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Next luggage after Trunki?

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Cat111 Wed 11-May-16 17:30:50

Hi everybody

We have successfully used a Trunki for both of my boys for the past few years but my eldest is about to turn 6 and is now a bit big for his – not to mention a bit of a hazard if moving at speed through an airport on it! Can anybody suggest a good 'next step' hand luggage option for a child of this age. Is a small pull-along the best thing or is a small back pack better?

Thank you!


islandmummy Wed 11-May-16 17:51:25

We got my son the R2D2 version of this last year when he was 6 and he loved it! Got many an admiring glance from fully-grown men going through the airports too ;-)

We opted for trolley cases for the kids, as I didn't think they'd last long carrying their stuff, whereas I changed mine and my husband's carry-on luggage to rucksacks that had a pull-out handle and wheels option too - so when all was well, we could wheel them along, but if needed we could wear them as rucksacks and pull kids' trolley cases along for them.

keely79 Wed 11-May-16 17:54:33

My DD(6) has one of the Skip Hop Zoo trolley bags - she loves it and will happily pull it through the airport. It also has a strap so you can sling it over your shoulder if they do give up... They're very light - she's had hers a couple of years and has lasted really well.


Cat111 Thu 12-May-16 00:06:27

Completely love the Star Wars bag... but according to the dimensions it doesn't comply with Ryanair hand baggage and I don't want to fall foul of that if Ryanair is the only airline that flies certain routes we want to take. The Skip Hop Zoo options look good – or also now eyeing Littlelife wheelie bags.

Thank you for the advice!


noramum Thu 12-May-16 11:33:12

It depends. If we go for a two weeks holiday we each have a suitcase in the hold and each of us has a backpack.

DD has a Vaude one

It is big enough to hold A4 books, has side pockets, a pocket in the flap and a chest belt so it is not permanently falling of her shoulders. She takes it for day trips as well.

She got it when she was 5 and it lasted now 4 years and still fits her.

If we go for a long weekend/short trip she uses this:

It fits enough clothes to last a couple of days plus toileteries and books. It closes with a zip on top which means it is easy accessible even in a plane.

It is a lot more expensive but Kipling lasts. I still use the changing bag I got 9 years ago as it is handy if we go swimming. DD got the suitcase with the restriction that DH and I can also take it when we have to go overnight on business.

We went for the non-cutie/no character versions as we think they last long and she is actually outgrowing Disney etc anyway.

Fourormore Thu 12-May-16 11:40:10

Jurni is made by the Trunki people. Says it's designed as hand luggage but can be checked in as well.

Cat111 Wed 18-May-16 20:08:46

The Jurni looks brilliant! Thank you everybody as they are all great suggestions!

Hersetta427 Thu 19-May-16 08:11:25

DD has this from age 5

and DS (4) has this He gets so much attention with it as the wheels light up when it is pulled. He loves it (although it doesn't hold very much - mostly just used to carry his toys and soft toy for holiday.

He however has his eye of this after seeing it at an airport recently.

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