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Fiddler Fly Tai Review
So, I’ve been seeing these Fidella Fly Tais around lately. They are wrap conversion style mei tais, they have nice, wide straps to wrap with that you can spread your passes out for extra support and comfort. The Fly Tai is very generously sized, with shoulder straps measuring at 78.7″, and the waist measuring at 72″ from end to end. This makes it an especially great carrier choice for plus-sized wearers, dads and those who like to do fancy finishes with woven wraps. I like that the shoulder straps have a tapered edge, while the waist strap edges are rounded so you don’t lose track of which straps you’re working with. One of my favorite features is how the shoulder is made. I personally have never seen one quite like it, and it’s now spoiled me! It has a lightly padded strap, but there is fabric sort of ‘pleated’, for lack of a better word, underneath the padding that you can pull out and cup your shoulder with. You get the comfort of padded straps, but also the support of wide wrap style straps that go all the way up to the body panel of the carrier.
The Fly Tai is adjustable in many different ways. You can use the drawstrings to adjust the seat width, the height of the panel, and the width across the top “rail” at the baby’s neck. You can also scrunch the hood up to be shorter, or leave it flat. Thanks to all of the drawstrings, this mei tai is accommodating to just about every size baby. Fidella recommends use from 3 months to 33lbs. The back panel adjusts from approximately 10-19″. I easily adjusted mine down to fit my 12 week old baby perfectly, with room to cinch smaller at both the seat and sides, if needed.
Fly Tais are made in Germany with 100% organic jacquard cotton. The fabric is lightweight and floppy, which makes it good for warm weather wearing and when tied makes really nice, small knots.
Everything is made from fabric. There are no buttons, buckles, snaps, hooks or Velcro. Everything adjusts by strings, loops and straps. I find wrap-style mei tais to be the perfect carrier for somebody who likes the look of wraps, but prefers the ease of a structured carrier. The Fly Tai is fairly quick and easy to put on, and beautiful to wear. The price point is on these is amazing at $123.00. Wrap-Style mei tais are typically upwards of $200, so I consider these a great buy! The only negative thing I can think to say about the Fly Tai is that it has a rather large tag on the inside of the waistband. It’s not much of an issue, as it just lays flat between your waist and the band while wearing, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
The Fly Tai is super soft right out of the bag. It doesn’t need any breaking in, just wash, wear and enjoy!