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The Trunki Review

After I had banned the Trunki on our last longhaul flight (1 parent + 1 Trunki + 2 kids = disaster), Daisy begged and pleaded for me to bring one on our next trip.

Trunki envy

Trunki envy

Luckily I was sent a cute Moshi monsters pink Trunki to test out (had no idea what a moshi monster was, just thought the Trunki had a face).  In case you’re wondering whether the Trunki is a great last-minute christmas purchase for the kids, here’s what I think of it.  Again.

The pros

  • Kids just love ’em.  It’s a great way to get excited about a trip.
  • You get lots of extra storage for kids toys.  In fact, I barely carried any of their stuff in my handbag, it was all stuffed in the Trunki.
  • Travel involves lots of queues, from check-in to immigration. The Trunki is a brilliant place for kids to perch.

    Trunki - perfect for queues

    Trunki – perfect for queues

  • Travel also involves lots of walking from A to B and kids love a ride on the Trunki.  Daisy, at age 4, is a great age for this.  I have full faith she’ll hold on and she can also use her legs to propel it.

The cons

  • If you’ve only got one Trunki and more than one child, they will fight over it.
  • Be careful how you steer it.  They don’t corner well.
  • I think Trunki need to rethink the internal design – perhaps add in a proper net pocket.  Whilst there’s a strap, its not enough to stop the contents falling out every time you open it.
  • Unless you have an older, more responsible child, you will end up carrying it.

 

Overall I think the Trunki is an ingenious kids travel product.  With a few more tweaks it could be perfect…

In Hong Kong, you can find the Moshi Trunki at Mothercare, Bumps to Babes, Tiny Footprints, Baby Central, Little Whale, Ourbaby, Rainbow Care and Mini Me (HKD $499)

 

Jetlag & Mayhem was sent a Trunki for review.  I was not paid for this review and all these rambling thoughts on the Trunki are my own.

1 comment

  1. 21st Century Mummy (@Mummytweets)

    I really don’t like Trunkis. The main reason for me is the interior – the shape (it need proper corners for books etc) and the fact it everything falls out when you open it. I prefer trolley cases. My kids love pulling them along.

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