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The Best Luggage for Kids

Traveling with kids can be stressful (ok, it IS stressful), but one way to ease the stress is to ensure you get the best luggage for them and your family’s travel needs. From the cost to the size, whether you are checking luggage or not, a lot can go into deciding what bag(s) to buy for your kids. We’ve narrowed the choices for every consideration you may put into your decision. Here is the best luggage for kids. 

Ranking Suitcase Weight Price
Best Kids Luggage Overall JetKids By Stokke BedBox 6.6 lbs $$$$
Best Kids Carry-On State Mini Logan Suitcase 5.12 lbs $$$
Best Kids Luggage Set Travelers Club Kids Five-Piece Luggage Travel Set n/a $$
Best Budget Kids Luggage Rockland Double Handle Rolling Backpack 3.39 lbs $
Best Rolling Duffle Bag For Kids L.L. Bean Adventure Rolling Duffle Bag 6.7 lbs $$$
Best Hard-Sided Kids Luggage Amazon Basics Hardside Spinner 7.34 lbs $$
Best Ride-on Trunki Kids Ride-On Suitcase 3.75 lbs $$$
Best Duffel Bag Wildkin Printed Duffel Bag 10.2 oz $
Best Travel Backpack Abshoo Classical Basic Travel Backpack 1.1 lb $
Best Personalized Kids Luggage Pottery Barn Kids Mackenzie Spinner Luggage 5 lbs $$$
Best Luggage for Little Kids Stephen Joseph Classic Rolling n/a $$
Best Luggage for Teens Samsonite Outline Pro Carry-On Spinner 6.4 lbs $$$
Best For Families with Multiple Kids Tach V3 3-Piece Hardcase Connectible Luggage n/a $$$$
Best Lightweight Kids Luggage July Carry-On Essential or July Carry-On Light 4.5 lbs $$$$
Best Unique Design Kids Luggage Light + Nine Kids Travel Suitcase 6 lbs $$$


Best Kids Luggage Overall: JetKids By Stokke BedBox

JetKids By Stokke BedBox
Stokke

This suitcase from JetKids has it all: the ability for kids to sit on it and be pulled, an included backpack that easily attaches to the suitcase, swivel wheels, and you can use the top and included pad to transform any airplane seat into a mini bed for kids to stretch out on.  

Best Kids Carry-On – State Mini Logan Suitcase 

State Mini Logan Suitcase
State Bags

The State Mini Logan Suitcase has it all – pockets for organization and easy access to everything your child will need while traveling, plus its 360-degree spinner wheels make for easy maneuvering around the airport. The perfect size for them to haul it around themselves means their grown-ups will have their hands free for their gear. Available in nine fun colors and designs, from strawberries to lightning bolts, your kid will surely find a style that suits them. 

Best Luggage Set for Kids – Travelers Club Kids Five-Piece Luggage Travel Set

Travelers Club Kids Five-Piece Luggage Travel Set
Amazon

Your kid will have everything they need for travel with this set from Travelers Club. It includes an 18-inch carry-on wheeler, a backpack to use as their personal item, a lunchbox for snacks to take along on their trip, a luggage tag, and a travel pillow for when they need a quick snooze. Available in ten fun patterns. 


Best Budget Kids Luggage: Rockland Double Handle Rolling Backpack

Rockland Double Handle Rolling Backpack
Amazon

Let’s face it: kids often love something one minute and hate it the next, so spending a ton of money on a bag for them isn’t practical. Most patterns in this rolling backpack from Rockland cost less than $30 and have plenty of pockets for your kid’s belongings. Available in eight fun colors and patterns.


Best Rolling Duffle Bag For Kids: L.L. Bean Adventure Rolling Duffle Bag

L.L. Bean Adventure Rolling Duffle Bag
L.L. Bean

Even for kids, practical sometimes is best, and L.L. Bean’s Adventure Rolling Duffle Bag may not have any vibrant patterns, but it gets the job done. 

Best Hard-Sided Kids Luggage: Amazon Basics Hardside Spinner

Amazon Basics Hardside Spinner
Amazon

This carry-on from Amazon Basics will stay with your child from preschool through high school. Durable, easy to use, with inner pockets for organization, it expands when you need more room. Available in four colors. 


Best Ride-on: Trunki Kids Ride-On Suitcase

Trunki Kids Ride-On Suitcase shaped like a tiger
Amazon

Your kid will inevitably, at some point during travel, declare themselves too tired to stand or walk. That’s where a ride-on suitcase comes in handy. The Trunki Kids Ride-On Suitcase lets kids sit and be pulled by their grownups and is lightweight and durable. Available in eight fun animal-themed colors. 

Best Kids Duffel Bag: Wildkin Printed Duffel Bag

Wildkin Printed Duffel Bag
Amazon

This basic duffel bag from Wildkin is lightweight and roomy, making it perfect for short trips. With an interior zippered compartment, an outer pocket, removable shoulder straps, and various fun patterns, it’s the ultimate kid-sized duffel. 


Best Travel Backpack: abshoo Classical Basic Travel Backpack

abshoo Classical Basic Travel Backpack
Amazon

This water-resistant backpack is lightweight, with four independent compartments for easy traveling organization. Available in over twenty colors and patterns. 


Best Personalized Kids Luggage: Pottery Barn Kids Mackenzie Spinner Luggage

Pottery Barn Kids Mackenzie Spinner Luggage
Pottery Barn

Personalize your kids luggage with this hardback spinner from Pottery Barn. Not only do they come in loads of fun patterns, but you can add their name or initials – great for families with multiple kids who fight over whose luggage is whose. 


Best Luggage for Little Kids – Stephen Joseph Classic Rolling Luggage

Stephen Joseph Classic Rolling Luggage
Amazon

There is something about a toddler pulling their bag behind them that is so cute. When they are sporting this rolling luggage from Stephen Joseph in their favorite design, they will be cute and practical. The handle locks at two different heights, so as your child grows, they can still easily wheel it behind them. It fits carry-on requirements yet is roomy and has plenty of pockets for organization. Available in fourteen patterns.


Best Luggage for Teens – Samsonite Outline Pro Carry-On Spinner

Samsonite Outline Pro Carry-On Spinner
Samsonite

Teens love their gadgets, so having a charger is necessary while traveling. This carry-on from Samsonite has an integrated USB port with the lock, making charging a breeze while on the go. On top of that, Mom and Dad will be happy with its durability and functionality.

Best Luggage for Families with Multiple Kids – Tach V3 3-Piece Hardcase Connectible Luggage

Tach V3 3-Piece Hardcase Connectible Luggage
Amazon

If you’ve ever found it hard to keep track of all of your kids luggage while at the airport, look no further than the Tach V3 3-piece connectible luggage. Each piece of luggage (carry-on, medium checked and large checked) easily connects to the other, making wheeling your luggage a breeze. They are durable, easy to wheel, and have built-in usb charging ports. 

Best Lightweight Kids Luggage – Carry On Light Expandable

Carry On Light Expandable
July

At less than 5 lbs, this carry-on is lightweight yet durable. It expands, so if your child packs a bit more than planned, there is extra space. It has an integrated TSA lock, is made from vegan-friendly materials, and has a lifetime warranty. 

Light + Nine Kids Travel Suitcase

Light+Nine Kids Travel Suitcase
Light + Nine

Light + Nine Kids Travel Suitcase is like Crocs as a suitcase – the unique design with perforated material allows kids to add Nimix (think Croc’s Jibbitz)- an array of fun characters and letters to make the suitcase their own. Plus, it’s lightweight and easy to wheel around.

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