TRAVEL WITH KIDS

The Best Kids Luggage on Wheels that Money can Buy (2018 Guide)

The Best Kids Luggage on Wheels that Money can Buy!

Travel with kids can be mentally draining, can’t it!?  

I bet you have all had a brief moment of freaking out that your child might get lost at the airport!

Everyone else seems to have it all under control!  Their kids are happily pulling their kids rolling luggage along.   Mum and Dad are cool, confident and calm!  Nice picture isn’t it?  

Luggage for children is one of ‘those’ sorts of things, that can either make your trip easier or more challenging.

Life will be easier when you purchase the best kids luggage, that your child loves the design of, together with the fact that the kid’s travel bag is the perfect size for them to pull along themselves.

Not only will the best kids luggage with wheels allow you to have a hand free for your own bags; but also for holding that very important little hand to ensure that they are always by your side!  Rolling luggage for kids is the way to go if you want to have a stress-free airport experience!​

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Best Kids Luggage on Wheels

Below you will find a list of the best luggage for kids that 2018 has to offer.  We have conveniently broken the most popular kids luggage down into best girls suitcases and best boys suitcases.  We will outline the specifications as well as both the positives and negatives about each of our top picks.

Best kids luggage on wheels

 

In this Guide:

  1. Important Questions to Ask Pre-Purchase
  2. Comparison Tables
  3. Top 10 Girls Suitcases
  4. Our Personal Preferences
  5. Our Favourite Kids Luggage Tags
  6. Top 10 Boys Suitcases

 

Important Question to ask Pre-Purchase:

  1. Is this kids trolley bag durable?
  2. Will this kids travel bag roll smoothly on its wheels?
  3. Will this suitcase be the perfect size for my child?
  4. Will it fit enough clothes?
  5. Is the design something that my child will be excited about?
  6. Does it have extra pockets and cross clasps for keeping things neat and tidy inside?
  7. Can I take it as carry-on?  Will it be okay if I book it into the baggage hold?
  8. Did I check out the kids luggage reviews in regard to this suitcase?
  9. Which destination are you heading to?  Is your destination ‘rolling-bag’ friendly?  Have a good think about whether your family vacation will be better with a backpack bag or a wheelie bag.

 

Girls’ Luggage on Wheels Comparison Table

Below you will find a comparison table of the most popular suitcases for girls in 2018. 

Suitcase BrandSizeSoft/Hard CaseThemeStar RatingPrice RangeBuy Now!
Stephen Joseph18 InchSoftOwl/Horse/
Fox/Princess
4.5$$CHECK PRICE!
Yodo18 InchSoftOwl/Shark/Dinosaur4.5$$$CHECK PRICE
Trunki18 InchHardHello Kitty, Zebra, Bee, Cow, Tiger, Frank and Pearl4$$$CHECK PRICE
American Tourister18 InchHardDisney Frozen5$$$CHECK PRICE!
Goplus12 + 16 InchHardDeer & Birds, Owls, Girls, Elephants & Lions4.8$$$CHECK PRICE!
Heys18 InchSoftDisney Princess4.2$$CHECK PRICE
Travelpro17 InchHardMinions5$$CHECK PRICE
Rockland19 + 24+ 28 Inch upright and 12 Inch toteSoft12 Different Patterns Available4$$$$CHECK PRICE
Samsonite28.5 InchHardVariety of Solid Colors Available4.8$$$$$CHECK PRICE
American Tourister21 InchSoftMinnie Mouse5$$$$CHECK PRICE!

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Boys Luggage on Wheels Comparison Table

Below you will find a comparison table of the most popular suitcases for boys in 2018.  

Suitcase BrandSizeSoft/Hard CaseThemeStar RatingPrice RangeBuy Now!
American Tourister18 InchSoftMickey Mouse/
Star Wars
4.4$$CHECK PRICE!
American Tourister18 InchHardMickey Mouse/
Star Wars
4.5$$CHECK PRICE!
Stephen Joseph18 InchSoftAirplane/ Dino/ Sports/ Monkey/Share/Pirate4.8$$CHECK PRICE!
Disney Interactive Studios17 InchSoftLightning McQueen3.8$$CHECK PRICE!
Yodo18 InchSoftShark & Dinosaur4.5$$$CHECK PRICE!
Trunki18 InchHardHello Kitty, Zebra, Bee, Cow, Tiger, Frank and Pearl4$$$CHECK PRICE!
Goplus12 + 16 InchHardDeer & Birds, Owls, Girls, Elephants & Lions4.8$$$CHECK PRICE!
Olympia17 InchSoftSpace/
Sports
4$$CHECK PRICE!
Rockland19 + 24+ 28 Inch upright and 12 Inch toteSoft12 Different Patterns Available4$$CHECK PRICE!
Samsonite28.5 InchHardVariety of Solid Colors Available4.8$$$$$CHECK PRICE!

