Friday, November 12, 2010

Santa's Hot List- Backyard Safari Outfitters Review And Giveaway Closed

Backyard Safari Outfitters where the backyard adventures begin.

What kid doesn't love the fresh air and limitless play space of the outdoors? My kids could certainly spend hours outside at a time. They love to play in the dirt, collect bugs, chase lizards, pick mommy endless amounts of flowers (or weeds). I'm constantly ask to make a "cage" for some crazy bug they caught or place the handful of (ever so thoughtful) grass they picked me, in some water. There is something really appealing about the nature around them, and I can't say I blame them. Lucky for them thanks to Backyard Safari outfitters they can get up close and personal with the outdoors and even those creepy crawly bugs they love so much, yuck!

Backyard Safari Outfitters supplies little explorers with all the essential field gear they could possibly need for exploring the great outdoors! With a collection of over 30 essentials every great backyard explorer needs. Backyard Safari outfitters is sure to provide your child with hours of outdoor imaginative entertainment.

We were sent a great collection of Safari goods to get my boys off chasing the next lizard and wrangling bugs.

The first Backyard adventurer must have, is the Bug Wranglers Extreme Suction Bug Vac- SNEAK UP ON BUGS AND SUCK ‘EM UP! You must know this was a huge hit! And the mom in me couldn't appreciate more that there was no touching of the bugs involved. The Extreme Bug Vacuum merely sucks them up with a pull of the trigger and then you can observe them inside the plastic cone. The vacuum comes equipped with two different tips for larger or smaller bugs, the Bug Vacuum also features 3 different suction settings. The Bug Vac doesn't hurt the bug it merely traps them alive inside the Capture Core, then the child can simply remove the yellow tip and look right through the built-in magnifying glass for a close-up look.

What child would feel complete with the Extreme Bug Vacuum if they didn't have the proper attire? Next we have the Essential Field Gear Cargo VestWith it's rough and rugged look your child will feel like they are really ready to head out on a real life safari adventure. Six D-Rings and two shoulder epaulets let you clip and hang more essential gear. A large zipper pocket stores your trusty binoculars and a clear-view chest pocket stores your Pop-Up Field Guides. The vest is adjustable to fit a range of sizes and even though my boys fight over who is to wear it, it does fit each of them.

One reason they all like to be the one to wear it is because it's useful for carrying around the supplies from the Backyard Safari Outfitters Adventurer Kit.
This kit comes equipped with a water tight case for holding "valuables", a  Retractable Carabiner clip which attaches easily to belts, packs, and the cargo vest. The Carabiner also lets small gear and other gizmos extend 14” then zip quickly out of the way. Another item that my kids were big on is the Mini lantern, which really lights up! The attached clip makes it great for hanging off their Cargo Vest. The last Essential in the kit was the Field Guide which fits nicely in the pocket of the cargo vest or in the water tight case.

Lastly as if they were not already set for the ultimate backyard adventure was the Land and Water Mega View Periscope. The Periscope extends 4 feet! My boys found it to be perfect for spying over the neighbors although they said they were looking for animals. We haven't had a chance to try out the under water feature, but the Periscope also has a 16in submersible section for under water viewing. Next beach day I want to be first to check this out.

So as you can see we were sent everything we needed to create the perfect outdoor adventure.

Buy It: You can purchase all this great outdoor gear from Backyard Safari Outfitters ( Summit) online at and additionally at or on Toys 'R Us, Walmart, Target and Prices range from $4.49 to $44.99

Win It: One lucky reader will everything in the review! The Extreme Bug Vac 19.99, Outdoor Adventurers Kit 14.99, Cargo Vest 19.99, and the Land and Water Periscope 24.99. What a great bunch of Christmas presents these would make!

Enter to win by visiting Summit and telling me what else you like. This is a must before extra entries will count.

Winner was tatertot374 said... 48

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