Skip-Hop Zoo Packs
PRODUCT: Skip-Hop Zoo Packs (www.gltc.co.uk)
DESCRIPTION: A BPA-free, Phthalate-free and PVC-free range of animal backpacks for toddlers. Features include insulated snack pouch, adjustable mesh bottle pocket, write-on nametag and adjustable shoulder straps. Available in frog, monkey and owl designs. Dimensions are approx. W10.5" x H12" x D5". Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards.
GOOD POINTS: This lovely range of children's backpacks from Skip-Hop are wonderfully cute with some very practical features for on-the-go lifestyles, and are a great way to encourage your child to carry their own things!
The backpacks come in some really fun and well thought-out designs, with adorable faces and lovely attention to detail that makes them instantly recognisable as their respective animal characters; the frog has protruding eyes and legs, and lillypad zip tags; the monkey has round jutting out ears and banana shaped zip tags; and the owl has pointy stand out ears and twig-designed zip tags.
The bags have a great quality soft durable feel and an excellent finish, with lovely use of vivid colour contrasts to appeal to young children. Also note that the materials used are free from BPA, Phthalate and PVC so are safe for children.
The cute size of the bags is very manageable for young toddlers, and the main interior compartment is accessed via a zipped opening which runs around the top of the backpack, with large leather-effect zip tags which are easy for small hands to grasp hold of. The internal space is a moderate size and certainly big enough to hold a good few of your child's favourite books, stationery, small toys or even some spare clothing.
The front of each bag also has a smaller zipped pouch (with additional net pocket inside) which is insulated, making it very handy for storing and keeping fresh a few food snacks. In addition, an expandable elastic-topped pocket on the side of the backpack is ideal for housing varying sized drinks bottles.
The linings of the bag are easy to keep clean and can be hand washed or spot cleaned. The interior of the bag also has a very useful write-on nametag to ensure it can be easily identified.
The backpack has two padded straps (in coordinated design) which can be worn comfortably over your child's shoulders, and both straps are fully adjustable to suit their ages, size and shape! A small looped handle on the top of the bag also allows for quick pick-up and transportation.
In our opinion, the Skip-Hop Zoo Packs are very age appropriate, and great for storing your child's essentials for nursery, daytrips, sleepovers or general travel on foot, in the car or on the train. What's more, their cute, compact and distinctive design makes them great fun for children to pack and carry themselves....which also means a few less things for you to carry!
BAD POINTS: The internal space is quite restrictive on large items.
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