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Baby carrier ONSEN Onbuhimo

With the ONSEN, dare to explore the world, further and for longer, with your baby.

Ultra-technical and minimalist baby carrier inspired by Japanese Onbuhimo without hip belt. Three years of development were necessary for us to create ONSEN. The perfect combination of a simple and ancestral portage with technical materials used in outdoor sports.

Result: a comfortable, ergonomic and ultra-compact baby carrier for only 290gr!

Designed to carry a baby in the front from 6 months (able to sit up on their own), and on the back for older children up to 20kg.

Ideal when your little backpacker no longer wants to walk on a hike, on vacation or in your daily life. Fits in its kangaroo pocket.
Ideal for backpacking parents or city dwellers, in addition to the stroller.

  • Group 9@1,5x Waterproof
  • Group 23@1,5xBluesign


    Sustainable design
    2/3 days delivery

    An ONBUHIMO is an ancestral carrying sytem from Japan. Originally, women used to carry their baby when working, squatting in the rice fields. The concept: a simple baby carrier without hip belt, worn really high in the back, so that the baby can see over the shoulder.

    The ONSEN baby carrier is designed for front carry from 6 months (baby knowing how to sit alone) and back up to 20 kg (4-5 years). On the carrier side, the Onbuhimo is perfect for adventurous parents looking for simplicity and comfort. The Onsen is an alternative to the urban stroller, and also to the often very heavy and poorly adapted “hiking bag” baby carriers (shifted center of gravity, non-physiological carrying, etc.). Also, the absence of a hip belt allows pregnant women, those who have postpartum worries, hip problems or anyone who is overweight, to carry their child! Which is not possible with a classic baby carrier.

    No hip belt!- Ergonomic shoulder straps- Portage physiological- Comfortable for the wearer AND the baby- Super-light and compressible (290 gr!)- "Easy" chest / back closure system (magnetic buckle)- Ventilated mesh back for better heat dissipation- Sun hood that is also windproof- Large elastic mesh pocket- Fits in its kangaroo pocket - Adapts to all types of body types (large range of adjustment)- Suitable for pregnant women- Ecological materials suitable for babies

    - Ultralight: 290 g only!
    - Dimensions: 20 x 10 x 16 cm (when it is folded in its pocket)
    - 100% recycled ripstop polyester, OekoTex® and Bluesign® certified (main fabric) made from left over fabrics
    - Soft 100% recycled polyester microfleece, OekoTex® and Bluesign® certified (padding)
    - Ventilated mesh back (100% nylon)
    - Elastic mesh pocket: nylon and elastane
    - Cotton and water-based ink labels
    - Fidlock® magnetic buckle- Adjustable buckles in Duraflex® metal
    - Fits in its kangaroo pocket

    Because the "onsen" are the Japanese hot springs, traditional natural outdoor pools. A perfect place to relax after a long hike in the mountains.

    Take care of your baby carrier! And wash it by hand because some materials and especially the metal buckles are not suitable for the washing machine. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any maintenance questions.

    Eco-designed in Annecy : our products are designed to last for years and go with you on all your adventures as parents, backpackers, photographers, cyclists, employees, students ...

    Recycled and/or eco-friendly materials : tough, abrasion-resistant, Bluesign® certified recycled nylon. PFC-free water-repellent finish. OekoTex® certified, chromium and phthalate-free vegetable-tanned leather. All materials comply with European REACH regulations.

    Responsible manufacturing : we have been working for years with a Japanese partner in Vietnam who specializes in technical products (safety harnesses, paraglider wings, and backpacks).

    “Lower” impact transportation: we choose to ship all our products by boat to Fos-sur-Mer, France, then by barge along the Rhône River, and then by truck for the few remaining kilometers to our warehouse in Annecy.

    "Local" warehouse and preparation of orders: at a logistics center in Annecy.

    Reusable packaging possible : to ship your order (depending on the size). But you must play the game by symbolically contributing to return the packaging (prepaid).

    Sending your order is carbon neutral: through Colissimo or DPD.

    Repairs and reconditioning : we work with Green Wolf, a repair center near Chamonix, to repair our products. All returns (that are not repaired and sent back to you) through customer service are reconditioned and then placed back on our website for purchase (when there are any!).

    Recyclable : recycled nylon can be recycled over and over (and over) again. But if at some point your MeroMero bag is no longer usable (or reparable) don't throw it away, we will recycle it. Contact us and we'll explain what to do.



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    The Onbu is just perfect for tired kids. Whether in the mountains, in the city or just hiking, we always have it with us. The Onsen is so small and light, there is always a place for it in a bag.

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