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Review – Hubertine Josephine B. À la Piscine

June 2015
Wrappee: 27 months, 10,5kg

Wrap: size 6, loom state when it arrived

 

I was asked If would like to test and write a review about the first all cotton Hubertine wrap. I’m new to this brand who already released four wraps of the Winona design, two with silk and the other two with merino wool. I tested a Winona Sanguine before ( 12% silk) and fell immediately in love. There was also another Josephine B. with silk in the package so I could directly compare these two.

The Josephine B. design is – like Winona – very geometric and detailled what I love. You can look at this wrap for a long time and it seems as if it comes alive and you discover new lines and pictures everytime. The pattern gives the wrap a lot of structure and you can totally feel the wrap. It doesn’t float through your hands like the ones with sil, it is more like a solid and friendly handshake and a very nice feeling to have it in hand.The weaving isn’t too dense (and also not too lose) so that the wrap has a good diagonal stretch. This is important for such narrow wraps ( around 59cm stih) to get a good wrapjob and a deep seat. I love narrow wraps and can’t handle anything more than 65cm without struggling anymore so it was no problem for me.

The colour is fantastic. I shining blue that reminds me of ice cream, a blue sky with fluffy clouds or a sunny day at the beach. So all good things together. It makes you happy and is great with jeans or also elegant enough for festive occasions, even when it doesn’t have as much shimmer as the silky Josephine B.


I wrapped it five or six times in different carries and it became softer with every try. I think there is still some potential to get softer. I would say it is a medium thick wrap that is absolutely toddler worthy. It seems more supportive than the silky sister but has more structure and doesn’t glide as easy. It is the perfect wrap for a simple ruck. At the beginning you have to effort some work to tighten the wrap. But while breaking it in you feel how it became smoother and easier to wrap with. It doesn’t sag or move when it’s ready and I could carry our 2yo son more than an hour in a single layer carry. For more layer carriers, like a double hammock, it is a little bit difficult to get the second layer over the first one. The structure of Josephine B. gives the wrap a lot of grip. But if you tighten it well you will see how extremely supportive and comfotable it is, even on longer walks.

Through the small and detailled design it seems to be thicker than the Winona design and I wouldn’t use it for a super tiny squish. But if the baby is a little bit bigger this wrap is a great allrounder and very easy to take care of. You can machine wash it and so you don’t have to worry if it becomes dirty. It’s airy enough for warmer weather (I tried it at 25°C and didn’t sweat at all) and I think it’s for newbies and for experienced wrappers as well.

My Conclusion: You can’t do anything wrong with buying this wrap unless you can’t handle narrow wraps.

 

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