Performance Baby Carrier - Charcoal Black

As Adventurous As You Are - Grey/Black Exterior with Black Lining/Hood


adventurous. breathable. outgoing.

For the active parent looking to take their baby along for the fun, the Ergobaby Performance Collection Carrier features moisture-wicking mesh lining for ultimate breathability so both baby and parent stay cooler. The durable synthetic exterior makes for easy washing and quick drying. As with all Ergobaby Carriers, it holds your baby in an ergonomic, natural sitting position.  The padded waist belt ensures baby’s weight is evenly distributed between your hips and shoulders, and the tapered, cushy padded shoulder straps provide ultimate comfort on longer treks, whether to the mall or hiking on the trail.   Durable, lightweight and built for adventures –the Performance Collection Carrier is the perfect companion for active parents.

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The Ergobaby Performance Baby Carrier has been acknowledged as a "hip healthy" product by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Our baby carriers are comfortable, ergonomic, and safe for baby's hips.

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  • Active Fit
  • Body Material/Shell:  100% Polyester
  • Body Material/Mesh:  100% Polyester
  • Body Material/Knit:  100% Cotton
  • Lining Material:  100% Cotton Knit
  • Curved Shoulder Straps
  • Carrier Weight:  1.4lb/.64kg
  • Comfortable for Parents: Baby’s weight is evenly distributed between the hips and shoulders
  • Ergonomic for Baby: Baby is cradled in a natural sitting position
  • 3 Carry Positions: Front, Back and Hip
  • Baby Weight Range: 7*-45 lb/3.2* – 20 kg (*Newborn with Infant Insert)
  • Stitching: Reinforced at all fabric intersections for extra durability
  • Shoulder Strap Length Range: 24”-44” (61cm-112cm)
  • Waist belt Circumference Range: 29”-55” (74cm-140cm)
  • Shoulder Strap Padding:4mm EVA with 15mm High Density PU Foam
  • Large Zippered Storage Pocket   
  • Hood
  • Machine washable
  • Designed in the USA
Performance Baby Carrier - Charcoal Black is rated 4.6316 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is a GOD SEND!! We fell in love with this carrier the first moment we strapped it on! It has been so well loved in our house for the last 10 months and we don't plan on taking it off anytime soon. When my daughter was born, we used a wrap, and when she was about 3 months old, and holding her head up, we decided to switch to a carrier. She was about 11 lbs at the time and we had gone with another carrier brand that was gifted to us at our shower... Despite not being so heavy.. our backs would just ache after wearing her for an hour. I immediately started doing some research and purchased the Ergobaby Performance. One of the BEST investments I've made in terms of baby gear. The padded straps, and all of the adjustable straps make it extremely easy to tailor the fit for any parent, and my husband and I can change the straps to make it most comfortable for us. We got the carrier right before summer hit and it came along on all of our adventures! We took my daughter to Hawaii and honestly, I don't think we would have survived the airport security and flight without it. I love the pocket it has in the front as I was able to easily store my cell phone and small zipper wallet, as well as the boarding passes. I was completely hands free felt so confident having the carrier, I took her to Chicago with me SOLO the following month.. I felt like Super Mom!! Whilst in Hawaii, we went on so many hikes and my daughter was perfectly happy in the Ergo! The sunshade offered extra protection from the sun and was a great feature to have for when she fell asleep in the Ergo (thank you Ergobaby sleepy dust!!) It also allowed us to go places our stroller couldn't like all of those crowded touristy spots and Turtle Beach where we just wanted to walk down real quick to see if we could find sea turtles (we did)!! We use this carrier for all of our everyday adventures, whether I'm running into the grocery store to grab just a few items, hiking through our city of San Diego, getting chores done at home during those hours when she just needs to be close and held by mama, or going on an evening walk with my hubby and our dog. We really can't live without our carrier. Can't recommend it enough. We have even purchased Ergo's for our expecting family members. My daughter is 14 months old and we don't plan on taking it off anytime soon. She loves to be back carried when we are hiking and adventuring. And my back never aches no matter how long our hike is. My mom and some family members even wear her when they watch her for us. Thank you Ergobaby for creating such a comfortable, breathable, versatile carrier! We love you guys!
