Why We Love It:
The Connecta is a firm favourite. As one of the least structured buckle carriers available they have many of the benefits of the meh dai, with the easily moldable panel, no rigid waistband which some find uncomfortable, and just enough padding on the shoulder straps to prevent there from being any digging in. These features mean that it suits a huge range of sizes and shapes of people and children, and the weight is well supported by the fabric panel.
The straps can be worn backpack style or crossed over. It reverses to plain lining fabric and you can even rethread the buckles so they are easy to adjust no matter which way round you wear it. It has a flat hood that folds into the carrier itself. It also features a removable chest strap which can also be used around the base of the body of the carrier to make the panel shorter and narrower for smaller babies, which also acts as a chest strap when you wear it in a back carry. Very clever!
Lightweight, compact and easy to fold to pop in the car, a bag or a pram. We love how easy the Connecta is.
Ideal for: older toddlers, preschoolers
Suitable for: suits all sizes of people
Carries: ideal for front carries and back carries, also possibly hip carries
Special features: accessory strap that can be used to secure the shoulder straps in a back carry, dual adjust buckles and a loop to clip the accessory strap onto
Body panel: no padding, gently contoured at top
Width of main panel: approx. 18 inches
Length of main panel: approx. 24 inches
Waist: no padding, two way adjustable waist belt
Minimum waist setting: approx. 42 cm / 16 inches
Maximum waist setting: approx. 144 cm / 56 inches
Shoulder straps: light padding for 36 cm/ 14 inches, can be worn back pack style or crossed
Minimum shoulder strap setting: approx. 50 cm / 20 inches
Maximum shoulder strap setting: approx. 108 cm / 42 inches
Hood: flat hood that folds away into the carrier itself
Chest strap: separate accessory strap that can be used as a chest strap or to narrow base of carrier
Reversible: yes, to plain black
Manufacturer’s weight guidelines: 3.5kg – 24kg / 7.5lb – 53lb