Kayak and Paddle: A+ This is so much fun. I like playing with the kayak. . .the girls fight over who gets to take the kayak out next.
Some were disappointed that this item is inflatable. I don't know how they would've done it any other way - I guess it could've been a canoe and a hard side. The plastic is very think, more like a vinyl. It seems durable to me.
The paddle is adorable - it's a rain stick, too and makes noise when you flip it.
It also comes with an awesome AG lifejacket. So cute!! Perfect for playing titanic ;-).
This set is well made and worth the money if you plan to play with it.
Swimsuit and Kayak Outfit. A - This is one awesome outfit. An all time favorite. I love that the swimsuit/Tankini is sporty. The whole set mixes and matches really well - the pink shorts go with so many other tops. You could actually dress two dolls with this one outfit; have one wear the swimsuit and one wear the shorts and the kayak long sleeve shirt.
The fabric on the long sleeve shirt will snag on velcro, so be careful with it. It hasn't happened to me, but others report this, and it certainly is that sporty, strectchy, spandex material than could snag/pill. This reduces the play value (like Mari's fish net tights) and is the main reason for the A -.
The little swim shoes are very nice; They might double as tennis shoes for some other outfits.
It also comes with sunglassed (go well with Jess' meet outfit) and a cute sunscreen tube necklace.
I bought this outfit, because I needed another swimsuit for my dolls. I thought it was a good deal with so many pieces. Unfortunately, I didn't like it on any of my dolls. Then I received Jess for my birthday! She is fabulous and the outfit is perfect on her! Don't miss out on this if you have Jess or AGT 25. I imagine this outfit would look super on her too!
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When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay,
To keep me happy all the day. . .
Post by parklife268 on Nov 26, 2006 2:18:28 GMT -5
I really love this set! My favorites parts of this set would have to be the shorts, the tankini, and the kayaking shoes. I really love the color combinations! The part of the set I'm really not that fond of would have to be the rashguard. Overall, I do not like the look of this piece, but most of all I do not like how easily it can be snagged if the velcro is not lined up properly. I just adore the kayaking shoes not only for their color combination, but also for their cute soles. The sunglasses and sunscreen stick were a perfect way to top off this set! I give this set and A and not an A+ simply because of how easily the rashguard snags. I highly recommend getting this set before it is too late.
As for the Kayaking set, I really don't have much to say about this. I blew the kayak up just to see if it was okay, but asides from that, I have yet to use it because of lack of space and the fear of my cats destroying it with their claws. I can definitely say that this is my least favorite part of Jess' collection.
The top definally ficks... It is adorable but for that issue.Kailey's wet suit does the same except I like the zipper instead of the velcro. I noticed right off after my daughter put it on Jess where the velcro had been on the sleeve. I didn't get the Kayak as I figured my daughter would just be too confused and bug me to put it in the bath tub.I saved myself the aggrivation.
Cute shoes and sunglasses.Still glad I got it for the great colors!
Jess's Kayak came with an orange rubber bow up kayak with netting on the front to hold stuff (I used it for her bookbag), a bag for the kayak when deflated, a paddle, and a lifejacket.
I rated this set a B+ for the kayak popping so easily. I went through two and need a new one! I am really deppressed, darn cats! My first one got chewed by a rabbit, the second was chewed by evil little kitties.
The lifejacket is my favorite part! Looks adorable over the kayak outfit and it has velcro on one side and a buckle made of plastic in the front.
The bag is orange with a lime green (?) drawstring. When folded properly, it could hold the kayak and the lifejacket. This set also came with a rainstick paddle. I love this one! It sounds neat! My dolls also like to use this for many other reasons then kayaking..but let's not go there.
Very nice set for any doll! Even if you don't like kayaking you'll like this set!
I LOVE this outfit! The pieces mix and match and the short pair up nice with other shirts. The sunglasses and lip balm are nice touches too! I also LOVe the shoes! Definatley one of my favorite LE outfits!
Whoever said it would look great on JLY 25 is completely right!
It looks beautiful on Elise. It is very age-appropriate, while at the same time I can see myself buying a swimsuit like that (cut to fit my hourglass figure, of course). It looks comfortable and easy to swim in. The colors are great. The texture is nice.
I have both the Kayak and the outfit. The kayak is great fun, and whenever I bring it somewhere, all the girls line up to have a go at it. I love the oar, because it sounds like a rain stick, so when the girls paddle, it makes a fun sound. It also comes with its own carrying case which is great for storage (not that it gets used much). The life jacket is OK, but I don't think it very realistic. On the one hand it is to thin to be realistic, on the other hand, if it were thicker, it would not harder to use.
I love the rash guard. I think it is really cute. My only problem is its Velcro. Sometimes it wants to snag the shirt. The board shorts are great. I am not a big fan of the suit. It is a little skimpy and the bottoms don't really fit especially on the PM girls. I love the shoes. The are easy to put on, and they are adorable. Jess and Addy normally wear these outfits together and they look great!
The lip gloss is cute, and goes Jess's meet outfit, too. My sunglasses broke, and I am not sure how that happened, so that was not a happy find.
I would give the clothes an A- for the Velcro on the Rash guard.
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Post by PrincessMeg on Mar 21, 2009 12:44:09 GMT -5
2-in1 Kayaking outfit-Grade A-
This set is very cute! I like are how realistic everything is, but the rashguard and swim suit seem easy to snag. The little water socks are adorable. The sunglasses are, meh, pink plastic sunglasses, nothing amazing about them. The sunscreen is cute too. The shorts and bikini bottoms are kind of lo-rise so beware of little dollie hineys! A great set and my girls are happy to have a swim suit!
My Dolls: Kirsten (2001), Josefina (2002), Kaya (2003), Addy (2004), Nellie (2004), Kristi (JLY #24) (2005), Marisol (2005), Jess (2006) My Wishlist: Emily
I have a few pieces from this set: the shorts, shoes, and sunglasses, all of which I scored in a cragislist lot.
The shorts are nice for summer as are the shoes. They aren't sandals but aren't gymshoes either. I like to think of them as something from Lands End or Eddie Bauer. Keens anyone? The shorts are made of what seems to be a "water-proof" material, but they fit well. The sunglasses can fit a bit awkward or perfectly depending on the doll.