Suitcases

Suitcases for Kids Review

Travelling can be a fun and exciting experience for adults and children.

As a child, I would be super excited weeks and even months before a travel adventure.

when it came to packing I was not excited or engaged with the packing process.

My parents would do the packing for me and I would share a suitcase with both my parent as a result during adulthood I would often buy the wrong suitcase, my packing would be very unorganized and I would often forget to pack important items.

Therefore it's important children participate in the packing process for their travels as it will help them develop organization skills and awareness of the packing requirements needed for their travels.

it provides children with a sense of empowerment and responsibility when they are involved in packing their own suitcase for their travels.

Another benefit of children having their own separate suitcase is that it frees up space in your suitcase as you will not have to pack nappies, toys, et wipes, snacks, water bottles, travel pillows, toys, iPads etc in your suitcase.

In today's market, there is a wide range of suitcases for kids to choose from. In this article, we will review the top 5 recommended suitcases for children.

Related: Traveling with Kids Tips


Trunki Children’s Ride-On Suitcase & Kid's Hand Luggage

The Trunki children ride-on suitcase doubles up as a ride along transporter which can be useful for towing kids through busy Airport.s

The Trunki children ride-on suitcase can keep children occupied during those boring hours at the airport.

This suitcase can be used for long haul travels, short weekend breaks or just a toy for kids.

This suitcase for kids is also hand luggage approved with an impressive amount of space for all your little one's holiday toys, books, games to keep them occupied at airports, The suitcase is lightweight yet it has a durable hard plastic shell to prevent it from the damage that may occur during travels.

A common question asked about this suitcase was that 'is getting things out while on board a plane an issue?

the answer is no not at all. The straps will hold things in place as the case is quite compact which makes it easy to open and go through while it is on your lap.


Key Features

1.

Protected secure gets with lock.

2.

  Comfortable seat: For resting tired legs.

3.

Horn holds: To direct your Trunki.

4.

Convey handles: Easy to get in a hurry

5.

Elastic straps: Teddy bear seatbelt.

Pros

  • Plenty of room
  • Double up as a carry on hand luggage.
  • Saddle Seat: Moulded saddle seat within the centre permits your kid to take a seat on and ride the traveling suitcase.
  • Lockable: The catches is barred with the special Trunki key that is secured on the bags strap therefore it can not be lost.

Cons

  • The Trunki suitcase is not approved by all Airlines as carry on hand luggage. It is approved by most short-haul flights but not all long haul flights. Please check with your flight before you travel.
  • young children may need assistance opening the suitcase as the catches can be a bit hard to press.
  • Can be hard to navigate

Verdict

 Our Rating

A major plus about this suitcase is that it's easy to pull around with its built-in straps which can be pulled by parents which can save you the effort of carrying your child but also the strap can be used to allow children to pull the Trunki suitcase by themselves.The straps are adjustable which makes it easy to use



MiniMAX Childrens/Kids Cabin Luggage Carry On Trolley Suitcase

The Minimax kids carry on travel suitcase is the perfect travel bag for kids especially on long haul flights as it has been designed in a way to cover all aspects regarding long haul flights.

As well as being a suitcase with wheels this kids suitcase can transform into a backpack with the aid of a few straps which can be sipped away when not in use.

Another cool feature of this suitcase is that it has an adjustable front pouch which is specially designed for parking toys securely within the sight of your child, therefore, your child will ensure their favourite soft toy is safely onbaord with them.

The front mesh pocket can be ideal for storing your child's boarding passes or colouring book


Key Features

1.

Font Mesh pockets.

2.

 Bear

The trolley backpack can be purchased in a mix of color packages, and it also comes with the bear MAX, which fits perfectly in the front pocket.

Pros

  • The handle is child-friendly which makes the case easy to pull.
  • Plenty of pockets of space.
  • Good suitcase for kids  to carry.
  • Easy to access compartments.

