Sunday, April 8, 2012

Onya Baby Carrier Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

 As my boys have gotten older and I have gotten better at baby wearing and have a wider variety of carriers I have learned to love the soft structured carrier. I have two wraps that are gorgeous but they never get used just because they take so much more time to get on and I have just never gotten terribly comfortable with them. The thing that I love about soft structured carriers (onya, ergo, boba, beco, etc) is that they are so self explanatory and easy to use. Snap it around your waist, snap it across your chest, get the straps snug, and you are good to go!!! SO easy!! Most soft structured carriers can be used from about 15lbs (some can be used from birth) to when your child is a toddler and work on the front and back and make for a very versatile baby wearing experience.
I am so excited to introduce you guys to a new(ish) baby carrier company called ONYA. They make soft structured carriers that are made to carry babies from 15-45 lbs. Here are a few of the awesome features that you get when you buy an ONYA baby carrier:

• Rip-stop nylon body and air mesh lining
• Patent-pending integrated chair harness with safety strap
• Tuck-away sleeping hood
• Low-profile shoulder straps
• Contoured low-profile, supportive waist belt
• Sternum strap for adjustable comfort
• Double-entry, side-zippered koala pouch and patch pocket
• Seat darts for child’s comfort
• Leg padding for baby
• Toy loop on each shoulder strap
• D-ring for attaching key clip (not included)
• Safety-tested to 75 pounds
• Machine washable

The Onya Baby carrier is available in 2 different styles:

The Outback carrier is made to be used in hot weather or while you are hiking the trails. It is more of a performance/sport type carrier. Instead of the normal fabric lining that all of the other carriers I have tried the Outback is made with a breathable mesh lining which helps wick away moisture and keep you and baby cool in the hot summer weather. The Outback comes in two colors-Burnt Orange/Slate Gray and Olive Green/Chocolate Chip.
The Cruiser carrier is made to be used in every day life. It is perfect for your trip to the store or stroll at the park. It is made from 100% cotton and has a cotton lining instead of the mesh lining on the Outback carrier. It is very soft, supportive, and comfortable for you and your little one. The cruiser also comes in two colors-Leaf Green/Umber  and Dove/Chocolate Chip.

I was so excited when I received my Onya carrier. As soon as I got it out I was amazed with all of the extra features that it has!
It can be used for both front and back carry. I love having a carrier that can be used for both unlike the Bjorn that can only be used on the front. Both of my boys when they were little I carried them on my front, but when they got bigger they had no interest in looking the opposite way that we were going. They wanted to see all that was going on and not miss one thing (and I wasn't about to place them in a carrier front facing). Back carry is also nice for getting stuff done around the house. Strap your little one on your back and they are up safe out of the way so that you can get things done.
Is has awesome storage pockets to keep keys and a wallet in. When I am just running into the store or if we all go garage saleing it is so nice to not have to lug around the diaper bag and my purse the whole time. All I have to do is grab a diaper, my ID, and some money stuff it in the pocket and we are good to go. It is close by in the pocket if needed, but I have nothing that I need to carry around.
It is a very tall carrier which makes carrying a toddler more secure. I don't carry my three year old very often but when I do I hate how short some other carriers are in the torso area. The onya carrier goes all of the way up my toddler back and keeps him very safe and secure so I don't have to worry about him arching his back to try to get out.
It has VERY padded waist and shoulder straps. I have some back pain at times from a slight curve in my back so padding and support are crucial to a carrier not hurting my back. The design of this carrier is made to put a lot of the weight of your little one on your hips so your back doesn't have all of the extra weight straining it. I also love that the waist buckle is covered in fabric so that it is more comfortable and more sleek looking. There's no exposed plastic buckle to dig in or to get stuck on things.
 One of the BEST aspects of this carrier is the one that makes this carrier a step above the rest!!! There is a zipper on the bottom of the storage compartment that if you unzip it you can pull out a seat to use for strapping your kiddo to a chair to use as a high chair!! How AMAZING is that!! It is super easy to use and is nice and secure to keep your little one in. We all know just how dirty and nasty high chairs are at most restaurants. The convenience of having a built in high chair is just amazing!
Are you one that carries around a purse, diaper bag, baby carrier, and some sort of a seat to use to strap your little one in?? Well, the ONYA is the thing for you!!! You can store your important purse and diaper bag items in the handy zipper pocket and your high chair is built in and doesn't take up any extra space! Want a baby carrier with all of the extras???? This is the one for you!!!
 To see instructional videos on the ONYA carriers click HERE


