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Friday, July 23, 2010

Summit Toys Backyard Safari Review and Giveaway


"Bug" loves bugs! Ironic huh? Well that’s actually how he got his nickname was from his love of the creepy and crawly! I don’t know how many times we have had to buy him plastic bugs and snakes for his collection! I am currently working on an actual bug collection for when he gets older so he can learn about our local insects and such! When we had the opportunity to do a review on the Backyard Safari line from Summit Toys I was ecstatic! I knew this would be one amazing review for “Bug” and I.

About Summit Toys/Backyard Safari (Taken From Website):

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!


Our Thoughts:

We were lucky enough to try out several products in the Backyard Safari Line from Summit Toys! I knew these would be pretty popular around our house for the simple fact that I’ve always be intrigued with the creepy and crawly insects since I was younger and “Bug” has apparently gotten that gene from me as well! So since receiving our package we have spent a lot of time outside discovering different insects and it’s really been quite nice to share my love for the outdoors with “Bug”! I also love that each of the products came with a pop up field guide that tells you all about different bugs and such!

The first product we got to review was the Backyard Safari Outfitters Essential Field Gear Cargo Vest and this is wonderful for “Bug” to carry his field guide and all the other essentials needed to wrangle the creepy crawlies! And with its rugged and rough look it’s perfect for the job!

The Backyard Safari Outfitters Essential Field Gear Cargo Vest Features:

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

Next thing we received was perfect for “Bug” the Backyard Safari Outfitters Bug Wrangler's Extreme Suction Bug Vacuum is pretty awesome itself and we have had lots of fun finding different bugs to suck up and study in the magnifying glass that is included inside the Bug Wrangler for easy viewing! “Bug’ has no trouble wrangling his bugs up with this one it’s super easy to use and doesn’t harm the bugs so they can be freed to be studied another day!


The Backyard Safari Outfitters Bug Wrangler's Extreme Suction Bug Vacuum Features:

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

The last thing we were sent to review was the Backyard Safari Outfitters Land & Water Mega View Periscope which is really neat also it allows “Bug” to be able to check out bugs that maybe hiding in different water holes and up in high places and around things that maybe in his way bug hunting! I love that you can make the Periscope longer or shorter depending on where he needs to look and the distance!

The Backyard Safari Outfitters Land & Water Mega View Periscope Features:

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

Bottom Line:

We are very impressed with the Backyard Safari items we got to review and will be adding onto our collection in the very near future and I’ve got my eyes on quite a few things from their website that I think “Bug” would really enjoy such as the Backyard Safari Outfitters Bug and Frog Habitat 2-IN-1 Habitat, I’m thinking a possible Christmas present here! I know that most of the products are for ages 5+ but we are always careful to accompany “Bug” on his missions and we do help him a lot with them so that he don’t get hurt or break them. I really think that any and all of these products would make a wonderful gift for the little explorer in your life! I know both of my nephews could really appreciate a set of these for their very own as well….the love for the creepy crawly runs in the family :0)!

Check out Backyard Safari on Twitter and Facebook Tell them you saw them featured on The Cartoon Lovin' Mama Blog :0)!!

Buy It:
To purchase any and all of these products for yourself visit their website!

Win It:

Summit Toys has offered one of my readers an Adventurer Kit for their little adventurer! Kit includes:

Water Tight Case,
Retractable Carabiner Clip, Mini Lantern and the
Pop-Up Essential Field Guide.

Mandatory Entry: Visit Summit Toys and tell me another toy you would like to get for the special kids in your life! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Summit Toys be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

Giveaway ends Aug 11, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the products mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

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