Hook and loop version. This is the SOFTEST loop on the market. The front panel is the loop part and it is soft and pliable. The hook (on the wings) is firm hook which it needs to be to grab into the loop to stay fastened, but the front of the cover, the loop part, is soft and pliable making it nice and comfy for baby's tummy. I, Karen, like this the best of all the hook and loop versions. The part you fasten it to isn't just a strip across so you can fasten it anywhere in the front for a custom fit. Nice design! It also adjusts down for a very young baby quite well, unlike other one-size fits most options. Does not have leg gussets.
GroVia Shell is a hybrid diaper cover that has snaps inside for the snap-in soaker pad (sold separately). The Shell is designed to allow for multiple wears between washes and uses the industry's best materials. For use with GroVia Soaker Pads, GroVia BioSoakers, and other absorbent diapers.
GroVia calls it a "shell" but the common word is "diaper cover" - they mean the same thing - the waterproof part that goes over something absorbent. The special thing about this is that it has snaps inside it. It is designed specifically for use with the GroVia Organic Cotton Soaker Pads which are sold separately.
Shell only (absorbency is not included, see Organic Cotton Soaker Pads)
You can use anything that fits in there that is absorbent (and ignore the interior snaps) such as a prefold. They are very trim fitting, so the small yellow edge prefold is usually the correct size inside this trim cover at the highest rise. Choose newborn orange edge for smaller rise settings. If you want trim, this is it. Of course, the trimmer it is, the smaller it is, which means it is not going to be as absorbent as a big and bulky diaper, but that is always the trade-off. The best use is of course with the soakers that are specifically designed for it. Organic Cotton Soaker Pads) The GroVia Soaker Pads in the GroVia Shells make a very trim, very easy to use system.
The shell is made of 100% polyester with TPU waterproof layer with a polyester inner mesh layer. Made in China.
Note from Karen: This is trim and it can be used over prefolds by ignoring the inner snaps that are there to attach the snap-in soakers. I find that the small yellow edge prefolds work nicely on the the highest rise setting. The medium prefolds are a big too much for this trim cover in my opinion. The hook and loop version is the softest, most gentle hook and loop system available. It's not likely to bind baby's tummy like stiffer, scratchier version of hook and loop. If you care for it gently it will last just fine but if you wash it harshly, that will take a toll on the hook and loop closure over time. There is always a trade-off for softness. Snaps in all brands are always more durable than hook and loop style closures but still there are advantages and disadvantages of each style and it's great to have choices. I like soft and comfy, so I do like this hook and loop style better than the stiffer kind.
Hook and Loop Closure:
Shell and snap-in soaker sold separately.
Shell only (absorbency is not included)
Link to GroVia Shell Snap version.
I've tried several different diaper covers and these are my favorites! I was having leaks and wicking with some other brands, but no issues so far with the grovia covers. I use the covers with prefolds either trifolded or wrapped around baby, fitters, and the snap in inserts. All options work well!
These are just excellent. Could not be more pleased. Bought the cloth-Eez preforms organic inserts and am so thrilled with how it all works together. Haven’t had long, but seem to be excellent quality- look forward to buying more of these covers.
I bought one shell and one set of pads to try it, and would be ordering more!! Those diapers are very convenient for parents and comfy for a baby! We used other shells with liners but liners were always moving with our active little one, so he was always wet. I used to change my son's outfit a few times during the day and at night time. This shell is great! You can modify it easily to fit your baby's size. The hooks are very soft, so also easy to find the right size and balance between too tight and too loose. The GroVia pads are attached to the shell, so they stay in place! They are very absorbent and soft. He never leaked through those diapers (I use them during the day)! The diaper is overall less bulky on our 3 months old than other ones. Going to order more :)
It fits my chunky thick thighs baby very nicely. I mostly use this on the go with a trim bamboo plus hemp insert OR I lay a disposable insert inside the cover. It doesn’t cover flats or prefolds as well which is why I give it four stars. But it’s well made and comfortable and I’m happy.
High quality feel and fit really well. Liked the adjust-ability of these. But the fabric got too fuzzy and the Velcro won't hold very well anymore after a matter of weeks. I was disappointed but would maybe try the snap ones next time.
We are sorry about the problem with the hook and loop closure. We see the item was purchased 7 months ago. Always please feel free to contact us as soon as a problem arises in case it may be covered under warranty. Feel free to also go directly to the manufacturer with any warranty questions here: https://www.grovia.com/pages/grovia_warranty Thank you for shopping with Green Mountain Diapers.