Trunki: the ride-on, carry-on, kid’s suitcase
February 14, 2007, We’ve written about the Infant Cruizer system designed for traveling parents to transport their baby, now there's another nifty way to transport your toddler. The Trunki is a kid’s suitcase with a difference: it’s a seat, a ride-on toy, a carry-on container for in-flight toys and snacks and a tow-along bag.
Kids get so excited about traveling with their parents but when they are stuck in long queues and have to walk miles to get to their gate, what started off as a fun day becomes stressful and tiring. With Trunki, they can rest their weary legs, ride along next to Mom and Dad or if they’re exhausted, get towed in style.
The Trunki has a capacity of 18 liters so there’s plenty of room to pack favorite toys and games, snacks and even some spare clothes and at just 1.7 kg (3.8 pounds) and 46 x 20 x 30.5 cm (18" x 7.9" x 12"), it’s easy to stow-away once on board. The integrated wheels and specially designed stabilizers help make a strong base for little ones and the extra wide wheel base allows for smooth cornering. The Trunki is made from the same strong but lightweight plastic material as an adult suitcase and kids will love the bright color combinations. The towing handle and shoulder strap allow parents to move quickly if need be and the extra-strong hooks mean they can tow several toddlers at once. The strong side catches stop teddy falling out, the soft rubber rim prevents sore fingers when packing and there are secret compartments to hide treasured possessions.
The Trunki comes with a special Trunki passport and there are downloads to keep kids entertained available on the Trunki website including a holiday journal, a “What’s in Trunki” memory game and postcards. It is suitable for children aged from 2 to 6 years of age child size and retails at USD $39.99 (AUD$64.95).