The Trunki PaddlePak – A Review and Giveaway

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.

Trunki PaddlePak 3

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!

Paddle Pak 2

PaddlePak 7

PaddlePak Kaito 2

Trunki PaddlePak 6

Trunki PaddlePak Clip

Trunki PaddlePak Kaito

Trunki PadlePak 5

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.

PaddlePak features

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.

The Giveaway….

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:

Visit the Trunki website and leave a comment below to say which PaddlePak you would like. That’s It!

For additional entries, follow the links in the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is only open to UK entrants and the giveaway will close on the 15th October at 11pm. A winner will be chosen at random after this date.

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163 Comments

  1. abigail edkins September 29, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    after seeing your review defo the shark one

  2. Amanda Milton September 29, 2014 / 6:01 pm

    I’d love Paddlepak Pink-Flo please

  3. olivia Kirby September 29, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    I love the lobster

  4. kim plant September 29, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    inky please x

  5. kim neville September 29, 2014 / 7:54 pm

    Paddlepak Bob is lovely

  6. Ashleigh Allan September 29, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    I would like the clownfish one!

  7. Samantha R September 29, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    the lobster is my favourite

  8. Lisa Everaert September 29, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    The Clownfish or Pinchy the Lobster

  9. Natalie Crossan September 30, 2014 / 2:07 am

    I love the octopus πŸ˜€

  10. Emma Fox September 30, 2014 / 9:53 am

    My son would love the shark. He begins his swimming lessons in a couple of weeks time and would love this.

  11. S Edwards September 30, 2014 / 10:10 am

    Kaito the Killer whale would be great πŸ™‚

  12. Laura Robinson September 30, 2014 / 10:58 am

    I would like the PaddlePak shark – fin
    Xx

  13. iain maciver September 30, 2014 / 11:06 am

    Paddlepak Pink-Flo please

  14. Cat Culmer September 30, 2014 / 11:08 am

    I love the clown fish

  15. karen cowley September 30, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    Love INKY , so cute and bright x

  16. valerie cooper September 30, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    great prize i know someone who would love the goldfish or any fish

  17. stacy sorrell September 30, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    id choose Flo xx

  18. Oriana donlevy September 30, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Turtle Sheldon.

  19. Leanne Lunn September 30, 2014 / 3:05 pm

    It has to be Flo

  20. Rachel Craig September 30, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    PaddlePak Dolphin :- Splash

  21. Sandra Lane September 30, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    I’d love the clownfish as it’s so colourful

  22. kirsty ralston September 30, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    Sharky please

  23. Gemma Clark September 30, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    I love inky the octopus

  24. Emma Ellison September 30, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    The shark x

  25. Rita Hutton September 30, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    the shark please

  26. Lara Davis September 30, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    The shark one xx

  27. Lyla September 30, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    Pinch the lobster

  28. melanie stirling September 30, 2014 / 9:51 pm

    The dolphin please.

  29. Rebecca Evans September 30, 2014 / 10:56 pm

    You’ve sold me on the shark one! Its a snappy little number! πŸ™‚

  30. richard hill October 1, 2014 / 12:31 am

    the turtle looks great

  31. Hannah Bee Griffin October 1, 2014 / 7:45 am

    Chuckles the clown fish looks lovely

  32. Jennifer Potter October 1, 2014 / 9:40 am

    My son would love the shark one

  33. Hekna October 1, 2014 / 9:42 am

    I like Inky the Octopus

  34. Carol Wilkinson October 1, 2014 / 10:35 am

    Blow fish is ace!

  35. nicola Humphries October 1, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    OOooo the sea turtle

  36. Becca Staples October 1, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    Love Ribbit the frog x

  37. Grant R October 1, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    The octopus πŸ˜€

  38. winnie October 1, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    the clown fish please πŸ˜€

  39. silvia stoyanova October 1, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    the lobster

  40. Tracy Hanley October 2, 2014 / 9:40 am

    Octopus – Inky

  41. Claire Davies October 2, 2014 / 11:33 am

    I would love to win the Killer Whale one – Kaito – they are fab!