To buy an ONYA of your own you can go to their website.
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199 comments:

  1. I would get the Outback in Olive Green and Chocolate Chip

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  2. I would choose the Cruiser in Leaf Green and Raw Umber
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  3. I would choose the Outback in Orange/Gray Slate!

    (Michelle Ferguson on Rafflecopter)

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  4. I would pick Outback burnt orange/ slate gray

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  5. I love The Outback in green/chocolate chip!

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  6. I would love the Cruiser in Dove Grey/Chocolate Chip
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  7. i want the cruiser in orange!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  8. I would love the cruiser in the leaf/green.

    Anneliz702@hotmail.com

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  9. I'd choose the cruiser in leaf green/raw umber

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  10. Cruiser in dove/chocolate chip!

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  11. I would choose the outback in olive green/ chocolate chip.

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  12. I like the Cruiser in dove grey/chocolate chip.

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  13. Love the outback I burnt orange mcparker9@comcast.net

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  14. I have had my eye on this carrier. It looks so nifty!

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  15. I would love the Outback in Olive Green/Chocolate Chip.

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  16. I have had my eye on this. It looks so nifty!

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  17. I think I would choose the outback in orange/gray!
    sabrina radke
    sradke1024 at gmail dot com

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  18. I would get The Cruiser in Leaf Green/Umber.

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  19. I would choose the cruiser in dove gray / chocolate chip.

    arobinson45 (at) woh.rr.com

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  20. Would love the leaf green cruiser! Saw these on zulily but they were all sold out!

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  21. Would love the cruiser in leaf green! Saw these on zulily but they were sold out!

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  22. I'd love to get the Green/Umber cruiser. I have felt them and they are sooooo soft!
    cindycindy at aol dot com

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  23. I would like to have the outback in green/chocolate chip!

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  24. the outback in olive green/chocolate chip!

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  25. I would LOVE the olive green/chocolate chip! kaiannbean@gmail

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  26. I would pick the cruiser in dove grey/chocolate chip

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Would love grey and green in outback!

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  28. Would love a grey and green outback!

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  29. I'd get the Cruiser in leaf green/umber
    Thank you!

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  30. Would love the cruiser in leaf green! Saw these on zulily but they were sold out! mowages@gmail.com

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  31. I would choose the cruiser in Leaf green/Raw umber

    inman@mobap.edu

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  32. I'd choose the Outback in olive green/chocolate chip!

    huntermb3 at gmail dot com

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  33. I'd go with the Cruiser in dove/choc chip

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  34. I would choose the Dove/Chocolate Chip Cruiser carrier
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  35. Dove/Chocolate Chip Cruiser
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  36. I'd love the outback in orange/grey!
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

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  37. I'd choose the Cruiser in Leaf Green / Raw Umber

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  38. I'd love to have the outback olive green/choco chip ekupons@yahoo.com

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  39. the cruiser colors-Leaf Green/Umber

    Rachel DeHArt tall_person13@yahoo.com

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  40. I would get the cruiser in dove grey/chocolate chip

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  41. I'd have to choose the outback, since I live in the hot, humid south! In the olive green combo :)

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  42. I'd get the Outback in the olive green/chocolate chip.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  43. I really want the outback in olive green/ chocolate chip.

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  44. I would love to win one of these! Thanks for a great giveaway! If I won I would choose the cruiser in dove/chocolate chip.