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this carrier Pros - The ergo was the only carrier I could find where I could comfortably and easily carry our twins - one on the front and one on the back. Light weight and soft body for easy packing if the kiddos are at an age when they want to hike a bit. Sunshade. I found them easy to put on and take off. Small zipper pocket for wallet/keys/small snack. Con - My only con was that I was not a fan of using this with the infant insert when the littles were very small. It seemed bulky and awkward, so we got by using a moby wrap until they were big enough to ride in the ergo without the infant insert.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! My husband and I got this as an alternative to our wrap carrier, we purchased the grey performance carrier and grey newborn insert and it is worth every penny! It's comfortable and easy for both of us to wear and our son really enjoys being carried in it!
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't live without it! I live in the hot, humid south and my performance ergo is a much needed item. I never leave home without it and would love to have two so one could be a back up. Fortunately, this air dries quickly, so I only have to wash it on delicate after my son goes to bed and it's ready for our next outing by the morning. I prefer this carrier from about 4-5 months up until my kids outgrow it and would use it sooner but the infant insert just feels bulky to me. Compared to the regular ergo, I snap this one easily without help while the other one I had felt awkward to put on by myself. It is super light (a plus for hot months) and the side and back straps adjust with the use of one hand so I can re-position my baby to nurse. I simply lower him in the ergo and he is able to nurse. From the side, you can only see my shirt and so I'm not exposed. He's comfy nursing in this position and though I don't have to, I can always use the hood to cover him as well when he is eating. I would choose the performance ergo again and again if give the choice.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable! I purchased this about a month ago and I absolutely love it! I've read reviews that the shoulder straps are to scratchy if you are wearing a tank top when wearing the ergo and that the top squishes babies head against mom. So of course I was hesitant to purchase this carrier. I found the straps very comfortable and not scratchy at all and my baby is now 3 months and she fits perfectly, I use the infant insert with it to elevate my baby but I just use the pillow without the larger part of the infant insert and it works perfect for me and my baby. i love the material it keeps both me and baby cool especially when we watch big brother's soccer games :)
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hip carry not comfortable with the Performance My daughter is 8 months old and I just realized that the Performance is structured differently than the others. Since the shoulder straps are curved in the back (supposedly for comfort on longer treks), it makes it very uncomfortable to use the hip carry. Had I have known this, I would have purchased one of the other models. I only bought the performance for the lighter fabric. I am only taking away a star for this reason. Other than that, I like the Ergo. My daughter unfortunately prefers a different brand carrier because she likes to face forward. The 360 was not available when I bought my Performance.
Date published: 2014-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love, Love! I bought this carrier when my son was 5 months old, and I'm not sure how I functioned without it when my daughter was little! I used this carrier on a trip to Las Vegas in the beginning of August. Even in the 100+ degree weather, this carrier was awesome! My son and I were both extremely comfortable while walking around outside in the extreme heat. Having this carrier makes it a breeze to go through airport security, shop, do housework, etc. I never leave home without my Ergo!
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good! I purchased this carrier when my daughter was 11 months old. We had used two other brand carriers in the past, and I never loved either of them, so I decided to upgrade. I wore her this weekend for a long day in and out of the city on the subway, and over an hour of walking and standing. She napped successfully in it and I was not sore or bothered by the load at all. She does not like getting in the carrier (both front or back) but once she is in, she is fine. I found the back position difficult for me to put her in by myself. I also find the front position difficult to buckle the back strap. But in the long run, it keeps us all happy. Even our dog, since he doesn't have to compete with the stroller for sidewalk space!
Date published: 2014-02-17
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