Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post. I did receive a product sample to facilitate my review, however the opinions here are my own.
If you’ve been following Funky Fluff, then you know they released a new product/concept to cloth diapers with Athletic Wicking Jersey (AWJ). What’s AWJ? Think track pants, but thinner. This fabric is thin, has nice stretch and is high-performance stay-dry. Just like the Funky Fluff Lux Bamboo Diapers, it’s well thought out, made with quality materials and designed in Canada. Currently offered in three colors, Sweet Coraline (Coral), Kryptonite (Charcoal) and Maritime (seen here). The silky and shiny waterproof PUL of this diaper, in combination with the AWJ, creates a versatile diaper that is as thin as some of our thinnest covers! Take a look at it here in photo, and on my 2.5 month old baby styling it out below.(Please pin the image directly below, it’s a special pinterest size)
Funky Fluff has created a new concept in cloth diapering with the AWJ lining. As someone who has tried many cloth diaper brands, I know that there are few that offer any sort of athletic material. Definitely not athletic material that forms a pocket! Our Grovia Hybrid Shells are lined with an athletic style fabric and a WAHM brand, Cloth N’ Stuff, lines their covers with a more porous athletic fabric as well. Up until now, there hasn’t been anything like this. The AWJ is high-performance, more stain resistant, breathable and doesn’t pill like many of the poly liners available. For anyone looking for a trim diaper, there is a totally new option. These are trim, did I say trim? I would place these close to the trimness of our Thirsties Duo shells. In addition, there is a gentle amount of stretch that allows this to mold and hug my little man without leaving elastic marks or squeeze him around his EBF belly or thighs.
Funky Fluff AWJ Features Include:
- Water-resistant PUL outer
- 100% Polyester Athletic Wicking Jersey Inner
- Multi Functioning; Can be used as an AI2, Pocket or Cover
- Quick Absorbing
- Fast Drying, great for line-drying indoors or out
- Generous Rear Pocket for Stuffing
- Front and Rear Pocket Openings
- Snap for AI2 Inserts
- Crossover Snaps, great for handling Poop Cloth Diapers
- OS Diaper; 3 Rows of 2 Rise snaps
- 2 Rows of 10 Waist Snaps
- Fits 7-35 pounds
- Crotch Width to Allow for Good Leg Closure
- Bonus arm snap to prevent “wing droop”
This is my 2.5 m/o little one here. See that look? It says Pick me back up Immediately Mama! He’s a fussy one and really enjoys being held. After this look passed, he figured that since I set him down, it must be time to eat and rolled up onto his side looking to nurse. In this photo, he’s wearing the Maritime AWJ shell with a Geffen Baby hemp/organic cotton jersey prefold. In the photo of him on his side, you can nearly see the outline of the prefold. This shell has all the trimness of a thin diaper cover, but with a stay dry lining!!! That is super exciting. If you’re new to cloth, trust me, it’s super exciting. Why? Baby can wear a prefold with a stay dry pocket lining that helps keep wetness from his skin. Bam. Exciting. These can, of course, be used with any of the Funky Fluff Inserts and we’ve also tried this shell with the Lux Bamboo inserts from our Funky Fluff Bamboo Maritime Diaper.
Best uses? This diaper is excellent for warm climates, rash-prone bottoms and any baby who dislikes going without a stay-dry lining. I can see this line expanding fast and having a hard time meeting the market’s demand. It dries sooooo fast. I have yet to toss this in the dryer and have dried indoors on a rack and outdoors on our clothes line. It finishes drying way before our other diapers and I fear that placing it in the dryer with outer diapers, that take longer, would put unnecessary wear on it. The pocket in the back is generous. I would recommend this to anyone with big hands who has trouble stu