Admittedly, some wraps pique my interest a little more than others from release photos (I’m sure this is the case for most wearers). Eleanor’s early photos had me captivated – the ribbed texture – natty – smooth passes – and a name that seemed to befit its aesthetic so well.
When wraps pan out – when I get to happily say that they are ever bit as lovely as they have appeared -it’s a bit like tester bingo, although writing positive reviews are sometimes the hardest part. It’s hard to sell the merits of a wrap believably when it’s truly lovely to wrap with and hard to pinpoint any room for improvement.
In hand, Eleanor was substantial, but not as dense as I had been expecting. I was assuming from the texture in photos it would be a bit more bulky with grip – less drape and flop. While there is some depth to EP – and it’s not by any nature a “thin” wrap – it has lovely stretch and fluidity. Enough grip to hold a knot well, but enough stretch to make tentative steps at back wrapping accessible. It held a ruck like a boss – very little slip and sag and a solid high seat.
In my mind, EP would be a solid beginner on wrap – it has enough substance to make a beginner’s wrap jobs comfortable, while providing enough room to grow into learning tightening and perfecting one’s skills, while still feeling challenged.
Finishing wise – great hems, great packaging. As a hand to those behind the scenes, the tester routes were organized thoughtfully with great attention to detail and follow through.
Who would like this wrap. Natty lovers. Texture curious. Those looking for a good beginner to end wrap – this should provide enough texture interest for those experienced and still be a good fit for a new wrapper. Toddler wearers should find this supportive enough for bigger wearees – although I didn’t measure the width it might be a bit more narrow for those looking for a very wide pre K wrap.
Who might pass on this wrap. Width lovers. Stain scared – it is natty – although the grad offerings are pretty spectacular. Those seeking super thin, or very stretchy – this might not be right for you. Those seeking mass texture and a break in challenge.
Sissy & P