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Top 10 Girls’ Suitcases on Wheels

Below you will find a list of the most popular suitcases for girls.   We will detail out which age group the luggage for girls are most suited to.  We have 3 girls in our house!  One toddler, one 7 year old and one nearly-teen.  So we understand what sort of a girly suitcases are needed at each stage.

 

1.  Stephen Joseph Little Girls’ Rolling Luggage 

(The top little girl suitcase with wheels)

(More designs are available as well!)

Specifications:

  • 18 Inch Upright kids roller suitcase, pull handle
  • 100% Polyester
  • Large main compartment with plenty of zippered pockets
  • Themes available:  Owl, Horse, Fox or Princess
  • They offer personalized kids luggage

 

Why you will LOVE this girls rolling luggage:

  • These suitcases for little girls are very popular for a simple reason.  It is large enough to fit loads of clothes, but small enough for your daughter to pull along very easily.
  • Add in the fact that it has zippered pockets to organize and you have the perfect kids suitcase with wheels!
  • We love that it is sturdy, well made and durable.

 

Be Aware:

  • The suitcase doesn’t stand very well by itself and tends to tip over easily.  Not the biggest deal as far as negatives go.

 

The Verdict:

An incredible buy at an incredibly affordable price!  We love these suitcases for kids round about the age of 3!

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2.  Yodo Upgraded Large Convertible 3-Way Kids Suitcase

(More designs are available as well!)

Specifications:

  • 18 Inch Upright, pull handle
  • 100% Polyester
  • Medium and Large size available
  • 3-Way Luggage for Kids – a Hand Bag, a Luggage or a Backpack
  • Large main compartment with a zippered pocket
  • Themes available:  Owl, Shark & Dinosaur

Why you will LOVE this little girls luggage on wheels:

  • What is not too love about these super cute kids bags!  If you were after an adorable pink suitcase that is also high quality, then you have found the top pick!  These bags are themed in animal designs, fully docked out with animal eyes, feet and ears.
  • You can use these little girls bags in 3 different ways – as a hang bag, as luggage or a backpack.
  • We love the easy to access front zippered pouch
  • The mesh bottle pockets are perfect for your little girl’s sippy cup.
  • I also love the fact that you can hide away the wheels with a handy wheel cover, making it more comfy to carry to as a backpack.

 

Be Aware:

  • This bag is designed to be the perfect size for a long weekend style travel bag.  It’s not very large, but it is big enough to hold clothes, a few toys, some snacks & water.

 

The Verdict:

Overall, you won’t find a cuter kids travel bag than this!  Definitely durable and we are loving the 3-way use.  This one is one of the best rolling luggage for little girls and comes at a GREAT price!

 

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3. Trunki: The Original Ride-On Suitcase in Hello Kitty

(More designs are available as well!)

Specifications:

  • 18 Inch Upright, mono tube pull handle
  • Light Weight Plastic
  • Themes Available:  Hello Kitty, Zebra, Bee, Cow, Tiger, Frank and Pearl
  • Kids ride on suitcase, tow-along or carry-on suitcase

 

Why you will LOVE this kids ride on luggage:

  • Want some easy entertainment for your kids whilst at the airport?  Well these Trunki ride-on suitcases are always a big hit in the fun department!
  • Not only are they fun but they are super adorable as well!
  • For those that are worried about the durability, fear not as Trunki backs up their products with a free 5 year warranty.
  • You can use this luggage as a ride-on, tow-along or carry-on suitcase.
  • We also love how roomy the suitcase is.
  • Whilst it might look bulky, these suitcases are actually really lightweight.

 

Be Aware:

  • The wheels only allow the case to move in a straight line, which probably is a good thing as your daughter will have better control of the suitcase.
  • The kids struggle to work the latches of the suitcase – a good thing or a bad thing?  I’m not so sure haha!

 

The Verdict:

Trunki Ride-On Suitcases are perfect for those who have kids aged 3+.  These suitcases are not only practical but they are super fun as well.  They are designed to last and have some truly nifty features that will make it easier to carry around if your daughter gets tired of pulling it along.

