In the winter of 2014, my husband and I spent ten weeks in the South Pacific with our one-year-old, Maya. We brought the Onya Baby Outback with us as our only means of transporting the baby, and this gave us the chance to put it through the ultimate gear test. Did it perform as we had hoped?
I have been a babywearing parent since my daughter was born, and now know for sure that this has been one of the most important factors in helping me get outside and on the move with a baby in tow. For backcountry trips I wanted to try carrying my daughter in a backpack, which would be easier on my shoulders and back. But sometimes the baby just didn’t like being in there, or conditions were too harsh to have her face exposed and forward-facing. With minimal space to spare, I needed a back-up carrier that was lightweight and easy to stash. The Boba Air is made of 100% Nylon and is compact and self-storing, so I thought it would do the trick.