25 March 2013

Swimming lessons and a new PaddlePak

Sunnyboy has always enjoyed swimming and even more so since he started swimming lessons last year, so  we were delighted to be asked to review a backpack and accessory from the new PaddlePak range by Trunki. Sunnyboy chose the Shark PaddlePak and Jellyfish grab bag.

When they arrived in the post we packed Sunnyboy's swimming kit in the Shark PaddlePak ready to try it out at his next swimming lesson. There was lots of room for Sunnyboy's swimming trunks, towel, goggles and shampoo and we could easily have fitted my swimming kit in there too! The PaddlePak is much more comfortable for Sunnyboy to carry than the swimming bags he's had previously.

We were really impressed with the PaddlePak's water resistant fabric. We usually go out for the afternoon after Sunnyboy's swimming lesson so it's great to have a bag that stays dry. Here's Sunnyboy modelling his new Shark PaddlePak outside the swimming pool.

We love all the special features of the Shark PaddlePak, especially the pocket in the tail fin where we put Sunnyboy's hairband and money for a locker.
  • Water resistant fabric 
  • Roll top tight seal 
  • Trunki grip™ 
  • Reflective fish detail 
  • Padded straps and back for comfort 
  • Zip fin pocket for small valuables 
  • Recommended for ages 6+ 
  • Spacious 10 litre capacity
The Jellyfish grab bag is also a really useful accessory, and very cute!
  • Water resistant
  • Wide-opening for easy packing
  • Break-away safety buckle
  • Roll-top dry seal 
Now that he is the proud owner of a PaddlePak Sunnyboy was very excited to see the new PaddlePak TV advert, created by Aardman Animations, which is being broadcast across children's TV throughout the Easter holidays.

You can see the whole range of PaddlePaks (which also includes backpacks for ages 3-6 years) at the Trunki website and also follow Trunki on Twitter and Facebook.

Note: We received a Shark PaddlePak and Jellyfish grab bag to review but have not received payment for this post. All opinions are our own.



  1. Those paddlepaks look really great.
    I love how long Sunnyboys hait is now x

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  2. What a handsome lad! He looks very smart with his bag. Looking forward to going to the pirate pool.

  3. What a handsome lad! He looks very smart with his bag. Looking forward to going to the pirate pool.

  4. they look awesome, I kinda want one myself. We are still on a super giant family swim bag because Goblin wears armbands that are huge foam rings - not sure they'd fit in the paddlepack. I quite like the idea of giving him his own swim bag though.

  5. ooh thats tempting. we currently have a giant non waterproof family swim bag so i get the joy of carrying all the towels and change of clothes and snacks and arms bands. It would be nice to share the pack pony duties with Goblin.

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