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The Best Carry On Luggage For Kids of All Ages

The Best Carry On Luggage For Kids of All Ages

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Looking for luggage for your kids and not sure which one to buy, then this list of the best carry on luggage for kids of all ages will come in handy. Aiden got his first luggage when he was a little over a year old. He has used several different types of luggage’s along the years, and this list will help you figure out which luggage is the best carry on luggage for kids of all ages.

When I told Aiden to model his luggage for me, he was more than excited. Have you ever met a camera ready kid – Yup, That’s my son!! As you will see below, we’ve done lots of trial and error with luggage along the way and Aiden was so excited to show off all his luggage so you can pick the best for your kids.

The Best Carry On Luggage For Kids

1. Sesame Street Rolling Luggage

Aiden’s first luggage was a Sesame Street Luggage. This specific luggage below seems to be discontinued; I have looked everywhere and I am unable to find it (tell your kid to hold on to it if they own one, it’s a collectors item – haha). The most similar to this luggage below is the Sesame Street Small Rolling Backpack and the Elmo Sesame Street Rolling Backpack.

He was 16 months old when we got the Sesame Street luggage for him. It is about 12in and doesn’t hold much, but holds enough for a toddler. Plus you don’t want it too full, so it’s easy for your toddler to pull. He absolutely loved pulling it around everywhere; at home and at the airport. It was the perfect size and height for him when he was 16 months old. It wouldn’t be appropriate for a kid over 3 as the handle will be too short as you can see from the updated photo below.

The Best Carry On Luggage For Kids

2. Kids Luggage Scooter

My husband was browsing for luggage online and came across this. Aiden got a scooter for his 2nd birthday and he loved riding it, so he knew that this would be the perfect stroller for him. Before I knew it, Aiden was running to tell me about his new scooter. The luggage part totally skipped over his head and he wanted to ride it in the house and out of the house even though he wasn’t travelling, (kids right, lol). This is a bit more expensive, so not a purchase I’d make. Yes I’m cheap! But to see how excited he was about it, oh Yay! Good job Dad!!

This luggage is just a bit bigger than the Elmo luggage above, 16inches to be specific. Doesn’t hold much, but it’s so much fun for kids at the airport. People stopped to compliment him all the time. This was nice to travel with except for when Aiden fell asleep and I’d have to pull it because who wants to pull kids luggage right!

The emoji scooter luggage seems to be out of stock, but this Hot Wheels Luggage Scooter or Girls Luggage Scooter look awesome too.

And by the way, just in case you want to scoot through the airport with your kids, there’s one for adults as well; Unisex Suitcase Scooter Luggage and Micro Scooter Luggage.

The Best Carry On Luggage For Kids

3. Thomas the Train Luggage

Aiden has been obsessed with trains when he was 2. I mean majorly obsessed! I was in the process of updating his luggage when voila; UPS dropped of a package and this was inside – “Thomas the Train Kids Pilot Case Wheel“. A close friend got this for Aiden as a gift. She must have read his mind and my mind because he was in need of a bigger luggage and I knew that he would love this and was going to buy it for him.

This luggage is 15.5inches and can fit a lot more than both of the luggage’s above. I love that the handle extends out much longer so a child older than 4 can pull it with ease. We still use this for over night trips and he can fit all his essentials for at least a few days which is great.

I love the fact that this luggage is affordable and that there are several different characters depending on what your kids prefers. This link will take you to a few kids favorites –> Kids 15in Pilot Case.

The Best Carry On Luggage For Kids

4. Carry-On Spinner Luggage – 21 inches

Out of all of the luggage Aiden has, this is my favorite – “Heys America Marvel Comics Luggage“. First of all, the spinner option. Have you tried lugging luggage through the airport that doesn’t have 4 wheels and doesn’t spin? What a headache. This one is perfect, it has 4 wheels and spins and is so easy to get through the airport even when it’s filled to the brim.

It’s not a kids luggage per say, but it’s luggage that will grow with him. At this point, I don’t see myself buying any additional luggage for Aiden I think he has enough till he goes to college haha. He has this in the 21in and the 26inch below.

Heys America and American Tourister makes several nice ones like the USA Carry-On Spinner Luggage, Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Kids Spinner and Star Wars Spinner.

