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 borrowed this from my sister to use for an album. Overall, I really love the colors used in this outfit. They are so vibrant and look good on any doll! This set comes with A LOT so I think it would be worth the money.
Rashguard - I love the colors but seriously, they could've chosen a better material, or used a zipper instead of velcro. No matter how careful I am, it has snagged every time I've taken it on and off a doll. As a result, the back is really pilled, as I'm sure my sister has had problems with it too. I do like the design though.Grade: B-
Shorts - These look like real board shorts or athletic shorts. They have a nice wide waistband that velcros, which makes them easy to get on and could potentially adjust a bit for different doll waist sizes. The only problem I have is the color; I think it should've been a darker pink to go with the tankini and rashguard. The light pink just looks out of place. Grade: B+
Bikini - Again, I love the bright colors. I also like the pink trim. Of course, with any bikini, the doll's tag shows, but overall I think this looks cute on the dolls. Grade: A-
Shoes - I was so excited about these as I think only Kailey's wetsuit/swimsuit set includes doll water shoes! Unfortunately, the doll can't wear them in the kayak (which fits because you wouldn't wear shoes in one anyway). They are great for walking around the beach though or wading in the water. Again, I wish these had the brighter colors as the bikini/rashguard; the light ones seem out of place. Grade: A just because I am so enticed with the idea of watershoes!
Sunscreen - I love that they included sunscreen! AG is so concerned about your doll's health Seriously though, I think it was a good accessory to include that could've been easily overlooked. It's kind-of weird that it's on a necklace but if you are going kayaking, it's not like there's any place to store your sunscreen, so it's convenient at least! The necklace is made of a thick plastic material that would probably withstand water damage and likes to bend/twist weirdly. It closes with a plastic clippy thing. Grade: B
Sunglasses - couldn't find so not reviewing.
Overall Grade: B+
Kayak - This is really fun! It was a little confusing at first because only the sides and top inflate and I was watching the bottom. Once it is inflated, the doll fits perfectly in there (without shoes - as you would in a real kayak). The colors are bright just like the kayaking outfit. I thought the netting provided a nice detail. It also doesn't seem like it would be destroyed easily, as my brother tried to ram into it with my dolls' paddleboat multiple times. Grade: A
Paddle - I like the rainstick aspect - it just seemed to add a bit of fun/whimsy to the set. I was surprised that you can actually get both of the doll's hands to hold onto it pretty easily. Grade: A
Lifejacket - AG did a good job with how you put it on - it "buckles" (velcros) around the middle like a real lifejacket. You also velcro one of the top straps. This one kept coming off for me though. I wish the lifejacket had also been inflatable or puffy so it would've looked more like a real lifejacket though. Grade: C+
Bag - Holds the kayak... I thought it was a good thing to include, but don't really have any other use for it, so I'm not really including it in the review.
Overall Grade: B+
Kayak, Paddle; Cate wears rashguard, shorts, sunscreen-on-a-necklace and lifejacket.
Cate in the rashguard, shorts, shoes, and sunscreen-on-a-necklace.
Julie in the bikini.
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2010 4:53:42 GMT -5 by KitandKat
This outfit is very cute. I do think that the light pink shorts are terribly out of place against the hot pink, and thus I use them with the island luau swimsuit instead.
I love the contrast of vibrant lime green and hot pink, and the rashguard is very accurate. I have had zero problems with the Velcro. The water shoes are very easy to get on, though again I wish they had the hot versus the light pink.
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.