 

 

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4. American Tourister Disney Kids Luggage

Specifications:

  • 18 Inch Upright kids trolley case
  • Mono tube pull handle
  • Side mounted skate wheels
  • Disney luggage for kids
  • Zipper pulls, large mesh pocket on the interior, cross straps

 Why you will LOVE this Disney rolling luggage:

  • American Tourister is a popular brand because we know that they build amazing, high quality and durable suitcases!
  • This beautiful Disney-themed girls rolling suitcase is really light weight but truly spacious at the same time!
  • It is perfect to travel with as it will fit in the overhead compartment as well us underneath the seat.
  • Honestly I couldn’t find anything that I didn’t like about this suitcase!

 

The Verdict:

I don’t think you can go wrong when you invest in an American Tourister kids travel suitcase!  This will be a great, long term buy and your daughter will fall in love with this cute Disney kids suitcase.

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5. Goplus Upright Hard Side Kids Luggage Sets

(More designs are available as well!)

Specifications:

  • 2 Piece Luggage are include: 16″ (kids travel case) + 12″ (backpack)
  • Designs available: Deer & birds, owls, girls and elephant & lions
  • Multi-directional wheels for easy steering
  • Large main compartment
  • Lightweight but durable

Why you will LOVE this girls rolling suitcase:

  • We love this set, because you get a matching suitcase together with a backpack for a lovely affordable pricetag.
  • Our daughters are loving these gorgeous themed designs, my personal favorite is the deer & birds one.
  • The wheels can rotate 360 degrees so steering for your little one will be super easy.
  • I also love how lightweight these cases are, they are quality and durable and really easy to clean too.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE that the backpack is a hard case too so that contents won’t get squashed (great for travelling with snacks!)

 

Be Aware:

  • The outside tends to show scratches due to the pattern design.  For us this wasn’t much of a problem as luggage gets rough handled most of the time, but if it is going to bug you, then maybe these aren’t the right suitcases for you.

 

The Verdict:

We love the matching Goplus 2 piece luggage sets for kids!  Having a hard case backpack is so handy.  The patterns are adorable and the case steers really smoothly.  The only negative is that scratches tend to show up easily, but for the low price tag we didn’t really mind.  Great set for a younger child!

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6. Heys Disney Princess Kids Rolling Duffle Bag

Specifications:

  • 18 Inch Upright Duffel Style Bag
  • Material: Polyester
  • Kids Disney luggage
  • Retractable handle with zippered enclosure
  • Clear rubber in-line wheels
  • Top carry handle; loop carry handles and a shoulder strap

 

Why you will LOVE this pink luggage duffel:

  • Your daughter will love the fun Disney princess suitcase with wheels.
  • We love all the pockets and compartments on this bag.  There is a zippered pocket on top of the bag, two exterior pockets for frequently used items, as well as a roomy fully-lined interior.
  • You can either pull this duffel along, carry it by the top handle, by the loop handles or even throw it over the shoulder with the shoulder strap.
  • The bag really pulls along very smoothly and overall the duffel is durable and built to last!

 

Be Aware:

  • Some kids find it a bit tricky to pull out and retract the handle; nothing that an adult can’t help with though!

 

The Verdict:

Overall this is an excellent purchase for those of you who prefer duffel style bags.  I love the fact that you can fit about a week’s worth of clothes in this duffel.  The bag is high quality and the design is super cute.  Your child will be able to pull this bag along very easily.  Love this duffel!

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7.  Travelpro Minions Kid’s Hard Side Luggage

Specifications:

  • 17 Inch kids travel luggage
  • Material: Plastic
  • Minions Theme
  • Height adjustable single tube handle system
  • High-performance inline skate wheels
  • Hard case

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Why you will LOVE this kids hard shell luggage:

  • Besides the super adorable photo print on this case, it also happens to be lightweight, durable, and scratch resistant!
  • The suitcase is really easy to pull along!  And we really love the fact that the handle is height adjustable, which means that the bag will last you longer as your daughter grows.
  • The inner compartment has a section in it, so that you can separate the dirty items from the clean!  Gotta love that!

 

Be Aware:

  • The only negative we could find with this bag is that it doesn’t come in a larger size.

 

The Verdict:

Overall a great quality bag for a very reasonable price tag.  We are in-love with the minion theme.  It can be rare to find a printed design that is scratch resistant, so this makes it an extra special find.  A very popular suitcase with loads of happy parents!  Love it!

 

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8. Rockland Luggage Four-Piece Luggage Set

(More designs are available as well!)

