Ride-on Suitcase

Frequent Riders

What happens when you add an extra pair of wheels, a tow strap, and vibrant graphics to an ordinary suitcase? It becomes the ultimate wheelie bag for kids. Travel is a whole lot more fun when kids can scoot through the airport or train station on their own luggage.

Distributed in the US by veteran toymakers Melissa & Doug, Trunki is a carry-on suitcase that doubles as a riding toy. There’s room inside for clothes, toys, books and all the usual travel necessities; kids will love discovering the four hidden compartments
that are perfect for stashing secret treasures. A secure latch ensures the suitcase won’t spill open when your little one is riding around the terminal, and stabilizers help prevent toppling over. And if junior is too tired to scoot? The handy tow strap makes it easy for a parent to do the pulling.

Trunki was a huge hit with our kid testers. All the thoughtful details make it fun for kids to take responsibility for their own stuff next time they head to a sleepover, overnight camp, or cross-country trip. And when you’re at home, Trunki is great for storing toys and dolls, too.

— Ann
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Maxi

    Hi, I’m Maxi from Melissa & Doug. I’m so happy to be here on Daily Grommet to tell you about Trunki! Trunki is designed for the way kids travel: with bursts of energy and lots of stops; with tons of gear and tons of personality; around the world or to the far reaches of the playroom. It’s also great for toy storage at home, overnight trips to Grandma’s, or pretend play. Drop a line to let us know how you use your Trunki or to ask a question. I’ll be here all day to answer! Ready to chat? As the Trunki troops like to say, “Let’s roll!”

  • Liz Hague
    Liz Hague
    10/3/2011 12:09 PM

    What is the weight limit on kids using it as a ride-on?

  • Maxi
    Maxi – Special Guest
    10/3/2011 12:13 PM

    Hi Liz - Trunki can hold up to 100lbs. Maxi

  • Liz McMaster
    Liz McMaster
    10/3/2011 12:25 PM

    Where are these made?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/3/2011 12:30 PM

    @Liz McMaster: They are made in the USA but do have some foreign-made components.

  • Barb
    10/3/2011 12:46 PM

    What are the dimensions of the Trunki?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/3/2011 1:01 PM

    @Barb: Great question. I am pulling this information (and a little more for anyone who is interested) from our details tab that is found under a product's video but above the story.

    - Dimensions 18.25" x 12" x 8.75"

    - Weight 1.7kg

    - Holds up to 100 lbs.

    - Recommended Ages: 3+ years

    - Pull along strap included

    - Features four secret compartments, secure locks, tow strap, carry handles

    - The Trunki is carry-on luggage approved.

  • Stacey
    10/3/2011 12:50 PM

    What is the best age range for the trunki?

  • Maxi
    Maxi – Special Guest
    10/3/2011 1:19 PM

    @Stacey: Hi Dee Trunki is suggested for ages 3-6 years old. But it really depends on the developement of the child. It can be great for toddlers to push around and for older kids to pull as well.

  • Dee
    10/3/2011 1:02 PM

    what are the dimensions ? Does it fit underneath most airplane seats?

  • Maxi
    Maxi – Special Guest
    10/3/2011 1:20 PM

    @Dee: Trunki fits in the overhead bins and under most airline seats. They are Carry-On luggage approved.

  •  Betsy
    10/28/2012 2:22 PM

    @Maxi Kozler

    My preschoolers love Trunkis!!!

  • dee
    10/3/2011 1:05 PM

    sorry I see the dimensions .it must of come through when I was typing

  • Jayne McPherson-Young
    Jayne McPherson-Young
    10/3/2011 1:09 PM

    I purchased the Trunki about 3 years ago for my twin Grandaughters. At the time the girls were barely 3 years old and my husband and I would pull them around the airport. They are now 6 and are able to navigate without running into anyone I am dreading the day they outgrow them because the have been such help. I certainly would recommend them, especially for folks with multiple children

  • Maxi
    Maxi – Special Guest
    10/3/2011 1:20 PM

    @Jayne McPherson-Young: Hi Jayne Thank you for your wonderful comments. Grandparents are such an important part of a child's life. Even if they can't ride on them anymore they can still pull them around like a pet or a wheelie bag and keep their treasure possessions in them.

  • Amber Bullington
    Amber Bullington
    10/3/2011 3:16 PM

    I bought my daughters two of these several years ago. We travel a lot together, and sometimes I'm the only one traveling with them. They have been a Godsend!! When they were smaller, my daughters would ride their Trunki's around the airport. You should see the looks we have gotten in airports all around the world! People are fascinated by these. My girls are now 12 and 9 years old, and they still take their Trunki's with them whenever they're traveling. My 12yo's Trunki still supports her weight. And while she no longer rides it around, she does sit on it when we're waiting in long lines. My older daughter still often pulls her sister along through the airport while her sister rides on her Trunki. The best thing is this: The girls know their Trunki's are their responsibility. Therefore, whenever we're getting ready for a trip, they get their Trunki's out and pack them themselves. I love this! They know if one of their toys, game or lovies isn't in their Trunki, then it's not coming along. They usually pull out their Trunki's at least a week in advance of a trip and start packing. The "secret compartments" are a danger spot, though. We've "lost" many small items throughout the years, only to find them years later in one of the Trunki's secret compartments. :-) Mostly they tuck coins and jewelry in the compartments -- they are very small! I would recommend the Trunki to anyone who travels with children. Even after traveling all over the world with them, my girls' Trunki's are still in the same shape as when we bought them. They are very durable! And they do fit easily under the seat in front of you, while still leaving quite a bit of room for little feet and/or a purse or stuffed animal.

  • Maxi
    Maxi – Special Guest
    10/3/2011 4:38 PM

    @Amber Bullington:

    Hi Amber - Thank you for sharing your wondeful experiences with Trunki. I am glad that trunki is still serving you all well and teaching all the lessons we hope kids will learn in a fun way.

    Trunki is great for Travel, but there are also many everyday uses too!

  • Dena Cordes
    Dena Cordes
    10/3/2011 10:04 PM

    I am a psychologist in private practice who works with a lot of children who go back and forth to their parent's homes for visitation. I think that Trunki would be an excellent investment for parents with this arrangement as children will find the pleasant design to be comforting as well as practical.

  • Maxi Kozler
    Maxi Kozler
    10/4/2011 8:42 AM

    @Dena Cordes: Hi Dena, Thank you for your message. What a great perspective. I would love to talk to you more. Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]

  • Phil S
    Phil S
    10/4/2011 10:18 AM

    We went to England last spring and saw these all over in the airports there. I thought it looked like a great idea then and now I see someone else thinks so too.

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