Cons

  • Does not stay upright

Verdict

 Our Rating 

Mr travel tools highly recommend the MiniMAX Childrens/Kids Cabin Luggage Carry On Trolley Suitcase because of its versatility as it can transform into a backpack from a suitcase just like the Trunki suitcase however the MiniMax can be easy to carry as a backpack than the Trunki suitcase. If your main priority is packing organisation then this suitcase will defiantly meet your needs with its multiple side pockets front pockets which can be used to store away travel documents safely with quick ease of access when required



Zinc Flyte Sid The Cyclops 18" Case Scooter

The Zin Flyte Sid Cyclops 18" Case Scooter is a cool alternative to The Trunki Suitcase. Not only is it a scooter but it can become a carry on trolley suitcase and a backpack. The wheels of the scooter can be easily folded away to lock away securely when you have to store it in the overhead locker on the plane, or for capacity at home. The suitcase is suitable for 4 to 8-year-olds.


Key Features

1.

3 in 1 multifunction (Ride, Pull and Carry 

2.

 25 litres  storage capacit 

Pros

  • Good storage capacity
  • Easy to Fold and pack away
  • Can help to protect against fragile items
  • Can be ridden on any terrain
  • Simple to move/alter the course

Cons

  • Can be pricey
  • Must be stowed in the overhead luggage due to size

Verdict

 Our Rating 

Like the Trunki suitcase the zinc flyte sid the Cyclops 18" case scooter is much more than a suitcase. It doubles up as a toy for a more creative fun way of travelling for your child. It's a suitcase that will get your child in an excited mood to travel. As well as being a fun suitcase for children this suitcase ticks the boxes for being practical with its 25-litre storage capacity which is ideal for a weekend break or even a long holiday.



Karabar Falla Hard Shell PC Carry On Suitcase

The Karabar Falla Hard Shell PC Carry On Suitcase is not only suitable for kids but also adults with its country / City front shell theme. The country themes available are New York, Paris, America. This suitcase has 4 carries on Wheels 2 to allow ease of navigation throughout your travel journey. The hard shell of this suitcase is waterproof which can be essential when travelling in rainy conditions and protecting the suitcase content from damaged as a result of water drinks spillage. The hard shell of this suitcase makes it a very durable suitcase and will sub stain from damage for many years. 


Key Features

1.

packing straps to help retain the load  in the suitcase.

2.

 Telescopic Handle.

3.

Push-button lock-down facility for extra  comfort  and security

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Easy to manoeuvre
  • Plenty of storage room
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Impact resitant

Cons

  • Wheels cannot be replaced once broken

Verdict

 Our Rating 

If you're looking for a strong durable suitcase that is easy to spot on the conveyor belt then this is the suitcase for you. While this suitcase cannot double up as a backpack like The trunki and MiniMAX suitcases the four wheels on this suitcase make it much easier to navigate as a carry on trolley suitcase the then Trunki and Mimi Max.



Boppi Tiny Trekker Kids Luggage Travel Suitcase

The Boppi Tiny Trekker Kids Luggage Travel Suitcase comes in a variety of colours. It's a fun looking lightweight yet sturdy suitcase. The main compartment of a suitcase is ideal for storing garments, books, teddies and toys which can be secured using the built in  elasticated pressing ties.


Key Features

1.

lightweight

2.

FREESTAND STOPPER - allows the suitcase to be kept in an upright stationary position 

3.

Height extendable walk along handle

Pros

  • Durability. strong design against wear and tear and damage
  • Easy to manoeuvre
  • Comes in a variety of colours and designs

Cons

  • A small storage volume. Not suitable for long stay holidays.

Verdict

Our Rating

Based on its fun colourful design this suitcase is guaranteed to put a smile on your child's face. It's a strong durable suitcase that it's easy to manoeuvre using the extendable height handles which makes it convenient for taller adults to push the suitcase when kids don't want to. However, if you're looking for a suitcase for a long-stay holiday then this  suitcase due to its small volume capacity is not recommended. It's the ideal suitcase for a small weekend break for your child.


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