This year we’ve got a few little trips planned with the boys, and I’ve also got lots planned in my head for getting away over the weekends. The one problem I have at the moment is good luggage holders. We end up taking a huge big bag for each of us everywhere we go and it’s kind of getting ridiculous. Toby has a super gorgeous Cath Kidston suitcase but it’s already falling apart and doesn’t pack a huge amount, so is only great for sleepovers! So what about when we go on these little breaks, what should we use?
Teddy has been testing out the Fascol Ride n Roll ride-on suitcase which is very ‘Trunki’ in style! When it first arrived the boys were fighting over who would have a go first which is just typical! Once they’d gone to bed I got it out to have a look properly and I found that, actually, this is something that would really work for us, especially on short term trips.
The Fascol Ride n Roll opens easily with the turning of two orange, circular handles on either side and clips up with ease too. It also has foot rests that pop out at the front for the kiddies with longer legs who don’t really fancy putting them to use! Both Toby and Teddy really enjoyed riding round on this and didn’t show any signs of discomfort at all which is always a good thing, and it’s certainly the clever way to offload some of your luggage on to the kids without them even realising.
They can scoot along on it and the wheels move freely and can withstand loads of up to 110lbs, or you can use the carry strap to pull them along if they don’t fancy using their legs; equally they can pull it along themselves! The strap also goes from a pull along aid to a carry strap so you can have this hanging off your shoulder, although if it did get quite heavy it may weigh you down!
Admittedly, while it’s spacious I don’t think it would hold a week’s worth of clothes. Having said that, there’s definitely enough room for a long weekend away. The Ride n Roll feels really sturdy and durable which it would have to be with my two boys riding around on it. The size is, more or less, “carry on” size so it could potentially be used as hand luggage depending on the airline if you choose to take it abroad. I certainly wouldn’t recommend putting it in the hold as I think it may suffer a bit of damage with other heavier bags being thrown on top of it; not to mention when it comes out on the carousel at the other end, we all know they launch things on to there without a second thought.
The one good thing, or bad thing if you’re a tidy freak, is that the kids willingly want to help fill it up. Be it with actual clothes for a trip away or whether it be their cars, or their dinner, or anything else they can throw in! The boys absolutely loved this and the novelty hasn’t worn off yet! One thing to note is that if the Ride n Roll is pulled too quickly it can topple over and the ‘steering’ isn’t quite that advanced, especially if you’re pulling from the top of the strap, so it’s best to be slow and steady!
I would definitely recommend the Fascol Ride n Roll suitcase as an alternative to taking bags, and it certainly helps with getting the kids involved in taking their own luggage and easing your loads. One of the brilliant things about this ride-on suitcase is that it comes with a guarantee that the company will do all they can to replace any parts should they go wrong which proves they are committed to the customer and the environment! I can guarantee when other kids see this in the airport or at the train station or being pulled around a holiday resort that they’ll be super jealous!
*I was sent this product in return for a review. All views and opinions are my own.