Review: Official Minecraft ‘Style On The Go’ Backpack
Minecraft: The video game that children obsess over, but which many parents fail to understand (me included)! One minute they’ve made this amazingly detailed world with houses, beds, furniture, elevators, swimming pools and pets. The next two highly anxious children are shouting ‘Kill It! Kill It!’ with talk of zombies, cave spiders and creepers. I’m confused just thinking about it, but what is quite clear is that Minecraft doesn’t lose its appeal. My children have been playing it, regularly, for at least four years and it is still the ‘go to’ game when they switch on their consoles.
I don’t pretend to understand what the attraction is with Minecraft. However Huw often plays with the children – they invite each other into their own world and they work as a team. I’m not entirely sure what they are doing, but I think Toby tends to be more of a hindrance than a help as I often overhear Huw saying “Toby, stop blowing things up!”
For years Toby has been wearing Minecraft t-shirts. He goes to Minecraft birthday parties (he’s had one himself – read all about it in my Guest Post on the OH SO MUMMY blog). He has Minecraft plush toys, plastic toys, beanie hats … it’s a cool ‘brand’. So when we had the opportunity to review an official Minecraft Style On The Go’ backpack, I jumped at the chance.
The backpack is called a Mini backpack. I don’t know why, as it has very generous proportions. It’s a good size for school, or a day trip out, or for flight carry on. Through the eyes of a parent, it appears to be strong; very well made. The straps are substantial, zips look heavy duty and material is trustworthy.
Through the eyes of a child – wow, it’s SO Minecraft! We received the ‘creeper’ styled design in the infamous green and black blocks.
There are two main compartments. The big compartment has a padded fixed insert – I would trust putting a tablet or mini-laptop in there securely. The inside material is soft, of a black and grey creeper face design. This compartment will easily carry a sports kit, lunch box, school/college books etc.
On the front of the backpack is a smaller compartment with a near-full zip. This is my favourite feature as the styling inside is the red, black and white of the Minecraft TNT! This is a very useful space as there are two mesh pockets, two fabric pockets and a zipped compartment – idea for dinner money, Oyster/travel cards, pens etc.
There are pockets on each side of the backpack, suitable for water bottles. Also, on the front you’ll find two buckles. I’m not entirely sure what they are for, but my son I’m sure will hang some keyrings on them to personalise it.
Toby used the backpack on a recent ‘Water Activity Day’ with his Cubs group. He packed his lunch, lots of drinks, and two changes of clothes inside it – room for more if he needed it. His Cubs friends loved it.
Overall the backpack is great quality and I think it will last a good while. Toby loves to show it off 🙂
Disclaimer for Review: Official Minecraft ‘Style On The Go’ Backpack
We received the Minecraft backpack in return for an honest review. Our views and opinions have not been influenced in any way. This review contains affiliate links.