I have a wonderful giveaway for anyone who love being outdoors with kids! Polisport is a company based in Portugal that sells bike products around the world. I couldn’t believe it when I got an email asking me if I would like to review one of their bike seats and helmets. Not only do they sell beautiful products, but this is also the first time I’ve been asked to review something on my blog. Hooray! I asked if I could give a bike seat and helmet away to one of you all, and they said yes. So lucky you, too!
I was thrilled for another reason, too: Elliott and I love bike riding and want to pass that along to our kids. I used to bike to work when I lived in Boston. As newlyweds in D.C. we biked everywhere, including clear across the city to visit the zoo on multiple occasions. Getting and giving away a bike seat and helmet seemed too good to be true.
I immediately loved the sleek design of the bike seat and the sturdy build of the helmet. The weight limit for the seat is 22 kgs (48.5 lbs), so Lena will be able to use it until she’d rather ride her own bike beside me!
The bike seat included detailed instructions for installation as well as all the necessary tools (hex key, wrench). Elliott and I installed the seat in about 45 minutes. In retrospect I think we should have used Elliott’s larger, sturdier tools… and maybe done it during nap time! However, Elliott is Mr. Safety Conscious and he was happy with the sturdy installation, so that’s says a lot to me.
Here are a few close-up details of the bike seat itself. I love the mesh pocket in the back of the seat for maps, snacks, etc. The rubber straps over Lena’s feet and the snug 5-point harness will keep her secure.
Here’s a close-up of the seat’s attachment to the bike. One major bonus of this child’s seat: it’s easy to remove if your child isn’t with you. If you push the red button and detach the red strap around the seat, the bike seat will slip right off. Options are key!
1) Leave a comment on this post telling me why you’d like to win the seat and helmet.
2) Sign up for my mailing list (see left sidebar) and leave a comment telling me you did so.
3) Like Polisport on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.
A winner will be drawn at random this coming Friday and announced next Monday.
Good luck and happy riding!
P.S. Wondering why it looks like we’re in southern California? We took these photos on the Navy base in Sicily (Sigonella). So there’s another snapshot into a corner of our lives! Mt Etna presides over everything in the background, of course.
The winner is #33, Erin R.! I’ll send you an email, Erin, to get your address so Polisport can send you the bike seat and helmet. Congratulations and happy biking!