Product Type: Trunki Suitcase
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perfect for the airport
Trunki Terrance Ride-On Suitcase
Member Name: 1983home
Trunki Terrance Ride-On Suitcase
Advantages: Great capacity
Disadvantages: small toys can fall out
I am always going on holiday with my sister and her little boy and we spend a number of hours waiting around in the airport before we have to catch our flight. We then have to spend hours on a flight trying to keep my nephew occupied with enough toys that he does not want to get down and annoy every other person on the flight.
This is when I was shopping online for a new suitcase for myself and also came across a Trunki, which is a suitcase for children. There are a wide range of different characters and colours, but being a boy I opted for Terrance as he was blue.
Terrance is not just a suitcase he is bright and has features to create a face he also has four wheels so that you child can also sit on it and race around the departure lounge whilst waiting for your flight. It also save space so you don't need to have a pushchair as you can allow your child to sit on there to rest while in a queue and there is also a strap so that whilst your child is sitting on it you can pull them along, which is fantastic if you have a long walk to the departure gate.
This child's suitcase has an 18 litre capacity and has a secret compartment, a storage pouch and also a seatbelt for teddy, if teddy is fortunate enough to be taking a trip with you. There is also a shoulder strap and a handle for those that need to carry the suitcase with ease when in a hurry. There are also lockable catches and an Id label so that your Trunki is easily identified.
The Trunki is recommended for ages 3 to 6 year old and it did state when I made the purchase that it is suitable as hand luggage, but that you should check with the airline before travelling. With the three airlines that we have flown with so far Terrance has been accepted as hand luggage each time.
My nephew loves it when you go on holiday we get his Trunki Terrance out and he then gets to go through his toy box and pick out the toys that he would like to take with him on his holiday. He then get to pull Terrance around the airport until he get bored and then he get to it on Terrance whilst he is pulled around. You need to be careful as if you end up pulling this too fast your child can fall off, but as long as you take a casual pace you and your child will be absolutely fine.
The first time we used the Terrance he was pack and ready to go and was great throughout the duration at the airport after being opened and closed a number of times to get trains and teddy's out. Terrance was not as easy to access on the plane as when you opened him some of the toys fell out which was very annoying. Realising this was an issue, when we got home I looked around online and came across bags that fit inside one half of Terrance, which could then be taken out at the start of the flight and allow my nephew to get to all the toys that he wanted without me having to get frustrated trying to open Terrance and it was then easily packed away at the end of the flight so Terrance can be used all over again.
Terrance was originally just purchased for our trips abroad but whenever my nephew goes away Terrance is in tow. For weekends away it is great as well as not only can you put the toys in one half your can put all of his clothes in the other.
If your child travels a lot then for the small price tag of under £30, I have looked on Amazon and they are currently selling the at just under £24.00, which I think is an absolute bargain. For the money you save I would also recommend that you purchase the bag that sits in one half as you can also use this in the car and have it strapped to the seat in front of the child for easy access, so it works for all trips abroad or in the UK.
Overall a great suitcase for children, this is definitely something that I would consider buying for other friends children as gifts as they come in a selection of different colours and characters to suit each childs individual preference. My nephew loves it too.
Summary: a great gimmick for children
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