Specifications:

  • Set of 4 pieces – 19″, 24″, 28″ upright and 12″ tote
  • Material: 100% polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Variety of 12 prints available
  • Soft case
  • Internal retractable handles and skate wheels
  • 5 Year warranty included

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Why you will LOVE this kids luggage set:

  • This set is perfect for older kids.  The little suitcases are great for kids up to 6 or 8, but after that you really want to upgrade them to a larger sized bag.
  • Incredibly affordable price tag for 4 pieces of luggage!
  • We really love the patterns and designs.  Our 12 year old daughter loves the Zebra and Peace patterns.
  • We love that the suitcases are expandable which is brilliant when you purchase loads of souvenirs.
  • The bag features features stability bars at the bottom to avoid tilting, locks and keys and lovely and smooth rolling ability.
  • The suitcases also have two front full size zipper secured pockets and three internal organizational pockets.

 

Be Aware:

  • You can’t expect the same level of quality in the material outer material and inner lining as you would with suitcase sets that are twice the price.

 

The Verdict:

If you only take a trip or two a year, then this is  the perfect set for your daughter.  We love the cheap price just as much as we love the gorgeous patterns.  The set of 4 is really handy, especially if you have more than one child.  The luggage rolls smoothly and I love the addition of the lock.  If you are after a great kids luggage set for a great price, then this is your best bet!

 

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9.  Samsonite Omni PC 3 Piece Set Spinner

(More colors are available as well!)

Specifications:

  • 3 piece luggage set – 31.5″ x 20.5″ x 13.5″
  • Material: 100% Polycarbonate
  • Pink luggage sets (other colors available as well)
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Lightweight spinner wheels
  • Full-zip interior, divider and cross-strap

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Why you will LOVE this Samsonite kids luggage:

  • Samsonite always delivers on excellence.  This set is no different!
  • Suitcases that are built to last you forever.  Buy one set that can handle the tough man-handle from the baggage employees.
  • The luggage is light and features 360 degree spinner wheels.  One of the few brands that feature suitcases that are not meant to be pulled along but that can simply roll alongside you.
  • We love the side-mounted TSA lock, we always lock our bags when we fly, so this is brilliant!
  • The inner compartment is divided which is brilliant when kids need to share a suitcase.  it also comes with cross straps to keep contents in place.

 

Be Aware:

  • This set comes with a premium price tag.

 

The Verdict:

It can be tricky to find quality kids spinner luggage, and whilst this set comes with a premium price tag, you know that are buying the highest quality luggage that will last you for a very very long time.  If you can reach the price or if you manage to find it on special, we highly recommend that you forget about the other brands on the list and purchase a brand that you know will deliver time and time again!

 

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10.  American Tourister Disney Minnie Mouse Red Bow Spinner

Large Disney suitcase for kids and teens

 

rolling luggage for girls - American Tourister Disney Minnie Mouse Red Bow Softside Spinner

Specifications:

  • 21 Inch Upright kids trolley suitcase
  • Push-button locking pull-handle
  • Single spinner wheels
  • Kids Disney suitcase
  • American tourister branded zipper pulls.
  • Large packing compartment with large mesh pocket on interior panel and cross straps with fun printed lining.

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Why you will LOVE this girls travel suitcase:

  • The perfect option for a rolling girls travel luggage that is slightly larger in size!
  • Of course we all love the Disney children’s luggage theme!  Super cute!
  • It has plenty of room inside, a nice handle, it rolls really easily with the spinner wheels and is durable.
  • This case has been designed to last you through many years of parenting.  With a theme suitable for both the little girls as well as the teens, this suitcase will last as your daughters grows.

 

Be Aware:

  • This size is large in comparison to other kids suitcases, but it is smaller than medium sized adult suitcases.

 

The Verdict:

Are you heading off on a nice long holiday?  Are you after just that bit more room and space to allow you to pack all those extras?  Then this is the suitcase for your daughter! It is the perfect luggage case and happens to be a really popular one too.  With top notch quality, smooth rolling and a lovely inner compartment, I’m convinced you will love your purchase!

