Everyone has heard of Trunki, and this amazing company just seems to be going from strength to strength! We have one of the famous ride on suitases that are both fun and practical, and well pretty darn nifty! Miss A loved taking hers with her, on our recent holiday to Florida.
Well, if you visit the site, Trunki has other innovative and brilliant products. We were sent one of those such products – a BoostApak to review. We were in actual fact, sent two by mistake, but Trunki kindly let us review both of them. I knew just the person to give the BoostApak a thorough testing!
The BoostApak suitable for ages 4 -12 yrs (15-36 KG or upto 135cm) has unique patented fold-out seat belt guides. It is priced at £44.99 and is available to purchase HERE.
The Boostapak (pictured below) is like no other booster seat on the market that I have found.
Its neat and self-contained within an outer backpack, made of a durable wipe-clean fabric. It has two, easy to open but harwearing zips. These can be seen at the top of the next picture.
Here, is a photograph I took of the BoostApac open. You can fit in lots of bits and bobs for a car journey, to use when visiting grandparents or car-pooling. Even enough for child for a plane journey, as this is a suitable size to take on the plane as hand luggage.
I wouldn’t add very heavy objects in it though, as this would make it too heavy for a 4-6 year old to carry.
I also like the idea of taking this to use in the cinema. I will test this out next time I take Miss A. We recently went to a cinema that provided booster seats, and I couldn’t believe the difference it made to her viewing. So this is going to be perfect for our next trip! We may or may not hide sweets in it. 😉
So we have had the BoostApac’s for a couple of weeks now, enough time to give them a really vigorous test. Here are our thoughts, together with some images of them being tested.
Once we had read the instructions using the seat was very simple to set up. However you MUST read the instructions. You are provided with a special copy to keep with the Boostapak at all times-they are also printed on the BoostApak. I think is a great touch, and shows the importance Trunki out to safety. It is slightly different to a standard booster seat, so I am not going to reproduce them here, in the interest of safety.
In this photograph you can see that we used the right hand (as you look at it) and middle section of our car for the girls to sit. With Miss N on the far left seat. The seats fitted comfortably, they are not too wide as to make it feel cramped. This photograph as well illustrated how seatbelt adjuster stops the seatbelt from cutting across the child face. Miss N (9) is too tall to sit in a booster seat, so you can see from the line of seatbelts what a difference the seat belt adjuster makes.
Our very special guest tester, wanted to add some further points to the BoostApak review:
- I love that the design and colours are trendy.
- I have snagged and ripped so many tights on other booster seats that I have used. I like that the bottom of the seat, has a cover for the velcro strip so this wont happen again!
- There is an area for me to write my name, so it doesn’t get muddled up with anyone elses.
- Ohh and my Mum likes that we can keep it in the car and always have a spare seat for when my friends share the car.
Here are the girls (ages 3 and 6) taking their BoostApac’s out for spin, just to illustrate the size of them.
We love the BoostApac, its so useful and very well designed.
Watch this space for a review of one of Trunki’s other innovative products, tomorrow.
Thank you for reading