Post by green chile supergirl on Feb 21, 2012 21:51:11 GMT -5
Hiking Accessories - $38 Item# W0908 My American Girl® dolls can go exploring with this outdoorsy gear:
A hooded jacket that zips up and has pockets, side tab details, and an embroidered leaf on the front
A faux headlamp with a stretchy strap, plus a make-believe compass with a spinning dial to keep her on the right path
She can store essentials in the hip bag decorated with an Innerstar University™ patch, which even has a special spot for holding her pretend water bottle
Review: First of all, I have to mention how flipping expensive this set is! You get a jacket and few little accessories and it's almost $40. I would expect this set to be around $28, which is what the similar Lanie Nature Accessories cost in 2010. Still, this set is really cute and it's perfect for my Inky, who wants to be a park ranger when she grows up.
Here's Inky in the full set. I "improved" upon the jacket by putting one of Inky's Junior Ranger patches on it, but I'm sure you can imagine how it would look sans patch. The whole look is very busy, but I know 10 year old me would have been thrilled with it!
The little fanny pack is pretty cute. I'm not exactly a fan of fanny packs, but I did have one when I was the target age. I love how the water bottle fits into the little holder, but I'm disappointed there's an Innerstar U logo on it.
The headlamp is great. I have a headlamp I wear when camping and I love it. As a kid, I dearly wanted one of my own- I would have loved this one. The strap is all bright colors, just like real headlamps. The only downside is that it doesn't actually turn on. Would it have been that much harder to put in a tiny LED?
The little compass is super cute. It's on a yellow lanyard that's adjustable. You can stretch it out so that you can get it over your AG's huge head, but then tighten it up so the compass doesn't hang all the way down over her nether regions.
Basically, this set is pretty cool. I'd give it an A rating if it weren't for the price. Sadly, the high prices probably aren't going to go away. This is a great set though- I recommend it!