Vanamo Solki Savu Ring Sling
65% merino wool and 35% cotton
Ana Vuletic, Finland
OK, first if worth mentioning that I am huge fan of ring slings and that I have tried around 100 types of slings trough my years of babywearing so when I say this sling is a nb 1 sling I ever had or tried, that means something.
Let start with basics. Vanamo has eesti shoulder type, which becomes popular to call Vanamo shoulder as so specific and rarely done by any other brands. Most likely you will get gathered shoulder or in best case pleated like Lenny Lamb or Oscha and almost never floating or anything more extraordinary. But Vanamo, oh Vanamo is completely different category. For me this type of shoulder is one of the most comfortable. It nicely cover shoulder but not put your hand out of purpose as it is common case with gathered shoulder and extra material people usually pull almost till elbow.
So you get this right, I am in love with type of shoulder Vanamo offers. It is perfectly pleated and distribution of weight for a ring sling is as it should be on right spots so my shoulder wouldn’t hurt even after carrying 17kg in half an hour walk.
Let’s break it down a bit further. I have also tried all type of Vanamo blends and pure cotton ones, but even famous 3blend I also use a lot it is not even close to Solki Savu, but is still very much loved, I will write if different blog about it.
I am extremely picky and also I have really sensitive skin and 0 will for breaking process, which obviously wool doesn’t need. So wohoo win-win. It doesn’t itch, not at all and it is really soft and delicate for baby and your own skin. Considering high procentage of wool your logic will tell you that it will have suggy effect when it is exposed to higher weight but this cannot be further from a truth. It holds beautifully and no need to adjust it even after long walks.
It holds beautifully. From newborn to toddlerhood this is The ONE sling you will ever need. I know it sounds like commercial but it is not, I am really so in love with it. Ask anybody and plus Vanamo is not even a sponsor to LTC, but hope it will change one day as I am too attached currently to my own to send them on a test tour 🙂
Next, merino wool is perfect thermal regulator so it is all year round sling which you can use in hot humid summer or cold freezing winter and it will keep you in a perfect temperature. It breathes.
Solki Savu is simple design, like a little grey/black dress, not gets easily dirty and you can match it with any outfit (if you care). It is working horse for me and I am taking it everywhere. Plus it does not absorb smells that much as other materials, so I used it also while cooking and I don’t smell like walking onion when I leave the house.
So to conclude this sling has everything one sling should have. Comfortable, breathable and can be worn all year round from newborn to toddler and what you can ask more from one sling, but for me that was the best buy ever.
Bojana Stanić, Serbia
Vanamo Solki Savu ring sling
65% merino wool, 35% cotton, size M
I was very thrilled when I heard this sling came into our country for a testing tour, because I’ve never tried a Vanamo before and also this type od shoulder, eesti. I love everything about this sling, the fact it’s breathable, the comfort, it holds bigger kids no problem, but I see it’s perfect for smaller babies also. This sling is all rounder, so I would recommend it to anyone. My daughter was 4.5 yo and almost 20kg when we tested it, because my toddler was not catchable at the time.
Thank you Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) for the chance to try this sling.
Miljana Letović, Serbia
THE day has come! I was listening about this ring sling from the beginning of my babywearing journey and finally I had a chance to test it and I’m so thankful to Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) for that. I take it to my hands and was like:” Really???!??? ” I couldn’t imagine in million years that this sling is soooo light in hands and sooo breathable. Although many people would say that wool is only for winter I think this sling would be also good for summer. It’s really easy to set up and I think it would be good for smaller babies and bigger ones as well. This was also my first time to try shoulder like this one. I hade a little problem to set it up to be complete comfortable. Overall, this was really great experience and I would recommend this sling for everyone. It could be sling from the first day of babywearing to the last one.
Tester is 13 months old and around 11kg.
Azra Velisavljev, Serbia
So, I am a ring sling fan, and ofcourse that I wouldn’t miss to test THE Vanamo. Thank you so much Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) for the opportunity, I enjoyed. This RS is very light, airy, strong, don’t know what is the catch, but where I put the part that goes to the shoulder, it doesn’t move at all, and material glides through rings like knife through butter, amazing! And the plated shoulder is very comfortable, I am in love, really. Hope we will have a chance to meet once more.
Sanja Markovic, Serbia
Thanks to Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) I had the opportunitty to test THE Vanamo Solki Savu ring sling. Omg, this was just love at first sight 😍 I must admit that I am a fan of slings but this is something unbealivable! The material, combined merrino wool with organic cotton, is so soft, just sliding throught the rings but so firm that cant hold my 2 years old toddler with no problem! So warm and perfect for the winter, but we all know for the merrino wool feature to keep warm in the winter and to keep cool in the summer so I am sure that this sling would be perfect also for the summer. I just loved the color and the pattern of this sling. Plated shoulder is just so comfortable and just perfect. The matrerial is very breathable, so it was warm but we didn’t get sweaty. If someone asked me what was my perfect, the carrier(and by carrier I mean all available sorts of sling,wraps, carriers) of my dreams it would be this one❤️ The tester is 2 years old and 11 kg of weight.