Thursday, December 9, 2010
We are in love with these backpacks and lunchboxes from Crocodile Creek! (and in love with the store Julabug that sent them to us.) Seriously! I am so impressed with the quality and cuteness of these.
Julabug sent Lucy and Julia each a backpack and lunchbox to review. Although my girls don't go anywhere for school, they love packing a backpack to take along to LLL meetings, church, Grandma's house, etc. We were thrilled to get these and like I said, I'm super impressed with the quality.
The straps and nicely padded and thick. They look like they would be very comfortable, even loaded up with books (or in our case wooden play food for a pretend picnic). The zippers are chunky and very easy for the girls to use. Just handling these backpacks and lunchboxes, it is obvious that they are going to last a long time, they are so sturdy.
The backpacks are big enough to hold coloring books and papers, yet just the right size for my little tiny girls to comfortably wear. They both love the compartments inside the front pouch - Julia filled hers up with colored pencils and stickers right away.
We previously had some cheap plastic backpacks that I was worried may contain lead. These are BPA, PVC, and phthalate free and the lunchboxes have lead-free linings. You can read Crocodile Creek's safety statement here.
We haven't actually packed a lunch in these yet (unless you count wooden food), but they look like they would hold quite a bit. The sides are very thick and well insulated. I'm sure we will use these often in the summer for packing picnic lunches.
A backpack and lunchbox would make a unique gift for a little one this Christmas. Add a matching water bottle for even more fun! Of course ours are girly, but there are plenty of cute boy styles at Julabug too. We give these two thumbs up!
These items were sent to us free of charge for review. I was not obligated to give a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.