Baden Champions Backyard Volleyball Set Review
Sporting goods company Baden Sports is known for doing their best to give customers an “authentic experience” which equates to exceptional performance and value when using any of their sports related products. The Baden Champions Backyard Volleyball Set is a perfect example of this commitment. It is a fully portable and durable outdoor volleyball net system. Current pricing is in the upper $80 range to a little over $100.
- Heavy duty, black powder-coated 1.5” diameter steel poles
- High visibility weatherproof sleeve style net with 2” top and bottom net tape
- 25” strap style 30ft x 60ft boundary lines with corner stakes
- Guyline system with ¼” rope and adjusters
- 10” metal stakes
- Volleyball and 4” pump with built-in needle storage
- Ballistic nylon heavy duty grab and go zipper bag with strap handles
The Champions Backyard Volleyball Set is offered in only a bright yellow and black color scheme. The bright, almost neon yellow is color matched with the net, boundary lines, guy lines and volleyball. Equipment bag and poles are black.
Baden does offer a combination Champions Volleyball & Badminton Set that comes with a dual purpose black and white net, red ball, red boundary lines and red guylines.
What others are saying
Recent and older reviews for the Baden Champions Backyard Volleyball Set are available among most of the top online retailers like Amazon, Walmart, DICK’S Sporting Goods and others. The oldest online reviews appear to be from as early as 2011 with a majority of these reviews being posted as very positive. Read the Pros and Cons summaries below to see what has been positive for some and negative for others.
Of all the online retailers that carry this volleyball set, amazon.com has the most reviews plus a very helpful Questions and Answer section. There or more than 100 positive reviews with posted titles such as “Absolutely amazing set!!!” “Great for the price” “Love it!” and “Very Satisfied.” Value for the money was a common theme for many reviewers. Sturdiness, durability, easy setup, portability and overall good quality of the components that make up this set was expressed often by a majority of the amazon.com and other online reviewers.
The critical reviews for this set are definitely worth considering when deciding on whether or not to purchase. Nearly all of the critical reviews reported missing or defective pieces. The manufacturer or seller did respond to some of these reviews and offered to replace or resend whatever was defective or missing. The included ball was cited several times even among 4 and 5 star reviews for being very low quality, cheap and not very durable. Height was another issue for positive and critical reviewers. The sales listing, at least on amazon.com, shows “adjustable steel poles” although according to the amazon.com Questions Answer section, the poles are not adjustable or telescoping. In response to a customer question, a Baden Sports, Inc. representative confirmed that the poles are fixed and set to regulation height (7ft 11 5/8”) when fully assembled. However, according to another reviewer, height can be adjusted by moving the rope that attaches the net to the pole up and down and then tying off at the desired height.
The online reviews of The Baden Champions Backyard Volleyball Set collectively describe it as being a good value purchase for what you get. For budget conscious family fun seekers, this volleyball set should be a great option.
Where to buy
Compared with other online retailers that have available stock, amazon.com currently has the lowest pricing with free shipping to most areas.