Thursday, June 11, 2009
Roll with it
My oldest, as I have mentioned before, battles JRA (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis). She gets aches and pains on a regular basis and suffers horribly, due to a challenged immune system, from simple illness that affects her much more deeply than most.
For her, carrying her bag to school can be tough. I have a difficult time finding the perfect bag for her, she needs a rolling one but one that is durable. We’ve gone through several in our days and they get trashed, for lack of a better word, in the matter of a school year.
Then I came across ZÜCA and those worries are now over. Payton was able to customize her bag, and that was tremendous for a 9-year-old girl. She had a fantastic time looking around the site picking colors out and the frame. Usually going to a store you get what you get and a classmate has it, now she is her own unique bag that she designed. No one has one like it, NO ONE! That made her day.
Let me tell you a little more about this bag. Not only can you get flashing wheels (there are lights in the wheels!), but you also get a pad to sit on the bag. Yes, it’s so sturdy you can sit on the bag. It holds up to 250lbs if I am not mistaken, and what is better than that when you are waiting to get in school? You don’t have to stand in line! ZUCA gives you a nice comfy seat and you can imagine how relieving that would be at 7:50 AM.
Now you may worry about travel, worried that the frame would be too large for carry on. Allow me clear that up. While you can’t carry the SPORT (the bag we’ve been discussing) on the plane, but the ZÜCA Pro is the carry-on unit. The frame is compact, the wheels are recessed into the bag, and it’s perfect for the trek via plane (I will warn that I didn’t test that one out and I can’t comment on the usage of it, but based on our experience with the Sport, we have no reason to believe the Pro wouldn’t be of tremendous benefit for you and your child.
The vast array of color combinations were a delight for all of us, the girls had no problem satisfying their picky little minds. Storage in the bags are awesome they are sturdy as a bag I would use and the next trip I take, I probably will use one. I wish I had one of these during our last hospital stay. It would have been a perfect.
What else can I tell you about them? They are quite adult friendly, too. Fits a laptop, books, clothes, anything you might need for trek to the gym or to help during the professional work day. They are striking enough for an adult to use and convenient enough for all to enjoy. The frame’s design is aerodynamic and designed for all ages.
As you get ready for summer vacations, business trips, or simple day-to-day activities like trips to the pool or library, consider breaking with the bag you’ve been using to make friends with ZÜCA. You’ll be happy you did!