Your Travel Stroller is Your Luggage Too – The Ride-on Carry-on
Plane or train travel with little children is tough. Carrying one bag on your back, pulling a suitcase behind you and trying to steer a stroller with your one free hand takes more coordination than most people can handle. Not to mention the dreaded moment when you actually want to step on board and there’s no helping hand around.
It took a flight attendant and mother of two to figure out a solution to this challenging problem. This Ride-on Carry-on folding chair attaches to your rolling suitcase to combine both functions on two wheels. It seats a child up to 5 years of age or weighing 40 pounds, who will probably find this an incredibly cool means of transport. And the little one can watch your back while you’re checking in.
It’s quite well designed too. For instance, you can convert the headrest to a tray table for eating or playing while you’re waiting for departure. And when not needed, the chair folds flat against the suitcase for easy storage in the overhead luggage compartment.
Of course, the Ride-on Carry-on has passed the relevant safety tests.
Here’s a video commercial
- Folding chair attaches to rolling suitcase to replace travel stroller
- Folds flat against suitcase when not needed
- For kids up to 5 years old / 40 pounds
- Universal fit on luggage 18–22 inches.
Depending on the type of travel, be aware that you might still need a stroller at your destination, for the days after your arrival. I don’t suppose you’ll want to pull your suitcase around every day once you’ve arrived, so you should check whether you can borrow or rent a stroller locally.
Samsonite held a design competition in which a similar travel stroller was given an award. I don’t know if this one’s on the market yet, but I suppose that Samsonite will force you to get a specific type of Samsonite bag – obviously.
A related article is this luggage cart-chair for adults.
Where to buy
You can buy this travel stroller from Amazon.com, where you can also read rave reviews from users.
Approx. price: $47 (April 2010)