Percy the Police Car Trunki Kids Travel Bag Review *

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We were recently planning for a family holiday to Netherlands (Holland) in Europe and an email request arrived in our inbox to review one of Trunki’s newest designs and this could not have come at a better time! Out of the two choices we were given, we decided to pick Percy The Police Car Trunki for Thomas, our 5-year-old son to take with him on our trip.  To be honest, my son had always wanted a Trunki as we often see it being sold at Sainsburys’ but we told him we will only purchase one for him when we planned our next family holiday.  So you can imagine his excitement when the Tunki actually arrived. It came beautifully packaged in a well-designed box hence the unboxing experience for him was very magical.  Percy The Police Car Trunki is blue in colour with black & yellow wheels to mimic a real police car. Thomas felt like he was a little mini police officer and was totally excited when he saw the Trunki, he started riding it around the house and was already planning what he was going to take with him on the trip.   The ride-on suitcase came with stickers, a Trunki passport as well as instructions all clearly marked and labelled.  Thomas decided to personalise the Trunki by sticking the stickers on the Trunki as his imagination started running wild.   In this post, we share our thoughts on the chilren’s travel luggage bag and if it is a good investment to keep your little ones entertained on long haul flights.

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Percy the Police Car Trunki suitcase is the perfect size for inflight / carry on luggage hence you can take it even into a smaller sized aircrafts such as KLM (which we flew).  It has an 18-litre capacity, a comfy saddle, secure lockable catches, a soft rubber trim, and an internal pocket and teddy bear seat belt. As you can see in the photo above, we packed all the essentials into the Trunki from snacks, books, spare change of clothes, soft toy, a bag with first aid kit items as well as coats and more food. We can assure you that the Trunki is sturdy and durable as it had been sat on (by both our kids), jumped on, dragged about and kicked about even before we left the house and it was still pristine!

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The Trunki came with detachable straps which can be used to pull along the bag while a child is sitting on or secured hence making it easier to be carried onboard the flight (especially since we had to board the plane from the ground floor and take the aeroplane stairs up. My son loved holding on to the little glittery horns while I pulled him along the busy airport, this meant that he was seated in his place and I did not have to keep holding on to his hands or be worried that he might just wonder off.   Although our flight from Manchester to Amsterdam only took a little more than an hour, the bag was also great for him to sit on and rest when he was tired or when we were stuck in the long airport immigration queue.  As a family we fly long distance a lot, and he was not as restless as he normally is as he was really excited about his luggage bag and even took more responsibility of it by helping me to push it around.  The versatile bag (which comes with a 5-year-guarantee) was really handy even when we took it on the train. I have to admit that we had a lot of locals looking at the bag strangely as I don’t think they had seen a Trunki before, they were both amused and curious and Thomas was very happy riding it along and showing off his driving skills.

 

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What did we think?

Before we owned a Trunki I was not convinced that we needed one, but after taking it on our short-haul flight to Holland, I am convinced that it was a lifesaver and definitely kept my son entertained and occupied. We will be heading on a 14-hour long haul flight sometime early next year and I know for certain, I am going to be looking forward to the flight as  my son is not going to be as  restless or grumpy as he was the last time, thanks to his new found love – his Percy the Police Car Trunki!

How much does the Percy the Police Car Trunki cost and where can I buy it?

Percy the Police Car Trunki costs £39.99 (yes its a small investment, but trust us as you will have the peace of mind to keep little ones busy and interested in the journey especially if you are travelling on a long-distance flight). Trunki has a very user-friendly website and we would recommend that you have a look at the different his / her range so your child can pick their favourite. The Trunki can be purchased from their website here.

