We were offered the chance to review a Trunki PaddlePak of our choice and after browsing their website chose Kaito, the Killer whale. The Trunki PaddlePak is a water resistant back pack which is the perfect thing for children that are out and about on their daily adventures and not so daily adventures.
When Little Z was about 1, he would scream his head off and not go in the pool at all, clinging to his Daddy like a little koala bear. I remember sitting cross legged with him in the extremely shallow end of the children’s pool where he would instead play with his bucket and spade and tip out water happily.
When Little Z was about 1 and a half he got a bit more brave and would venture in, a bit tentatively at first, and then enjoy splashing us. He still didn’t like to be too adventurous but at least he was in the water and enjoying it and that’s the main thing. Over time we got him arm bands and cool shorts and cool tops and he now enjoys going more and more. We are at the “lets try to encourage him to get his face wet stage”.
So reviewing a Kaito PaddlePak was ideal to carry all his swim stuff, and arm bands, and sandals, and all the other stuff he insists on taking!
First Impressions of the PaddlePak
The recommended age for the PaddlePak is around age 5. With Little Z being nearly 4 we thought it would still be suitable for him and we were right. Little Z immediately loved it and wanted to wear it everywhere including in his car seat, which obviously isn’t possible. It made us chuckle a bit to see him looking like he was carrying a slightly biggish whale on his back and the black colour is ideal for our little mucky pup who would gladly roll about and tumble about on the floor ALL the time. Its definitely a good test of durability. It also wipes clean very easily which is another much needed feature on anything for a small child.
The Kaito whale PaddlePak is quite a spacious rucksack and has a 10 litre capacity. (Others hold 7.5 litres) I’m not sure we would ever use the totality of it. So far, we’ve used it to mostly carry snacks, drinks, a damp towel and wet swim clothes. The inner lining is water resistant feels of a good quality. It has a unique roll top with a clasp that clips together. Little Z can’t quite do it on his own but I do like it like that right now. Else he’d be spilling out the contents repeatedly showing all the contents off when the mood took him. The tail has a little zipped pocket on the inside and a mesh pocket on one side.
The PaddlePak has 3 fins, as it should for a whale! One on each side and a bigger black one on its back. One of may favourite little touches is it’s white teeth and pink tongue poking out from the top. It has adjustable straps and a Trunki grip to hold those cool little shades that little people wear. Its a really nice bag for little swimmers and those that could do with something water resistant. Even when Little Z isn’t going for a swim he loves taking snacks and drinks in his (which he has a knack for spilling!) so it is perfect for us. The fact that its so durable and easily cleaned makes it less likely to need putting in the washing machine too often.
PLEASE NOTE – This giveway is now closed and a winner has been picked. The winner is Kathy Cakebread
Trunki are kindly giving away one PaddlePak of your choice to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is the following:
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