Product Type: Trunki baby toys
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horns on my holster?
Trunki Holster Bottle Bag
Member Name: europe-chick
Trunki Holster Bottle Bag
Advantages: drinks holder that doubles as a hand puppet
Disadvantages: a bit expensive
A few months ago I bought my little nephew a Terrance Trunki suitcase along with quite a few matching accessories. One of the matching items that I bought was the Trunki Holster, which is basically a water bottle or juice bottle holder. I got this from the Trunki website and it was £5.99. The Trunki Holster is available in 2 colourways; blue, green and orange to match Terrance the Trunki, and pink, purple and green to match Trixie the Trunki. I obviously bought the blue colourway. I have to admit that the Trunki Holster was a bit of an impulse buy for my little nephew, he didn't actually need it, but it has actually ended up having quite a lot of use.
The Trunki Holster is made of a neoprene insulating material and so it will keep a cold bottle of water or juice cold for quite a few hours. It has a plastic clip on the top so that you can clip it to the top of the Trunki suitcase, or on to a belt, or a pram, or a seat etc. Or you can attach a shoulder strap to the Trunki Holster and carry it around that way, it doesn't come with a shoulder strap but the shoulder strap from the Trunki tote bag works perfectly for this. We normally just buy my nephew a small bottle of water or juice once we are through security, pop it in the Trunki Holster, and then clip the Trunki Holster to the top of his Terrance Trunki suitcase. This way no-one has to carry it along with the rest of their bags and also there's no danger of it getting left behind somewhere by mistake. The Trunki Holster is hand washable so if there are any spills or marks on it then you can quite easily wash it, this one has been washed a couple of times and still looks as good as new.
A really lovely feature of the Trunki Holster, and probably the deciding factor in my purchase (because lets face it a toddler really doesn't need their own drinks sleeve!), was the fact that this doubles up as a hand puppet. It's really quite cute; it has cute little horns or ears on the top of the sleeve, and it has two cute little eyes complete with eyelashes printed on the sleeve. It's easy to put either an adult hand or a little toddlers hand in and create faces and expressions.
My little nephew really loves this as it holds his 'own' drink!!, he loves that it attaches to 'his' suitcase!!, and the fact that it doubles as a hand puppet is the icing on the cake for him really. And I have to admit that the hand puppet aspect really is an ideal distraction if we are maybe sat at the gate for a while waiting to board and don't want to start getting lots of toys out to keep him occupied, it obviously doesn't keep him occupied for an awful long time, but normally long enough to put off opening his case and starting to get everything out.
Summary: drinks holder that doubles as a hand puppet