Wrap: Didymos Ada Ocean Silk
Fabric: 70% cotton, 30% tussah silk
I fall in and out of love quickly with a lot of wraps. Even after wearing well over 100 different textiles, I still find new love all the time. These affairs often fade and slowly the wrap gets lost towards the bottom of my shelf.
This will not be Ada Ocean Silk’s fate. This wrap is magical and could easily be a person’s only wrap. It came unwashed from Didymos to test at a surface weight of 211 gsm, but with a gentle wash and a few wears it is puffed right up to 237 gsm.
The new Ada weave has a fair amount of texture to it, but what that provides in Ada Ocean Silk must be secret little air cushions throughout the wrap adding support and cush where it otherwise shouldn’t be. As compared to the cotton releases of the first Ada and Ada Pink Tourmaline, it is fairly flat and a touch softer.
However, I wore my 15 kilo toddler on my back in a double hammock for two hours and was only just starting to feel it at the end when he was goofing around. And the ultimate test, when I tandem wear both him and his sister, with her on front in a short wrap, I haven’t been more comfortable. There is no extra bulk on this wrap but it outperforms others by leaps and bounds.
For lovers of very wide wraps, this one is a bit on the narrow side, but I was able to get full coverage across my 2.5 year old’s back in a double hammock due to how easily it moves and hugs the body.
The colour is also quite stunning. I was just doing some colour Googling and it reminds me of the blue-green iMac of yore. It is such a saturated, pretty colour and with the shiny white silk it is an elegant choice. I wouldn’t hesitate to pick this up for a fancy evening out or a trip about town. But best yet, it is soft and comfortable enough for those quiet cuddles at home, too.
Who does this wrap suit? If you don’t have hand washing fears, I would not hesitate to recommend this to carers with a newborn baby and those who have a toddler, too. The silk is giving it plenty of strength to not sag in a long trip out and both fibres have softened up to the point where it feels like luxury in your hand.
Does this sound like a love affair? Yes, yes it does. But when I fall this hard for a wrap I usually fall just as quickly out but not Ocean Silk. Ocean Silk will be a new benchmark for me to judge other wraps. Come down to the library to give it a go yourself and tell me what you think!