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Jurni suitcase – a cool carryon case you can sit on

Jurni suitcase Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

Whenever I’m travelling I’m pretty much guaranteed to spot a family with young children wheeling one of those cute animal cases through the airport. Despite being the one that got away from the Dragon’s Den, the award-winning Trunki case has taken the family travel market by storm. Now, from the same Bristol company (I love supporting all things Bristol) comes Jurni, dubbed as “the suitcase for the next generation”, a sort of grown up, funky reinvention of its younger sibling. My recent short trip to Inverness seemed the perfect opportunity to see what my Jurni case could offer travellers like myself, who consider themselves forever young.

Jurni suitcase Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

Jurni suitcase

Of the three colours (blue, pink, red) that the Jurni comes in, I settled on the blue since I reckoned that both my son and daughter are students and were likely to be ‘borrowing’ the case from me before too long. I was impressed by the robust construction, designed to be solid enough to sit on when you’re waiting for a train or in the check-in queue. The case is eye-catching too and the stylish looks got plenty of admiring comments from friends and family.

Jurni suitcase at the airport Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

Jurni suitcase at the airport

As I was flying from my local airport in Bristol to Inverness for just a few days, the Jurni comfortably fitted in everything I needed, including my 13 inch laptop and camera, although I do tend to pack quite light. The top opening compartment and the secret compartment at the bottom use up some space, so I’d have had to do a bit of juggling to fit in a larger laptop. I concluded that this case is best used when you are going away for short periods and won’t need your heels or hiking boots. I liked the removable compartment at the top and felt rather smug when asked by the airline to pack away my handbag, as I could pop it away in the compartment. Once on the plane, the case fitted neatly into the overhead locker, although I could have done with a handle on the top rather than the side of the case to make it easy to carry up the steps of the plane.

Jurni suitcase at the airport Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

Jurni suitcase at the airport

What I liked about the JURNI Suitcase

  • The hard case will take a lot of knocks and scuffs, keeping your camera or other equipment secure.
  • The colourful styling certainly got some admiring looks, especially from younger travellers.
  • The top opening compartment came in handy to store my documents and handbag, especially for airlines that insist on only one piece of carry-on luggage.
  • The top compartment pulls out to use as a lunch box or for storage when travelling.
  • The sit-on feature could come in handy if you were in a station or public place where there’s not seating available and you don’t want to sit on the floor.
  • The compact size fitted neatly into airline overhead compartments
  • The internal shelf turns the Jurni case into a mini-cupboard which could be useful when staying in a hostel.
  • The telescopic pull along handle was sturdy and extended easily.
Jurni suitcase on the plane Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

Jurni suitcase on the plane

What to watch out for

  • There’s no inbuilt lock, so you need to either use a padlock or buy the Jurni strap with inbuilt padlock, especially if you’re checking in the case at the airport.
  • Due to the sit-on design, the wheels are quite small which means it’s not the niftiest case I’ve tried, especially on rougher surfaces.
  • I’d have preferered to have a handle on the top of the case, for lifting it up airline steps and into the locker.

Features of the Jurni case

  • It comes in 3 colours: royal blue, fuschia pink and red
  • It has both inline and pull-along wheels
  • There’s a handle at the side and a telescopic handle at the top
  • There’s a removable internal shelf that either makes a secret compart at the bottom or can be used as a shelf in the middle of the case
  • There’s elastic webbing in the case door which could be used to store a tablet or magazine
  • The scuff board around the wheels is replaceable
  • Dimensions 50 x 35 x 20 cm, Capacity 25 Litres, Weight 3.2kg
  • You can buy additional accessories such as internal organiser compartments and a check-in strap with combination lock.
  • The Jurni case retails at £79.99 including free UK delivery
Jurni comes in 3 different colours Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

Jurni comes in 3 different colours

Who is the JURNI suitcase best for?

  • The cool and colourful styling will appeal to fashion conscious travellers
  • The sit-on feature and robust construction will suit younger travellers
  • The Jurni would make an ideal gift for your teen or 20-something traveller in your family
  • The compact size works well for short breaks or as a carry-on case in conjunction with your larger suitcase.

Giveaway of a Jurni suitcase

Now for the good bit! I’m giving away a Jurni case in the colour of your choice to one lucky reader (for delivery to a UK address). All you have to do is follow the instructions below (detailed t&c at the end)

  • Make your entry using the Rafflecopter widget below
  • To enter, leave a comment at the end of this article, telling us about the trip you’d like to make with your Jurni suitcase – you may like to visit the Jurni website for ideas.
  • For additional chances to win you can tweet about the giveaway, follow @heathercowper and @jurnistyle on Twitter an visit my Heatheronhertravels Facebook page – using the Rafflecopter widget to register these entries.

Due to the size of the case we can unfortunately only send the Jurni case to the winner at a UK address. The giveaway runs for 2 weeks and will end at midnight on Wednesday 12 October 2016. Good luck!

