Comfy Joey | Linen Ring Sling | Storm Grey | Review

This carrier is:

  • Comfy Joey brand.
  • Ring sling.
  • 100% linen.
  • Single layer of fabric.
  • Sold in several sizes.
  • Storm Grey is the name Comfy Joey has given this particular colorway.

Comfy Joey describes their linen ring slings this way:

“Comfy Joey is proud to present its Linen Sling Collection. These luxurious ring slings are made in the USA with the versatile CJ Hybrid Shoulder, which allows wearers to spread the sling fabric wide to hug the shoulder, virtually eliminating pressure points, or gather the shoulder fabric narrowly, maximizing freedom of movement for the ring-side arm with very little bulk. We have tested the CJ Hybrid Shoulder with wearers of different builds, and we think you will love it. By nature, Comfy Joey Linen fabrics will display the color variations, loose threads, and tiny slubs and snags characteristic of natural fibers. These variations should in no way be considered flaws or defects, as they serve to enhance the fabrics unique beauty. Please view the detailed description of each sling for recommendations on weight limits.  For ring slings, which are designed to be adjustable, size is essentially a matter of how how long you prefer your sling tail. Our measurements are taken on unthreaded slings, from the top of the rings to the bottom of the tail. Sizes go up in 5-inch increments, so Small slings are 73” long, Mediums are 78” long, Larges are 83” long, and XLarges are 88”  long.”

Words I would use to describe this carrier:

  • sturdy
  • strong
  • airy
  • breathable
  • light

We would be thrilled if you would add YOUR OWN review of this carrier! Reader reviews located at the end of the post near the comments section.

Last summer I went on a linen ring sling round up. I tried several different brands, looking for a color and shoulder style that suited me.

Linen as a fiber, is strong and sturdy, without stretch, “give” or “bounce.” This solid feeling of it could create a feeling a pressure on the shoulder, especially considering that a ring sling puts all of baby’s weight onto one shoulder. They can be quite supportive of a child’s weight and useful for many ages of children. I have used many brands of linen ring slings, and find them versatile and comfortable for short periods of time (less than one hour of wearing). Linen has grip to the fabric, which helps it stay put in the rings. It is strong, supportive, and sturdy.

The stitching where the fabric attaches to the rings is called the shoulder style. There are several manufacturers with pleated shoulder styles, gathered shoulder styles, or hybrid shoulder styles (some unique combination of pleats and gathers).

Comfy Joey’s hybrid shoulder style is a signature feature of their ring slings. The customized arrangement of a few gathers, then a little mini pleat, then a few gathers, another mini pleat, and so on, make CJ’s shoulder style quite unique in the ring sling world. In use, it reminded me the most of the sensation of a gathered shoulder. However, the little extra pleats kept the fabric a little more cinched together than a regular gathered. I would think it could be easier for a new user to learn to use a ring sling with a hybrid shoulder such as this, compared to a gathered shoulder (which can be difficult for a new user to learn to manage).

The linen feels smooth to the touch, and on the thin side. It wasn’t terribly rough, and also wasn’t soft. I imagine with more breaking in, it could become softer. It wasn’t the roughest or softest linen I’ve touched. It had regular linen nubs and texture, as expected for linen.

The color was a pale, cool grey, versatile and classic.

Comfy Joey linen ring slings are available in several sizes. The size corresponds to the length of the fabric. Most wearers can use several sizes of ring slings comfortably. The smaller the wearer and the smaller the baby, the shorter a sling can be used. The larger the wearer and the larger the baby, the longer a sling may be needed to comfortably wrap around both people. Since ring slings are quite adjustable, the size is also flexible. I wear an S shirt size, and can wear a ring sling in size XS to M. A large sling is too long on me, as it comes to my ankle. My husband wears a size XXL shirt size, and can wear a size M to XL ring sling.

The single-layer of linen made was airy and cool to wear in hot weather. A linen ring sling is one of my must-haves for summer, with almost any age baby. Ring slings are fantastic for nursing in, and useful for “quick ups” (a child wanting up and down frequently, or to be up for just a short time). Ring slings are also helpful for the age when a child fusses at your ankles and wants to be held, but won’t go in a different carrier since it restricts their movement. A ring sling simulates the child’s sensation of being in your arms, held on your hip, but gives the wearer free hands!


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