Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 49
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by backyardkid it's nice
it only took a few hours for the two of us to build it. three of us, if you count our kid playing in the box it came in. definitely put it in the shade if possible. it's nice and a good size for growing with. the colors blend with the trees in our backyard so it's easy on the eyes.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sal1 Kids love it.
Kids really love it, so it is well worth the money. They play on it, around it, under it, dangle off of it-which is scary for a parent to watch especially when they stand on it. Just make sure to place it on level ground and push the bottom bars down and out all around so it is steady.
My husband and I put it together in about 30 min. at 9 pm with minimal light (but he is a builder while I read out the instructions). I reviewed the instructions first and wrote in green bar with sticker or green bar w/o, brown bar with or w/o sticker, short bolt, long bolt, regular nut and nut with coating, 15 black climbing grippers and washers instead of looking at something like ADE to ADC to ADE connect to EFB-1 to EFE-2 with aa add ae...comes with everything to put it together except a socket wrench.
Put together the bars and repeat then start adding bars to connect. JUST hand tighten the bolt/nut because you will need to remove the nut to add the next set of bars...tighten everything down at the end once you shape it and do a walk around to tighten everything up.
It moves faster with 2 adults, but if I had to do it by myself it would be about 3 hours using the side of the house/fence/kids for help while reviewing the steps.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rt493 Just what we wanted
This was purchased as a gift and shipped quickly arriving as expected in great shape
Assembly takes approximately 3 hrs and is easier with 2 people
The climbing handholds are a nice feature
Size and quality of the materials make this a very durable and fun addition
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ChicagoParent Sturdy and weather resistent
Once assembled, the dome is very sturdy. I like that the bars are connected with a rock-climbing type of plastic hold. Not only does it reinforce the connectors, but it helps my son (age 5) grab/climb. The coating on bars means it doesn't get too hot in the sun.
The dome itself is lightweight enough to move for mowing the lawn, but not light enough to move while kids play on and jump off of it.
It took my husband an afternoon to assemble with some minor frustration. According to him, it wasn't too difficult.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fatherof2 Super Durable and long lasting!
I bought this unit in 2011, it has been played on almost everyday by all the kids in our neighborhood and it still looks like new!!
August 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by beckysch Confidence Builder
I bought this for my 5-year old and toddler sons. My older son has always been tentative when climbing on structures at parks. We live in a rural area, and he doesn't get much park time or much climbing practice. This climbing dome has helped him gain confidence and coordination at his own pace, without other kids crowding him, and without him feeling self-conscious about being cautious. He can climb to the top, and if it starts to feel precarious, he just hangs down from his arms and falls 8"-12" safely to the ground, landing on his feet. My toddler likes to duck in and out of the bars and go inside the structure. It has been a fun piece and a nice companion item to their Lifetime swing set.
With both products I purchased, I copied assembly tips from the reviewers into a document, and gave it to my handy woman to help with assembly. For the climbing dome, she followed the alternate assembly advice from one of the reviewers, and built the main dome in about 2 hours by herself with my son handing her tools (and me helping her lift one part, just one time). Attaching the black hand holds took about another hour. My play ground equipment was the first she ever assembled, and she said it was fairly easy.
So far, this is a nice, solid piece of playground equipment. My oldest son is 4' tall and weighs 58 pounds, so I was worried that the joints would start to loosen with extended play, but so far, so good! Both boys really enjoy it.
August 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rena Dome Climber-Earthtone Color
We bought our Dome Climber in the Spring of 2014. We had purchased a "driveway basketball net" for our granddaughter, and the insert advertised this Dome Climber. I was excited, because I had been wanting to add another piece of equipment to our backyard, because my granddaughter was out growing our swing set! But I hadn't found anything appropriate, until I saw the Dome Climber!
I ordered it immediately and I have never regretted it. The Dome Climber has held up well, even with Ohio's crazy weather. Because it has low and high bars, it is great fun for children of all ages. My granddaughter 11 yrs. old,climbs up and sits on the top. My 7 yr. old grandson swings back and forth, climbs all around the bars on the outside, and hangs upside down. My 2-1/2 year old grandson hangs from the bars, when his Daddy helps him. He walks in and out of it, and will soon be climbing like his older cousins. We've clothes pinned sheets over it and turned it into a playhouse a few times. Even my Service Dog, a tall black Labrador, enjoys walking in and out of it, and sometimes lays in the middle to rest. I have never been happier with any other playground equipment we have ever purchased. We bought the "earthtone" because at the time, my grandson was into G.I.Joe & camouflage. He loved the color right away! I am so happy that your basketball hoop for the driveway had a flyer in the box advertising this awesome Dome Climber! It is well-built for children of all ages and it's made very safe! The hand and foot holds strategically placed, help the children climb and also keep the joints covered where the climber is screwed together, bar by bar! It came with easy to follow directions, and all the parts were in the box, even all the hardware. It is the very best piece of backyard playground equipment we have ever purchased. Honestly!! We all love it.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gramps1081 Great Value
Bought this climber for my granddaughters ages 2 & 4 the four year old climbs on the top the two year old hangs from the bottom they both enjoy sitting underneath it easy to assemble easy to move a great value for the price
July 2, 2015