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Just Launched: ERGObaby Performance Line

Posted on: July 15, 2010


Big news today in soft structured baby carrier land: ERGObaby has launched a new line dubbed “Performance.” (We told you so!)

Ergo Performance Spring Green

Photo credit: ergobabycarriers.com

Lighter-weight than Ergo’s Original carrier, Performance has a more streamlined appearance without getting too techie/outdoorsy. The Performance moniker applies mostly to the new “breathable” fabric and total weight (1/3 lighter than Original), as basic features remain largely unchanged.

Performance does solve the Original’s awkward hood stash issue, making the hood fully detachable and stowable in a zippered pocket.  But we wish they’d extended baby’s neck/head support, especially if this version is expected to see more active carrying than the Original.

Performance retails for $120 direct from Ergo.  With Performance, Ergo has also introduced a clip-on cargo pack, which some parents will find helpful since these carriers’ padded straps have always made it hard to simultaneously carry a shoulder bag.  What they won’t find helpful, though, is the additional cost – $28.00 seems steep…why not include it standard with the carrier?  (Free shipping is available from Ergo for orders exceeding $149.00 – but $120 + $28 doesn’t make the cut.  So try to track it down locally if you can.)

The Original is now listed at $105-$148 depending on the fabric, and there is also a Sport version for $105 which looks like a stripped-down hybrid of its sisters.  Only The Original is currently available in organic fabrics.

(Here also is the official press release from ERGObaby via PR Newswire.)

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  • JHeff: I have read a good number of comments about most users of the boba not really ever using the foot rests. Looking at the videos I've seen, the back on
  • Mama GaGa: Oh, boo! Thanks for the manufacturing update - I will make note in the post. Cheers - MG
  • Cathy: I know this is a couple years old but I ran across this post and was so excited when you said the Boba was made in America - a big selling point for m

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