Our family was first introduced to ZÜCA carry-all bags seven years ago – and they quickly trumped all other carry-ons in our luggage collection! These smartly-designed, rollable suitcases include usable pockets and slick wheels. As a bonus, the bag actually doubles as a (decently-comfortable) seat.
Our almost-10-year-old daughter used the Hanami bag all last year and received compliments in droves. She'll be using the same pack again this year because it is ultra-pretty, offers plentiful space for textbooks + binders, and it still looks almost brand new! The *only* downside is that the bag is a bit heavy to be picked up so it's probably not the best option if your school has lots of stairs. Rolling, however, is a breeze.
This year, she'll also be using the matching lunchbox and pencil pouch as well.
ZÜCA is also a savvy pick for families who love to travel for the reasons listed above.
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