I am thrilled to be part of the launch of the brand new ERGObaby Performance line of carriers. For years, ERGObaby has been a leader in ergonomic baby carriers and the new collection of carriers is built with the active parent in mind.
ERGObaby is thrilled to announce the new Performance line of baby carriers! Made of durable, lightweight, and breathable fabric, the ERGObaby Performance carriers are made to accommodate all active moms and dads. The Performance carriers feature a high-performance polyester exterior, ideal for outdoor activities in all climates; a breathable mesh lining, keeping babies and parents cooler and more comfortable; and a CoolMax panel for extra wicking. This sleek, streamlined design offers a smooth, supportive fit for parents and babies of most sizes, and can still be used to carry babies from newborn to toddler on the back, front, and hip positions. Of course, ERGObaby’s Performance line supports the correct ergonomic position for both babies and parents.
ERGObaby Standard vs. Performance – What Makes Performance Different?
- Lighter weight (1/3 lighter than ERGO Standard Carrier) – This lighter weight fabric, with mesh lining, is ideal for active parents who want to bring baby on the go.
- Durable, quick-drying outer layer, ideal for outdoor sports and activities – The rugged, quick-drying exterior provides extra protection against the elements.
- Comfort contouring on shoulder straps - Contoured shoulder straps keep your baby close to your body, eliminating extra strain on your shoulders or back. Non-water-absorbent foam padding provides cushion without bulk.
- Chest strap on slider for easy adjusting - Easily adjust the chest strap to accommodate your own comfort with the sleek and streamlined slider.
- Waist belt extends 5” longer than Standard ERGObaby Carrier – Extra length in waist belt provides a better fit for babywearers of all sizes.
Another difference is the optional Cargo Pack that works with Performance line Carriers. The Cargo Pack attaches to the side buckles on either of the Performance Carriers, and features a generous main compartment with a side pocket, and a mesh outside pocket. With a Velcro flap, the Cargo Pack can attach to the carrier’s waist belt when worn in any position. Sold separately.
Our Performance Experience
We’ve had the brand new Spring Green Carrier for a short time, but I am very impressed with it so far. I’ve heard rave reviews of the ERGO for years and this definitely lives up to my expectations. My first impression of the Performance is that it is truly very comfortable – for carrier and baby. The first time I wore it for a walk, my daughter fell asleep and I was completely content and could have walked for another hour (if it wasn’t so blasted hot!). But, testing it in the mid-July Florida heat is a good test of the Performance since one of the main benefits of the new line of carriers is the lighter weight, breathable fabric. The Carrier is quite light and the mesh lining gives it a sporty feel and allows for better air flow.
Anther comfort factor I really like is the wide waist band – definitely the largest support belt of any carrier I’ve used. It helps stabilize the Carrier and distributes baby’s weight. The contoured shoulder straps are nice – they aren’t straight backpack straps, but curved to better fit your body and keep baby close. I love that the chest strap is on a slider so you can easily move it higher or lower on your chest for comfort.
The Carrier can be used with a wide range of babies and toddlers and can be adjusted for different sized parents. It’s suitable for front and back carry, but so far we’ve only used it in the back carry position. I’ve worn my 21 pound 20 month old and my husband has carried our 32 pound 3.5 year old. It’s very easy to adjust the Carrier to fit – there are only a few quick pulls on the shoulder straps and waist belt.
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… The ERGObaby Performance has all the benefits of the Standard ERGO Carrier with some key features to make it ideal for active, outdoor use. I am most impressed with how easy it is to use, the fact that both my husband and I can comfortably wear it, and the wide waist support band.
Or Not to Buy… The shoulder straps are contoured, which I like, but not as padded as other carriers I’ve used.
Shop! Get the brand new Performance line of Carriers by ERGObaby for $120 at http://www.ergobaby.com/. The Performance is available in Grey and Spring Green.