Updated on April 6, 2017
Funky Fluff’s NEW LUX Wicking Jersey Shell Review
I received this item in my capacity as Funky Fluff’s Laundry Guru. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
Have you been following all the excitement over at Funky Fluff this past week? They just released six beautiful new colours, and there was one more surprise up their sleeves. I was let in on the secret and have been dying to share it with all of you! Now that it has been officially announced, I can tell you all about it! What is it? Funky Fluff has added a new inner material option to their LUX shells! Introducing Funky Fluff LUX WICKING JERSEY shells! I can’t even begin to tell you how incredibly excited I am about this change! There are SO MANY REASONS why this is a huge change for the better for Funky Fluff, and I’m going to tell you why I LOVE it!
What exactly is Lux Wicking Jersey? Lux Wicking Jersey is a polyester athletic wicking jersey (AWJ) and is a stay dry material. It is known for being exceptionally quick at wicking moisture away from the skin, and it keeps the skin cooler than other stay dry inner material options (like suede cloth or microfleece). One of the key features of AWJ is that it is stretchy. I’m not talking a little bit of give here. I mean STRETCHY. Since AWJ started out as a material for athletic wear, it has lots of stretch, is designed to wick moisture away from the skin, and it keeps the body cooler, all of which are features that make it perfect for use as a cloth diaper inner lining.
Funky Fluff’s LUX Wicking Jersey inner is done in a lovely white AWJ. If you’re concerned about the stain factor, don’t be! AWJ is one of the most stain resistant cloth diaper materials I’ve ever encountered. The AWJ inner still forms the same dual pocket openings that you’ve come to expect from Funky Fluff cloth diapers. There’s the opening at the back of the diaper, the opening at the front of the diaper, and snaps at both the back and front if you want to snap your inserts in.
How It Works:
If I were to describe the new Funky Fluff LUX Wicking Jersey shell in one word, that word would be EXCEPTIONAL. I already love pocket diapers, and I already love Funky Fluff LUX. However, I have always preferred using my Funky Fluff LUX as an AI2 system. Why? Because I found the pocket of the Stay Dry shell to be quite difficult to stuff. Now I’ve been stuffing pocket diapers for the better part of four years, but for whatever reason stuffing a Funky Fluff Stay Dry shell took me a long time and I rarely got the insert totally flat. That was especially true at the smallest rise setting of the shell. What’s different about it now is that the Funky Fluff LUX Wicking Jersey shell is super easy to stuff. When I say super easy I mean RIDICULOUSLY EASY. The stretch of the AWJ makes stuffing a breeze! Now it takes me maybe three seconds to stuff a small or large LUX bamboo insert into a LUX Wicking Jersey shell. Not only that, there’s no fussing with the insert. It is flat, perfectly flat, every time. Because I was curious, I decided to see just how much I could stuff in the new LUX Wicking Jersey shell without breaking a sweat. Together, the small and large LUX bamboo inserts fit easily, even when the large is folded down so it fits at the smaller rise settings. I even stuffed with the small and large LUX bamboo inserts AND one Funky Fluff hemp booster all together, and it was quick and easy!
Does the AWJ inner affect fit? Yes, but it is all for the better. Until now, Funky Fluff LUX shells have been available with a bamboo inner or a suede cloth stay dry inner. One of the biggest differences between the two has been the stretchiness of the bamboo shell. Funky Fluff bamboo shell users rave about the fit of the bamboo shell on account of that stretch. Now you don’t have to compromise on a stay dry inner for baby to get that superior fit! The tabs of the Funky Fluff LUX Wicking Jersey shell are as stretchy, no more stretchy, than even the bamboo LUX shell. Yes, that’s right. MORE STRETCH. I have always been on “team stay dry” for my Funky Fluff diapers, but wished that I could get a bit of stretch when Petit Prince is growing and in between snap settings. The Funky Fluff LUX Wicking Jersey shell gives me just that! Now Petit Prince’s bum will enjoy the fast moisture wicking of a stay dry inner with the luxury of stretch for an improved fit.
What about drying time? If you’re hanging your Funky Fluff shells to dry, the LUX Wicking Jersey shell is going to have the shortest drying time. AWJ dries faster than suede cloth, and much faster than bamboo. You know what that means? Less waiting, more diapering.
Funky Fluff LUX Wicking Jersey shells will be available in Maritime, Kryptonite, and Sweet Coraline. Bamboo and suede cloth stay dry shells will still be available in all the NEW solid colours and current prints.
There you have it! Funky Fluff has done it again! An incredible change for an already fabulous cloth diaper. Funky Fluff LUX Wicking Jersey shells (along with all the NEW Funky Fluff LUX colours) will be available to purchase from Bumbini Cloth Diaper Company in Canada and from Nicki’s Diapers in the USA at noon EST on Monday, February 22nd!
Can’t wait? How would you like to WIN one Funky Fluff LUX Wicking Jersey shell in your choice of colour? Lindsay of Maman Loup’s Den and I are each giving away one of the NEW Funky Fluff LUX Wicking Jersey shells! Enter for your chance to win one of TWO Funky Fluff LUX Wicking Jersey shells! That’s right! We’re picking TWO WINNERS! This giveaway is open to residents of the USA & Canada, 18+.
If you want to know what Maman Loup’s Den thinks of the new LUX Wicking Jersey inner, you can read her review right HERE. In case you missed my review of Funky Fluff’s LUX system, you can catch it HERE.