Scooter luggage is an ingenious idea for kids and parents. They let kids take charge of their own suitcase so the adults in charge have one less thing to worry about. Additionally, kids won't be moaning for having to walk as they can scoot instead!
Ideal for airports, kids can ride their scooter luggage to the terminal instead of having to work for miles in larger airports. It helps them keep up. And it's fun!
They are also great if you have to travel by train or bus. In fact, any trip where you may need to walk at some stage.
If you have to walk when you reach your destination, the scooter luggage may also save your sanity.
What to look for when purchasing scooter luggage
Light - a light suitcase that kids can easily manoeuvre with a scooter and pick up and carry is ideal.
Luggage size - The capacity of the luggage varies greatly between brands. So remember to check out how much room the suitcase can hold. You may prefer a small size for just the essentials or something larger for a weekend trip. If you are traveling on a plane, you will need to make sure that the suitcase is small enough to fit as cabin luggage. Otherwise, it will need to be checked in which defeats the point of getting scooter luggage for many people.
Age - scooter luggage tends to be perfect for kids aged between 4 and 8 or 9 years old. You will want to ensure that the suitcase you pick is recommended for their age group.
Can the scooter be detached? - some suitcases can be completely detached from the luggage. This is great for when you go on holiday as not only can the scooter be used for carry on luggage on the airport, the scooter can be used independently when you get to your destination.
Does it also work as a pull along suitcase? - Many pieces of scooter luggage have the option to fold in the scooter so it can be used as a pull along suitcase as well as a ride on. Some also have carry handles so you can pick it up and carry it. Others transform into a backpack.
Height Extendable Handle - a handlebar which can adjust can suit the height of different children and accommodate your child as they grow.
Flyte 18" Midi Scooter Suitcase
If you're looking for themed and attractive to young children, you will love the Flyte 18" Midi Scooter Suitcase
There are many characters to pick. Whether you go for a dinosaur, panda or unicorn there is a lot to love about the scooter luggage.
Perfect for kids aged between 4 and 8, the handlebar height measures 75cm which is optimum for this age group. The maximum rider weight is 50kg.
A rock and roll steering system (sounds cool) just means that you lean left to steer the scooter left and right to go right.
The closed dimension of this luggage is around 48 x 33 x 25cm with a 25 litre capacity so perfect for storing travel essentials for flights but check before you fly. There's more than enough room to keep everything you need to entertain kids during a flight. Inside you will also find a zippered pocket and straps to keep your child's things secure.
A lifesaver for parents and kids at the airport but it's also ideal for days out, short weekend trips, use on a train or just playing in the garden.
Flyte 15" Mini Scooter Suitcase
For younger children, (aged 2 to 4 years) Flyte make a smaller version of their suitcase.
It has all the features of the 18" version of the Flyte, just on a smaller scale.
A slighter smaller 21 liter capacity and a smaller handlebar make this version of the Flyte lighter and easier for younger children to control and ride.
When closed, the case measures around 43 x 28 x 23cm, so should fit in with most airlines’ cabin bag size limits.
Scooter Backpack Suitcase Y Glider to-Go Kids Ride On Cabin Travel Luggage
The Yvolution design is slightly different to the other scooter luggage featured. Impressively, the luggage / backpack is completely detachable from the scooter. This means they can both be used separately.
The Y Glider to Go is also competitive on price, being one of the lowest priced items in this article at the time of writing.
Essentially, 3 different modes of transporting luggage are provided. Ride it like a scooter, pull along as a piece of luggage or carry it like a backpack.
It's designed for kids aged 5 to 8 years. The handlebar can be adjusted to three different height points between 69 and 81cm - so will grow with young children.
The scooter itself is lean to steer and has comfortable soft hand grips. The main zip compartment and 2 side pockets allow kids to organise some of their belongings.