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Girls’ Luggage on Wheels Comparison Table

Below you will find a comparison table of the most popular suitcases for girls in 2018. –

Suitcase BrandSizeSoft/Hard CaseThemeStar RatingPrice RangeBuy Now!
Stephen Joseph18 InchSoftOwl/Horse/
Fox/Princess
4.5$$CHECK PRICE!
Yodo18 InchSoftOwl/Shark/Dinosaur4.5$$$CHECK PRICE
Trunki18 InchHardHello Kitty, Zebra, Bee, Cow, Tiger, Frank and Pearl4$$$CHECK PRICE
American Tourister18 InchHardDisney Frozen5$$$CHECK PRICE!
Goplus12 + 16 InchHardDeer & Birds, Owls, Girls, Elephants & Lions4.8$$$CHECK PRICE!
Heys18 InchSoftDisney Princess4.2$$CHECK PRICE
Travelpro17 InchHardMinions5$$CHECK PRICE
Rockland19 + 24+ 28 Inch upright and 12 Inch toteSoft12 Different Patterns Available4$$$$CHECK PRICE
Samsonite28.5 InchHardVariety of Solid Colors Available4.8$$$$$CHECK PRICE
American Tourister21 InchSoftMinnie Mouse5$$$$CHECK PRICE!

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Boys Luggage on Wheels Comparison Table

Below you will find a comparison table of the most popular suitcases for boys in 2018.  

Suitcase BrandSizeSoft/Hard CaseThemeStar RatingPrice RangeBuy Now!
American Tourister18 InchSoftMickey Mouse/
Star Wars
4.4$$CHECK PRICE!
American Tourister18 InchHardMickey Mouse/
Star Wars
4.5$$CHECK PRICE!
Stephen Joseph18 InchSoftAirplane/ Dino/ Sports/ Monkey/Share/Pirate4.8$$CHECK PRICE!
Disney Interactive Studios17 InchSoftLightning McQueen3.8$$CHECK PRICE!
Yodo18 InchSoftShark & Dinosaur4.5$$$CHECK PRICE!
Trunki18 InchHardHello Kitty, Zebra, Bee, Cow, Tiger, Frank and Pearl4$$$CHECK PRICE!
Goplus12 + 16 InchHardDeer & Birds, Owls, Girls, Elephants & Lions4.8$$$CHECK PRICE!
Olympia17 InchSoftSpace/
Sports
4$$CHECK PRICE!
Rockland19 + 24+ 28 Inch upright and 12 Inch toteSoft12 Different Patterns Available4$$CHECK PRICE!
Samsonite28.5 InchHardVariety of Solid Colors Available4.8$$$$$CHECK PRICE!

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Our Personal Preference

We only purchase kids travel bags with wheels.  We teach our kids from a young age that it is ‘their’ bag and they need to look after it, so having wheels is important!  Of course there are times when they are tired and we will help.  But ultimately you would like to find kids roller luggage that they can manage themselves for most of the time, and that they would be excited about pulling around themselves.

best Kids luggage with wheels

We also love to purchase children’s rolling luggage that we know will fit in the overhead compartments on planes.  On short haul flights, we love to just keep the kids bags with us.  It is handy as it contains extra clothes, toys and special items that the child might want.

However, when we know we have lots of stop overs on a long haul flight to a faraway destination, we prefer to book the bags into the luggage hold, so that it can get booked straight through to the final destination.  That way we aren’t asking a tired child to drag along a suitcase, and leaves our arms free to carry the child if they are sleepy.  In that case, we tend to just use a backpack for the kids carry on luggage instead.  Easy to chuck it on our backs if need be.

 

Favorite Kids Luggage Tags

Top 10 Rolling Luggage for Boys

Below you will find a list of the most popular kids suitcase for boys.   We will detail out which age group the boy suitcases are most suited to.

1.  American Tourister Disney Soft Side

(One of the top boys suitcases with wheels)

Specifications:

  • 18″ upright kids wheeled suitcase
  • Pull handle
  • Side mounted skate wheels, single spinner wheels
  • Large mesh pocket on interior panel, cross straps
  • Themes: Star Wars 

Why you will LOVE this Little Boy Suitcase:

  • The American Tourister brand is a brand that you can trust to be durable, reliable and solidly-made!
  • This boys rolling luggage happens to be one of the top suitcases for boys!  It is a quality suitcase with a totally affordable price tag.
  • It is large enough to pack everything you might need for a trip.

 

Be Aware:

Don’t expect the same quality in construction and zippers as you would with an adult suitcase costing 4 x the price. These won’t least forever, but they should last long enough for your child to get good use out of it.

 

Our Verdict:

This is an excellent suitcase for a little boy.  The Star Wars theme is a step up from the ‘childish’ Disney Mickey Mouse theme which means that the suitcase will last through more of your son’s years.  The bag is a great size for a little child and is easy enough to pull along.  We really do love the price tag on this gorgeous bag!

