Monday, August 25, 2014

Rainbow Braid 5400 Piece Refill Kit - Review

I am totally hooked (sorry about the pun) on these rubber band loom bracelets! Every time I go into town with the kids I wind up with half a dozen or so bags of bands in with the rest of my shopping. I spend evenings and nap times looming away. The kids love my creations and constantly pester me for new bracelets. I've blogged about it before and linked to my YouTube playlist where I find all the tutorials I like to follow.

But not all bands are the same quality, as I have learned to my dismay. The Hubby bought me some from ebay that were simply awful! 8 bands out of every 10 I tried snapped as I tried to put it on my loom. I have tried all the different brands available locally and found most were ok. But there is no consistency in what is available and finding a refill of the exact same colour I've been using is difficult too.

Then I was sent this Rainbow Braid refill kit. 

These bands are great! I've made 8 bracelets with them in the last week and had only 1 band snap on me! And it was one I had use and reused a few times (trying out a difficult new bracelet) so I had really put pressure on it. They are a lovely quality, strong, smooth, and they don't stink! The colours are nice and vibrant. And with it being a refill kit you can be confident that you will get the same colours when you reorder.

There are three kinds of band in the kit, solid colour, glitter, and glow-in-the-dark. If you've been making these bracelets for a while and shopping around you'll have seen a lot of glow-in-the-dark band reviews saying that other brands don't glow. These ones do! I'm not talking blinding light, but they do glow. I've made a number of bracelets with the Rainbow Braid glow-in-the-dark bands and made sure they got some "charge" under the lamp. when we switched off the lights the glow bands were glowing! The kids think they are great! It's a shame I can't pick it up on the camera on my phone.

Let me tell you what you get in this particular refill kit:

  • 18 Colors & 250 Clips to Make Rubber Band Bracelets 
  • Fully Compatible with All Rubber Band Looms 
  • 300 Each of 18 Different Colors: 
    • Solid/Neons (Red, Purple, Turquoise, Light Blue, Dark Blue), 
    • Fluorescents (Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink, Orange, Purple), 
    • Glitters (Pink, Blue, Purple, Orange, Green) 
    • Bolds (Black, White)

These are for sale at at the moment, normally £37.90 but currently £14.90!*

Check them out here:

All views and opinions in this review are my own and that of my family. I have not been paid to make this review, but I was given the kit for free.

*Correct at the time of publishing

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