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Penny Scallan Design 4 Wheel Spinner Review

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RRP:
£75.95
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2017 Silver Best Travel Product Over £25
Mother&Baby Awards 2017 Silver Award

What they say:

“Our practical and stylish 4-Wheel Spinner will take your little one on big adventures. Finished in 100% water-resistant cotton canvas (BPA and Phthalates free) it boasts a retractable handle and four wheels for smooth maneuvering. With a roomy main compartment and easy-access front pocket it's still compact enough for the overhead compartment. Large zipper pulls in iconic shapes are easy for little fingers to operate and a silicon name tag ensures your luggage always makes it home. Choose from 6 vibrant designs including Space Monkey, Chirpy Bird and Navy Star and ensure your little adventurer stands out from the crowd.”

Tested by mum Cerys Williams for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I would without a doubt recommend this product to a friend a fellow mum. When the product arrived and I opened the box, the first thing I noticed was the amazing design. The feel of the fabric is lovely and soft and the fact that it's waterproof is a bonus. It is so easy to use and lovely to wheel it was even easy for my son to use.

How did this product make your life easier?     

The Penny Scallan Design 4 Wheel Spinner will make my life so much easier going on holiday. I could fit so much into it and made packing a lot quicker, and my son knowing his things were going in there made packing an enjoyable experience for both of us. It made packing so much quicker as my son loved helping. I can do the packing so much better now, knowing my son has his own little suitcase.

Would you choose this product to win?

I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it, and seeing my son's face when he saw it, made the product really enjoyable to test.

What changes would you make to this product?

I wouldn't change a thing about the Penny Scallan Design 4 Wheel Spinner, the only thing I might change would be if the front pocket was slightly bigger. The product fitted so well into our life that I can't think of anything else that I would change. 

Tested by mum Helen Lloyd for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I love this bag so much. We have the pear design and it looks fun enough for children but also stylish enough that I'd use it on my own. The wheels rotate beautifully and I liked how the handle has two heights so my small child can comfortably wheel it but I can too. It's already become a loved item in our house just for playing with, let alone travelling.

How did this product make your life easier?     

Reminding a small child to bring his possessions is hard work, but it's so much easier when he loves the bag itself and enjoys wheeling it, and that's easy for him. It's also pretty spacious - I've just fitted both boys' clothes and possessions for a weekend away into it, with room to spare. And the weight doesn't matter when it's so easy to wheel.

Would you choose this product to win?

I don't much like branded gear for children, or things with goggly eyes on, so I'd choose this because it is objectively stylish, rather than just being designed with a cheap sort of appeal to children. The crossover effect is really appealing to me, in that I'm happy to use it myself but the children love it too.

What changes would you make to this product?

I'd probably add one or two more pockets - maybe an inside one. There's what looks like one but it's actually just a zip that lets you through to the frame. Travelling with small children needs a lot of organisation so really, the more pockets the better. It's a small point, and I'm splitting hairs, really.

Tested by mum Elizabeth Huntley for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

Great product, my daughters haven't left it alone, they have played and played with it. Very sturdy suitcase, love that it's got the long handle to pull on two wheels and then it's just the right height for my daughters to pull along by the grab handle as it runs on all four wheels.

How did this product make your life easier?     

This suitcase makes my life a lot easier as my daughters our more than happy to pull the suitcase along and it's actually very easy for them to do so, very unlike a lot of suitcases we've tried before. Also the front pocket is very useful for quick access, and love that you can use it as carry on luggage for flights.

Would you choose this product to win?

The design is gorgeous it's very appealing to the eye and it's also water resistant which is such an added bonus as I've had hand luggage get soaked in the rain before so this is such a useful peace of mind extra. You can get other items in it to match which I love. But it's just so easy to use and especially easy for children.

What changes would you make to this product?

The pull up handle is slightly tricky for my daughters to use but then, I find them hard to use, I've never actually found an easy extending handle to use but the fact that the grab handle is at the perfect height for my daughters that totally makes up for it as there a bit to small to use it on extending at the moment

Tested by mum Jackie Bitton for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

The design of this case is absolutely beautiful in pastel colours featuring pretty bunting and pineapples. On first inspection I notice it has pineapple tags attached to the zips for ease of opening for little fingers. A handle at the top with handy space to write name/address details is also pineapple shaped! It has a front pocket which is a good size. I ventured out for a weekend of camping with my children and easily filled the front pocket with lots of toys, books and drawing materials with space left over. The main compartment is a very good size and you can fit loads in there! There is also a strap in there to keep things in place. It has an extendable pull out handle which is a little fiddly, I managed to do it but with it needing a bit of a wiggle and the kids struggled a bit with that but also enjoyed playing with it, that was part of the fun to them! 4 wheels on the bottom glided smoothly and my children were able to manoeuvre it themselves with ease which is great as the little people love to be "big people". I love that it's waterproof so can be wipe cleaned easily. It did get a little dirty but did come off easily, brilliant!

How did this product make your life easier?     

This case makes my life so much easier, as before I was having kid sized suitcases and not fitting very much in so needing additional bags/ luggage to take everything you need and with two kids you need a lot of stuff to be prepared for everything! This case gave me plenty of space for clothes and also an additional front pocket for things to keep them occupied. The fact they can steer it themselves is great too as its one less bag/case for me to deal with, although I did find it too weighty with nothing in for them to carry it but my children are very young. An older child could probably manage carrying it.

What changes would you make to this product?

There's not much I can really say about improving this case as it is very nearly perfect. The retractable handle is a little fiddly and requires a little wiggle but isn't a major problem. I wouldn't say it gets completely stuck, it's just not a completely smooth process. I have to say, the price tag does seem very high to me and would put me off purchasing it to start with. Other than the price tag, I love it and so do my children.

Tested by mum Victoria Androsova for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

It can fit all the essentials your child needs whilst on a holiday or a sleepover. Big compartment is suitable for larger items such as clothing, books and toys and smaller outer compartment can be useful for little items that can get easily lost. It has an adjustable handle which means it will grow with your child and last for a long time, what makes it super cool is the cloth fabric it is made of allowing easy clean & keeping it waterproof.

How did this product make your life easier?     

It can fit virtually everything that my little girl needs starting from clothing to toys. She can push it along herself and as the handle is adjustable the suitcase will grow with my little girl. Due to its practical fabric it is incredibly easy to clean with just a damp cloth. I have came across small suitcases for children but this one beats them all.

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