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2. American Tourister Disney Kids Hardside Luggage

Specifications:

  • 18″ upright kids hard luggage
  • Mono tube pull handle
  • Side mounted skate wheels
  • Disney branded zipper pulls
  • Large mesh pocket on the interior, cross straps
  • Themes: Star Wars kids luggage and Mickey Mouse

Why you will LOVE this Boys Rolling Suitcase:

  • This is a perfect kids pull along suitcase if your are after a hard case style.
  • Easy enough for your child to open and close themselves.
  • Lightweight but spacious enough for all the clothes.
  • The suitcase has a sturdy hard plastic shell to protect all the items.
  • It has a zip compartment in the front interior and large inner compartment.
  • The wheels are well designed, making it easy to roll the luggage around.
  • The handle is adjustable.
  • Perfect size for carry on luggage to fit in overhead locker or underneath the seat on planes.

 

Be Aware:

Don’t expect this bag to roll as smoothly as the adult suitcases, as the wheels don’t swivel 360 degrees, it is slightly harder to maneuver, but still easy enough for your child to pull along.

 

Our Verdict:

You can’t go wrong with this purchase!  Grab the Mickey themed suitcase for your younger child or try out the Star Wars themed one if your boy is a bit older.  The bag is not the biggest bag, so expect it to work well for younger kids and/or for long weekend sort of trips.  I really do love the design and vibrancy of this one!

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3. Stephen Joseph Little Boys’ Rolling Luggage

Best Toddler Luggage

Specifications:

  • 18 Inch Upright, pull handle
  • 100% Polyester
  • Large main compartment with plenty of zippered pockets
  • Themes available:  Airplane, Dino, Sports, Pirate, Shark & Monkey

 

Why you will LOVE this kids wheeled luggage:

  • The suitcase features some cute designs and the colors are bright and bold.
  • It is lightweight but roomy enough for all the clothes and extras.
  • It is easy to pull along as well!
  • We found that this bag was perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
  • I love the three outer pockets, they are brilliant for storing his favorite toys so that they are within easy reach!

 

Be Aware:

  • The bag is a softcase so it tends to be a bit on the flimsy side.  If you wish to have a sturdier bag, then we suggest you grab one of the hardcase suitcases.

 

Our Verdict:

Your son will love this suitcase and if your child is happy then I’m pretty sure the parents will be happy!  The colors are really vibrant and colorful.  We love the addition of the handy outer pockets and found that the bag was perfect for a short holiday.  A VERY popular bag with parents who have toddlers and preschoolers.

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4. Disney Pixar Cars 2 Rolling Lightning McQueen Luggage Suitcase

(best toddler suitcase)

Specifications:

  • Made in USA and Imported
  • Disney Cars Rolling Suitcase 17H x 12W x 6D
  • Retractable handle
  • Durable Canvas material
  • Zipper closure
  • Front zip compartments

Why you will LOVE this little kids roller luggage:

  • This is definitely a super adorable little boys suitcase.
  • It’s perfect for a toddler or young child to pull around themselves.
  • It has a super handy zipper compartment in the top portion where you can store his toys.
  • Of course the main selling point of this cute suitcase is that it perfectly resembles the Cars star, Lightning McQueen.
  • Your son will love you forever if you buy him this suitcase!!

 

Be Aware:

  • The focus of this bag is on the fact that is looks like Lightning McQueen, which means that the bag can snag a bit as it can catch on items during the travels.

 

Our Verdict:

This bag is super adorable!  What boy will not be over the moon when they receive a suitcase that looks like the favorite Pixar car!  They will be pulling it along with pride.  I just wish the quality with a touch better than what it is, but for the great price tag, this truly is a great buy!

 

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5.  Yodo Upgraded Large Convertible 3-Way Kids Suitcase

 Specifications:

  • 18 Inch Upright, pull handle
  • 100% Polyester
  • Medium and Large size available
  • 3-Way Luggage for Kids – a Hand Bag, a Luggage or a Backpack
  • Large main compartment with a zippered pocket
  • Themes available:  Shark & Dinosaur

Why you will LOVE this kids small suitcase:

  • What is not too love about these super cute kids bags!  If you were after an super cute shark or dinosaur themed suitcase that is also high quality, then you have found the top pick!  These bags are themed in animal designs, fully docked out with animal eyes, feet and ears.
  • You can use these littlebags in 3 different ways – as a hang bag, as luggage or a backpack.
  • We love the easy to access front zippered pouch
  • The mesh bottle pockets are perfect for your son’s sippy cup.
  • I also love the fact that you can hide away the wheels with a handy wheel cover, making it more comfy to carry to as a backpack.

