I bought my children Trunkis at the end of last year, in preparation for our trip to Amsterdam at Easter. It was our first flight as a family of four and I thought they would take out some of the stress involved in flying with little ones. The children thought they were great fun and grew quite attached to them, but, in all honesty, I found them a little annoying. The children wanted to ride on them the whole way from Amsterdam Centraal Station to our apartment, and then decided to pull them along behind them, which was just an accident waiting to happen. We used them a couple of times in total and then sold them on before starting our search for slightly more grown up child-friendly cases.
We were very fortunate to be sent this absolutely gorgeous wheelie case from Pink Lining which, as I am sure you can imagine, the boy adores. It helps him to be independent by encouraging him to take care of his own things though, of course, he just thinks it is super fun to pull his roarsome suitcase along behind him everywhere.
It is the perfect size for little ones to safely transport themselves though, being quite small (32 x 41 x 14 cm), it doesn’t hold quite as much as you may need for a longer holiday. Having said that, we have just spent a week in Wales and the case did pretty well at holding seven outfits, with underwear packed into the handy pocket at the front. It was only pyjamas that had to be stored elsewhere and, as you can see, the case didn’t strain too much!
Priced at £30, I think this case is good value for money. It is certain to be a hit with your child and is perfect for sleepovers, weekends away, and shorter trips, as well as making a rather excellent car-buddy to house books, toys, snacks, and colouring stuff on long journeys. The bag itself is made of canvas, which makes it flexible when packing, but does concern me as to the stains it may attract over time. My son is a mess magnet and I would prefer a waterproof coating rather than something that could be ruined. However, over all, I am really pleased with the wheelie case. It is totally gorgeous, perfectly sized, and generally practical. The ideal case to graduate to once your child has outgrown their Trunki!
We were sent one wheelie case for the purposes of this review; all thoughts are our own.