He surprised me with his choice of Paddlepak backpack; I’d expected him to go for Fin the Shark, but he decided he wanted the Nemo lookalike Chuckles the Clown Fish. He’d certainly stand out in a crowd, so that would be no bad thing for our Spanish adventures.
We’d filled Monkey’s new Chuckles the Clown Fish Paddlepak with his favourite cars and sticker books for the plane journey. It was packed inside his Trunki suitcase, and then once on board the plane the Paddlepak and it’s contents kept him amused whilst the case went in the overhead locker.
It’s fair to say that Chuckles was attached to Monkey’s back for the rest of our trip – our first for a back pack. Normally Mummy ends up carrying them within a matter of minutes of leaving the house!
The Paddlepak comes with some lovely features, we all loved Chuckles fins. It’s water-resistant, so great as a beach or swimming bag and is also really lightweight compared to other backpacks we’ve tried in the past. You roll the top of the Chuckles over three times and clip him up with the break away safety buckle, to keep all the contents safe and secure and dry should it start to rain.
The Paddlepak have adjustable shoulder straps, with high visibility reflective strips and a ‘grip’ which could be used to secure sunglasses or a favourite soft toy perhaps. There is also a secret zip up pocket for treasure!
The back of the Paddlepak is cushioned making it comfortable for my little explorer to carry around. There is also space on the inside of the bag to write a name and contact number should the bag get mislaid.
Monkey enjoys some Trunki time and I’ve enjoyed watching him. He’s taken responsibility for his luggage and he’s really made good use of his Paddlepak. It’s the perfect size for a nearly 5-year-old Monkey.
The Chuckles the Clown Fish Paddlepak is priced at £19.99, it’s durable, lightweight and Monkey loves his. It’s a hit.
There are a range of other Paddlepaks on offer as well as accessories for the Trunki cases, toy boxes, car seats and travel pillows – you can see the full range on the Trunki website. You can also keep up to date with special offers and new product launches on their Facebook page.
disclaimer: we were sent this Paddlepak in exchange for an honest review