Review: Ergo Performance
|March 13, 2013||Posted by Mabel under Reviews|
After a couple of months on the ring sling, I decided to scout around for a carrier that could distribute the weight over two shoulders and the hips instead of just one shoulder like a ring sling or a pouch. There are a group buy going on over at a Singaporean mothers group and I jumped on the bandwagon after looking at the specifications and design.
Ergo has a couple of models – the Classic, Performance, Sport and Organic. We settled for the Performance due to the fabric used – cotton wicking mesh knit and waterproof exterior. It was also supposedly lighter and more breathable. At the time, these were qualities I was looking for in hot and humid Singapore.
Ergo’s soft structured carriers have the following features:
- Shoulder straps: Padded with 1” high-density premium foam, expanding from 27” – 49”
- Waist strap belt: Padded with 1/4” high-density EVA foam, expanding from 29” – 55”
- Sliding chest strap
- Small & large zippered pouch
- Sleeping hood
You could use this from birth with the infant insert and all the way up till todderhood or at least 20 kilos. We took it everywhere with us – Singapore and France during the winter months. It came in handy when we were switching between users – it fitted my husband well and more importantly, comfortably too thanks to the long straps. The downside with this – like many soft structure carriers – is that back carrying a child doesn’t allow for much of a view for the child. So after a while, we stopped using this.
When Noah came along, I used this in a front carry style and found it to be very comfortable. He could still look around, snooze and all in it. Strangely enough, I thought it to be too hot for him due to his eczema and decided to let this go for another soft structure carrier which I thought would work well. Turned out to be a mistake as the one I purchased had a short body panel and Noah hated being in it. I have no doubts that he would have enjoyed being back carried in the Ergo.
Adjustable and suitable for multiple carriers of different size
Comes with an adjustable sleeping hood & pockets
Can be used for babies, infants, young toddlers
Versatile – front, back, hip carry
Fabrics used is pretty comfortable for the child and wearer
Love the bright colours (blue, green)!
Lightweight – about half a kilo
Can be warm for the summer or in the tropics
Doesn’t come with a carry bag
Accessories like teething pads and all are separate