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Doesn't fit 6'1" hubby...,
This review is from: Ergo Baby BCP32300LED Performance Carrier With a LED Safety Reflector Light - Spring Green (Baby Product)
Very good quality, but disappointed with the fit. Finally decided to splurge on an Ergo with the new Performance design - liked the streamlined look and the wicking capability of the material. We also decided on this carrier because of the range of heights it would accomodate, as I am 5'5" and hubby is 6'1" (advertised as fitting 5'0" to 6'5"). But two issues:
First, the carrier doesn't fit my hubby, who is 6'1" and around 205 lbs. He has an athletic build with broad shoulders/neck, and although we could lengthen the arm straps enough to fit our 10 month old in comfortably (she's 30" & 20 lbs), there was NO WAY to buckle the chest strap without choking hubby. Tried tightening the arm straps, but then it squashes baby a little too much! Even on my petite frame I have the chest strap in the lowest position (and I'm still nursing). Called Ergo and they said that we should try the original (as my waist is too small for the sport). They said that the Performance has a different style of chest strap that doesn't go as low as the original.
Second, the snaps for the hood seem "short" if that makes sense. Check out the photos on the ergo website, and you'll see the little black buttons on the green shoulder straps. That is where the hood snaps. Just picture the hood snapping over the little girls head at that height. It would probably fit perfectly, but if the child were any taller it would be pulling down over her forehead. I'm not a fan.
On a positive note, good material, stitching, buckles, feels like a safe and sturdy carrier, pocket is functional for small items, nice soft material for the hood and it tucks away nicely in the top zipper (separate from the pocket). Nice wide waist strap distributes baby's weight.Ergo Baby BCP32300LED Performance Carrier With a LED Safety Reflector Light - Spring Green