Woven wraps come in many sizes, based on their length.
There can be small variations between different brands, but generally the sizes are:
- Size 1: 2.0 to 2.2m
- Size 2: 2.5 to 2.7m
- Size 3: 3.1 to 3.3m
- Size 4: 3.6 to 3.9m
- Size 5: 4.1 to 4.3m
- Size 6: 4.6 to 4.9m
- Size 7: 5.2 to 5.4m
- Size 8: 5.5 to 5.8m
- Size 9: 6m and above
Different length wraps allow you to do different carries. For most people, a “base size” will give you the length you need to do the most common carries (Front Wrap Cross Carry, Kangaroo Carry, Front Cross Carry, Robin’s Hip Carry, Ruck, Ruck tied Tibetan, Double Hammock). Going up a size or two will give you extra length for some of the fancy finishes, and going down a couple of sizes is a great shorty wrap for traditional single pass carries, Ruck, Poppins Hip Carry and Torso carries.
For a guide to different carries and wrap lengths, check out the Wearing Wiki - http://www.wearingwiki.com/
A size 5 or 6 wrap is the most common base size for a beginner, although this varies by body size and shape. As you become more experienced at tightening your wrap to eliminate any slack, you may find that you prefer to go down a size as your base size.
Petite wearers often require a smaller (size 4-5) length as their base size, while a person who wears size 14-16 shirts may want a size 7.
I aim to keep a selection of wraps stocked in most sizes.
Generally ring slings come in one size, approximately 170-185cm in length. This is measured along the shorter edge if there is a tapered end.
This length is suited for persons wearing sizes up to XL/18 AU.
If you are not sure, please measure the upper part of your body, from one shoulder down to the opposite waist height and back to the shoulder, just the way you will put on the sling. If you measure not more than 140 cm, this size will do.
Some manufacturers are able to make longer ring slings upon request. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.