  42. Tarbs Gill October 2, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    Clownfish please!

  43. Jennifer Toal October 2, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    Dolphin

  44. vicki hennie October 2, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    my son would love the shark

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  46. debbie godbolt October 3, 2014 / 3:26 am

    hi i love them all but PaddlePak Turtle – Sheldon would be great for my grandson x

  47. michelle banks October 3, 2014 / 6:52 am

    Octopus – Inky

  48. laura stewart October 3, 2014 / 11:06 am

    I love the lobster

  49. kelly October 3, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Shark πŸ™‚

  50. Amy squires October 3, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    I love inky!

  51. Isabel O'Brien October 3, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    I think my niece would most like Flo. x

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  53. anna October 4, 2014 / 11:47 am

    Kids would love it

  54. Lynn Heath October 4, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    I would love the purple inky octopus

  55. Tracy Nixon October 4, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    Ribbit the Frog plese!

  56. Stevie October 5, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    Our favourite is Sheldon.

  57. nicola clarkson October 5, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    the octopus

  58. Jo welsh October 5, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    The clownfish

  59. Hayley @hayleyfromhome October 6, 2014 / 10:03 am

    This are so cute, I had no idea they were so big too! Lucas would love the Sheldon but I really like the one little Z has!
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  60. vicky cockett October 6, 2014 / 10:18 am

    i had always said sheldon the turtle but after seeing this review, i really like the shark!

  61. Keri Jones October 6, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I would love the shark one, but if I won I would let my son decide πŸ™‚ x

  62. Kate @ Family Fever October 7, 2014 / 10:08 am

    We recently reviewed the Trunki Paddlepak too, and we love them – they are just so handy, and heaps of fun too. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested
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  63. Louise @ Birds and Lilies October 7, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    I would choose the Octopus – my daughters favourite colour is purple and I think it’s cute. These look really good; I love that they do lots of different designs and that they can be used for wet things and dry things too. I also think they’re actually a good price. Great review x # TriedTested
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  64. laura jayne bates October 7, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    inky octopus

  65. Emma October 7, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    I think the octopus is wonderful – this bag is such a cute idea and perfect for kids! #TriedTested
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  66. Emma T October 7, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    Great review. We love our paddlepak, in fact we’re a bit obsessed with all the trunki offering. Am sure Z will get into swimming sooner or later. Just takes some time for some children. We’ve been through a lot of water wobbles so do check out my swimming posts or drop me a tweet if you want some advice
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  67. Colette B October 7, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    We have the same one and love it – There’s never any arguments from Ben now about carrying his bag!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x
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  68. LEE HARDY October 7, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    Love the shark

  69. gemma nisbet October 7, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    I like the shark one

  70. Michelle October 8, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    I’d love the shark one, will come in handy for so many things!

  71. Chrissy October 8, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    I really love Trunki and all their designs. Great review hun! #TriedTested

    Nieve would love the inky Octopus πŸ˜€
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  72. Michaela Turner October 9, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    I love the turtle one

  73. Lynne Durkin October 9, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    Love the shark one πŸ™‚

  74. Johan Ellermann October 9, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    I’d love to win a Paddlepak octopus – Inky πŸ™‚

  75. Rebecca U October 9, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    My son would love the clownfish one πŸ™‚

  76. JAMES WRIGHT October 9, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    octopus

  77. emma speers October 9, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    I would have to choose the large killer whale as I have 3 children but the octopus is really cool!

  78. Keith Hunt October 10, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Lobster PaddlePak

  79. Allan Wilson October 10, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    Clownfish

  80. tina edwards October 10, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    i love the clown fish

  81. MANDY DOHERTY October 10, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Inky the Octopus

  82. Harley October 11, 2014 / 9:23 am

    Inky octopus

  83. eddie britton October 11, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    Definatly the shark one! Love these!!

  84. Karen martin October 11, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    I would like the turtle for my son

  85. Tracy Alder-Ashwin October 11, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    Spike the blowfish

  86. Caroline October 12, 2014 / 7:27 am

    The Clownfish one please

  87. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea) October 12, 2014 / 8:47 am

    How lovely! I think my Little Man would love Spike the blowfish!
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  88. Melanie October 12, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    The shark one please

  89. donna l jones October 12, 2014 / 4:43 pm

    ribbit the frog

  90. Michelle Ferguson October 12, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    I like the lobster

  91. Deborah B October 12, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    The lobster PaddlePak

  92. Phil Oneill October 12, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    Shark

  93. Carroll Marsh October 12, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    The Shark Paddlepak is the best as my little boys always pretend to be sharks almost all of the day,every single day!!Lovely giveaway thanks honeybun X

  94. pippa saunders October 12, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    We would love inky!

