Right out of the bag I could smell the potential. In hand, it was smooth, sleek, and 50-50 cotton-mercerized cotton, the most glorious blue and crisp white. Risaroo's beautiful Sagitta Aquarius http://www.risaroo.com/atarah-seaside#!/~/product/category=9680276&id=39586792
went straight in the wash and then festooned the stair banisters to dry.
Aquarius is a medium wrap that is cushy and smooth all at once, weighing in at 280g/m2. The jacquard is very easy to wrap with and passes glide with ease. This is not even vaguely a grippy wrap and I think it would be a great wrap for starting out with back carries. My husband commented approvingly on the pattern, saying it was (a) simple and (b) recognizable. I like it- the fletching isn't overwhelming, but it's a lovely contrast and the colors are very distinct and clean.
It's fair to say this got a workout on it's maiden voyage. First Audrey passed out in five minutes. Unfortunately, she woke up forty-five minutes later, and I spent nearly an hour pacing, chatting, feeding and generally trying to convince her more sleep was a GREAT idea. She wouldn't have a bar of it. However. Even with passes bunched this lasted with cush and comfort on my shoulders and tonight we grabbed it again. Success.
On a rainy trip to town, this passed the "quick, sloppy DH" test with flying colors. It was not my finest wrap job, but I was forgiven and Audrey snuggled down happily. With enough bounce for her to play peekaboo, I appreciated the diagonal grain giving and supporting!
We hiked about for nearly an hour, stopped for sushi and made our exit in high dudgeon and a hip carry (tired toddlers need the most hip carries...)
I love it. It's not heavy enough to need wrestling, but it has substance, plenty of style and the color is heavenly. It's floppy after just one wash and it's going to make the perfect workhorse wrap that would be lovely with a little baby but is easily wide and dense enough for a toddler. I'm ranking it alongside Pavo hearts (and it's no secret how much I love those!) for wrapping qualities and friendliness - Risaroo is definitely a brand to follow!
Please note that I have not been paid to write this review. Any and all opinions expressed are my own.