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Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2017
We bought this for a recent trip to Washington that would involve two flights there and two flights back. Read lots of reviews, watched videos, and decided to pull the trigger on one right before we left. I had this vision of my toddler happily riding this through the airport instead of me carrying him around everywhere. Upon opening the box and inspecting the unit, I wasn't super impressed with the quality for how much these things cost ($50+). Nothing in particular was broken or failing to work, but the unit in its entirety feels cheaply made. My 2.5 year old is pretty small for his age, and he seemed on the verge of being too big to ride this suitcase. The unit was smaller than I expected, so when my toddler sits on it, it just looks a bit awkward. Another issue we encountered was there is nothing to hold onto while riding except the black "horns" protruding from the front. For some reason I though he would be holding onto the black straps on the top but it turned out that isn't realistic, as they actually sit on those straps. Unfortunately having to hold onto the horns causes the toddler to awkwardly lean and hunch forward to be able to ride. I believe this in part is one of the main reasons he lost interest in riding it so quickly once we arrived at the airport. Another quirk is the front wheels don't pivot, so to turn you have to yank on the tow strap left or right constantly to get it to change direction. A bit tricky on tile, but quite awkward on carpet. Between the quirky steering, small size, and awkward riding position, my toddler quickly lost interest. At the airport in Washington, we spotted another dad holding a toddler in his arms and pulling a riderless Trunki. My wife and I glanced at each other and gave that "look" to one another as we also carried our toddler pulling our riderless Trunki behind us struggling to get it to follow due to the non swiveling front wheels. Maybe I was expecting to much, but in the end it just didn't seem practical for the price.