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5 Rolling Travel Bags for Kids

5 Little Kid Rolling Travel Bags

With summer break comes summer travel.  For families with multiple children, or any children for that matter, it’s nearly impossible for parents to help roll a child’s luggage through the airport when they have their own luggage to carry. That’s why it’s a good idea to buy a travel bag or carry-on luggage made specifically for a child or something that is small and lightweight, at least. Things like luggage height, handle extension, wheels, and pockets should be taken into consideration when shopping for kids luggage.

7 things to consider when shopping for children’s luggage:

  • Does the bag have wheels?  Your child is likely not going to want to carry luggage through an airport or even to and from the car.  Luggage with wheels will help everyone stay happy!
  • Does the luggage handle extend?
  • Does the bag or luggage have multiple carry options such as rolling and backpack style?
  • What is the weight of the bag?
  • Is it small enough to fit under a seat on the plain or in an overhead bin?
  • If possible, find out what the weight limit is for the bag.  The maximum weight limit for a carry-on is around 40 pounds but many airlines only accept bags around 20 pounds so be sure to check before buying for a trip when you’ll be flying.
  • Does it have exterior pockets?  Exterior pockets are good for things like iPods, chargers, crayons, and a water bottle.  It’s nice to have quick access to these items while traveling.

These five rolling travel / carry-on size bags are perfect for jet-setting kids!


5 Rolling Travel Bags for Kids

  • 1 – Kids Travel Zone blue rolling carry-on – $44.99 at Kids Travel Zone
    This cute carry-on bag has wheels and can be monogrammed with your child’s name and an image!  It is available in 5 colors including blue and pink.
    Size: 17″ x 12.5″ x 5.75″


  • 2 – Terrance Trunki by Melissa & Doug – $40
    Designed to beat the boredom suffered by traveling tots, Trunki is a hand-luggage sized ride-on suitcase.
    Size: Trunki is 18.2 x 8.5 x 12.8 inches


  • 3 – Fairfax Aegean Blue Luggage – $89.50 at Pottery Barn Kids
    This adorable luggage can be monogrammed with your child’s name and has heavy-duty metal handles and tough nylon zippers which will help it last for years.
    Size: 13″ wide x 7.5″ deep x 17″ high


  • 4 – Navy and Aqua Rolling Luggage – $49.99 at Lillian Vernon
    This rolling suitcase is great for the gadget loving child.  Chargers and devices can be stored in the side pockets while larger items fit in the main compartment.  Can be embroidered with up to 12 characters.
    Size: 5″ x 12″ x 16″ H.


  • 5 – Solid FeatherLight™ Wheeled Large Backpack – $89.99 at LandsEnd.com
    This lightweight backpack has inline skate wheels that roll smoothly and has adjustable sternum straps to keep the bag in place on the shoulders and support the back.
    Size: 19 1/2″Hx13″Wx8″D

Does your child have a travel bag of their own or does he/she use one of your old carry-on bags?

SwissGear Luggage – awesome carry on luggage

As you know if you've read my last two posts, we are leaving for our Celebrity Solstice preview cruise Friday a.m.  Because I don't want to check baggage for a three day trip I have resided to stuffing a bagillion things in a carry on bag.  Lucky me, I got to try out my new SwissGear bag.  Well, it's not so new I just haven't tried it yet. 

I realized about 10 hours into packing today that "crap, this bag might be too heavy to carry on!"   Carry on bags can only weigh up to 45lbs.
I ran and got a scale and it showed a weight of about 10 pounds with all of my stuff inside the bag!  I knew that couldn't be right so I got the electronic scale and that scale showed 30 lbs.. which is AMAZING considering the size of the SwissGear bag, and the small village I stuffed inside the bag.  I double checked and sure enough, bag and all, the total weight was right at 30lbs.    Back to the first scale for a second.. I will be weighing myself on that scale from now on!

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