Advertisement

The Best Luggage for Kids

For every child’s biggest travel adventure, there’s a bag that will get the job done.

Updated:

October 14, 2021
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
A child carrying luggage through an airport.
Traveling can be scary to little ones, so it’s important to load up on gear that provides safety and comfort. Shutterstock

When it comes to luggage, kids like to do their own thing. Here’s what to look for when buying the best luggage for kids who are experiencing travel for the first time.

Rockland Fashion Softside Upright Luggage Set

Go Big on Personality

Children tend to be forgetful, which is why it helps to have a style you’ll never lose sight of. Rockland

Since it’s luggage for a kid, having it be colorful knocks two birds with one stone. The kids will love the vibrant colors, and the luggage will be easy to spot, whether it’s to help identify your child or the luggage itself in baggage claim.

Buy: Rockland Fashion Softside Upright Luggage Set

Advertisement
Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels

When You’re All Business

Invest in a style that will be as strong and dependable in 10 years as it was the day you purchased it. Samsonite

We know kids aren’t always the most careful people around. When it comes time to vacation, you want to make sure you and your children return home with everything you packed in the first place. For that you’ll want a strong bag that was designed not only to handle the worst bumps and bangs that come with air travel, but also to help make staying organized easy, even for the youngest travelers.

Buy: Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels

Stephen Joseph Classic Rolling Luggage

For Little Ones on the Go

Let’s not mince words—kids can be slow. The last thing you need is a toddler struggling to carry the bag. Stephen Joseph

Getting to the vacation destination can be tiring, with flights, bus rides and maybe an Uber or two between you and ultimate relaxation. Make it easier on the less experienced children by getting them luggage that’s easy to carry around.

Advertisement

Buy: Stephen Joseph Classic Rolling Luggage

Disney Princess Sofia 18 Inch Egg Shaped Luggage for Kids

Treat them like Royalty

Keep it simple and focus on helping them learn that traveling is fun. Disney

Lightweight luggage means it’s easier for both your kids and you for whenever they’re finally tuckered out (if that actually happens). Even a small detail like how much luggage weighs can help when you’re in tight, crowded places, like an airport.

Buy: Disney Princess Sofia 18 Inch Egg Shaped Luggage for Kids

Advertisement
JetKids by Stokke BedBox

The Coolest Passenger Around

In a hurry? This will definitely do the trick. Stokke

If you’re looking for the ultimate combination of fun, durability, and ease, then you can’t really go wrong with a bag they can actually ride. Sure, you’ll have to remember to take the corners carefully, but try getting a child to frown when he or she is zooming around on a personal rocket ship or whatever the imagination wants it to be. Best of all, this is designed to be a secure footrest as well, so it’s always right where you and your child need it.

Buy: JetKids by Stokke BedBox

Victor Tan is a contributing writer to Islands, an award-winning brand founded in 1980 that speaks to international travelers who have an affinity for the Caribbean and beyond. The website showcases destinations, resorts, cruises, and recommendations by the Islands’ staff. Victor has a focus on the Caribbean, Mexico, and cruises. As a solo traveler, he’s always looking for the best luggage and bags to make the trip easier. He’s also serious about keeping up with fitness away from home, so there’s no gadget he isn’t willing to try.

Advertisement


Advertisement

More Travel Gear

Advertisement
Advertisement