Need Camping Gear?
Target currently has Our Generation products on sale. I was thinking about Camp Doll Diaries when I was there so I caved when I spotted the Polka Dot Camping Set hanging there. It's normally $16.99, but was marked down to $14.99.
The back tells you what is included..."functional lantern" sold me! Plus I'd add another roasting stick to our collection.
UnboxingEverything is sewn into place.
This set comes with assembly instructions for the tent.
This is the sleeping bag. It's pretty with the brown floral design on the outside and lined with pink polka dots. The material inside and out is the same - a heavy nylon, like a backpack.
This is not an all season sleeping bag; unless the material is supposed to be similar to emergency blankets that reflect body heat. The poles and connectors for the tent are stored inside the sleeping bag.
Here is the folded tent, poles, and connectors. The tent is also a heavy nylon, but lighter than the sleeping bag. It's sturdy and reminds me of a real tent.
The additional items are kept snug in plastic. I really like the lantern. You know we'll use the coffee pot for making tea water.
I take it back, I LOVE the lantern. Look how bright it is.
TentThe tent popped easily and very realistically. The sleeping bag fits inside with lots of space for gear or a friend.
It doesn't take up a lot of space. Like your basic camping tents not the super mansion style ones.
I'm not thrilled with the door. All sorts of bugs and wildlife and weather are getting inside with that gap.
Everything collapses and packs up quickly. If you were planning a vacation and wanted to take this with you, the whole set takes up less space than a loaf of bread.
Kirsten, Haley, bothCheck out this awesome tent!
I can have my own room at Coolspring.
Your own room? Who said you were going this time?
I just kind of figured it was my turn.
Could be mine.
Looks like a lot of room in there. I'm going in.
Cool! I fit!
Nice! And there is still more room. I wonder...
Yep, we both fit!
Sadly, only one of us can go to Coolspring.
Who do you think it will be?
- The tent material is very close to a real tent - however, being sewn into the package left holes in the tent sides. As mentioned above, there is no cover to the windows or door, so don't use this for real camping or outside in the rain.
- The battery information for the lantern is not on the assembly instructions insert. It only appears on the back of the box. Be sure to cut that off before recycling the packaging.
- I'm really happy I picked up this set. It has a lot of potential especially with Camp Doll Diaries underway.
So back to the question at hand...who do you think will be going to Coolspring Power Museum next week? Kirsten or Haley?
Note: Tea Time with Melody Q is not affiliated with American Girl or Our Generation. The set was purchased for our collection. The above review is unsolicted and comprised of our honest observations and opinions. All links are provided for educational and informative purposes only. No purchase is required or suggested.