Ovolo Summit Agate
100% ringspun cotton – 350g/m²
Ovolo Wraps is a U.S. based brand. All Ovolo wraps are woven in a family-owned, small mill in the U.S. and are finished locally. Summit is the first wrap from the ‘budget’ line to be released. This tester is my first experience with an Ovolo, so I can’t compare it to the other Ovolo wraps (sorry!).
Summit Agate has a wide stripe design. A lightblue, brown, red and orange color give this wrap an earthy look. Wearing it with the blue side up gives it a totally different look compared to wearing it with the orange side up. The wide stripes are perfect for orientation if you’re trying to learn a new carry. You will always know where to pull and what the top or bottom rail is. Just follow the colors!
Summit is pretty heavy. Brand-new it feels very solid and has no stretch. It’s a working horse. After a wash and steam iron it feels more moldable and you can suddenly discover some diagonal stretch. This wrap needs some breaking in. It’s stiff and grippy and you can easily tie off with a half knot without losing any grip :). The feeling reminds me of a pair of blue jeans and I must admit it’s not very inviting at first….
But: once you wrap with it, it starts feeling different. It doesn’t have any cush but it’s not diggy at all. It’s strong and comfortable, even with a heavier child. This would make a great preschooler wrap! It’s very supportive and VERY toddlerworthy!
I wouldn’t recommend this wrap for inexperienced wrappers and this is not suitable for a newborn baby (maybe once it’s broken in, but I think that will take a while). This is a great working horse and can take a beating. It is easy to care for and you don’t have to be afraid of getting pulls. I would think that it takes a lot of love (or violence 😉 ) before it gets soft.
Even without being soft it’s nice to wear, it does a great job in one-layer carries!
I’ve tried a size 6, but I think a size 4 would be a nice rucksack wrap for toddlers.
I would love to see how this wrap evolves when it’s used a lot…. and how long it takes to get it to be broken in. I must say that a steam iron date is a great way to tame this beast. It gets more moldable and easier to wrap with every time!
This wrap will be available soon, for a reasonable price!