PaddlePak by Trunki Water-Resistant Backpack for Kids Review

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Recently I was contacted by Trunki about their new PaddlePak water-resistant backpacks for little explorers! In fact it’s geared for ages 2+ and were the PERFECT size for my 4 & 7 year old to take along when we went on our RV trip! I was SO glad I had them not only when we were hiking and exploring but especially when we took the airplane back home again. It was the perfect size for the kids to carry, ultra safe so nothing fell out, held all their toys and books, and are just absolutely adorable. They have all sorts of funย nautical animals like sharks, blowfish, octopus, clownfish, killer whale, frog, lobster, and more!

clownfish Paddle Pak Collage

This is certainly the most innovative little backpack that I’ve seen for kids. It features reflective strips on the side, and the top actually folds down three times to close up the pack which completely prevents anything from falling out or spilling in. It was surprisingly roomy and was a great surprise for my kids as we took this epic adventure together!

frog paddlepak Collage

Above you can see the frog PaddlePak and at the bottom of each backpack is a coin zipper area for kids to store their notes or money safely underneath the backpack while they are wearing it. On the side of each pack is also a small rubber “clip” for kids to slide their sunglasses into so that they won’t fall out. It’s really pretty unique and comes with nice bells and whistles for the kids. There are so many things I love about these PaddlePaks but I LOVE that they are water resistant (because if you have kids you KNOW their backpacks get spilled on, dropped in puddles, and who knows what else!) AND they are incredibly durable. I won’t lie – I knew they were cute off the bat but I was expecting after my 2 kids drove over 2200 miles with these on our RV trip that for SURE there would be some ripping or tearing at the seams but these things have held up extremely well! In fact they still look brand new and my youngest son now carries his to preschool every day as well.

paddle pak Collage
I was really impressed that I saw virtually no wear after our big trip on these backpacks! (except for maybe a little dirt which easily wiped off!) If you’ve got kids you know how important it is for things you buy not to fall apart the first (or second or third!) time your kids use it and we sure went on one heck of a trip! Not to mention that the kids have loaded their backpacks with all sorts of stuff so that they are bulging! I definitely recommend this little backpack as a sturdy kid-friendly backpack with plenty of extra features for little hands!


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  1. My daughter for our vacation we are going to surprise her with in late September

  2. They are adorable! I love the octopus! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I would give it to my niece. She turns 4 years old in a couple of weeks!

  4. Lauren Linda says:

    My six year old son would use this during tha summer when we visit state parks and beaches.

  5. The octopus

  6. The lobster I love it!!!

  7. Would give this to my three year old little boy!!!

  8. These are cool! My 2 year old would love the octopus!

  9. Kristin Jackson says:

    My niece!! Or I may use it for my daughter…she’s seven months old;-)

  10. It would be for my daughter!

  11. I like the PaddlePak Blow Fish – Spike

  12. These look awesome!

  13. Katy Ryan says:

    My 5 year old daughter looooves backpacks- she would totally love one of these!!

  14. Mandy Rhoades says:

    I like Ribbet the frog

  15. Mandy Rhoades says:

    My 2 year old daughter could use this for Summer fun!

  16. My boys would love the clown fish, but, like I said, they all look awesome!

  17. Megan christensen says:

    Super cute for my preschoolers.

  18. Megan christensen says:

    Octopus is my fave.

  19. Jen Buckman says:

    I like the lobster and the octopus!

  20. Jen Buckman says:

    My boys would love this, so if I won, I’d have to purchase another one so they each get their own. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I would love to have the fish for my new grandson.

  22. My son for our South Dakota trip this summer.

  23. Super practical AND cute !

    1. And I’d definitely give to my kids!

  24. Love the shark!!

  25. My 5 year old would love this!!

  26. Kelly bellomy says:

    These are super cute! My son goes through 2 backpacks a year because they tear up so easily
    He would love the frog!

  27. thinking if I wuld win, I would have to buy 3 more for each of my 4 children

  28. Kelly bellomy says:

    These are super cute! My son goes through 2 backpacks a year because they tear up so easily
    He would love the frog! I really like the killer whale.

  29. Cute! Are they too “young” for an 8 year old? I think I want one for myself, though!

  30. Love the killer whale design!!

  31. This would be perfect for my autistic 3 year old grandson!!!

  32. I really like the frog pack for my grandson

  33. Lori mize says:

    This would be great for my daughter to take on the water rides at Sea World this summer.

  34. My son would absolutely love this to use on our camping trips

  35. Very cute ! Looking into buying more to have extras and give a gifts to family and my students.:)

  36. Looks like a great product.

  37. I would use this for snacks and things to do in the car for road trips this summer and it will definitely go to the beach with us!

  38. I love the lobster!!

  39. Charlene Royds says:

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  40. Prefect for my 5yr old!!!

  41. Perfect for my 5yr old!!

  42. This looks like so much fun!! they are so cute!!

  43. My daughter Rylie she would LOVE it!!!

  44. My daughter and would love that!

  45. Love the frog

  46. Adorable! My daughter would “flip out”, as we like to say! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Karin reed says:

    I would be giving to my nephew.

  48. My grandson would go absolutely crazy.

  49. Tracie Davis says:

    This would be great for our lake trips and my 7 year old would love it

  50. With so many cute choices, it’s hard to choose! I love the octopus one the most! Thank you!

  51. Currently pregnant, so I would gift this to one of my nieces or nephews, since my baby won’t be using it for a while ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

  52. Would love, love, love to win!!!!

  53. Tanya fox says:

    These are adorable my don loves to carry a backpack everywhere we go. These would be perfect.

  54. My favorite design is the Shark! My grandson would be thrilled to have this!

  55. My grandson would receive this prize if I win!

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