The Best Carry On Luggage For Kids

5. Spinner Luggage – 26 inches

When we were buying Aiden the Marvel Comics Spinner Luggage 21 inches  above, we figured why not just get him the whole set. So, we also purchased the Marvel Comics Spinner Luggage 26 inches. This way we don’t ever have to buy him luggage again. Like Really !! lol

The Two Piece Marvel Spinner Set (which incluse a 21in and a 26in), is just perfect for any growing kid. We picked Marcel because it has several of the characters he likes such as; Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America etc. This is luggage that he can use as a 4yr old, as a 10yr old and even as a 16yr old (that’s if TSA hasn’t broken it yet right, haha). We traveled to Europe for 3 weeks and his 26in spinner luggage was able to fit all his clothes and shoes etc. Sometimes we travel light, and we all use the same luggage (with packing cubes of course), and sometimes I share a luggage with my husband so Aiden can have his own his luggage. He loves running to the belt in arrivals to pull his luggage off.

Other nice sets are the Captain America Spinner Set, and the Explore Spinner Luggage Set (perfect for the little adventurer who doesn’t care for characters).

The Best Carry On Luggage For Kids

6. Spinner Luggage – 30 inches

Unless you are sending your kid on a vacation and expecting them never returning home, Yessssssss!! I kid I kid then I don’t see the need to purchase a 30in spinner luggage. Maybe later Aiden may need a 30in luggage, but I am hoping that by then he will out of my home and at that point will purchase his own luggage hahahahaha.

I had to list it just in case you were wondering if there is something bigger than the 26in luggage. Yes there is, but do you need it for your kid, maybe, maybe not. Only you would be able to tell.

A few awesome 3 piece spinner sets (which includes a 21in, a 26in and a 30in) are Merax 3 Piece Luggage Set, Explore 3 Piece Spinner Set and Fernando 3 Piece Spinner Set.

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And because he’s cute he asked me to take photos of him making faces and add to my blog post, lol.

Tell me, what’s your kids favorite luggage?

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How To Book Affordable Accommodation When You Travel

When booking accommodation, TripAdvisor is the way to go because you can read reviews and see photos from other travelers to get a feel of where you will be staying. Other great sites to book hotels are HotelsCombined, and Don’t forget to check HomeAway, VRBO and Airbnb for house and villa rentals too. Perfect for when you travel with a large family, and also to save money when hotels are expensive.

How To Book Activities When You Travel

My favorite website to search for activities, tours and especially skip the line tickets is Viator and Get Your Guide. This makes trip planning so much easier because you don’t have to search several sites as both websites have several options to choose from. Same also goes with TripAdvisor Attractions – you can search and book activities as well as read reviews.

How To Book Rental Cars When You Travel

Instead of checking every single website, I use and Car Rental 8 to find car rentals all over the world with just one click. If you plan to park at the airport, visit Airport Parking and make a reservation.

Why Travel Insurance Is a Must When You Travel

People book trips and forget the most important part, purchasing travel insurance. Because we travel often, I purchase our travel insurance through Allianz for a year at a time which means that we are covered for all trips within that year. Travel insurance will protect you and your family against theft, injury illness, flight cancellations and so much more. It is a MUST!

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  1. July 21, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    I love that scooter! What a great idea for those tired little legs ??

  2. July 21, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Oh my goodness! Look at this cute kid! Cute luggage picks too.

  3. July 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Those look like fun choices! We’re on the more practical side when it comes to luggage haha. My 5yo either takes his REI Tarn 18 backpack, or the 18″ wheelie that came with our family’s Skyway set. That little roller bag is amazing quality and just the right size for his stuff (and most of his sister’s as well!).

    • July 23, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Aiden has an Osprey Jet backpack which he uses. But he also has his luggage for when we need to check something in. That’s great that the 18″ can fit his stuff and his sisters.

  4. July 21, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    You guys have a lot of luggage! Milana used to have a Heys Minnie suitcase, but it’s so cumbersome and now that she’s older, we replaced it with an Osprey backpack which she loves carrying. Dave and I use Tumi luggage (we have 2 checked and 2 carry ons). They’re not cheap, but during certain times of the year, you can get them for a huge discount! I love the scooter one, though I think my child would break her entire body and maybe someone else’s if we had one! haha

    • July 23, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      I remember her cute Minnie suitcase. Aiden has an osprey too. But he also has his luggage for when we check in luggage. He will be checking in his 26in Marvel for our trip to Japan. When we travel with a carry on only, then he takes the smaller one. And his Osprey backpack of course.
      Yea, can you imagine kids scooting around the airport? Aiden was causing commotion. lol

  5. July 22, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    He is a star! This information is perfect because with an almost 2-year-old his things are still going into my bag. But this is perfect for the future. I need my space back! 🙂

  6. July 22, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    I had no idea that such a wide range of luggage for kids was available. I love sesame street. the kids luggage scooter looks the most interesting and fun piece of the lot. Cheers!!

