YUUtuu bag is no exception- the first gadget she discovered was the whistle!
YUUtuu is a children's activity backpack, designed to be functional and fun, they are perfect for travelling, for school or as an overnight bag.
Seren's bag came complete with an activity pack- including a magnetic snakes and ladders board, crayons and colouring pad- all which fitted perfectly in the various pockets along with her overnight essentials.
The bag also has an drinks container pocket on the outside- to stop any spills inside- in our case it was useful for Seren's hairbrush after a quick dash back to the house when I realised we had forgotten it!
Seren was over the moon with her bag, with seahorses and starfish it definitely fits our lifestyle, of course Seren thinks the star makes it personal just to her, and and I am slowly adjusting to her insistence that her favourite colour is pink!
Well, apart from the fact Seren loves it.
I love that it addresses the complaint my ballet teacher always had about backpacks.
It's more science than I'm usually happy to absorb, but YUUbags are ergonomically designed with a bespoke EVA foam panel and wide padded straps to ensure even weight distribution.
And the bag comes with clear instructions to show how backpacks should be worn to prevent pull on shoulders.
And so, this gets a big thumbs up from me!
What I do struggle with is the price point.
At £38 the bag is definitely in the higher bracket.
Although, it is comparable to the Trunki price point, and YUUbags are cleverly designed as cabin luggage in both size options.
And, I'm going to say it, and maybe as a 5 year old she's too young, but as an 8 or 9 year old, I would definitely want to invest in a backpack which protected posture. I think investing more for this benefit is definitely worthwhile.
For a five year old? Well, I'm going to keep an eye on the quality, the materials and design do appear to be an excellent standard, and going with my age old logic of a pound a wear (how I convince Mr J that my purchases make sense), this may well prove to be an excellent purchase. The quality of the zips, and the material as it is thrown about the place will definitely be the key to justifying purchasing the YUU bag in a couple of years time.
Disclosure: We were sent the YUUtuu for the purposes of this review. All opinions and views expressed are our own.