Folded up it measures 63.5cm x 27.5cm x 69-81cm. So if you want to use it as cabin luggage, check with the airline before you fly. It does make a particularly great choice for city breaks and day trips where you don't have to fly but kids may have to walk long distances.
With a tall handlebar height of 95cm, a separate compartment for your PC, a place for business cards and a place for folders - this scooter suitcase has been designed with adults in mind. But there's no reason it couldn't be used for kids as well.
It's taller handlebar make it a great choice for older kids and teens in particular. Some tall adults may find the handlebar on this a bit low.
What I really like about this scooter is that it features PU wheels which offer a smoother rolling ride than the PVC wheels featured on most other scooters attached with suitcases. The PU wheels measure 100mm at the front and 70mm at the back. A rear brake is featured for safe stops.
The luggage itself measures 55 x 34 x 30cm, check with your airline it will fit overhead before you fly.
BATMAN M14658 Scooting Suitcase
Holy Smokes! Batman fans are going to love whizzing around the airport like their favourite superhero on this scooter luggage.
The suitcase is cabin sized measuring 55 x 35 x 30cm (but check with your airline to make sure it comes within their regulations). Perfect for storing toys, games, a change of clothes and other essentials for your trip. The case is hardwearing EVA to prevent from the knocks that kids may subject it to. Additionally, the case has a storage pocket and lockdown straps.
The scooter itself features 120mm PVC wheels to help kids get around. An adjustable handlebar allows it to be the optimum height for the child in question. Pull the yellow handle loop and to fold the scooter away and lock it in place. The scooter is controlled via a lean to steer mechanism. So kids need to lean left to turn left and right to go right. A rear brake allows kids to stop when needed.
Peppa Pig Scooter Suitcase
If you have a Peppa Pig fan who needs scooter luggage for an adventure, look no further!
Recommended for the 3 plus age group, the scooter easily folds up and the handlebar down when needed.
120mm PVC wheels do the job for young kids scooting on small journeys in an airport or when they are on holiday.
The scooter also features lean to steer steering, a reactive rear foot brake for a smooth stop as well as an adjustable handlebar so it can reach the ideal height for each rider.
The suitcase features internal pockets and securing straps. Durable EVA material has been used to construct the outer case ensuring it will withstand the punishment little kids may subject it to.
Spider-Man Scootin Suitcase
Kick start your little superhero's holiday by scooting around the airport, with this spiderman scooter suitcase.
In terms of features, it's similar to other character scooter luggage.
It's recommended for kids aged 3 plus and with an adjustable handlebar from 73cm to 82cm. 120mm PVC wheels are sufficient for kids to glide around the airport. The scooter has 3 different functions. Use it as pull along luggage, a scooter or carry it. Unfortunately, the scooter can't be detached from the suitcase.
It weighs approximately 3.kg and measuring 85 x35 x30cm when folded so is cabin sized dependant on the airline. Check before you fly, but it should fit in most overhead plane compartments.
Disney Princess Scootin Suitcase
With the same features of the spiderman scooter suitcase featured above, this is an excellent pick for Disney Princess fans.
To recap, the size of the scooter is 85 x 35 x 30cm when folded. Although designed to fit in the overhead compartment on airplanes, it's important to double check with the airline before you fly as each one has slightly different regulations.
The 3 modes are a scooter, drag along suitcase and a carry on when folded. As well as perfect for little ones from age 3 to get around the airport, it's also great for outings to the park when kids want to carry their toys and other items. Perfect for storing a picnic blanket and some small outdoor toys to play with.
Other features to note are 120mm PVC wheels and an adjustable handlebar from 73cm to 82cm.
Our Top Pick
For a safe bet go for either the 15" or 18" Flyte scooter luggage. There are many designs to choose, from Stephen the Spaceman to Polly the Panda, you are bound to find the perfect pick for your little one. The Flyte has been around for several years (since 2015) and is still going strong. It's won quite a few awards and it's a popular piece of kit loved by both parents and child. There's a lot of space inside and it scoots around well. What's not to like?