  95. Lynsey Buchanan October 12, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    Spike the blowfish

  96. Gill Mitchell October 12, 2014 / 11:02 pm

    My little boy would love the shark πŸ˜€

  97. helen booth October 12, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    Inky πŸ™‚

  98. Zoe Roxby October 13, 2014 / 2:00 am

    Ribbit the Frog

  99. Tanya Camilleri October 13, 2014 / 11:11 am

    Sheldon the turtle πŸ™‚

  100. Kirsty Woods October 13, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    Love the clown fish

  101. Spencer Broadley October 13, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    Inky the Octopus

  102. Tina L-D October 13, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Loving the frog

  103. Kathryn Glynn October 13, 2014 / 5:47 pm

    The clownfish πŸ™‚ x

  104. Pauline Burroughs October 13, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    Pinch the Lobster

  105. carol boffey October 13, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    my cousins son

  106. Julia Brown October 13, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    Kaito the Killer Whale

  107. Kerry Lethbridge October 13, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    I like the clown fish

  108. emma speers October 13, 2014 / 11:39 pm

    I absolutely love the Octopus!

  109. tracy sinclair October 14, 2014 / 12:05 am

    I would choose Tang the Tropical Fish, thankyou x

  110. elizabeth ferguson October 14, 2014 / 9:39 am

    i like the lobster

  111. jessica newman October 14, 2014 / 10:42 am

    The shark please

  112. Chris Elston October 14, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    Splash the Dolphin

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  114. barbara clarke October 14, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Kaito the Killer Whale

  115. Robby Price October 14, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    The shark

  116. Kirsty Harrington October 14, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    Splash the Dolphin

  117. Elizabeth Williams October 14, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    The clownfish

  118. Kim Styles October 14, 2014 / 3:53 pm

    I love Chuckles the Clown Fish

  119. Chris Fletcher October 14, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    Ribbet the Frog is awesome!

  120. Ian Yates October 14, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    The lobster

  121. sarah stevens October 14, 2014 / 7:19 pm

    The shark

  122. Angela Muir October 14, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    The Clown fish

  123. Nicola Holland October 14, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    The shark

  124. teddy sheldon October 14, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    splash the dolphin who don’t love a dolphin and my little one adores them

  125. Zoe Coen October 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    The shark one please

  126. Susan Hoggett October 14, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    love the lobster

  127. Angela Paull October 14, 2014 / 9:50 pm

    Inky the Octopus

  128. tiffany wills October 14, 2014 / 9:50 pm

    I’d love Paddlepak Pink-Flo <3

  129. Katie Walker October 14, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    love Inky the octopus.

  130. gulagi October 14, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    Chuckles the Clown Fish

  131. Irene GILMOUR October 14, 2014 / 10:20 pm

    love the Octopus

  132. David Price October 14, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    The Lobster

  133. jackie chapman October 15, 2014 / 12:06 am

    The shark is my favourite

  134. Charmian Filewood October 15, 2014 / 1:56 am

    The clownfish, very bright and cheery

  135. pauline black October 15, 2014 / 8:30 am

    love the shark one, my grandson would love it

  136. julie perry October 15, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    We like Octopus Inky πŸ™‚

  137. Paula Smith October 15, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    Sheldon the turtle is my favourite. Love Trunki products, they’re amazing

  138. Pamela Chang October 15, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    We LOVE Fin the Shark! πŸ˜€

  139. ANNETTE HADEN October 15, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    clown fish or crab

  140. sarah rees October 15, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    love the shark

  141. Louise Whittaker October 15, 2014 / 4:36 pm

    The turtle is great

  142. ann clements October 15, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    I like the turtle

  143. Angela Williams October 15, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Tang the Tropical Fish

  144. tamalyn roberts October 15, 2014 / 7:29 pm

    Sheldon the Turtle

  145. Jill fairbank October 15, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Fin the shark

  146. Claire Nelson October 15, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    The Clownfish please

  147. Hayley Davies October 15, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    pink flo

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