Reviewed by Emily Crombie
My children were very excited to receive a large parcel of two kites from Brookite. They arrived well packaged in cardboard for their transit and were delivered quickly by courier.
The first kite, the Jellyfish Fun Kite is suitable for age 3 plus. It is bright orange and semi-circular in shape with rainbow streamers… my girls think it looks like a brightly coloured octopus!
It states it is suitable for a light to moderate breeze. We took a few goes to get it up in the air but lots of fun ensued once we improved our technique with everyone having a go!
Although the body of the kite is quite small, with the 1.7 metre tail it looks more impressive in the air and the line is amply long at 30 metres. Being fairly small and neatly packing back into its bag not only keeps it safe but makes it easy to carry around… ideal to keep in the car for an impromptu flying session!
The Phantom Sport Kite is perfect for an older child, learning to fly a kite. The packaging says it is suitable for age 8 years plus. It arrived flat packed, but part of the fun is the anticipation while putting it together. It is constructed from fibreglass struts and spinmaker nylon with two handles. It was simple to put together with clear instructions and measures 117cm by 66cm fully erected.
The black, blue, red and yellow design was bright and eye-catching. A bit more technique is definitely required for the Phantom but still lots of fun!
A kite is a great gift for any age and gets everyone outdoors. It is also a great family gift as everyone can get involved. If you are looking for something different for Christmas this year, check out Brookite range.
For more information visit www.brookite.com.