There are certain products made which just appeal to children and adults alike, and a Trunki suitcase is one of them! Anything that can make the 'going on holiday' process easier has got to be a bonus and I'm sure many parents wish that there was an adult-sized Trunki for them to have a zoom around on too!
I've wanted to get one for The Boy for a year or so now, and was very fortunate a couple of months ago to be offered the chance to review the new Moshi Monsters Katsuma Trunki suitcase. I've been unable to review it properly until recently when we went away to Coombe Mill in Cornwall for a short break of four nights/five days.
I will admit to being sceptical that the 18litre Trunki (which is ideal for overhead lockers on planes) would be big enough to hold The Boy's clothing for five days on a farm; after all we're talking about thick jumpers, numerous jogging bottoms and long johns galore, in addition to normal underwear and pyjamas. And of course it is a rigid suitcase so there is no give in it to squash in that extra teddy or book.
In total there was:
- four pairs of jogging bottoms
- four jumpers
- four vests
- six pairs of pants
- six pairs of socks
- three pairs of pyjamas
- two four story books
- one teddy
- and one Oliver Monkey!
Once I'd worked out that the scoop of each side was greater in the middle, I was able to pack everything in bar two of the reading books which just wouldn't fit in due to their dimensions (too wide!). The photo on the bottom left above implies that the case didn't shut, but it certainly did! Everything fitted in very neatly and the two halves closed together tightly.
And what's more, The Boy absolutely loved having his Trunki to scoot around the Scandinavian lodge at Coombe Mill!
I am quite confident that the Trunki is big enough to hold his clothes for our holiday to Butlin's at Easter time, and we will certainly be using it during our Summer trip back to Coombe Mill.
The Trunki Katsuma is available to buy for £44.95 directly from Trunki, or through a variety of online and high street stores.
I was sent this product for the purpose of this review, my opinion is honest and unbiased.