Product Type: Trunki Suitcase
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Trunki Ride-On Suitcase
Member Name: katyc
Trunki Ride-On Suitcase
Advantages: Added fun
Travelling with children is brilliant fun, the excitement in their eyes as we depart when every one they know is still sleeping, having breakfast in a café all add to the excitement but it can also be a fraught experience with tired children who want to be carried no mean feet when trying to juggle hand luggage removing shoes, belt keys etc from pockets!
Recently we were discussing travelling with children and sharing our tips as to what makes travelling with children as smooth as possible when a friend of mine said she had got her children Trunki suitcases which meant whilst in check in queues the children could sit on the case and be pulled along she also said they are light enough and small enough to go into overhead lockers and you are able to get a great deal in them she had used hers for a week away.
I have to be honest I have seen these cases and thought they were rather gimmicky more of a hindrance than an asset however when she offered us the use of them for a recent weekend away my girls were extremely excited and so of course in the interest of consumer knowledge I decided to put them to the test.
What are they?
Trunki's are essentially a child's wheeled suitcase they come in a range of animal designs as well as plain Blue or Pink the difference is that these are designed for the child to sit on and be wheeled by the parent the suitcases are very bright and eye catching so appeal to the children indeed the one my daughter borrowed was a tiger and she spent lots of time growling at it when asked what she was doing she advised she was talking to the tiger so he would know what was happening!
Cost and Stockist
You can buy the Trunki from the official website at www.trunki.co.uk I have also seen it available on Amazon which is where I got mine using of course my Dooyoo points the rrp is £39.99 I paid £30.00 each you can get the plain one for £25.00.
Airlines charge a small fortune for the privilege of allowing you to take your clothes on holiday The Trunki will easily fit enough clothes for a child for a week possibly two weeks holiday in mine this weekend I packed two pairs of my jeans, all my daughters clothes including 2 pairs of pyjamas, two pairs of jeans, two fleeces, a pair of shoes, a towel, as well as story books and a teddy and I believe this was probably half full. Both my girls who are aged 5 and 3 enjoyed packing their own case and pulling them along at the airport they both managed this easily and even through I was carrying another bag when the youngest got tired I managed to pull her along very easily on the Trunki.
We also found that the Trunki was very light to carry that the strap was easy to put the case over the shoulder as well as to pick up using the handles indeed the Trunki.
I have to say from being a cynic I am a convert indeed I purchased mine immediately on my return from our weekend away and my daughter has already packed it with summer clothes1 I did get mine for less than the rrp but I wholeheartedly believe these are worth the price and if you frequently fly you will soon recover the cost of these cases. The company philosophy is to make travelling with children easier and less stressful and I believe that travelling is part of the holiday and it should be fun and these do make it fun I mean lets be honest who wouldn't want a suitcase the could sit on I want a adult sizes pink one !
My friend has also purchased these for her two children having seen how much stuff I got into mine which means she doesn't have to pay for luggage for her daughters.
So in summary do not be like the Dragons and miss out on this product as it really is a brilliant product and did add an extra dimension to our adventure my daughter loved her tiger and enjoyed walking him.
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