If you’re looking for a practical suitcase for your children then look no further – the Trunki is for you. Read my Trunki review to find out what we thought of this practical ride-on suitcase.
We have had Trunkis for our older two children for a number of years and now Little S, 3, is delighted to have a red racing car Trunki – called Rocco – of his very own. You can see by the photo above how much he loves Rocco – in fact he often insists on tucking Rocco up with a blanket at bedtime so he can sleep too.
Trunkis are first and foremost suitcases. They are brilliant for taking on holiday because they are light, they can be taken on as cabin baggage and they come with a strap meaning that kids can either pull them along in the airport OR sit on them and be pulled along by a grown up. NB: I do not recommend letting your six year old pull your three year old along! We can’t wait to take Rocco with us this summer when we go on holiday, mainly so I don’t have to carry S – who is enormous for a three year old – everywhere as we no longer have a buggy.
They are also great for weekends away at home, for example a visit to a grandparent’s house. There is enough space inside for a couple of changes of clothes and the straps inside keep everything in place – see above picture. There’s also a removable section to keep small things like toothbrushes, hair bands or your daughter’s entire collection of owl erasers which she insists on carrying everywhere with her. Or is that just us?
The Trunki though is so much more than a suitcase. Here are some of the things that Rocco has been used for since we got him last month. (I’ve just realised I actually called a suitcase him – as if he were a member of our family or something).
- He’s been ridden on around the house
- Used for toy storage at home – especially precious toys that siblings are a bit too interested in
- Left open overnight as a bed for toys
- Caring for it as if it were a pet
- Pulled around the house as if it were a pet
- Taken for walks
- Packed with clothes to go on pretend holidays
- Tucked up with a blanket at night to be sure he’s nice and cosy for a good night’s sleep
- And finally used as a step to reach things S’s big sister thinks she has put out of his reach!
In terms of practicalities Trunkis are lockable with a key that’s attached to the strap preventing things from falling out. The parts are easily replaceable. After several years of use one of the straps came off of my elder child’s Trunki and it was easy to order and replace. Trunkis come in various colours and designs. We have a green dinosaur and a orange tiger for our older children but there are also pink ones, blue ones, unicorn ones, vehicle ones and animal ones. Trunkis start at £34.99 and go up to £44.99.
If you’d like your very own Trunki then you’re in luck. The kind people at Trunki have given me a Trunki Rocco to give away to one Sneaky Veg reader.
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Disclaimer: we received a free Rocco Trunki for the purposes of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.