Droplets stopped by for a quick visit recently! I'm a big fan of past WW patterns and colourways, and was very curious about the new Droplets weave. I tested a size 6 with my 21 lb toddler (and also briefly with the 5 yr old).
Blend - 91% egyptian cotton, 9% merino. No woolly texture or prickle, it was wonderfully soft.
Width - Approx 60 cm (23.6 in). Like other WW, Droplets is a fairly narrow wrap. However, it has some grip to it so once a seat is pinned, it's unlikely to slip.
Density - Approx 330 to 335 gsm, It's dense but arrived buttery soft and floppy. It provided great support, even with a sloppy wrap job, and a quick ruck with my 5 yr old confirmed that this wrap would shine with heavier kids.
Thickness - I would rate it medium/thick. It made a fairly substantial rebozo knot. I didn't try a square knot at shoulder, but at waist it's out of the way so the size of the knot didn't bother me. Felt great on the shoulders.
Weave - Tight weave, no crazy long floats, so pulls wouldn't be a big concern with this pattern.
Grip - This wrap has a nice amount of grip to it, holding a slipknot like cement once I earned it. Multilayer carries weren't hindered at all, it was just enough grip to keep things in place (i.e. it's not a "velcro" wrap).
Stretch - I didn't pay much attention to stretch while using the wrap, which means it wasn't extreme towards either ends of the spectrum.
Overall, I really enjoyed the wrap qualities of Droplets, despite it being more dense than my usual choices. It's a very forgiving wrap, so quick & sloppy "ups" with a toddler or preschooler would still be very comfy. I loved that it is a really sturdy wrap WITHOUT feeling like one. My OCD side was a tad twitchy making sure the drops were raining down in 3-pass carries, or that the drops were vertically aligned in a torso pass, but that's just me and my issues
. In summary, if you like the look of Droplets, I think you will LOVE how it wraps!
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