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About Trunki

Rob Law entered a university competition to design a piece of luggage. He visited a department store for inspiration and ended up looking at ride-on toys. He thought about how to utilise the wasted space, and the idea for Trunki was born. Rob went on to win the competition. Rob received a grant from the Prince’s Trust to get his business off the ground. Later that year he signed a licensing deal with a Saudi Arabian toy company. The toy company went into liquidation, it wasn’t the launch pad that Rob had hoped for and instead he decided to go it alone. In May 2006, The first container of Trunki ride-ons arrived at Avonmouth completely unaware that they would revoluntionise family travel! Rob took Trunki into the Dragon’s Den, it was all going well, he even took Richard Farleigh for a spin, but things took a turn for the worst when Theo Paphitis got into fistycuffs with Trixie…With a rapidly growing team, they moved into our new office – a converted Chapel that they’ve nicknamed the Mothership, which comes complete with a games room and escape chute (or slide!).  Their first major product launch following Trunki was BoostApak. The ingenious booster seat come backpack sold out within just 6 hours of being online!  In August 2011 – They celebrated the sale of their one millionth Trunki by dressing up like space folk and on their 6th birthday, the first UK made Trunki rolled off the production line at their factory in Plymouth.

 

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* We were sent the Trunki in return for a review. All opinions are our own.

 

40 Comments

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Yes it is Siobhan!

  1. October 17, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    That is super cute! My kids would have loved this when they were little. It’s so adorable. This is perfect for little sleepovers.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Yes it is as well, and gives them responsibility of taking care of their own bag too

  2. October 18, 2018 / 1:35 am

    I love seeing the newest kid toys. SO many more offerings than when my daughter was little. She would have loved this travel bag.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Yes she would!! And the design options are immense

  3. Alexandra
    October 18, 2018 / 1:55 am

    This is super cute! I don’t have kids, but I bet that they all would really love this!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Yes they would, it keeps them so occupied

  4. October 18, 2018 / 2:25 am

    That is an awesome toy and very useful and practical. Thank you!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Yes its a toy, transport as well as luggage all in one

  5. October 18, 2018 / 3:32 am

    This is so cute. I can see this keeping a little busy for hours.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Yes absolutely! Our kids totally loved the Trunki especially my son

  6. October 18, 2018 / 11:36 am

    that police car design is awesome! I find it cute.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Yes it certainly is especially for young kids

  7. October 18, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    OMG! that is so cute! i love when kids carry their own cute little luggage. It is also a little bit helpful and sure is educating

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Yes it is, my son has learnt about being responsible in a fun way

  8. October 18, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    This is such a cute little luggage! I love that the kids can get on it and ride it as you pull. That makes it easier to keep up wit them in the busy airport.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Yes and to keep them safe in one spot instead of them not wanting to hold your hand and run off

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      So glad to hear that Christie

  9. October 18, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    What a cute bag for the little ones! Looks like so much fun…makes me wish my kids were little again.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Yes its such a cute and cool bag indeed

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 19, 2018 / 7:20 am

      Yes they love it and it is also a luggage bag as well, works perfectly

  10. October 18, 2018 / 10:43 pm

    That is such a cool little bag! Perfect for toys and trinkets!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 19, 2018 / 7:19 am

      Just the right size to fit all the necessities for the little ones

  11. eli
    October 18, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    This is such a cute and unique travel bag! Definitely a good one for the kids

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 19, 2018 / 7:19 am

      Yes it is, convenient and it doubles up as a toy as well

  12. Preet
    October 19, 2018 / 1:14 am

    Oh wow, This one is so cute. My kids would absolutely love this. I’ll definitely have to check it out now. Thanks so much for the review!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 19, 2018 / 7:18 am

      Your welcome Preet, more designs on their website

  13. October 19, 2018 / 3:27 am

    I love this design! my son would absolutely love this as well, it’s super cute!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 19, 2018 / 7:18 am

      Yes it sure is super cute Jasmine

  14. Catherine Santiago Jose
    October 19, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    That police car travel bag is so cute and so convenient too use, I will get one for my kid and I am sure he like this also.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 19, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Oh hope you do Catherine! Its so fun and convenient too

  15. Courtney
    October 20, 2018 / 4:50 am

    Omg how cute is this travel bag?!?! I can definitely see my daughter loving this!!!she would love it!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 21, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Yes she certainly would Courtney!

  16. October 20, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Love the design of this and we’ve just got rid of our old Trunki as it wasn’t big enough for me – perfect as a ride on though x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 21, 2018 / 8:26 am

      Yes it is Bella, its great for those who are 5 and below

  17. October 21, 2018 / 12:05 am

    Such a cute bag. I have a nephew who would love this. Thanks for this review

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 21, 2018 / 8:25 am

      Your welcome Miss J, yes it is a cute bag and so versatile as well

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