Skip Hop Giraffe Wheeled Kids Luggage

Last updated date: July 8, 2020

DWYM Score
9.6

Skip Hop Giraffe Wheeled Kids Luggage

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Overall Take

Parents will appreciate that this kids' luggage set is BPA and phthalate-free. It offers a front pocket for storing crayons and notepads and a side mesh pocket for a juice box or snack. The suitcase itself is made to resemble a cute zoo character. In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the Skip Hop Skip Hop Giraffe Wheeled Kids Luggage placed 2nd when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 8, 2020:
Checkout The Best Kids Luggage for a detailed review of all the top kids luggages.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
1,274 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The bag has a front zip pocket with dividers for easy-to-reach snacks and toys, a retractable 13-inch handle to nurture independence, and an adjustable mesh bottle pocket when you’re parched and can’t find a water fountain. It also has its own write-on name tag. The Skip Hop kids rolling luggage is made out of a sturdy canvas poly fabric. And it’s also available in other cute animal designs
- Family Vacation Critic
The suitcases' small stature make it better-suited for hauling must-have in-flight items and toys rather than an entire wardrobe, but it also makes it easy for kids to handle. The front pocket is ideal for quick-grab items like books and snacks, while the larger compartment hides behind two zipper pulls that reach all the way to the bottom of the suitcase, making it easy to access the bag’s contents. Kids will definitely love the playful designs, while parents will appreciate the detachable “adult strap” that’ll let you sling the suitcase over your own shoulder when you've really got to get moving.
- Trip Savvy
In consideration to parents running after their kids, this luggage comes with a detachable back strap for convenient handling. You can sling this over your shoulder and carry the bag around after your toddler inevitably gets tired of pulling it himself. It's also convenient if you have to bring this up stairs or through rough terrain. Whatever the reason, you won't have to hunch down to the height of your kid to help him bring this bag around.
- Expert World Travel
This suitcase has plenty of storage and pockets. Outside there is a medium sized pouch that can be opened with a zipper. There is a mesh pouch to hold drink bottles or small umbrellas on the right side. The main compartment opens with a sturdy zipper and zips all the way around so you can lay it open on the ground. The capacity inside is roughly the size of a backpack. There are no straps inside or additional pockets. It comes with carrying straps, so the suitcase can be carried by parents when they need to.
- From This City
The cute design, it’s lightweight, and sturdy material speaks for this luggage. It is easy to pull, and I like the side patch for a water bottle. The removable parent strap is another plus.
- Fun Traveling With Kids
What experts didn't like
Inconsistent material quality.
- Expert World Travel
The handle only extends to one length, and the zippers can get stuck because of little details.
- Fun Traveling With Kids

From The Manufacturer

Encourage travel independence with sturdy, pint-size rolling luggage in a range of fun characters. Sized perfectly for carry-ons and overnight trips, our sturdy Zoo luggage has a retractable 13-inch handle so kids can roll it themselves. Pockets and dividers offer easy organization.

Overall Product Rankings

Skip Hop Giraffe Wheeled Kids Luggage
2. Skip Hop Giraffe Wheeled Kids Luggage
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 5
Stephen Joseph Unicorn Classic Rolling Kids Luggage
3. Stephen Joseph Unicorn Classic Rolling Kids Luggage
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 2
Yodo 3-Way Rolling Backpack Toddler & Kids Luggage
8. Yodo 3-Way Rolling Backpack Toddler & Kids Luggage
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
Olympia 8-Pocket Rolling Kids Luggage
9. Olympia 8-Pocket Rolling Kids Luggage
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
iPlay iLearn Carry-On Wheeled Travel Kids Luggage Set
10. iPlay iLearn Carry-On Wheeled Travel Kids Luggage Set
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
Minnie Mouse Softside Rolling Backpack
12. Minnie Mouse Softside Rolling Backpack
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
Skip Hop Dog Wheeled Kids Luggage
15. Skip Hop Dog Wheeled Kids Luggage
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
Stephen Classic Rolling Kids Luggage
16. Stephen Classic Rolling Kids Luggage
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Kids Luggages

Traveling with your kids can be equal parts challenging and joyful, but the right luggage can take some stress off your plate. Age-appropriate luggage makes it easier for kids to help pack their own suitcases and pull them along in an airport, and long waits feel a little easier with your child’s favorite cartoon characters on their suitcase.

Kids’ luggage is often a miniature version of adult luggage, but some suitcases come with child-friendly perks. For example, some models can transition from an insulated lunchbox to a bookbag to a suitcase. The Trunki Kids Ride-On Carry-On Luggage lets your child ride on top while you pull the suitcase along.

Some features are extra-important when you’re buying luggage for kids. Wheeled suitcases are much easier for them to pull, and rubber-lined edges can prevent owies. Dedicated pockets for tablets and other toys will also help car rides or security lines go by quickly.

DWYM Fun Fact

You can find thousands of different suitcases when you’re shopping online, but travelers had far fewer options a century ago. Suitcases didn’t exist at all until the late 1800s (wealthy travelers used huge steamer trunks instead), but as travel became cheaper and more accessible, suitcases gained popularity.

The earliest suitcases had steel frames and were covered with leather or wicker, and they were designed to literally carry suits and not much else. By the 1950s and 60s, suitcases had lighter alloy frames covered in synthetic fabrics. 

The first wheeled suitcase was patented in the 1970s to keep up with modern airport needs. Consumers needed to be able to handle their own luggage instead of handing it off to attendants. The air travel industry continues to impact the luggage industry, with specialty luggage for electronics (and smaller luggage for children) making waves in the modern era.

The Kids Luggage Buying Guide

  • The age and size of your child is the most important thing to think about when you’re buying luggage for them. Lighter materials, like canvas or scratch-resistant fabric, will be easier for a very young child to work with. If the luggage has a telescoping handle, make sure it’s not too tall for your child.
  • Always look at the measurements and weight of children’s luggage before you buy it to make sure it’s large enough for everything they need without being too heavy.
  • If you’re on a budget, try to buy luggage that will grow with your child. The animated characters they love this year might not interest them next year, so bright prints or designs might be a better choice.
  • Let your child practice carrying and wheeling around their luggage before you set off on your trip. This will reduce the risk of luggage wheels running over little toes when you’re in an airport.