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There's no denying that kids grow like weeds. You blink and they have gone from infant to toddler. Blink again and they're going off to school! If you want to save time, money, and product waste for Mother Earth, consider items that grow with your child. We recently were introduced to SKL, who sells a great line of sports gear for kids and adults on Amazon, with one of those products being adjustable size inline skates and protective gear, which we are so excited to be reviewing for you! Watch our unboxing and demo video below then read on for more details!
These SKL Inline Skates come in two sizes, the Small adjusts from size 10 - 1 and the Medium adjusts from size 1 - 5, both are available in pink and blue. I was really impressed with how easily they adjust, it's literally just a button you push, then you pull the toe out or push in to adjust! Boom! Done!!
To further make sure they're nice and snug and supportive, they have laces at the bottom, a velcro strap in the middle, and a plastic ski-boot type strap at the top. All 3 of my kids needed help getting them on the first time (my 8 year old didn't do the top strap tight enough and as a result his ankles were turning in when skating - when I noticed, I tightened it for him which had him standing straighter, so just be sure to step in to help your kids understand how they should properly fit).
The rollerblades seem to be great quality, and really supportive! They took quite a beating on my kids' first time inline skating - you can see the above left photo from afterwards, they got a bit scuffed from being dragged around on the pavement but I think they'll do great as they grow over the next couple of years, and my oldest's pair will eventually be a hand-me-down to his sisters! And did I mention, light up LED wheels (no batteries required)!!
The SKL protective gear is great, as well!! The set comes with elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards (they also have a set that includes helmets, but we didn't need as we already had helmets we've been using for biking, scooters, and skateboarding).
They are easy for the kids to put on themselves, with quality velcro straps and very strong PVC shell plastic to protect their little knees, hands, and elbows from getting scraped (or worse). In my son's medium set (ages 7-13 years), the knee pads were larger than the elbow pads, however in the small sets (ages 2-6 years) they were the same size so perhaps interchangeable? I couldn't figure it out.
We found the elbow and knee pads rather snug, even though our kids are on the younger end for the sizes they got, but better snug than too big! And they have nice breathable liners between their skin and the velcro straps. They also come in a great storage bag and come in 4 color options: black/grey, light blue/green, blue, and pink/purple.
SKL has tons of sports gear for kids and adults on Amazon! From snow tubes and snorkels to water backpacks and agility training equipment! Be sure to check them out on social, as well: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
5/13/2021 03:40:00 pm
Fun! My daughter has been wanting a pair of skates. She loves going to the rink. I mostly fall on my face.
5/14/2021 08:39:48 am
Def need that protective gear! I remember this sort of thing when I was younger and it was so fun and it seems like skating is sort of making a comeback and I am totally on board. My kids will love this and thank god they are adjustable. These kids grow too fast.
5/15/2021 09:11:23 pm
Oh yay, such great memories of getting my first pair of skates. So cool that these are adjustable.
6/15/2021 01:16:12 pm
These sound like fantastic skates. My granddaughter's birthday is coming up and these would be a perfect gift for her.
6/17/2021 11:50:08 am
That's great that they are so adjustable. I like the design of them too.
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