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  45. I would get the cruiser in the Dove/Chocolate Chip.

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  46. I would get the cruiser in the Dove/Chocolate Chip.

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  47. I'd get a Cruiser in Dove/Chocolate Chip!!

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  48. I'd love the outback in the green/chocolate combo!

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  49. Wow what a great flexible carrier! Love the orange one!

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  50. I like the Cruiser in dove grey/chocolate chip.

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  51. I like the Outback in Burnt Orange/Slate Gray

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  52. I'd get the Cruiser in Dove/Chocolate Chip...though I love the idea of the Outback being cooler. I get hot too easily, and would love baby to stay cool too...but I dislike both the color choices....

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  53. I would get the Outback in Olive Green and Chocolate Chip!

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  54. the outback in Olive Green/Chocolate Chip

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  55. I would get the Outback in Olive Green/Chocolate Chip.

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  56. I would choose the Outback in Olive Green/Chocolate Chip. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  57. I would choose the outback in green/chocolate chip!!!

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  58. Wow thats a hard one, I love both the burnt orange and the olive green! probable olive green.

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  59. I'd get the Outback in Olive Green/Chocolate Chip!

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  60. I like the outback in Burnt Orange/Slate Gray

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  61. a Dove/Chocolate Chip. cruiser is my choice

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  62. I would love the orange/slate gray Outback

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  63. Outback in Olive Green and Chocolate Chip

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  64. Outback in green/chocolate chip. We live in texas and this would be great.

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  65. the outback in olive green and chocolate chip

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  66. I would get the cruiser in dove/ chocolate chip. The chair feature on these is so neat! alexandracecil@gmail.com

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  67. I would want the outback in Orange/Slate Gray.

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  68. I'd choose an outback in olive green and chocolate

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  69. I would like Olive Green and Chocolate Chip

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  70. I would choose the outback in orange/slate gray

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  71. I would love to win the Outback in Olive! I so need a carrier and this would be such a blessing!

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  72. I would so love to win the Outback in Olive! What a blessing that would be!

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  73. I would love to win the Outback in Olive! I so need a carrier and this would be such a blessing!

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  74. I'd love the Outback in Olive Green & Choco Chip!

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  75. I like the outback in the olive green/choc chip

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  76. I would choose the Cruiser in the leaf green/raw umber

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  77. I would love the outback in Olive Green/Chocolate Chip.

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  78. I would choose the outback in olive green/ chocolate chip.

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  79. I like the outback in the orange/slate gray combo!

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  80. I'd like The Cruiser in Dove/Chocolate Chip.

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  81. I'd pick the Outback carrier in Olive Green/Chocolate Chip. {Eleanor Mulford}

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  82. The Cruiser in Leaf Green and Raw Umber

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  83. I would want to win this for my boyfriend so that he can wear our baby so I would want the olive green/chocolate chip

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  84. I would choose the outback in green and brown.

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  85. dove grey and choc chip color is my favorite

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  86. the cruiser in leaf green just looks soooo coool!

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  87. I would love to choose Onya baby carried Outback in Olive Green/ Chocolate Chip

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  88. I like the Outback in the Burnt Orange/Slate Gray. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  89. outback in orange. I'd love a carrier that could be used for any of my 3 boys!

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  90. I like the Cruiser in leaf green/umber

    skiger at gmail dot com

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  91. I would go with the outback in Olive Green and Chocolate Chip

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  92. The Cruiser in Dove Grey/ Chocolate Chip
    jenna(underscore)nv(at)yahoo.com

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  93. I would get the outback in olive green/chocolate chip

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  94. Outback in orange to use this summer with baby #3!

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  95. I would choose the Outback in Orange/grey.

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  96. I would choose the Outback in Burnt Orange/Slate Grey!

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  97. Outback in green/chocolate chip would be perfect for our family! (fingers crossed!!)

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  98. I would love the Outback in green. I have been searching for a to find a carrier that would be great for the summer!!!

