Trunki Original Ride-On Suitcase & Carry-On Kids Luggage

Last updated date: July 2, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3

Trunki Original Ride-On Suitcase & Carry-On Kids Luggage

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Overall Take

This luggage doubles a a riding toy for more fun at the airport. The 14.75 gallon capacity closes up and turns into a rolling toy that your child can sit on top of while you tow them along. Details like soft rubber sides and a secure yet easy-open latch make this luggage extra kid-friendly. In our analysis of 34 expert reviews, the Trunki Trunki Ride-On Kids Luggage placed 4th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 29, 2020:
Checkout The Best Kids Luggage for a detailed review of all the top kids luggages.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
3,443 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Functions as both luggage and toy
- Expert World Travel
Trunki suitcases are made from durable plastic and are designed for kids to not only fill them with their favorite things but also ride on them. How cool is that? They come with wheels and a strap that allows them to be pulled along, and are available in a slew of kid-friendly designs, such as a unicorn, firetruck, tiger, dinosaur, ladybird and bumblebee. The suitcase also comes with a molded key for closure.
- Parenting
The kids also find it easy to pull their own Trunki kids luggage (if they are not riding on it).
- Mum on the Move
The Trunki has plenty of space for toys, clothes, diapers and snacks for your flight or travel plans. It is easy for your child to pull it through airports on this kids ride on suitcase and it is also quite easy for adults to pull children down long terminals if their little legs get tired and you are traveling without a stroller.
- Carpe Diem Our Way
What experts didn't like
Closing and opening the luggage is not easy
- Expert World Travel
I was happily browsing in a shop when we heard our names being called over the tannoy to say we were late for our flight. I grabbed the Trunki pull strap and yanked it with me as I set off at a run, only to find my daughter had fallen off the back of the suitcase! She was fine, but it acted as a caution for me to be more careful with the kids ride on luggage from then on.
- Mum on the Move
Your child cannot put it on their back to have free hands (and either can you, if you end up carrying it, but it does have a long shoulder strap option to throw it over your shoulder.
- Carpe Diem Our Way

From The Manufacturer

Trunki has 14.75 gallon capacity so plenty of room to pack it full of gear to keep kids entertained & fresh on flights or room for clothes for sleepovers and room to pack toys for role-play at home.

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. The Yodo Kids Rolling Luggage or Backpack can transition from an insulated lunchbox to a bookbag to a suitcase, and 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.