Dear mummy, I was over the moon to win a Paddlepak as part of Trunki’s 10th Birthday celebrations! We entered a photograph of me on my Trunki kids ride-on suitcase at Belfast International Airport via Instagram and I won!
Our prize was a fantastic Paddlepak rucksack. We’ve seen them before and I’ve always wanted a sea creature as a little friend. We were sent Inky the Octopus, a fun, water-resistant backpack and he is part of a wider range of designs which vary from a shark to a clown fish!
The Paddlepak is a lightweight, waterproof backpack that is perfect for trips to the beach, local swimming pool or even outdoor adventures. They are perfect for kids and can be folded flat or rolled up for trips away or even camping.
Don’t be fooled by the size of these kids backpacks either, they may look small on my shoulders, but can carry a rolled up beach towel, flip-flops, a swimming costume, sun hat, suntan lotion and even my mermaid dolls! So the capacity is great! We took my new PaddlePak friend on holiday to Devon with us! He came in handy on a trip to Ness Cove in Shaldon!
The PaddlePak is really well made with padded shoulder straps, breathable padded mesh on the back, meaning that I wouldn’t get hot and sweaty carrying it around.
In fact I loved carrying my new friend around on my back and loved the way he ‘puffed’ out when I filled his tummy with beach stuff. He actually looked like an octopus! I also like the way his tentacles flapped around behind me when I walked. The PaddlePak also has padded adjustable shoulder straps which makes wearing a PaddlePak comfortable, especially for younger children like me.
The closure of the bag is really unique. The lightweight fabric rolls down to seal and then the sides clip together – not something we’ve ever come across, even a toddler can do it! And there are no sharp edges or rusty zips.
By having a roll-to-close seal on the rucksack it helps to prevent anything wet getting out and vice versa, perfect for keeping damp swimming costumes and towels away from little people’s skin. The clever material means that moisture is kept inside the bag if wet things are inside. It also protected my toys from the elements when the heavens opened on a recent beach trip and despite the rain, the contents of the bag stayed nice and dry.
We loved the attention to detail which really gave this rucksack an expensive feel. The reflective panels on the straps to help keep your child safe on their dusk adventures. A handy little dry plastic zip pocket, perfect for storing anything from my hair clips or my bobbles and pennies. The colour is amazingly bright too and the zingy green goes perfectly with the deep purple and I love the colour combination Trunki have used!
The PaddlePak even had funny shaped grip that you can hang your sunglasses through, push a Sunhat through or hang your goggles from! The branding was also super cool and we would expect nothing less from this funky British brand. I clipped my little sea turtle on my new bag and he also joined us in our adventure to Devon.
The bags retail at £19.99 which I think is quite reasonable and my ‘Inky’ PaddlePak will definitely get the wear out of him during the summer and when I go back to swimming!
Do you have a Trunki PaddlePak? What do you think? We love ours!
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We won our PaddlePak in the Trunki 10th Birthday celebrations, we thought it was such an awesome rucksack that we just had to blog about it!
26 thoughts on “My new friend ‘Inky’ the Paddlepak”
Ok that is a super cute backpack 🙂 Glad you get to enjoy it!
That backpack is adorable..I love it!Sounds perfect for a day at the beach or for going off on adventures xx #TriedTested
That is an awesome backpack – i want one. ❤ xx
Looks like a lovely rucksack for younger children, love the bright colours!
Congratulations – such a cool backpack and adore your photos xx
What a fab idea for a children’s rucksack. Super cute design too!
It is great fun isn’t it, but also so practical. I bought a similar one for my nephew and he loves it.
I love the Octopus design! I don’t even mind it for myself – so cute. And yes it is a very clever design as well, with the grip and zip pocket. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink
Oh I love Trunki’s! We have one for my 3yr old and she loves it! We are looking for a backpack for her as shes now old enough to carry her bits and pieces in by herself and I love this one! I also love the little clip as theres always something you need to have ready to grab! 🙂
Congratulations! Looks like a fun and fab rucksack to wear on your everyday adventures 🙂
I love it!! I could nearly buy that for myself haha 🙂
That looks like a fun backpack! I think I need one for the rainy weather we’ve been having lately!
Oh my gosh,
What a fantastic backpack!
What a fab prize to win I just purchased a trunkie for my little one totally in love with the backpack xxx
I love the pink bag. So pretty. My daughter would that.
Great review! This looks great, it looks so well made and I love the colours. When my children were smaller I could never find a bag that actually fit them on the shoulders, but this looks perfect. #TriedTested
Congratulations on your win, love Inky!! All of my children have their own Paddlepacks (and Trunkis – I even have my own Trunki) such fab travel products. We would be lost without them x
Oh wow, now this I do love, how totally cute x
What a cool backpack, well done on your win, Inky the Paddlepack has such a cool octopus design I love it!
We are the proud owners of Inky and several other paddlepaks – I even have one of my own!
Awesome backpack! Great for adventures
Congratulations! The rucksack you have won is so cute!
Thanks Candace 🙂 we don’t usually win competitions xx
wow well done you, it looks really good and your little one looks like they loved it!
We have 3 or 4 of these now and just love them! I love Inky, haven’t seen him before x