Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 312
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bushido009 Great Play set for the money
I'll start by saying that I'm not a handy person at all, so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to finish it. The instructions was very easy to read and understand. Took me two days about 16 hrs total but I got it done and it looks great. The only issue I had with the product that kept me from giving it a 5 star rating are the following. 1) The boards have small white paper labels stapled to them with a number code indicating where the board will be placed on the swing set. My issue with this is that the label are so fragile that when I opened the box 40% of the boards didn't have the labels on them as they had fallen off inside the shipping box. At this point I had to guess and do more measuring to make sure that I had the right piece. This slowed me down quite a bit.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pops Great value - kids love it
Clear assembly instructions. Just follow carefully. 1 st few steps critical. Pieces well marked. All parts were there. Took about 9 hours by myself. Do have construction experience. Use of screw gun, drill and sockets made assembly much easier. Ground prep critical. Recommend treating wood as per instructions periodically. Be prepared to handle 3 heavy, awkward boxes, recommend dolly and maybe a hand truck depending on where you have to move it to. Separated packages on truck and lowered onto dolly 1 at a time using tailgate lift of truck. Driver helped. Also put hardware for swings on beam while on ground before raising. Also recommend layout area. Very critical to pre-drill when instructed to do so, will avoid splitting wood. Watch screw lengths. A 1/2 inch too long will protrude through backside on climbing wall. Overall very happy with purchase.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Atrain Great play set - fun project to assemble.
Great play set for the price. Overall build time was about 8hrs for me by myself ( and a little "helper", see pic). Directions were clear and each step worked as described. It is not a complicated build, just a lot of steps, so as long as you have the recommended tools, I would think anyone with average to little construction experience could do this. Can be done over several days, so no hurry to do all at once. I started on a Saturday and worked a few hours some days and a few minutes on other days through the week to finish the next Saturday. A good ratchet/socket with recommended sizes is VERY useful and the drill/driver. Nice feeling of accomplishment for me, and a great sturdy play set for our kids who love it so far. I was a little skeptical prior to purchase on how sturdy it would be and how it would hold up, but I am very pleased now that I have built it and tested it.
October 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stephanie Great playset!
We did a lot of research and finally decided on this playset. It was a great choice! It arrived earlier than the expected delivery date. My husband assembled it in a weekend, and said the directions were very clear and specific. I like that it's a bit larger scale. I'm 5'9" and can stand up under the canopy, so hoping it will last our two boys a long time! The one thing of note is the color is a bit different than pictured. It is sort of a reddish stained cedar I think, but looks very nice! We've had lots of compliments on it already.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ReBecca A PLAY PARK IN OUR BACK YARD!
My grandchildren are having such a great time with this set. There is so much for them to do, that there has been no fighting among the three of them. Their ages are 2-5. We ordered a bucket swing for our 8 month old, and put it where the trapeze was suppose to go....it was an easy switch.....this way two swings remain for the older kids.
The set went together easier than expected. Two people could easily put this together. The pdf instructions were very helpful and I recommend that it gets looked at prior to setting up the play set...it listed what tools were needed before getting started, weight limitations and maintenance/care to ensure years of fun.
There were some screws that were missing (or maybe they got lost in the tall grass when we assembled it) - But we picked some up at our local Home Depot. If we didn't have to do that, it would have gone together in one day.
April 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Erik Perfect for a toddler
Overall great play set. As soon as we set it up, to our surprise, our two year old was able to climb up the rock wall and slide down the slide. She loves it, cannot get her inside at the end of the day. Perfect for her size as she will be able to grow into it. Had to purchase a toddler swing since she is too little for the swings that come with it. Easy to set up with a second person to assist you. Make sure to have all the tools, especially the deep socket wrenches, or you will have to take a run to the store. I had not need for the vice grip pliers the directions say are mandatory. Also, make sure to have a couple of batteries charged for your cordless drill. It would have been a long day if we didn't have them. It took us 8hours to set up, which included a run to Home Depot in the middle. So give yourself a full day. Make sure to have help to accept delivery. It comes on a 12 foot pallet and the company that delivers will only drop off at the curb. It is very heavy. Took two people for small boxes and three for the heavy boxes to get in back yard.
May 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Needs a couple modifications
Overall pretty good product. I do wish all of it was made in the USA for starters. Instructions were good, but could use improvement in the diagram area. Took us about 8 hrs in all and was relatively easy. Biggest problem with it was the 2x4 cross beam in which the ladder and slide are attached is showing to use only a couple deck screws to mount the 2x4 onto main frame. It is a major flaw...Fortunately it has a couple extra lag bolts that come with, so I drilled a couple holes on both ends of it and all is good! NOTE: when the directions tell you "it is very important to do something exactly as described" you need to listen! It comes with 4 swing set anchors, but they are nothing more than a tent stake, so you may have to invest in some better ones if its a concern. The entire unit is really stable and is perfect for those who don't have a ton of yard to work with!
May 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ryan021m Easy to Assemble but falling apart after 1 winter
I purchased the Outing III playset for my 2 year old daughter in summer of 2011. Initially we were pleased with the quality and the playset was easy to assemble with 2 people. However after 1 really mild winter in Wisconsin I have several complaints about the durability of this playset. The tarp cover for the fort area shredded itself when the rear support board gave way. Second, a swing cracked in half when swinging during the winter. Finally the finish on the boards is peeling and cracking off revealing the bare untreated wood. This play set may be OK for milder climates but I wouldn't buy one for anywhere that the temperature drops below zero. I wish I would have spent the extra money on a Rainbow Play Set.
March 15, 2012