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397 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah H
    October 12, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Looks perfect to take on a romantic weekend trip to Paris.. here’s hoping! 😀

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    Kathryn Casbolt
    October 12, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Love this, practical and very stylish. I would like to take the case to Venice 🙂

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    Chris Williams
    October 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    perfect to take away on our next cruise or long weekend break to sunnier climates

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    Tamsin Dean
    October 12, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I go to places like Amsterdam a lot, so this would be so handy for so many reasons

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    Nicki Simpson
    October 12, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I would absolutely love to take my little family to the USA, I have been lots of times but my husband has never been and he would love it!

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    Julie Edwards
    October 12, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I would love to go to Whitby for a romantic weekend with my husband. This Jurni case would be ideal xx

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    Katie b
    October 12, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I’m hoping to take a trip for my 30th, not exactly sure where yet. Iceland, Paris, Amsterdam?

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    Shannon
    October 12, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    A short trip to Ireland, would love to visit there!

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    sandy ralph
    October 12, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    it would have to be a romantic weekend in london with my husband

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    Lisa Mauchline
    October 12, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I’d like to use this on our train journey for our weekend away. It would come in extra handy if there are no seats left on the train too

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    kirsty broadhead
    October 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I would use mine for my trip to NYC in November!

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    natalie crossan
    October 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    great for a short break xx

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    dean shepherd
    October 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    It’s space pod design is ideal for my next trip up to the Mir space station

  • Reply
    Julie Camm
    October 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Really great suitcase, I’ve heard such good reviews. I only travel in the UK, and it would be perfect for my trips around the UK.

  • Reply
    Lesley Styles
    October 12, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I’m heading to London on the train from my home in Cornwall for a few days soon – this trip would be a great start to my Jurni!

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    Karen hutchinson
    October 12, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    A break in London with my son who has outgrown his trunki

  • Reply
    Phil Boyle
    October 12, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Cobalt Blue would do for me

  • Reply
    Phil Boyle
    October 12, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Australia will do.

  • Reply
    Jill fairbanks
    October 12, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I would take a trip for a weekend spa break for me and my daughter a proper girlie weekend

  • Reply
    Hayley Todd
    October 12, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    What an absolutely fabulous little case! I would love this for when my husband and I go to Amsterdam in December for a little break!

  • Reply
    John Jewett
    October 12, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    To work, because there is never any empty seats

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    Meena Hindmarch
    October 12, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Such a great suitcase for a mini break! I would take it to Barcelona for the weekend

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    sb
    October 12, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    i would go to felixstowe

  • Reply
    Michelle Stokes
    October 12, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I’d love to own one of these so I can use it on my next trip which hopefully will be Brussels in the Spring 🙂

  • Reply
    Michelle Stokes
    October 12, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I’d love to own one of these so I could use it on my next trip, which hopefully will be a long weekend in Brussels in the Spring.

  • Reply
    Ruth Wollerton
    October 12, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I would love to win a JURNI to take away on a beautiful trip to New York.it would be PACKING IT in style. Thank you xxx

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    caroline Bellamy
    October 12, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Looks fab, would be great for a European break – maybe to Barcalona 🙂

  • Reply
    Naomi Buchan
    October 12, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Not Hugely adventurous but it would be fantastic for weekend breaks in the UK visiting friends and family, they are all over the place!

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    Tracey S Anderson
    October 12, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I would take my lovely Jurni suitcase with me on a romatic break to Corsica to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary <3 x x

  • Reply
    Ian McGaan
    October 12, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Travelling is the best start to understanding different cultures.

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    Fiona jk42
    October 12, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    It looks perfect for a weekend away to visit my daughter & granddaughter, the sit-on feature could come in very handy when my train is delayed or I can’t get a seat.

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    Catherine
    October 12, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Great idea, would love to go to Italy for a long weekend trip!

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    tammi nutting
    October 12, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    would love theses for our holidaiy at christmas to disney

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    Elaine Fitzpatrick
    October 12, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    This is fabulous. I would travel light for a Eurpoean City break – maybe Venice

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    Aidan
    October 12, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    It’s be perfect for a weekend in Italy

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    Janet Rumley
    October 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I’d love to have a seat for my daughter to sit on and we’d take it on our favourite short break to the Isle of Man.

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    Victoria Prince
    October 12, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Brilliant, they really do seem to have thought of everything! I would love to take it to Amsterdam 🙂

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    mauc
    October 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Weekend in Paris

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    Sheena Read
    October 12, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS SUITCASE TO ITALY

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    Monika Bascombe
    October 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I’d love to take it with me to Vegas

  • Reply
    fiona
    October 12, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    I would love this case to take me to New York

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    Oksana Fitzgerald
    October 12, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    I would love to take it to Tenerife

  • Reply
    James Harris
    October 12, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    I would like to take mine for a week on the beach in Majorca.

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    Louise Evans
    October 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    I would love a trip to France, Paris so romantic

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    karen
    October 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    I would love to take my Jurni on a trip to Florida!

  • Reply
    Adrian Bold
    October 12, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    I’d love to take it on a lads holiday to Vegas!

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    Tammy Neal
    October 12, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Looks perfect to take on a romantic weekend trip to Paris.. here’s hoping! 😀 x

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