Saturday, 30 July 2016

Finding Dory ǀ LittleLife Swim Bag Review


Just in time for the much anticipated release of the new 'Finding Dory' film (in cinemas now) LittleLife sent us their new Dory Swim Bag to test out.  Finding Nemo is a firm favourite here and has been since Meg was a teeny thing so there was no doubt that the kids would recognise the much loved Dory.  In fact, I think Meg was quite jealous that Eli was trialling the bag and not her!

Finding a decent swim bag has proven a little bit of a challenge for us.  The kids go swimming weekly and it's nice for them (and me!) for them to be able to carry their own stuff.  But many of the typical 'wet bags' which are currently available on the market are just too big for Eli.  The drawstrings aren't adjustable meaning they sit too low on his back and once his swimming gear is wet then they become far too heavy for him.



Although compact in size, making it perfect for the younger child, the LittleLife Dory Swim Bag has a 10 litre capacity which gives plenty of room for all of your swimming gear: towel, swim shorts and goggles and the roll top fastening makes it easy for Eli to access on his own.

The bag is quite narrow so it does become more of an oblong shape once the towel has been placed inside, but Eli didn't seem to find this awkward; although a shorter child may find the bag sits quite low if the straps aren't adjusted properly.



The fabric is waterproof with a soft padded back which makes it comfortable for him to wear and the straps are adjustable too meaning no bag dragging along the wet changing room floor!  There's a hidden side pocket which has a zip and would be ideal if an older child needed to take locker money or spending money into the pool or to the beach with them.



The details on the bag are also very sweet from the fins to the tail and the bag is easily recognisable as the famous Dory and we have had expressions of joy from many children at swimming lessons when we have walked in and they have spotted the telltale blue and yellow fish.


We've had a number of LittleLife products over the years and they have all lasted well; keeping their shape and remaining intact despite prolonged use and this definitely looks to be the case for their Swim Bag range too.  Although the bag isn't cheap, retailing at £24.99, I'd suggest that it's a worth investment for a bag that can be used for trips to the beach, the pool or just as a daily backpack if you have a particular fan of the movie and I have been really quite impressed over all.


We were sent a LittleLife Dory Swim Bag for the purposes of this review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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