We are a baby wearing family as most of you all know, so when we were asked to sample the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier my immediate reply was “yes!”. I have had my ins-and-outs with similar carriers before but thought I’d give my best judgement on the Agility Stretch Carrier anyway.
I would like to first start off saying that the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier is not like any other from fit to assembly, all is unique.
The Agility Stretch Carrier comes in a small box and requires little to no assembly.
As stated and pointed out, the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier slips on as a shirt and has an additional wrap around the bottom that ties for extra protection.
When I first opened the box for the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier I slipped it on right away. It was pretty self explanatory though I did read the instructions because I felt I was not doing it correctly. My reason for this thinking was do to the unnaturally tight fit and while the instructions state that the carrier can be used up to 35lbs, we have a barely 15lb bebe and I felt as though the fabric, while soft and seemingly stretchy would cut into her legs. Given the tight fit the most comfortable position for the both of us was her facing outward.
I am fairly tall standing at 5’10” so it is very well that the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier was just too short for my frame and this was also a problem because when I did wear our Little her head was up to my lips and as an avid baby wearer I instinctively knew this was not normal with carriers.
My idea is that had we received and worn the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier when our daughter was a newborn we would have had a much better experience.
Dad has his preference on carriers and I have mine and with the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier we expected to both be able to wear it. After measuring we concluded that size Small would fit both of us perfectly based off the size chart so I was disappointed to find that not only was it too short on me, dad also had an issue attempting to wear the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier and so it did not happen.
I love the idea that JJ Cole was attempting to achieve with the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier however it just did not work for us. I am hanging on to the idea that it might be from us both being fairly tall and that is the reason for a short fit on us given that it is supposed to fit as a shirt (although much shorter).
The material again is very soft and the back has a great breathable material. We are lovers of hiking and nature so the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier would definitely be a carrier we would take on a small and low-key hike with no issues. Though there is no designated back support such as a bar, the design of the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier has a fit that allows for support with even distribution.
All in all, we love the concept for the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier and wish it had worked out better.
One thing I would suggest is when purchasing order a size up.
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• Easy assembly
• Breathable material
• Soft fabric
• Runs small
• Shorter fit
Recommend for: We recommend the JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier for those who are new to baby wearing and just starting out. We feel that this is a good choice for wearing newborns as the material does run a bit snug which would ensure safety of worn properly.
- Age range