Backyard Safari Outfitters Review

Children grow up and out so quickly. The things we once picked perfectly for them don’t work any more. I received the opportunity to review the Backyard Safari Outfitters Cargo Vest, Bug Vacuum, and Mega View Periscope an accepted thinking it would be perfect for either my granddaughter or grandson.

About Backyard Safari – 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.

Princess has always been into outdoors–butterflies, caterpillars, bugs and such. I remember her delighting at the nature exhibits in Epcot. I remember her not allowing me to step on an ant. I thought these toys would excite her yen to explore and find. Boy was I wrong! She aged out. Almost eleven, she is into sports, electronics, and boy watching. I should have realized that she was no longer a little kid.

Pooh loves being outside. The problem is that he overheats quickly, breaks into rashes, and burns if out in the sun for more than a few minutes. Furthermore, his mother is petrified of bugs in any shape or variety, confined or not. His interest is there, but unsupervised is not an option.

Luckily Middle Son invited guests for a pool party. One of them was Summer, a little girl aged five, who loves to be outside playing. She is intelligent, observant, and curious. She even knows how to listen. I know she is a great kid because of the way she has been bought up.

I decided to give her an UNbirthday present–the Backyard Safari set. She smiled and thanked me then asked what it was for. Hubby, Middle Son, and I took turns showing her what’s up.

I had her put on the Essential Field Gear Cargo Vest, great for carrying all kinds of things like coins, candy, small toys. The Cargo Vest retails for $19.99. The vest features include

  • 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

Middle Son demonstrated the Bug Wrangler’s Extreme Suction Bug Vacuum by capturing a caterpillar. Reaction – a typical girly YUK! I think a little boy would have enjoyed the set even more. The Bug Vacuum retails for $19.99 and requires four ?AA? batteries for operation. The Bug Vacuum features include:

  • 2 CATCH & RELEASE CAPTURE CORES WITH BUILT IN MAGNIFYING GLASS
  • PLUS: EXTRA NOSE CONE FOR THE REALLY BIG BUGS

Hubby showed her how to spy around corners with the Land And Water Mega View Periscope. The Mega View Periscope retails for $24.99. Periscope features include:

  • 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

I found the set was well-made and its educational possibilities almost endless. In watching Summer I decided that two sets would be ideal packaging as kids like to play together, have contests, and not share. It would be great for daycare and summer camp experiences where children experience more out of door activities and fun.

Kids love costumes, physical exercise, and have the curiosity of a nine-lived cat. We all must bring these interests out more–less television, DVD’s, and electronics. Backyard Safari items can be found in local stores including Toys R us, Target, and Walmart.

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me as a member of Team Mom for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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