 

Be Aware:

  • This bag is designed to be the perfect size for a long weekend style travel bag.  It’s not very large, but it is big enough to hold clothes, a few toys, some snacks & water.

 

The Verdict:

Overall, you won’t find a cuter travel luggage for kids than this!  Definitely durable and we are loving the 3-way use.  This one is one of the best rolling luggage for little boys and comes at a GREAT price!

 

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6. Trunki: The Original Ride On Kids Suitcase – Bernard

Specifications:

  • 18 Inch Upright, mono tube pull handle
  • Light Weight Plastic
  • Themes Available:  Hello Kitty, Zebra, Bee, Cow, Tiger, Frank and Pearl
  • Kids ride on suitcase, tow-along or carry-on suitcase

 

 

Why you will LOVE this kids ride on luggage:

  • Want some easy entertainment for your kids whilst at the airport?  Well these Trunki ride-on suitcases are always a big hit in the fun department!
  • Not only are they fun but they are super adorable as well!
  • For those that are worried about the durability, fear not as Trunki backs up their products with a free 5 year warranty.
  • You can use this luggage as a ride-on, tow-along or carry-on suitcase.
  • We also love how roomy the suitcase is.
  • Whilst it might look bulky, these suitcases are actually really lightweight.

 

Be Aware:

  • The wheels only allow the case to move in a straight line, which probably is a good thing as your son will have better control of the suitcase.
  • The kids struggle to work the latches of the suitcase – a good thing or a bad thing?  I’m not so sure haha!

 

The Verdict:

Trunki Ride-On Suitcases are perfect for those who have kids aged 3+.  These suitcases are not only practical but they are super fun as well.  They are designed to last and have some truly nifty features that will make it easier to carry around if your son gets tired of pulling it along.

 

 

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7. Goplus Upright Kids Hard Case Luggage

Specifications:

  • 2 Piece Luggage are include: 16″ (kids travel case) + 12″ (backpack)
  • Designs available: Deer & birds, owls, girls and elephant & lions
  • Multi-directional wheels for easy steering
  • Large main compartment
  • Lightweight but durable

Why you will LOVE this girls rolling suitcase:

  • We love this set, because you get a matching suitcase together with a backpack for a lovely affordable pricetag.
  • Our daughters are loving these gorgeous themed designs, my personal favorite is the deer & birds one.
  • The wheels can rotate 360 degrees so steering for your little one will be super easy.
  • I also love how lightweight these cases are, they are quality and durable and really easy to clean too.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE that the backpack is a hard case too so that contents won’t get squashed (great for travelling with snacks!)

 

Be Aware:

  • The outside tends to show scratches due to the pattern design.  For us this wasn’t much of a problem as luggage gets rough handled most of the time, but if it is going to bug you, then maybe these aren’t the right suitcases for you.

 

The Verdict:

We love the matching Goplus 2 piece luggage sets for kids!  Having a hard case backpack is so handy.  The patterns are adorable and the case steers really smoothly.  The only negative is that scratches tend to show up easily, but for the low price tag we didn’t really mind.  Great set for a younger child!

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8.  Olympia Kids 17 Inch Carry-On Luggage 

Specifications:

  • 100% Polyester
  • External retractable handle and top carry handle
  • Self-repairing excel zippers
  • Front zipper pocket for supplies and accessories
  • Color matching handle grip and wheel
  • Themes: Sports and Space

Why you will LOVE this kids travel trolley bag:

  • For designs that will last whilst your son grows, look no further than the Olympia Kids suitcase.  
  • In either a sports theme or a space theme, your son will be happy to use this bag for years to come!  
  • The perfect size for a carry-on and made from quality materials.  
  • Really easy to pull along.

 

Be Aware:

  • The photo of the bag makes it look a bit bigger than what it is.  This bag is 17″ in height, which is the standard size for a small kids suitcase.

 

Our Verdict:

This suitcase is a great size for weekend or long weekend trips.  It suits younger kids from aged 3-6.  The bag is high quality and pulls along easily and smoothly.  We love that the theme is a little bit more mature.  

