As I was anticipating Umi storms arrival, I began to think about the wrap qualities I enjoy in a woven wrap. I love moderately dense wraps with low glide. A wrap with cush, minimal stretch and a bit of bounce. I knew the moment that I opened Umi storm that it would be an absolute dream to wrap with. The aesthetic alone is incredible. The speckled grey gives off amazing warmth. This wrap is elegant yet casual, making it right up my alley.
I have experience with this blend so I had some expectations. Umi stormmet absolutely every one of them. The first carry I attempted was a double hammock tied at shoulder. I was nervous this wrap would swallow up my 6 month old because of the thickness but as I put her on my back, I was pleasantly surprised. The wrap was very moldable. I suspect this was due in part to the wrap being fairly broken in. We were near the tail end of the testing team and I have to say, I am so incredibly glad. Tsumugi silk is quite beastlyright out of box but over time it softens up wonderfully. The wrap hugged my daughter and held her with ease. Absolute no budge in the tie at shoulder. It was easy to make a decent chest pass and had serious cush and hold.
After carrying my 6 month old daughter for around 30 minutes, I wanted to try Umi Storm with my son. He is a notorious seat popper and on the larger side for a 2 year old. For lack of better words, he is a brick. I tossed him up in a Half Jordans back carry with an unpoppable seat. I think I actually said “Wow” out loud after I had him up in this carry. He felt weightless. Umi had so much grip and hold making him feel completely supported on my back. Wiggle prop because of the texture and my shoulders were not writhing in pain. The dense weave and blend makes this a serious rock star with toddlers.
Later that week we walked around our neighborhood and I wrapped my daughter in a FCC. Again, she felt completely weightless. Sturdy, supported and incredibly cozy. It’s unreal how moldable Umi storm had become. I feel this wrap has just about every quality a wrapper would want. It’s no wonder it has been so popular amongst the testers.
I can only hope this wrap will be produced in this blend. While it’s probably best for older babies and toddlers, it can still rock with the smaller babies. Thank you so much for allowing us to love on Umi storm. This wrap was not only gorgeous to look at but heavenly to wrap with as well.