Scootcase vs Trunkie

Traveling with young ones is an extremely daunting task. Just the thought of which is enough to make my stomach churn.  I often fly long flights of 7- 8 hours, alone with my toddler son. Some of these flights have gone well while others….have literally left me in tears!  I often find myself purchasing anything and everything I can think of that may make my flight a little more bearable. Some of these purchases come in handy while others not so much.  On my recent trip I thought I would get my son a Trunkie. A Trunkie is a hand luggage-sized ride on suitcase for children 3 years and up.

I thought it would be a good distraction for my son when any waiting was required as well as being able to hold his own items – making my bag lighter :p. While surfing the internet for the Trunki Ride-on Suitcase – Tipu the Tiger (Orange)
I came across the Red Skoot
. It looked more appealing to both me and my son than the Trunkie so I thought I’d give it a try.

Although it definitely looked better, we were both disappointed. The Scootcase was not at all stable. It seemed too small for my son and he kept falling when trying to ride it. I was also not happy with the way the latch worked and found that it was difficult to open and close. It rather small and I was not able to fit much in there. I wanted to like this product so much but I did end up returning it.

I then ordered the Trunkie from Amazon. I was happier with this product and my son loves it. It is a lot sturdier than the Skootcase and has more room for his things. I also liked the saddle bag and stickers which can be purchased separately.  He likes to put his favorite small toys in the saddle bag for easy access.

I have kept this suitcase for travel purposes only so that he does not get bored of  it.  All in all, we both preferred the Trunkie.   It keeps him entertained and me sane! We also had people commenting on how cute it looks!

I have not yet gathered the courage to fly alone since the arrival of my second child…now that really is going to be a challenge….

 

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Red Skoot

Trunki Ride-on Suitcase – Tipu the Tiger (Orange)

2 Replies to “Scootcase vs Trunkie”

  1. Would this be something handy for my 4 year old daughter or more of a nuisance? Is a 4 year old (almost 5) too old for something like this?

  2. Hi, Sorry for the late reply. Although the kids love the Trunkie I found that it had indeed become a nuisance. My son had a difficult time pulling the Trunkie as all it has is a strap to pull with. I ended up having to hang it around my stroller which I was not too happy about because I already had a bulging baby bag on it!

    I liked that while waiting for the flight my son could play with the Trunkie but I found that sometimes he would ride it into people albeit by accident which was embarrassing. I still use this suitcase, but only to take him to sleepovers at grandma’s house!

    I recently purchased a Skip Hop Zoo Kids Rolling Luggage suitcase from Amazon. I preferred this to the Trunkie. It is the perfect size for him and a lot easier for him to pull independently. It was big enough to store some snacks, toys and games and still looked cute and appealing for kids. I would think that a suitcase like this would also suit an older child more than the Trunkie.
    Hope this helps 🙂

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