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July 1, 2012
Summer is here, and the sun is shining. During this time of the year, we are all looking for ways to beat the heat and stay cool. While I would be fine just staying inside in the air conditioning, my kids don't feel the same way. They love to play outside and soak up the sun's rays.
Rylie and Bryce love to run and play in the backyard, and then jump in the pool to cool off. Now that they have their Astronaut Space Pack by Aeromax, they can stay cool while they are playing! This Super-Soaking Water Blaster is a fun way to beat the heat all summer!
What a blast kids will have when they can shoot aliens (or next-door buddies) with a 30-foot blast of water? This space pack holds a liter of water and can shoot water in two directions at once, or choose the more traditional single straight-on stream. Strap on the space pack – on top of other space gear or while still wearing pajamas -- and have a blast indoors or out. Like all Aeromax products, attention to detail is paramount with pretend pressure and instrument panels along with adjustable black straps. The modestly priced shooter can be played with or without water for priceless galactic role-playing.
Rylie and Bryce were so excited when we received the Astronaut Space Pack for review. They couldn't wait for me to attach the tube and fill it up so they could soak each other with water. While the assembly seemed easy, it took me a minute to get the tube attached under the space pack, but once I did, I filled the pack with water and they were ready to play.
Rylie was up first. I thought the pack might be heavy for her when it was full of water, but the lightweight plastic made it light enough for her to carry. She strapped it on her back, learned how to pump the gun, and got ready to chase the "aliens" around the yard.
While the Astronaut Space Pack is recommended for kids age 5 and up, 4 year old Rylie had no problems blasting the aliens in the backyard. She was able to run with the pack on her back with no issues at all. To shoot, you simply pump the two ends of the blaster together.
The Super-Soaking Water Blaster blasts water over 30 feet, and it even shoots in multiple directions with the push of the trigger. While I don't think she ever got a 30-foot blast out if it like Brian and I could, Rylie could still shoot it pretty far.
The pack actually holds a lot of water, and it lasted several minutes. Once it was empty, I refilled the pack and Bryce was ready to blast some aliens!
At one point Rylie ran into the clubhouse where she thought she would be safe, but then she was cornered with no place to go. Gotcha!
Once Rylie was soaked from head to toe, she decided she wanted to go swimming, but she wasn't safe there either. Bryce got her again, and then he went after Brian, who was still hiding in the yard.
Even 2 year old Bryce had no issues operating the water blaster! In fact, he didn't want to take it off. We thought at one point that everyone was going swimming, but the next thing we knew, he had the pack on again and was blasting the aliens in the pool. No one was safe in our backyard!
Everyone in our family has been having a great time with the Astronaut Space Pack, and it has become Bryce's favorite outdoor toy!
My only issue with the Space Pack is the fact that the tube between the pack and the blaster is removable. First off, it is not easy to attach one end to the space pack. You have to maneuver behind some plastic to attach it, and it takes a few tries to get it lined up properly. Second, it detaches from the blaster pretty easily, and when it comes detached, you lose all of your water. This is only a mild convenience, though, and I just explained to the kids that they had to be careful and not pull the tube off of the blaster.
That said, this is a very affordable toy that will allow for hours of cool fun in the sun! You can purchase the Astronaut Space Pack directly from Aeromax, or from other online retailers like Amazon, for around $16. At that price, you will definitely want to get at least two to really get the space battles going!
Do you want a chance to win one of these fun water blasters? Enter the Astronaut Space Pack Giveaway over at Thanks, Mail Carrier!
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the Astronaut Space Pack at no cost for the purpose f this review. No other compensation was received.