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  99. I would choose the Outback in Green/Chocolate! This would be perfect for my husband to carry our 3 year old when he gets tired on hiking trips this summer while I have the newborn in my Moby :)

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  100. I would choose the cruiser in dove/chocolate chip

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  101. I love the burnt orange!

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  102. I would love to try the Outback in Slate Gray/Burnt Orange. We live in Columbia, SC where it is always HOT HOT HOT and my baby cries whenever I put her in her current carrier when it gets too hot. This might be perfect!

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  103. We live in Columbia, SC where it is always HOT HOT HOT. My baby normally cries when in our carrier because she gets so hot. So, I would love to try the Outback in the Burnt Orange/Slate grey!

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  104. I love the Outback in orange/grey. Such a cool item!
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  105. Love love love the burnt orange/slate gray Outback!

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  106. I'd choose the outback in the olive green/chocolate chip. We live in south Texas so hot & humid is an everyday thing for 6 months out of the year!

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  107. Id choose the Cruiser in the Green and Umber! I hear great thinks about eh ONYA carrier!!! And would love to win this for our babywearing groups lending library!

    email. onrey55@gmail.com

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  108. I would chose the Cruiser in the green and umber! I hear great things about the Onya carrier and would love to win one for our lending library!

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  109. I would choose the cruiser in the light limish green color! Perfect for Kentucky weather!

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  110. the cruiser in dove/chocolate chip. amypugmire@live.com

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  111. I'd choose the outback in olive/chocolate chip!

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  112. I would like the outback green olive/chocolate chip :)

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  113. I would like the outback green olive/chocolate chip :)

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  114. the outback in green/chocolate chip

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  115. I'd pick the Cruiser in the Lime and umber color

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  116. Cruiser in Dove grey and chocolate chip

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  117. Cindy B (on rc/fb) ~ I would love the outback in the green olive/chocolate chip ~ thanks for a great giveaway.

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  118. I would get the outback in orange/grey.
    kdent2@indy.rr.com

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  119. I would choose the Cruiser in dove grey / chocolate chip

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  120. I would choose The Outback in Olive Green/Chocolate Chip.

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  121. I would love the cruiser in dove/chocolate chip!

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  122. I'd like the Outback in burnt orange/slate gray

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  123. I'd get the Outback in olive green/chocolate chip! Thanks for the giveaway!
    maria,the,uncommon at gmail com

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  124. I'd choose the Outback in Olive Green/Chocolate Chip. Would love to hit the trails with this!

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  125. thanks so much for this giveaway!! i'm so excited! :)

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  126. I LOVE the orange Outback. It's ADORABLE!

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  127. The Cruiser in Dove/Chocolate Chip I love that it is 100% cotton.

    jenafer316 (@) yahoo (.)com

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  128. I like the green one! I've been lusting after an onya!

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  129. I like the Outback in green and chocolate chip!

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  130. i love the outback in olive green/chocolate chip!!!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  131. The outback in olive green & chocolate chip!!

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  132. I like the Cruiser in Dove/Chocolate Chip.

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  133. I'd love the Outback in olive green/chocolate chip!

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  134. I love Cruiser in leaf green/umber!

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  135. I'd pick the Outback in Burnt Orange/Slate Gray.

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  136. I would like the cruiser in leaf green/umber

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  137. Aahhhh, all my favorite colors.... I think i'd have to pick the outback in olive/chocolate.

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  138. Olive/chocolate email address mnferg1007 at gmail dot com

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  139. the cruiser in dove/chocolate chip

    Hannah D devriesincome@gmail.com

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  140. I would choose the orange!

    Carmon
    kalidescope101@yahoo.com

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  141. Love the Cruiser in dove gray/chocolate chip!

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  142. I would like the outback in burnt orange!

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  143. I would love the outback in burnt orange!

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  144. I would choose The Cruiser in Dove/Chocolate Chip!

    evci at ymail dot com

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