Last Updated on September 26, 2014 by Jody Halsted
I've long said that your children should tote luggage from the time they can walk. Handling one's own luggage is both a learning experience and a source of pride for young kids- as well as helpful for mom and dad! And the luggage market has responded to that need with adorable luggage that can be ridden or bags that come in the shape of cuddly animals.
But once your child outgrows these adorable, miniature pieces of luggage, their choices became decidedly adult. Full size carry-on bags can be a bit unwieldy for people under 5 feet tall, so I was thrilled to see that Trendy Kid addressed this issue with their Travel Kool line – the perfect tween luggage!
Brenna, my 8 year old, took Chat ((-: for a spin this past weekend and pronounced it, “Really cool!” At 17″ it wasn't so tall that the handle was dragging down her arm, as can happen with a 22″ carry-on, and it wasn't so large that it became too heavy. She also really liked the colorful emoticons and we spent way too much time talking about what they all mean.
I really liked that Trendy Kid didn't cut any corners just because this is “kids luggage”. The hard outer shell is tough, and the interior has both a zippered compartment and a garment strap. The telescoping handle is adjustable- just in case mom or dad has to pull it. This is a bag that should last for years- until your teen is “too grown-up” for it.
Trendy Kid didn't forget about the boys! Check out Danger! I can't help but think that both bags would look really cool with destinations stickers added as your travels take your child from place to place…
Travel Kool 17″ Carry On Luggage retails for $69.99 and includes a 1 year manufacturers warranty.
•Cases made from ABS (hard shell light weight design) with polyester lining
• Lining with dividing pocket and zip compartment and garment strap
• Easy roll wheels and color coordinated with the case exterior
• ABS light weight structure to maximize on baggage allowance weight
• Hard shell for content protection
• Carry handle and retractable pull-handle conveniently adjustable for adults and kids.
• 17″ case size fits carry on regulations.
Disclosure: I received the Chat carry on bag to review. I was not compensated for this post and all thoughts on the luggage are my own. Some links may be affiliates links- which means that I receive a small commission if you make a purchase at the site (no additional cost to you!) Please know that I only share information on products and services that I believe will be helpful to family travelers.