WovenWings Drops of Jupiter
size 6, 100% Merino wool wrap, stih 512, width: 62cm, 315gsm
Erna Ceman, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Last time I wrote that this wrap is in transfer, but after I’ve tried it, it was hard to send this beauty away after one wrapping. Thanks to hq it stayed here several days more. ❤️
That was perfect opportunity to play with it more. When it arrived I had the feeling that even though it is soft that it needs more breaking in, just to become floppier. I’ve used some of the carries that require more tension on certain parts of wrap in order to break it in faster just by wearing. Suddenly the pockets popped even more, they are filled with air so the wrap is more breatheable and cushy.
Interesting thing about this wrap is that it has nice amount of diagonal elasticity, so it is easy to tighten and get everything in spot. Here comes the fun part. Usually the wraps that have that much diagonal elasticity tend to be saggy, but I promise Drops of Jupiter are going to exceed your expectations in this perspective. On the scale from no bounce to too bouncy, this 100% woolen beauty is closer to no bounce extreme.
Once fully broken in this wrap is going to wrap itself. You see how it pleats beautifully. 😍
Did I mention how beautiful it is? The colors are amazing. This is the one that is going to be love on the first look and on the first wrapping.
Small addition to this review: this wrap gets on grip during the breaking in process. As pockets are getting filled with air, they are changing the texture of the wrap, from flat to nicely textured.
Really interesting thing is that I have a feeling that by tightening you are getting the air out of the wrap, that is why you have a feeling that wrap has nice diagonal stretch. It is like the air is taking some space in the pockets and once you tighten the wrap nicely it seems like you stretch the wrap to its full length and that is how everything stays in spot.
Nina Briski, Croatia
📖REVIEW: Drops of Jupiter🚀🛸
A.K.A. the 100% merino prototype 🐑
Wrap size: 6
Composition: 100% merino wool
💫Diagonal stretch: medium to high, gives a bandage feel, stretches nicely, holds snugly when tightened
💫Bounce: medium, somewhat bouncy (coming from a bounce hater), but tolerable, that much wool has to have some bounce
💫Glide: low, due to the double pocket weave and merino fuss, it doesn’t have slippery feel like simple quads for example
💫Grip: medium, same double pocket weave provides a good grippy feel when to layers cross one another, they stay in place even though bouncing effect
💫Texture: high, after a first bath, double pockets fluff up significantly creating a texture even after mild ironing and it’s impossible to get a flat wrap, some crases are there no matter how you ironed. Cush is on the other hand heavenly.
💫Thickness: low, even though calculated gsm states 315, it’s fairly thin and see-through, nicely visible in photos against the light
💫Thermoregulation properties: merino has great thermoregulating properties and when paired with extremely thin triple-layer, there is enough room for air circulation so there no moist or sweaty feeling, when compared to 100%cotton pocket weave with higher gsm (Girls, around 390)
💫Squish to toddler: more on toddler side, I would say 5-6kg up
⭐️Robin’s hip carry
⭐️Double hammock (various finishes: saltwater, freshwater, cccb)
☀️🌊hot humid seaside summer
🌲🏡fresh riverside inland
☀️🌇summer in the city
🍂🍁farewell summer, hello autumn
In my mind forever the Dark Queen of Droplets, from today on known as the Drops of Jupiter, 100% merino prototype skyrocketed to the top of my list. It was love at first glance, continued to love at first wear. Even though I normally prefer high silk content blends with a low amount of bounce, this one surprised me with versatile characteristics I didn’t expect from a 100% merino wrap. When you say 100% merino, first that comes to my mind is saggy feeling. Like when you tie a carry and your baby starts at the one position and over time they end up much much lower. Well, my girl is now almost 3 years old, around one meter in height and weighing 15kg. Ultimate sag test. This wrap, no matter its merino content, stayed in place. WOW. I tried it with my new-born nephew too, at the time 2,5 weeks old, and though it provided nice and snuggly soft support, still I wouldn’t choose it as a newborn wrap, versatile as it is. It definitely can do, but regular quads perform much better with tiny squishes due to their ‘thinness’.
I can definitely tell it’s no cotton wrap, as when compared to Prism, Prism provides a somewhat stronger feel (base size 6, calculated 281gsm). By stronger I mean that in Prism I feel no bounce, because of 35% of cotton that gives more stability. Both of them were in my base size and in the same weaving style, so it was easy to compare. Coming to Stargazer with the same weave(also base size 6, calculated 250 gsm), but adding linen to the mix too, linen adds some more grip and even less bounce, but reduced diagonal stretch comes along, meaning it forgives less if wrap job is sloppy. It really depends on your wrappee, because if your little one likes to ride and jump while being carried, some additional support provided by the addition of linen and cotton may come in handy. All merino in this wrap can be felt, tiny fussiness coming out of the wrap, but it’s like with tussah silk, you either love or hate the nubs, same with merino, you either love its softness or those tiny fusses feel irritating.
The triple-layer, double pocket compensates well for the merino-only content, while on the other hand provides cush and fluff that is much more noticeable than in Prism or Stargazer and it definitely forgives sloppy wrapping. There isn’t one wrap I tried yet in almost 3 years of wrapping that made such astonishing finishes. And that dark shine. Single-layer quads are shiny but thin, merino cotton blends have fluff but are more matt, though cushier and make nice finishes but sometimes they end up big, but this one combines best out of both and is made for fancy finishes. Not to thin that finishes look un-fed, not too thick that they look like you might be swallowed, very mouldable and easy to handle, and colours are so alive, bursting from the wrap. Until this one arrived, SITR was one with the most intense colours. I love good WQs in wraps, but they need to to be alive with colours as well to stay, not just shine, but intensity too. There’s no wrap as deep black with bursting colours like one in Jupiter, even SITR isn’t as intense compared to Jupiter.
The Drops of Jupiter are out of this world, combining amazing wrapping qualities, bursting blackness and stunning colours. I loved it since I first saw it and I’m really happy that Christina and Sarah decided to provide fair opportunity for anyone to order, because this wrap is so beautiful it needs no draw-to-purchase hype, it speaks for itself, and I don’t think there is a Winglet that had tried it and wasn’t amazed by its WQs and dark beauty. Waiting for December impatiently. ❤❤️❤️