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SkootCase Ride-On-Scooter Review

Posted by on December 11, 2014

SkootCase Ride-On-Scooter Review

*Update 12/16/2014. This giveaway has ended. The winner was announced here.

I received this SkootCase Ride-On-Scooter for the purpose of review. My opinions, as always, are my own. You can count on me to always give an honest opinion about any item I review.

Ella found a new way to get to the TSA check point: (video)

Riding along on my SkootCase. “WHEE! Whoa!”

 

Looks fun, right? From the first time I saw this ride-on luggage, made to look like a scooter, I knew it was something Ella would really enjoy.  Diggin’ Toys agreed to let Ella test one for this review AND one lucky reader will WIN their own SkootCase after entering the giveaway at the end of this post! This would make a great Christmas present for the Cloud-Surfing kid in your life! (Giveaway ended 12/16/2014.)

SkootCase and GoGoBabyz in Airline Club

Before Ella got a chance to test the SkootCase in the airport, we brought it along on our vacation to Newport, RI (we traveled by car and ferry for this trip). We were lucky enough to get the basement apartment suite at The Jailhouse Inn. I was happy that we brought the SkootCase because Ella was able to scoot along the hallway of the apartment while her baby brother napped. It was a great alternative to just playing on the iPod touch through his entire nap.

I flew several trips alone with the kids and didn’t bring the SkootCase since it would be adding to instead of replacing the bags I was already using. But finally we took a flight with the whole family, Daddy included, and Ella got to test the SkootCase in the airport.

SkootCase and GoGoBabyz

At nearly 4 feet tall, Ella looks too big for the SkootCase. but she was actually quite comfortable on the scooter and was able to keep good control of it. I tried John on the SkootCase this month, and at nearly two years old, he is still too young for it. It is recommended for ages 3+. You need the child to be able to steer the SkootCase and unless your toddler is very cooperative, they will be sliding off or turning the handles at inconvenient times and it will take ages for you to get around. The SkootCase was very sturdy with Ella riding it. There is a tow strap that you could use with smaller children, and this also becomes a carrying strap so it’s easy to carry if your child doesn’t want to ride after all.

Pros:

  • Cute
  • Fun
  • Lightweight
  • Strap for towing or easy carrying
  • Good for ages 3+
  • Fits easily under most airplane seats and all overhead bins
  • Fun for travel or just playing around the house or outside

Cons:

  • Small packing area
  • Takes 3 steps to open

The SkootCase fit easily under our seat on the 737. Each aircraft is different, but I think this would fit under most seats and it would definitely fit in all overhead bins I have seen.

SkootCase on Airplane

The biggest problem we had with the SkootCase was that in order to open it, you have to go through three steps: lift the seat, slide the latch, lift the “license plate”. Although not really difficult, Ella wasn’t interested in figuring it out for herself and just left it to me to open it. On the airplane it would need to be opened across your lap and it extends across two seats. This made it a little bit cumbersome. We solved the accessibility problem by packing a mini backpack full of her toys so that when we were settling into our seats we could quickly remove the backpack and then place the mini backpack and SkootCase together under the seat. Both items easily fit together under the seat on the planes we tested, but the SkootCase also fits easily in overhead bins. Using a backpack alone might be more convenient, but then you don’t have a cool ride as you travel. LOL.

SkootCase interior

Overall we really liked the SkootCase and Ella has enjoyed riding it at home, at Grandma’s house, in hotels, and at airports. We think it would be really fun for your kids too!

Adding fun to your travel with kids, the SkootCase draws lots of admiring attention in the airport and helps emphasize the fun in travel.

SkootCase and GoGoBabyz 3

The SkootCase by Diggin retails at $69.99 and is available in Red, Blue, and Pink. For your convenience I have linked to the Amazon Store where you can purchase a SkootCase. *Disclosure: If you use these links, I may receive a small commission on the product which will go towards running this website. Your cost remains the same. I appreciate your support!

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22 Responses to SkootCase Ride-On-Scooter Review

  1. SarahSeth Capehart

    We have a flight coming up in January and definitely need things to keep the girls entertained! I’m hoping their Innotabs, some color wonder activities, etc will keep them happy!

    • Beth @CloudSurfingKids

      Those ideas sound good! Check out my next post (coming soon) about how to make a toy with galley supplies. They’ll like that too in a pinch.

  2. Rachel

    This looks so fun! Katelyn would love riding it through an airport.

    • Beth @CloudSurfingKids

      She would definitely draw a lot of attention with those cute curls and pretty smile! Good luck!

  3. Tobiaspete

    We haven’t traveled by air much with our triplets (or since we added our 1.5 year-old) but when we pick up where we left off, it’s important to have them help out as much as possible. The Scoot case looks like a fun way to involve them and take some of the baggage off of mom and dad (ha!). We always carry travel fun bags with us. One for analog fun devices (books, coloring, games) and one with electronic devices that we whip out when we need extra attention from the kids to keep them quiet, to let them earn as a reward, or to give us a break.

    • Beth @CloudSurfingKids

      The SkootCase is great for just riding around the house too! Once you do start flying with all the kids I’d love to hear the tips and tools you discover along the way!

  4. Jeanine

    Coloring books and puzzles (assembled and stored in a shallow container)
    have been the best traveling toys so far.

  5. Kayla Stratton

    Minnie Mouse Travel Play Set! My daughter loves Minnie, and she would so love this too! 🙂

  6. Mary

    Coloring books and crayons. And an iPad for emergencies!

    • Beth @CloudSurfingKids

      My son John (nearly two years old) loves drawing with dry-erase markers even more than crayons. We bring a couple of markers and a mirror. Last flight I let him color on the window too (after testing to make sure it wiped off easily–it did).

  7. Jennifer G

    Very cool idea!

  8. Kris

    I haven’t traveled anywhere with my kid yet… but when I do… I’m checking Cloud Surfing Kids for suggestions!!!!!

    • Beth @CloudSurfingKids

      Thanks, Kris! I happen to know you do travel a lot with your kid. Okay, maybe no flights or long distance trips, but you’re sure out and about a lot. And the imagination?….takes you so many places. That kid has traveled more than most. 🙂

  9. Kevin

    Excited to win and give it a try! I think Perry will love it! 😉

  10. cindy

    Paper, crayons and yummy treats. My 5 year old grandson is coming to NY to visit us from CA next spring. He would LOVE this!

    • Beth @CloudSurfingKids

      Yes, I think age 5 is very ideal for this toy scooter! Good luck and thanks for commenting!

  11. Hailee Janelle Russell

    This would be so helpful for our first flight with kids!

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