Whether your children are going on the annual family vacation or running away from home, it is important that they have their own bags. Teaching children the responsibilities of packing what they need for a trip and how to be in charge of their own wheeled bags will be a valuable life lesson and, quite frankly, make them look adorable in the process. Here is our list of the highest user-reviewed kids’ luggage.
Top 10 Children’s Luggage on Wheels
We selected the 10 items on our list by combing through a vast amount of parent-reviewed suitcases on wheels. Unfortunately, the category as a whole offers more girls’ luggage than for boys’ luggage, but our top two results overall are great for either a girl or a boy.
Travel Buddies: Best Hard Shell Suitcase
This set includes an 18” kids’ rolling suitcase and a matching 13” backpack. Both pieces are made of hard-shell material, which means better protection and lighter weight than standard fabric material. It also comes in a variety of fun designs: parrot, penguin, ladybug, robot and alien. When not used, the backpack fits nicely inside the wheeled luggage for easy storage. The backpack is great even when not traveling, so kids can carry their games and toys.
Skip Hop Zoo: Best Soft Shell Suitcase
If you’re looking at wheeled suitcases for kids, this is a great choice. To complete the set, you can separately purchase the backpack, water bottle, lunch bag and more. This is a very spacious bag with a nice zipper pouch in the front for more storage and also a side pouch for a water bottle. A bag like this is great for separating the children’s clothes and has been reported to fit an entire week’s worth of clothes for a young child. Available in owl, ladybug, monkey and dog designs, each one is more adorable than the next.
TrendyKid Travel Kool Danger Carry-On
This is a very well-made, sturdy luggage with a hard shell. This luggage is 17” tall and fits all world-wide carry-on standards including European airlines. The handle extends to two different lengths (27” and 34”) so it may take longer to outgrow this suitcase. Inside the suitcase is a zip storage liner and garment straps. Hard-shell kids’ luggage can be known to scuff from time to time, but for the overall protection value, it is well worth the switch from a soft-shell piece.