linen
- Size: 5 (my base)
- 4 year old (approximately 30 pounds/13.6 kilograms)
- 1 year old (approximately 20 pounds/9 kilograms)
First off, all woven wraps from Soul are shipped pre-washed! That means the weave is already set and you can safely use it immediately! And guess what? This linen is like your favorite crinkly pair of linen pants that feel like you have no pants on. It's light. It's airy. It's the ultimate no fuss summer wrap. Most linen blends I've tried require breaking in. Some feel like cardboard. Some feel a little scratchy. Not this one. It almost feels silky and this is not with any effort in breaking it in. I've washed it, hung it out to dry (and it dried quickly in the spring breeze), and steam ironed it once. The weave is tight so taking it to the beach is so worry-free. No sand stuck between the weave. Literally just shake it out and it's good to go. Splashed on by kids playing in the lake? Dries before you remember how it got wet in the first place.
- variations of double hammock back carry
- variations of rucksack back carry
- shepherd's back carry
- poppins hip carry
- robins hip carry
- front wrap cross carry
- front cross carry
- short front cross carry
So in summary, this is an excellent summer wrap for both squishes and toddlers and preschoolers (the weight limit tested is up to 55 pounds/25 kilograms per Soul website!). It will fold up small for a handbag on the go and can be worn without a child in it (but ready for an up at any minute!) and not feel cumbersome. For beginners I think it is a great wrap to focus on strand-by-strand tightening. For experienced wrappers, the texture and wrap qualities are a fun surprise.
For more pics and commentary, check out my Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wearingpluotandkumquat/ and search #CardinalLinen.
Disclaimer: This baby carrier I purchased with a discount as a Brand Ambassador of Soul. The opinions are mine and may or may not concur with others. Photographs are taken to be most accurate of the color in real life but know that it may vary depending on the light and the viewer's device.