Charlie is only 6 but he is so incredibly tall for his age. He wears 8-9 clothes and has the longest skinniest legs ever! We struggled to find a suitable car seat for him plus now with the girls in larger car seats it can be a squeeze. Charlie spends so much time with his grandparents and is forever popping out with Grandad and this means a lot of chopping and changing with the car seat. So I was very excited to try out the new Trunki BoostaPak. Looks fab doesn’t it? But look closer..
Yep – it isn’t just a bag is it! We recently visited Bluestone in Wales and we decided to take the new Trunki BoostaPak with us and try it out. We have the star design but there are a number of other options including a super cute Hello Kitty design!
The incredibly clever thing about this seat is that it doubles as a lightweight backpack. My in laws came away with us so somedays he travelled with them so instead of unbuckling and moving around a very large heavy car seat, he literally popped the bag on his bag and carried it to their car where you unclip the sides and there you have it!
My Dad is a plastics technician and he was very impressed with the concept! It is incredibly handy to have if you’re travelling abroad and are hiring a car as your child can use the bag compartments for toys, books, games or clothes plus it takes the worry and often quite hefty expense of having to hire a car seat when you are there. The bag has a rather impressive 8 litre storage space and is suitable for children aged between 4 and 11 years.
Charlie loved it. He loved packing all his things in the bag and he packed quite a few toys and a chess set in there and was able to carry it with ease. I was worried that when he sat down it may be uncomfortable but the way the bag is designed there’s no way anything would be able to poke through! The straps are very wide and don’t dig in when carrying the bag about. The seat is padded and Charlie assures me is comfortable to sit on (he sat on it all the way back from Wales which was a 3.5 hour drive!)
All in all – a great investment. Great for holidays, sleepovers and can also double as a spare booster seat for if you have other kids in the car etc. If you are going abroad then I reckon this bag is an absolute must have. Not only will it save you cash hiring a seat but it will also double as hand luggage for your child – what value for money! You know with Trunki you get quality products that will last so no doubt this will be passed down to my girls too. This boostapak costs £44.99 which when you think that it can be used from age 4-11 isn’t bad. It looks good, feels good and is just such a clever idea! You can see the full range and buy via the Trunki website.
Disclosure: we were sent this boostapak for the purpose of this review. All words, pictures and opinions are my own.