25/03/2015

Trunki PaddlePak - Review

Just the other day big monkey went to a friends swimming party. I have always loved the look of the Trunki paddlepaks so the party was the ideal time to try out the Chuckes the clown fish paddlepaks we've been reviewing. Kindly sent to us by by Swimshop, a leading retailer of swimming suits and swimming accessories. They sent one for each of the monkeys, so neither felt left out.
"The PaddlePak is a water resistant backpack that's perfect for fun-filled days out and trips to the pool or beach. Made from lightweight and durable material, it's designed to stop wet stuff getting in, or leaking out! Recommended for ages 2+" I was pleasantly surprised to see just how many features the paddlepak has and it's capacity too! It holds more than you would think! 
 
Specifications
  • Spacious 7.5 litre capacity  
  • Break-away safety buckle  
  • Reflective trim/high visibility reflective straps  
  • Dry zip pocket  
  • 'Trunki Grip' for sunglasses or goggles  
  • High quality water-resistant fabric  
  • Adjustable shoulder straps  
  • Hanging loop Roll top closure  
  • Padded mesh back
For the swimming party I packed inside the paddlepak (with lots of room to spare) a towel, swimming trunks and arm bands. Plus a water bottle (not pictured). The paddlepak was not at all too heavy for big monkey and was very easy to use and wear. He easily stowed away his clothes inside whilst swimming. The pak fitted inside the lockers well.
Of course little monkey couldn't be left out of using his, so when he went to spend time with friends during the party I packed him off with his too! 
Both monkeys were very quick to notice the 'purse' on the clown fish's tail and little monkeys eyes lit up at the prospect of having 'real coins' to put inside. He is obsessed with £1 coins you see.
Both monkeys were happy using their paddlepaks and they will make ideal backpacks to take away with us on holiday later in the year. We've lots of trips to the beach plannned! 

We love
That the straps are fully adjustable (with a maximum length of 50cm) and it's deceptive size. That it's water resistant so wet swimming clothes don't ruin it - it’s made from a treated fabric that doesn’t absorb water. It's got a padded back for extra comfort when the monkeys were wearing them. We particialrly like the reflective straps and the bright colour of the paks. The 'Trunki Grip' would have been ideal for big monkeys swimming goggles had I remembered to pack them! The dry zip pocket on the tail and internal pocket for change and other small items, but mostly the fun element of it whilst being very useful and safety concious! We'll easily spot the paddle paks on the beach won't we.
 
We dislike 
Nothing except that they don't do them for adults! I'd love one. 
 
We were sent these paddlepaks for the purpose or the review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.




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