Nellie the Elephant packed her Trunki

8:24 pm
Reviews, travel

Actually, it’s a good job Nellie didn’t have a Trunki – as she’d never have been able to slip off unnoticed at night! For anyone who is not yet acquainted, then have a look at the Trunki. I believe it was featured on the Dragons Den – it’s basically a hard case with wheels and a strap, contoured for little bottoms so it can be used as a ride-on and sized to meet airline hand luggage restrictions.

Trunki

At £24.99 RRP, it’s not unduly expensive, and is really functional – being a hard case, you can cram quite a lot inside to keep the little darlings amused on any kind of holiday; from an overnight bag to an 8 hour flight amuser. The downside of being a hard case is that even empty it’s heavier than a canvas bag, so brace yourself when it’s full!

The bright colours are very appealing to children, and eye catching in a busy airport! I bought the cases for a trip to Florida. Passing through Gatwick on the weekend before Easter, you can imagine it was a tad busy. The Trunki’s kept my two in tow (quite literally!!) and we had a ball catching admiring glances wheeling round the airport.

I was a little disappointed in the quality of the strap and the fixings for it, but having said that, it managed to withstand a fair old battering. Being plastic, I’m not sure how long the clips will last, but they’ll probably have been worn out being dragged round the house and garden rather than through holiday use. In addition, there are no straps internally (as you would expect to find on an adult case), so unless it’s packed to the gunwhales, the contents might rattle round a bit. Luckily Iggle Piggle’s blanket filled it out quite nicely…….

If I’m being ultra-critical, it would have been nice to have colour options other than just the stereotypical pink or blue – but the boys seemed happy enough customising their blue cases with a few well placed stickers.

In summary, we love our Trunkis. Be ahead of the game and get one now 🙂

3 Responses
  1. Dave Law :

    Date: July 3, 2007 @ 10:01 am

    Hi there!

    I just wanted to get in contact with you to say a BIG thank you for talking about Trunki in your blog. Your blog has really helped spread the word about our quest to bust the boredom out of traveling for thousands of cheeky little people across the world and the Trunki’s really appreciate it!

    Lots of new things are happening over at Trunki HQ and i’ve got some really exciting news about a posh NEW Trunki and Terrance and Trixie’s web adventures. I’d love to tell you more so if you’re interested, please contact me at dave@trunki.co.uk for a chat.

    Best Regards

    Dave
    Trunki Gossip

  2. Dave :

    Date: August 1, 2007 @ 9:56 am

    Hi Trunki Chums :0)

    Tunki will be featuring in the last episode of BBC2 Dragons Den “Where Are They Now”.

    Find out how much the Trunki’s have grown and follow their international success on:
    Thursday 2nd August, BBC2 at 8pm.

    After watching last week’s program Terrance, Trixie and Towgo are all very keen on getting iPod implants, but we’re assuring them that they look great just the way they are!

    Were the Dragons wrong?
    You decide, Thursday 2nd August, BBC2 at 8pm.

    Best Regards,

    Dave

  3. whizzbitz :

    Date: August 19, 2007 @ 9:08 pm

    Trunki is a great product, according to our customers at whizzbitz.com.

    As for price, shop around, we currently have a discount code, which will save customers £3 when they spend £30 or more on our website.

    We already offer Free UK Mainland delivery, making us very good value to start with.

    Code is f7512b available until November 30th 2007

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