Reviewed on: 5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We received our Hugglepod Hangout within days of order. Had absolutely no problems putting it together. The stand was fairly self explanatory and after only a couple of times scrathing our heads to figure out which part went where my husband had it all put together and ready for use. The one and only issue I have and I'm still not sure if it's a flaw or if we have something together wrong is on the inside of the hugglepod where the canvas covers the tubing (supports) in two places there is no velcro to attach the flaps to. I also haven't installed the lights yet because but they don't look to be complicated. Our Grandson is absolutely thrilled to have a "hideout" and can't wait to get into it first thing in the morning, I see many many hours of happy play.
Reviewed on: 2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The HuddlePod is such a great concept and my kids do love it. I cannot believe how thin the canvas is!! Mine has ripped all around the door and window openings and so has the cushion in the bottom and stuffing is falling out.I have sewn both back once and it has happened again, already. We have only had this since 2012 Christmas. I have a 7, 5 and 2 year old and they all love it and all fit in it at once. I do not believe they are overly rough with it, since it was made for children to sit and play in. Overall I am very disappointed with the quality.
Reviewed on: 2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hung this in our backyard on a covered porch attached to our garage. Our 4 & 6 year old kids absolutely love it! It's a great product idea, and though we had a problem with a seam splitting, I was perfectly happy to take a replacement instead of a return/refund because I'm hoping that was just bad luck. I want my kids to be able to have one of these in our backyard to play with.
Reviewed on: 1/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I purchased this for my son who is Autistic and loves to be enclosed. He loves it. The only issue I have is with the stand. The instructions on putting it together were not clear. For instance, there were some screws you had to take out but they did not mention that to you and it was difficult to even tell if you could take them out. I finially figured it out and the stand is great too! Overall, it is a great product and highly recommend this for anyone!
Reviewed on: 1/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This thing is very well made of, what seems to be, durable canvas. It has interior metal ring supports at top and bottom that keep the shape. There is a large fluffy fill pad that is stuffed into a zipped pouch under floor. The LED light string is fragile and easy to get very tangled up. The product reads that the LED string is not for outdoor use. This will be a problem as it is not designed to be removed and reinstalled. Assembly was incredibly difficult. You will absolutely hate velcro when you're done! The bottom ring is in four pieces. Each is inserted into a canvas tunnel and fastened to its neighbors. This process was quite painful as the metal hoop pieces are inserted into styrofoam pads, all of which must get thread through the tunnels. The light string installation was an absolute bear. Jammed under the top ring and covered by the world's strongest velcro are about 17 million (or maybe it was only 20) little velcro straps that must be exposed. First you have to release the velcro cover over the top hoop. Then you have to find some way to peel the velcro strap (hooks) off of the cover velcro (loops). Expect to loose finger nails. Expect to bleed. Expect to curse. Oh, and all of the above takes place inside of a canvas bag. Expect to sweat. Liberally. Profusely. Keep towels handy for sweat and blood. So, after all of the above, would I do it again? Absolutely. My son ***LOVES*** it. Just set your expectations on time (30 minutes or more) and effort (extreme) required for assembly. Personally, I do not believe any of the reviewers that said they had it done within five minutes of opening the box. That is absurd.
- Kevin the skinless