Descriptions of Different Wrap Brands
BBSlen: These are highly underrated wraps so you can sometimes get great deals on these used. Some colors are thicker than others but most are pretty thin. These are a wider brand of wraps and come in four sizes.
Calin Bleu: The gauze wrap is great for warm weather. Also available in microfleece and cotton. Solid colors only and come in two sizes.
Didymos: This brand encompasses many different weaves and fibers including cotton, wool/cotton, silk, cashmere and linen. They are available in the largest variety of sizes and prices. All are high quality, but some weaves are more supportive than others.
Dolcino: This is a great wrap and one of the least well known. They are thin, soft and very supportive and can be a nice warm weather wraps as well. They come in two sizes.
Easycare: These are also underrated and not as well known. They are super thin and become very soft and would be great in warm weather. They come in two sizes.
Ellaroo: These are super thin but also less supportive with a baby over about 25lbs. They have solid black as well as gorgeous colors and all come with fringe. They come in five sizes.
Elleville: This has several weaves including Zara and Jade in cotton, organic Karma, and silk or wool Zara. These have very narrow tapers and unhemmed edges. They used to be hand woven but now they are machine woven. They also come in lots of sizes.
Girasol: There are two weaves, old and new. If you buy an old weave used, it will be thick and blanket-like with a right side and a wrong side. The new weave is much thinner and has the same pattern on both sides. Girasols may not be as supportive with heavier babies. There are lots of standard colors of these and lots of retailers have exclusive colorways. They are very soft, even when new, and come in five sizes.
Gypsy Mama/Wrapsody Bali Breeze: These are gauze wraps (very thin and excellent in warm weather). The vibrant colors are unique and amazingly beautiful. Many people find these challenging to use, especially when new, so they may be better for a slightly more experienced or adventurous wrapper. These are sized in yards rather than meters.
Hoppediz: Hopps are wide and have contrasting rail colors that make tightening the edges much easier. These are thick, dense woven wraps and are harder to break in. There is also a "light" version that is much thinner. They have a pocket on one end that sometimes makes it harder to tie. Many people find this brand more challenging to use with small babies but they are great toddler wraps and excellent for learning back carries. They come in four sizes and are relatively cheap new.
NatiBaby: A newer brand, these have become very popular recently with several new colors, patterns and fabrics. These come in cotton, wool, silk, bamboo and linen.
Neobulle: These are some of the softest wraps on the market, even right out of the box. They have some of the most vibrant color choices too. The weave is comparable to Girasol.
Storchenwiege: Storches have two weaves, Leo and stripes. The stripes are stiff at first but after breaking in are really soft. These come in five sizes.
Vatanai: These wraps are soft and thin. They are narrower and not quite as supportive as other brands, so use caution with back carries. They can be great for smaller babies and in warm weather. Less material also means it can be easier for learning if you are new to wrapping.