Product Type: Trunki Suitcase
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Great entertainment for travelling kids!
Trunki Ride-On Suitcase
Member Name: k444tmc
Trunki Ride-On Suitcase
Advantages: look great - very entertaining for children
Disadvantages: guarentee could be longer & little expensive
My daughter has been coming abroad with me since she was 2 years old and when she was 3 she was given a Trunki in the Tiger style to take on her holibobs in future - The tiger one was picked as she was massively obsessed with Tigger from Winnie The Pooh At the time!
The great thing about Trunki's is that they are hand luggage approved - so you have it there by your side right up until the plane takes off - which makes waiting times for youngsters fun!
Who is it for?!
Trunki advise that the cases are suitable for children aged 3+ and supports a maximum weight of 50kg which is very generous.
The Trunki can hold a total of 18 litres - which for children I think is a very generous amount.
The size of each Trunki are as follows:
H31 x W46 x D21cm
So as you can see from these measurments it is not very bulky at all.
About the design
You do get Trunki's in a wide range of colours and animal styles so there is always going to be something to suit every child. My daughters was mainly orange with black tiger stripes. On each Trunki you have the well known label on the side and there is a lock down the site for which you recieve a set of plastic "keys" to open and close.
The Trunki opens through the middle of the case - like a traditional suitcase - in my opinion its very secure if you use the key and lock.
The Trunki is made out of a very hard but light plastic and each Trunki comes with four wheels on the bottom which are used your your kids to glide around on. Your child is supposed to sit on the top of the Trunki which is saddle shaped for comfort. Due to the hard material off the case it is very stable and my daughters so far has not had any damage due to weight.
On the top of each Trunki you get handles to easily carry around and you also get an adjustable strap inside which can be detached and clipped on to one of the sides and used either to pull your child along on the Trunki or you can also attach to the other side to use as an across the body strap to carry as luggage.
As I have previously said this case is an absolute god-send when you are sitting with a tantruming bored child in the middle of an airport. So many children who go abroad have these now and are great for keeping them occupied.
One thing that would likely put a possible buyer off would be just the 1 year guarentee from the manufacturer - which in my eyes is not a lot - but saying that we have had my daughters Trunki for 3 years now which has gone through 2 trips there and back abroad and many trips to Scotland to see relatives and is showing no signs of giving up - just the odd scratch and wear and tear.
At age 6 she still loves this and always wants to take on trips with her - she even uses it at home to pack home toys into!
Great luggage in my opinion!
Price & Availability
You can buy Trunki's freely on the internet and some shops including John Lewis for around the £30 mark and you are always able to find a stockist if you need one very quickly.
Summary: don't know how i would cope without it going abroad!
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