Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Review of Wheel Easy Car Seat Travel Bag

Originally submitted at One Step Ahead

Why lug baby's heavy gear awkwardly through the airport, when you can comfortably pull it along? We added big, tough wheels to our car seat/booster travel bag for hassle-free toting - plus a new, ergonomic design so it's easier than ever! Front loading for easy packing; big enough to hold...

Excellent Purchase

By Hapa Mama from Kansas City, KS on 3/30/2011


5out of 5

Pros: Safe, Sturdy, Easy to Adjust, Protective

Cons: Uncomfortable

Best Uses: Infants, Toddlers, Preemies, Newborn, Kids

Describe Yourself: Parent of Two or More Children

This rolling bag is well worth the money. Instead of a thin nylon bag that you can get at Babies R Us, this bag is durable, thick, and perfect for traveling. I purchased this for our 1st child, as she flew on about 50 flights before she was 3. Now with our second, I've purchased another. I actually just used it over the weekend traveling without my husband on a flight with my youngest. The wheels are great, especially for pulling the 30+ lb car seats from the car to airport check-in/back to the car and or to the gate and back and I have never once doubted that the bag will protect my daughters' expensive car seats. The bag is large enough to tote booster seats too. The only things I wish were different are the placement of the handle for rolling the bag and the fact that I wish the handle was longer so it didn't seem like I didn't have to slouch when pulling it (I am only 5'4") and so that the bag wasn't nipping me at the heels when pulling it. I think if the handle were a little higher up on the bag or if it were longer, these problems wouldn't be an issue. However, I always check my car seats when I check in so that I don't have to lug them around the airport with me, so it's not too much of a problem going from the car to check-in and back. When my daughters were younger, I did gate check my infant carrier car seats in this bag and it folds down compactly enough that it isn't a hassle to take through security along with my purse, diaper bag, infant car seat, and child. This is a great bag and I would buy it over and over again. Don't waste your money on the cheap bags from the retail stores. They are flimsy (you might as well just use a trash bag) and don't provide any protection for all the money you spent investing in a nice car seat. Just remember that car seats are heavy and this bag doesn't erase any of the weight, so carrying it with the adjustable strap instead of pulling it using the wheels will be heavy!


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