Here’s a great new invention that could make getting out for picnics or an afternoon in the park with kids a lot easier.
We love the Brug a genius practical product that has clearly been thought about and designed with families in mind to make family life easier.
Our Score: 9.3/10
We've given the How to get the kids out for picnic using the Brug the Thumbs Up award.
- A really simple way to throw some things together for a picnic in the park or toys to take camping.
The not so good
- A bit pricey. We found the zip a bit fiddly.
This was a hands-on product review. The product was supplied to us to test and conduct the review.
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We've found that getting out with the kids needs to be as quick and painless as possible. If you can't take on a bigger adventure, a quick picnic or an afternoon down the park is a good way to get them out of the house.
However, sometimes getting all the right bits together, including remembering something to sit on, can take the spontaneity out.
We love to see product innovation, and the Brug could be just the thing to help with this problem. We thought it was such a great idea when we first saw it. So the gang over at Wunderlife sent us one over to get a closer look.
So what is the Brug?
Well, it's a bag and rug in one! It's such a straightforward and practical design ( not sure why it's not been thought of before! )
It works very simply. You lay out the rug and pop all the gear you want to take with you on the rug then using the ties at the end of it, pull them tight, do up the clips and zip up. And now you have a bag all ready to go - a travel and storage system in one!
Watch our short video below to have a better look at it.
So, what do we think of it?
Taking kids for a day out can be a challenge, particularly with very young children, there's so much stuff you need to take with you. The image of a packed horse springs to mind! A bag and rug storage system in one that makes going out, easier, quicker and less stressful is a genius idea with lots of practical opportunities.
The rug is a decent size measuring approx 150cm x 150cm. There was plenty of room on the rug for four of us to sit plus puppy!
It has an excellent storage volume of about 40 litres, so need to take lots of bags; one bag does the job.
The Brug was easy to pack up and comfortable to carry on the shoulder. The wide straps help distribute the weight of the load. It is not a bag to carry up the hills, the storage of the gear inside the bag can make for an awkward shape to carry. Of course, this depends on what items you take with you.
The Brug has many practical uses it's ideal for throwing in the car, taking on picnics, down to the beach, round to a friends house for lunch in the garden, kids activities for example swimming and camping.
The Brug is water resistant. When our mischievous little puppy spilt her bowl of water it soon dried in the sun with no residual seeping through.
The Brug is designed with children in mind it's washable so after a fun day of adventures it can easily be cleaned up. All ready for its next adventure :-)
The Brug is attractively packaged. It has its own storage bag with graphics printed on it on how to use it and a small handle so you could even hang it up!
The only issue we found was that the zip got snagged a couple of times on the inside material. It didn't happen all the time, on close inspection of the zip, there is quite a lot of material lining the zip, so liable to get stuck when you zip up. This could be simply resolved by an anti-snag zip or by stitching in a plastic guard (like tents have). They tell us that they've now addressed this with the next version, with some extra panels either side of the zip to keep the loose material away.
We love the Brug a genius practical product that has been thought about and designed with families in mind to make family life easier.
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