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9. Rockland Luggage Four-Piece Boys Luggage Set

Specifications:

  • Set of 4 pieces – 19″, 24″, 28″ upright and 12″ tote
  • Material: 100% polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Variety of 12 prints available
  • Soft case
  • Internal retractable handles and skate wheels
  • 5 Year warranty included

 

Why you will LOVE this kids luggage set:

  • This set is perfect for older kids.  The little suitcases are great for kids up to 6 or 8, but after that you really want to upgrade them to a larger sized bag.
  • Incredibly affordable price tag for 4 pieces of luggage!
  • We really love the patterns and designs.
  • We love that the suitcases are expandable which is brilliant when you purchase loads of souvenirs.
  • The bag features features stability bars at the bottom to avoid tilting, locks and keys and lovely and smooth rolling ability.
  • The suitcases also have two front full size zipper secured pockets and three internal organizational pockets.

 

Be Aware:

  • You can’t expect the same level of quality in the material outer material and inner lining as you would with suitcase sets that are twice the price.

 

The Verdict:

If you only take a trip or two a year, then this is  the perfect set for your son.  We love the cheap price just as much as we love the gorgeous patterns.  The set of 4 is really handy, especially if you have more than one child.  The luggage rolls smoothly and I love the addition of the lock.  If you are after a great kids luggage set for a great price, then this is your best bet! If you travel regularly, we suggest you check out the Samsonite set below.

 

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10.  Samsonite Omni PC 3 Piece Set Spinner

Specifications:

  • 3 piece luggage set – 31.5″ x 20.5″ x 13.5″
  • Material: 100% Polycarbonate
  • Pink luggage sets (other colors available as well)
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Lightweight spinner wheels
  • Full-zip interior, divider and cross-strap

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Why you will LOVE this Samsonite kids luggage:

  • Samsonite always delivers on excellence.  This set is no different!
  • Suitcases that are built to last you forever.  Buy one set that can handle the tough man-handle from the baggage employees.
  • The luggage is light and features 360 degree spinner wheels.  One of the few brands that feature suitcases that are not meant to be pulled along but that can simply roll alongside you.
  • We love the side-mounted TSA lock, we always lock our bags when we fly, so this is brilliant!
  • The inner compartment is divided which is brilliant when kids need to share a suitcase.  it also comes with cross straps to keep contents in place.

 

Be Aware:

  • This set comes with a premium price tag.

 

The Verdict:

It can be tricky to find quality kids spinner luggage, and whilst this set comes with a premium price tag, you know that are buying the highest quality luggage that will last you for a very very long time.  If you can reach the price or if you manage to find it on special, we highly recommend that you forget about the other brands on the list and purchase a brand that you know will deliver time and time again!

 

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Boys Luggage on Wheels Comparison Table

Below you will find a comparison table of the most popular suitcases for boys in 2018.  

Suitcase BrandSizeSoft/Hard CaseThemeStar RatingPrice RangeBuy Now!
American Tourister18 InchSoftMickey Mouse/
Star Wars
4.4$$CHECK PRICE!
American Tourister18 InchHardMickey Mouse/
Star Wars
4.5$$CHECK PRICE!
Stephen Joseph18 InchSoftAirplane/ Dino/ Sports/ Monkey/Share/Pirate4.8$$CHECK PRICE!
Disney Interactive Studios17 InchSoftLightning McQueen3.8$$CHECK PRICE!
Yodo18 InchSoftShark & Dinosaur4.5$$$CHECK PRICE!
Trunki18 InchHardHello Kitty, Zebra, Bee, Cow, Tiger, Frank and Pearl4$$$CHECK PRICE!
Goplus12 + 16 InchHardDeer & Birds, Owls, Girls, Elephants & Lions4.8$$$CHECK PRICE!
Olympia17 InchSoftSpace/
Sports
4$$CHECK PRICE!
Rockland19 + 24+ 28 Inch upright and 12 Inch toteSoft12 Different Patterns Available4$$CHECK PRICE!
Samsonite28.5 InchHardVariety of Solid Colors Available4.8$$$$$CHECK PRICE!

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For tips on flying with kids, read our post here.

See our list of the best gear for travel here.

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Leave us a Comment: 

  • Which of these childrens suitcases are you going to buy?
  • Do you have a kids rolling bag that you love so much that you would love to add to our list?
  • Did you find the best kids suitcase for your child?

 

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2 Comments

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    Lacey
    January 21, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for the comprehensive list! I bought the American Tourister Disney suitcase for my daughter and we are in love with it! It is the perfect suitcase and the quality is fantastic!!

    • Jolene Ejmont
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      Jolene Ejmont
      January 21, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Great to here! We do love the Amercian Tourister Brand ourselves!

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