  7. July 22, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Am I a really bad person if I confess that I’d buy some of these as well? They look SO cute! And your very special model has the most beautiful smile ever! He’s a future star!

    • July 23, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you so much <3. Not a bad person at all. I love the different luggage he has myself lol

  8. Indrani
    July 23, 2017 / 8:38 am

    Children these days are so lucky! Such wide range of colorful products.
    I won’t mind purchasing one if they make similar ones for adults. 😛 🙂

  9. Carol Colborn
    July 23, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Scooter or spinner? But definitely a Hello Kitty one for my granddaughter!

  10. July 23, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Both of my children have scooters so they would LOVE the scooter luggage!! I love the Marvel luggage, they would too considering we all love superheroes!! Great Options!!!

    • July 23, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      I’m sure they will. Aiden has a scooter but scoots around in his luggage too. Sometimes he forgets that it’s luggage also.

  11. July 23, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Im currently looking for luggage for my child. THANK YOU for your post this helps.

  12. July 23, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Aiden has a lot of luggage doesn’t he! The luggage scooter is a fantastic idea for kids, I’ll look into this for my daughter. She has a Toy Story luggage and a Peppa Pig luggage, kids really love to have their own piece of luggage!

  13. July 23, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    That built in scooter is such an aces idea! What a great way to get around the airport in style! Do they make it in adult sizes?!?

  14. July 24, 2017 / 1:59 am

    Heck, I want this luggage for myself it’s so cute! I am going to have to look into a few of these for my grandson. Too cute!

  15. July 24, 2017 / 5:27 am

    These luggage sets are super cute and your son is super adorable. His personality shines through the pictures!

  16. July 24, 2017 / 6:50 am

    That scooter luggage is such an awesome Idea, I would totally use that for myself lol.

  17. Judy Thomas
    July 24, 2017 / 9:59 am

    What a gorgeous child! I love that luggage, very easy to spot too.

  18. July 24, 2017 / 10:49 am

    I have to get my 8 year old daughter some luggage. I was actually thinking of manufacturing it myself.

  19. July 24, 2017 / 11:10 am

    I’ve never purchased my kids luggage. I usually just pack their clothes with mine. I love spinner luggage and my 12 year old would love Marvel.

    The 5 year old would love the scooter luggage.

  20. July 24, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Aiden looks like he is having a blast posing with the luggage. Kids luggage these days is so fun! I personally love the scooting luggage – I think that it is so easy for kids to move around with that one!

  21. July 24, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    It’s time for my son to get some new luggage. He is older now so I don’t know if he would go for the Marvel one but I think it’s cool. If he was smaller, the scooter one would certainly had been his choice.

  22. Kiwi
    July 24, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Too much cuteness in one post. I love them all for the little travelers!

  23. July 24, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    I have seen quite a bit of children riding atop of their luggage and I have been so jealous! lol I wish I could have had such awesome luggage when I was younger. I didn’t get on a plane until I was 18 though so by that time, it was time for the big boys.

  24. July 24, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I swear there is nothing cuter to me than a child dragging luggage! The scooter one is my difinite pick for my future babies! x

  25. Kayleigh Watkins
    July 24, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    My children would love the scooter luggage, and it would save me carrying there’s as well as mine xx

  26. July 25, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I love that scooter! The boys will get such a kick kit of that. Thanks.

  27. July 27, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    I liked these colorful and playful luggage for kids. I loved the way you have described different luggage. And Aiden is a true poser.

  28. Trish F
    July 30, 2017 / 1:40 am

    That’s some cool kid luggage! Love the scooter one and I wouldn’t mind having the Marvel comic one myself. Thanks for the review.

  29. kathy downey
    July 30, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    These luggage sets are really nice and your son is super cute. Thanks for the tips !

  30. Crystal Rogers Walker
    July 31, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    My Grandkids love their Thomas luggage it is so easy for them to travel when they get their Thomas luggage out, it makes for exciting adventures

  31. August 6, 2017 / 5:17 am

    For a parent, the spinner luggage seems like the obvious choice. Although, I know a kid would pick the scooter luggage hands down. Seems like a lot of fun.

  32. Alicia Boisvert
    August 16, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Talk about adorable luggage lol love this! Thank you for your info.

  33. February 3, 2018 / 3:58 am

    We don’t have a boy but I kinda wish we did as the spiderman luggage is AMAZING!!! Wonder if it would be weird if I got them for myself haha!! 🙂

  34. Peter
    May 29, 2022 / 8:57 pm

    If I get that scooter luggage for my kid, I am 100% sure that, he will take that luggage outside as well and just use it as a scooter. I really like the spinner for myself haha. I am a huge spiderman fan!

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