“ Brand: ELC / Type: Outdoor Play Equipment „
The above description says this umbrella was brought from elc but the one we own actually came from Amazon and my little girl received it in September last year. Normally anything charley bear related in our house is for my youngest son but when I was searching for a new umbrella and this one popped up my little girl loved it and decided this was the one she wanted.
We paid £9 for this umbrella and ours actually came in blue and red although in the description we were told it was pink when it arrived we were not that disappointed as it is even lovelier in real life than in the picture shown by Amazon. This is what I usually have to pay for a character umbrella so was not surprised but the quality is a lot better than others we have including peppa pig and Thomas the tank engine.
It opens like a usual umbrella you push the middle bar up until you hear a click and that is it pushed into place. To take it down you simply press the button again pull the bar down and that is it ready for the final piece of fabric to be pulled around the closed umbrella and buttoned up to hold the umbrella in a small neat bundle ready for the net use. It is that easy to do my 3 year old little girl can do it all by herself which she loves as it makes her feel independent and as it has an anti pinch system although I always watch there is no need to help.
Each panel changes 1 will be a block of colour red and then the next is a transparent panel which is tinted in blue colour and has a picture of charley bear himself covering it. Although charley bear is printed it is still see through and my girl loves this as she can see through the top of her umbrella and loves pointing to which panels have the character on and which do not.
It has a wipe clean plastic as its main structure which is very handy as my little girl often gets the umbrella very messy so can be handy just to give it a wipe down after each use. It has an easy grip handle which is perfect for little hands meaning they can hold it in comfort without dropping it. It is very light and so very easy for a small child to carry round.
Although we have had it for a good few months now and had typical Scottish weather it has lasted very well. It keeps the rain out and keeps my little girl dry but with a little wind it does pull and try to turn inside out. We have has some huge storms and very windy weather and apart from that problem it has lasted very well. She now loves walking her big brother to school even if it is raining as it gives her excuse to put on her willies and use her umbrella.
My little girl is 3 and this is perfect size for her it is recommended for 3 years plus which I think is the perfect age recommendation my only worry is when my 4 year old boy uses it although it keeps him dry you can see it is a little on the small side for him so it may not last too long but even with a full winters use for my little girl I will be happy as when my 18 month old son gets a little older he will be able to use it too as it is a unisex umbrella.
Now your little ones can keep dry with the help of their favourite TV character using this beautiful Little Charley Bear umbrella / Age range: From 3 years.