Risaroo Exclusive Girasol Telluride Review
So, I love babywearing, and if you follow me on Instagram this is no secret. I’ve become somewhat of a collector of sorts over the past few years. Self-proclaimed wrap-loving geek, but a wrap collector no less. I’ve branched out since my start with a basic Moby and I’ve tried many different brands over the years. All with their own various strengths. The one brand I was yet to try was Girasol. So, needless to say I was THRILLED when the opportunity presented itself to me to test out the Risaroo Exclusive Girasol Telluride.
I am by no means a professional wrap reviewer. I am just a regular mom of two kids who loves beautiful textiles. My only “experience” is my personal life experience keeping up with two littles under the age of 3. Babywearing plays a huge role in that. I know what I like in a wrap, and what I don’t. It is my hope that you find my “real life” review helpful for making the decision about what wrap is right for you and your family!
Telluride is woven in a Tinte Azul weft (the width of the wrap) and has standard twill weave. It is absolutely stunning. My first reaction when unfolding it for the first time was “Wow.”
When I first open up a new (to me) wrap the first thing I do if one of my kids are awake is put them up. In fact, my two year old knows this. If he isn’t feeling uppies at the moment and sees me walk in with a package, he is off hiding somewhere to avoid it!
Thankfully, when Telluride arrived my littlest was awake and was an absolutely willing participant. It’s certainly not the most supportive wrap that I own, but it’s also not the least. This is actually a really good thing. When you are looking for a standard, easy to use, easy to care for wrap, you don’t want something that is too thick and bulky that you have to wrestle yourself into just to get an easy carry. I like a nice thick, sturdy wrap as much as the next person. However, I also love a thin, airy, cool wrap that is still supportive and comfortable, too. Telluride is that.
I was not the first person to test out this wrap. I can tell that immediately just by how soft and moldable it is. Sometimes, you need to break in a wrap to really get it to where you want it to be. The fibers are stiff and difficult to manage at first. With time and wear they break in to be soft and easy to work with.
I found this wrap to be very easy to wrap with. The passes had a really nice ratio of grip to glide. Meaning I was able to easily “glide” passes into the right place that would “grip” right where I needed them to stay. The striped pattern is also awesome for new wrappers or for seasoned wrappers learning a new carry. It is nice to be able to know your top rail from the bottom without having to think much about it.
This wrap is not thick and cushy, it is definitely on the thinner side. Something I appreciate for Spring and Summer. Thicker, cushy wraps tend to be more challenging to wrap with, however, so this is a really great option for someone looking for something comfortable, easy to use, and still unique and beautiful. Personally, a thick cushy wrap is great for snuggles but I LOVE a thin wrap that feels like a second skin. Thick and cushy isn’t always the winning choice.
My family loves to get outdoors and go camping and hiking in the summer. I wouldn’t hesitate to bring this wrap with me. It isn’t prone to pulls and is very easy to wash and care for. I absolutely would not hesitate to throw this wrap in my bag and bring it on vacation or out on a hike.
Overall, I’d say this wrap is a great buy. Thanks Risaroo for the opportunity to try it out. We really enjoyed our time with this beautiful piece of wearable art.
Also, it came jam packed full of instant sleepy dust. Always a bonus <3
I was offered the opportunity by Risaroo to be a part of a traveling wrap program. I was not paid to participate in this program and the opinions stated in this article are 100% my own.