(Will & Nick model their Trunkis)
The Trunki has got to qualify as one of the all time greatest purchases my Wife has made. When I first saw these I was skeptical, but after our recent trip to Hawaii, I am sold. These are a must-have for parents who travel with young children. They are hard plastic suitcases with 4 wheels and leash. Built for carry-on use, they fit perfectly under the airline seat in front. Because of their design, kids can manage them eliminating the need for Mom or Dad having to wrangle the kids’ carry-ons. They have three basic modes of use: a leash that allows the kids to pull them, the ability for the kids to “ride” them powered by their feet and finally if the kids get tired, they can ride while someone else pulls the leash. (For adults, the leash also converts to a shoulder strap)
On our trip, the kids loved the fact they had their own luggage that they were responsible for. However, what blew me away was the spectacle the Trunkis caused at the airports. We constantly had people coming up and asking what they were are where to get them – everyone from the flight attendants and gate agents to our fellow travelers. For those too shy to approach us, you could hear them pointing us out and discussing our kids’ suitcases, it was an interesting experience. The pictures do not do these justice, once you see kid’s use them, you’ll want one. Whoever invented these things has nailed it. Kid friendly and parent approved. If you are going to travel with young children check out the Trunki.