Tuesday, July 17, 2012

NEW! BobaAir

Boba has designed an ultra lightweight, compact soft structured baby carrier... the BobaAir!

The BobaAir, just released today, is a brand new and unique product from the Boba Family.  This soft structured carrier is made out of 100% Nylon making it easy to clean, durable, and very compact.  Weighing only 0.7lbs, the BobaAir folds up into itself for easy storage.  It can easily be kept in your purse, diaper bag, or even glove box!

  • 100% Nylon - easy to clean, durable, light, and water resistant
  • Use for front and back carries with children 15-45 lbs
  • Designed includes sleeping hood and storage pocket
  • Large zipper pouch for on-the-go storage - simply stuff and go, no special folding needed
  • Elastic bands neatly roll up straps for storage
  • Easily adjustable chest strap

  • Lightweight – only .7 pounds (11oz)
  • Comfortably fits heights 5'0" – 6'3"
  • Waistband range: 27" – 55"
  • Body of carrier rises 16"

So if you're looking for a lightweight carrier that is super portable, this is just what you were waiting for!  Keep it with you for convenient access when ever you need a baby carrier.  When you're done, just stuff it back inside the pocket and zip it up for next time!  At only $65, these carriers make the perfect "car carrier" for those unplanned babywearing moments.  Order one today at Zerberts.


A friend and I had a chance to play with the new BobaAir yesterday and we were both pleasantly surprised.  Unlike most SSC on the market, the BobaAir has NO padding in the shoulder straps or waist belt.  I really expected this to make the carrier less comfortable, especially when using with my 20 month old.  But the straps actually hugged my body and weren't uncomfortable at all.  Both of us regularly wear padded SSC with our children and both of us found the BobaAir comfortable.

My friend and her 15 month old, 26 lb "little" man!

That being said, no carrier fits everyone the same and there are a few things that I could see causing pressure points on certain people depending on how the carrier fits their body, like the snaps on the shoulder straps for the sleeping hood or the place where the chest belt attaches to the straps.  But at $65, I think most people will be very happy with the fit and feel of this carrier, especially if only wearing for shorter periods of time.

Another thing I was curious about was how easily the carrier was to take in and out of it's storage pocket.  The pocket flips inside out when removing or storing the carrier.  Taking the carrier out is easy enough, but I was nervous that getting it to fit back inside its self would be hard.  I was again surprised at how easily I was able to tuck everything up, flip the pocket inside out and then tuck everything inside.  It took only a few seconds the first time I tried it.  There was no special folding needed and it fit easily, zipping without any issues.

This carrier is lighter in features than the 3G.  It doesn't have all the bells and whistles the Boba 3G comes with and also can not snap down into an infant carrier.  But at almost half the cost, this carrier is a bargain.  Boba has done a great job designing this carrier and achieving the goal of making a light weight, portable baby carrier that is both affordable and comfortable.  Well done Boba!


There have been a couple questions coming up about the BobaAir that I thought I would answer for you here. 

Can the BobaAir be used in the pool?
No, Boba has made it very clear that the BobaAir is not a water carrier.  The fabric is water resistant, which will be nice if you get caught in the rain or get a little wet chasing your older child at the splash park, but it is not intended for use in water.

Is it breathable?
Nylon is not known for being a breathable fabric.  That being said, the fabric is super thin and light making it cooler than you would expect.  There is also no padding adding thickness to any part of the carrier.

Will BobaAir be available in any other colors?
Boba is not planning to release the BobaAir in any other colors. UPDATE:  Boba has released the BobaAir in new colors, including a blue and white color.

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