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Thirsties NEW Hook & Loop Compared to Size 1 & 2 Old Versions

@ThirstiesInc Hook & Loop Compared via @chgdiapers

I purchased the pictured items myself at retail prices. I was not asked to write, not was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. Thirsties is one of my favorite brands. Their products are made in the USA, and I have yet to try one that I don’t like. I’ve written many Thirsties reviews over the years and the Duo Diaper is one of my favorites. Though I’ve since had that particular diaper converted to snaps, that post shows what the old H&L looked like after more than 2 years of constant use. I was psyched to see the announcement of the improved H&L, and purchased one to show you.

@ThirstiesInc #clothdiapers NEW Hook and Loop via @chgdiapers 1

The highlights of the changes are that the closure tabs are wider, the laundry tabs are larger (the same size as the closure tabs) and are the same on both size 1 and size 2. Thirsties also consolidated the color options, eliminating some prints, and adding some colors to the duo lineup, including the pretty aqua I bought. You can now purchase the same colors and prints in the duo wraps as you can in the sized covers.

@ThirstiesInc #clothdiapers NEW Hook and Loop via @chgdiapers 2 new top old sz 2 middle old sz 1 bottom

Pictured here is the new hook & loop (top, aqua), the old size 2 (middle, blackbird print) and the old size one (bottom, honeydew.)

@ThirstiesInc #clothdiapers NEW Hook and Loop via @chgdiapers 3 closure tabs @ThirstiesInc #clothdiapers NEW Hook and Loop via @chgdiapers 4 laundry tabs

The new closure tabs (Thirsties calls them “bullets”) are wider, and the laundry tabs are much larger, to hold the tabs more securely in the wash.

@ThirstiesInc #clothdiapers NEW Hook and Loop via @chgdiapers 5 fronts

Otherwise, the duo wrap remains the same. You can purchase the new covers at retailers, including my affiliate, Kelly’s Closet (affiliate links follow.) Duo wraps retail for $12.75 and sized covers for $11.50.

Like any hook & loop, only time (and lots of use!) will tell how it holds up. I don’t use covers as often as pockets, so I am crossing my fingers for an awesome replacement for the duo diaper!

Are you excited about the new hook & loop?


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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
12 Comments
  • Emily
    July 30, 2016 at 11:39 pm
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    I would love to hear how it has held up.

    • July 31, 2016 at 7:39 am
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      I used it (often) until my son was completely potty trained about a year ago (so almost 2 years use). The H&L yellowed a bit but otherwise was like new and I donated the diaper!

  • December 31, 2013 at 9:02 am
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    […] The one-size diaper is available in your choice of snaps, or the new style hook & loop. […]

  • October 13, 2013 at 10:02 am
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    I don’t use covers as pockets either… I don’t think that is possible 😉

    • October 13, 2013 at 10:10 am
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      I don’t use them as OFTEN as I use pockets. 🙂

      • October 13, 2013 at 10:16 am
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        Lol… I didn’t read the second “as”… And I was seriously stumped as to how one would use a cover as a pocket.

  • October 10, 2013 at 8:07 pm
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    Thanks SO much for the side by side comparison. I’ve seen blogger reviews of the new diapers, but needed this post.

  • Ashley F
    October 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm
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    I just bought a duo AIO with the new H&L and used it for the first time today. It is definitely stronger and I look forward to seeing how well it holds up over time!

    • October 10, 2013 at 7:48 pm
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      I love Thirsties! I use their pocket diapers mostly and I have yet to have a leak. I own 1 or 2 of all the major brands (to try them all out) and Thirsties is my fab….hands down!

    • October 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm
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      Awesome, keep me posted on how it holds up!

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