Thanks to TeamMom and BACKYARD SAFARI™ OUTFITTERS - I was sent their Cargo Vest, Suction Bug Vacuum and their Land and Water Mega View Periscope to review... OMG The kids who tried this, including a 3, 6 and 13 yr old, LOVE it, so did I!
I had the best fun with the Bug Vacuum. How many times have you been cleaning your house and ooops there's a bug and you suck that bugger up in the vacuum. Well same concept but this time they get to see it full on... we did it with lightening bugs and it didn't splatter them inside :)
The vest is neat, makes them feel like they are really ready for an adventure. It's loose fitting, has a bunch of great slots to add your tools.
The periscope is neat!! It is heavy and large - see the video to really get the size of this thing. It arrives small (slid into each other) but then the kids just pull it out and start using it. Definitely older than 5 to hold it up, for the younger ones, mom/dad might need to help out. But in all it works and its cool to look out. The kids used it in their 'tent' to spy on each other and see what all the adults were doing.
These oh-so-cool products are fun for fall outdoor play or holiday gifts (stocking stuffers and more). Take a peek at all the videos below... there's more to Gear Up with too! They can be purchased online or in stores, including Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and Target. Amber's asking for the Field Binocs :)
BACKYARD SAFARI™ OUTFITTERS is the outfitter for all your year-round outdoor adventures!
Our year-round ESSENTIAL FIELD GEAR is rugged, fully functional, and made for the field. Perfect for backyards, parks, campgrounds, beaches and lakes.
So, gear up and get in the field! Chase a storm or wrangle a bug. Track an animal or comb the beach. Dig up the past or gaze at the stars. The world is your backyard. Join us on safari!
THE ESSENTIAL FIELD GEAR CARGO VEST
It’s your most essential piece of field gear. It’s rugged, and tough enough for all your outdoor adventures. Plenty of cargo pockets means lots of space to load up. Six D-Rings and two shoulder epaulets let you clip and hang more essential gear. A large zipper pocket stores your trusty binocs and a clear-view chest pocket stores your Pop-Up Field Guides™. The back of the vest features a one-size-fits-all adjustable strap and two extra mesh pockets for storing extra gear. It’s the must-have for every BACKYARD SAFARI™ kid.
* RUGGED POLY-TWILL FABRIC WITH REINFORCED DETAIL
* 4 CARGO POCKETS WITH VELCRO CLOSURES
* 1 TWO INCH DEEP ZIPPER POCKET WITH MESH-NET OUTER POCKET
* 6 D-RINGS
* CUSTOM ZIPPER PULLS
* CARGO SHOULDER EPAULETS WITH SNAP CLOSURES
* ADJUSTABLE REAR STRAP
* 2 OVER-SIZED MESH-NET CARGO POCKETS IN REAR
* PLUS CLEAR-VU FRONT POCKET CONTAINING ESSENTIAL FIELD POP-GUIDE
AGE: 5 & UP
THE BUG WRANGLER'S EXTREME SUCTION BUG VACUUM
SNEAK UP ON BUGS AND SUCK ‘EM UP!
There are THOUSANDS of crawling, flying, buzzing bugs in your backyard – catch them LIVE with your Bug Vac! Look at bugs UP-CLOSE with built-in magnifying Glass! CAPTURE CORE attaches to the Bug Habitat (sold separately) for easy transfer of your insects.
* 2 CATCH & RELEASE CAPTURE CORES WITH BUILT IN MAGNIFYING GLASS
* PLUS: EXTRA NOSE CONE FOR THE REALLY BIG BUGS
AGE: 5 & Up
LAND AND WATER MEGA VIEW PERISCOPE
A VIEW TO A THRILL!
This full-view periscope allows stealth viewing over boulders, high bushes, backyard fences, and around corners. Three rugged, light-weight sections telescope for a reach over 4 feet high to let you see all those out-of-reach views.
EXCLUSIVE WATER FEATURE! Flip the Mega View Periscope upside down and a full 16 inches is submersible for underwater viewing—on docks, poolside, lakes or beaches. A fish eye view...but without all that water in your ears.
* THREE NESTED SECTIONS EXTEND OVER 4 FEET
* WIDE-VIEW FACE PLATE FOR BINOCULAR VIEWING
* ERGONOMICALLY DESIGNED HAND GRIPS FOR STEADY, VERTICAL HOLDING POSITION
* 16 INCH WATER-TIGHT SUBMERSIBLE SECTION FOR UNDERWATER VIEWING
AGE: 5 & Up
Note: I received all these items free from TeamMom and all opinions are that of my own.