12 Ft. Super Sturdy Parachute
All the children that have used this with us have loved it. It is made very well, and has handles for all the children to hold, as well as a carrying case for storage. This has provided tons of fun for children from 1 year up to 8 years old, and even us adults. I would definitely recommend this to others. You can't beat the price on this one.
April 13, 2009
Parachute was used at pre-school play day. Each child also received a beach ball with their name on it. All the balls were bounced on the parachute.
June 18, 2014
Broke just after taking it out of the bag!
I can't even express my disappointment! I took this out, kids super excited and the first time we lifted it, one of the handles completely ripped off!! Yes, we can use it without the handles but with smaller kids, they can hold on better with them! I will be sending this back!
June 6, 2014
I own an entertainment business and we use this parachute to play games at birthday parties. I love everything about it except for the handles. A few ripped off the first time that we used them. We will have to get them stitched on again. Besides the handles, the overall quality of the parachute is great. We will be buying more.
June 4, 2014
Good with 1 minor flaw
I purchased this item for an activity w/ young girls. In their exuberance, the handles frayed off quite quickly. Something I can fix with different material, but others may not be able to fix it. Over all the product was good. The chute is still in good shape.
June 2, 2014
Worked well for our end of year activities
We bought these parachutes to use at our annual year end elementary field day. We have about 1300 students, K-5, so the parachutes get a lot of use over 2 days. The kids love using the parachutes. The size was great for K-2 grade, but the bigger parachutes would have been better for 3-5th grades. The handles ripped off right away, but it didn't seem to bother the students. They work perfect for our once a year outdoor activity.
May 22, 2014
kids loved it!
I bought this to use for birthday parties and for church games and activities. It has been a big hit wherever I bring it. I took the advice of other reviews and glued the handle areas prior to use. One of the handles was already loose when I took it out of the bag. I glued the handle areas ( I used Gorilla Glue 'cause that's what I had available) and let it set up overnight. It has taken some abuse and held up well. Very pleased with this product.
April 27, 2014
This was perfect for the grand kids and I in the back yard, but if you want the full elementary school p.e. class experience, spring for the big one.
I will likely go back and order the largest one. My young adult children and their children and I had a fun playing with this in the backyard and remembering a fun elementary school p.e. activity. The quality and durability is EXCELLENT, the seams are well sewn and the handles are durably stitched. The more the merrier and the children want to invite their friends over to enjoy, so we'll be needing the larger version for summer fun. The carry case makes for easy and compact storage, too.
April 23, 2014
One handle tore after first use
While it does seem to be of decent quality I had one handle rip after kids used it the first time. They were fairly rough with it (I had to redirect them several times) but that is to be expected when they are excited by its use. I got this one with handles so it is more friendly to younger kids.
October 4, 2013
Very poor quality
The handles on the parachute tore out of the fabric the first time the children used it.. I feel that it was not worth the money spent if it did not hold up any longer than this. Sure wish we could get our money back. Sorry, but we will definitely not buy another parachute from Oriental Trading..
August 14, 2013