Gate Check Bag Review

By | November 3, 2018

Is A Gate Check Bag Worthy It?

Name: JL Childress Gate Check Bag for Standard and Double Strollers (Red)
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Hopefully, my Gate Check Bag Review is informative enough to help travellers get well-prepared for their journeys. I know its tricky sometimes when it comes to buying the right bag because there is quite a broad range of Gate Check bags. 

The dimensions for the Gate Check Bag in the picture are 114.3 x 39.4 x 30.5 cm. The minimum weight recommendation is 454 grams. 

What is Gate Check Bags?

Gate Check Bags are travel bags designed for the transportation and storage of car seats and strollers or pushchairs.  

Universal stroller and car seats travel bags

As the name implies, these bags are for use at the checkpoints at the airports. They are lightweight and economical travel bags designed to fit most strollers and car seats. The bulk of them is made 
of light and waterproof materials. One thing I absolutely love is these bags are so practical to use. And they can be carried with no hassles at all to the check gate in a normal Carry-on bag.

4 Categories of Universal Stroller Bags 

(1) Car Seat Travel Bag’s purpose is to keep any car seats safe, secure and free from dirt.

(2) Single Stroller Travel Bag is made in such a way to fit most
     umbrella-style strollers.

(3) Double Stroller Travel Bag’s work is to offer protection for
     most jogging strollers, double strollers, and travel systems.

(4 ) Custom made Travel Bag, provides protection for bags with unusual sizes or not in the normal range known as – made to measure bags. The custom bags are designed in a way to fit a particular stroller or car seat model.  

Gate Check Bag Material  

Gate Check bags are made of different materials, depending on the manufacturer. Some are padded, which explains why they are heavier and harder to carry. Custom travel check bags are also more expensive than universal travel bags. 

What Are Gate Check Bags Used For?

Gate Check Bags are used for airline travel. If you are flying with your baby and you are bringing your stroller, you will need to gate check it.

Gate check bags also provide protection from dust during storage for occasional users. When used for airline travel the strollers and car seats are placed in gate check bags at the departure gate before boarding. A lot of dirt can be found during loading time, in the cargo base including elements such as rain or snow if left on the tarmac. 

These bags do not only withstand the rigours of baggage handling but they also keep the contents clean and dry. 

Can I Checkin A Stroller Without Gate Check Bags?

Strollers and car seats can be checked without a bag, but companies use Gate Check bags to avoid the problem of damages. 

So, companies use a special bag called the Gate Check Bags because they do not want to assume any liability for damage. Gate Check Bags fill in a gap.

To make the most of Gate Check bags, passengers have to make sure gate check tags are visibly displayed on them just to ensure their strollers or car seats are returned at the gate upon arrival.  

Gate check bags for strollers and car seats are usually made of strong and light fabric, such as ballistic nylon which is waterproof and offers protection from the weather on the tarmac.  

Who Is It For? 

This type of bag is targeted for ALL, for unisex gender and anyone who travels. It can be a mother with a baby stroller or any traveller.  


Travel Check Bags are a practical way of transporting items on a flight and they also help to keep the contents safe during the trip. Most parents who bought Gate Check Bags found them quite a good product. 

Most customers use the bag in the picture for their prams and base. Depending on the pram make, most fit perfectly well and leave room for nappies to fit in. 

You would think the bag is a bit thin at first, but after using it several times you begin to see why it’s worth getting it. 

The bag like the one in the picture is easy to spot on the luggage belt because of its shouting colour. However, some bags are left with black marks after several flights, which goes to show how much the bag would have protected your equipment! 


For customers who would have wanted to put two buggies in the Gate Check bag, they may feel a little bit disappointed because it does not fit double buggies.

Its dimensions seem to give the impression it would accommodate 2 but it doesn’t fit the Jolie double buggies.

Unfortunately, the bag gets ripped where plastic parts of the pram are, assuming from dragging the pram by the airport workers.

Final Verdict

Gate Check Bags are worth it. They are good value for money and play a big role to protect our luggage so that it transported in a safe way. The only problem is when a thinner fabric is used for their manufacture. Thicker fabric is more useful because as long as the pram is dragged on the ground, friction is expected which spoils the fabric.

If you have any questions about my gate check bag review, please leave them below. I will be more than happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

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17 thoughts on “Gate Check Bag Review

  1. Charlie

    Hi, Femia, firstly, thanks for such an informative article.

    Before reading this I had no clue what is a Gate Check Bag and what it is used for. It goes to show every day is a learning curve.

    Gate Check Bags are quite handy as they keep dust and dirty ruining certain luggage like prams. I have bookmarked your site for future reference.

    Where Can I buy good quality Gate Check bags at an affordable price?

    1. Femia

      Hello, many thanks for taking the time to read my article and also for leaving some valuable comments.
      I’m really pleased you found my article helpful.

      The only place that rings a bell where you can find cheap but quality Gate Check Bags is Amazon. Have a look.

      Please let me know if you need anything explained. I will be more than happy to assist.

  2. ama

    Hi, Femia, your post has opened my eyes to this useful travel item called Gate Check Bags.

    It’s my first time to hear about them. They seem a good value for money judging from the important role they play to store luggage while travelling and keeping it from dusty.

    I travel a lot so I would love to buy one for my travels.

    1. Femia

      Hello, many thanks for taking the time to read my Gate Check Bag review and leaving some useful comments.
      I’m glad you found it informative.
      Gate Check Bags are really good travel items that keep dirt away from your luggage.
      Most moms with prams and kids nappies who would love to make use of Gate Checks which are convenient for transporting stuff at the airport.

    2. Femia

      Hello, firstly, I want to thank you for the time to read my post, ‘Gate Check Bag Review,’ and for leaving some comments.

      As the name implies, these bags are meant to be used at the checkpoints as storage bags. I agree with you that Gate Check bags are good value for money. They protect luggage and also keep dust away.

      I’m glad you are interested in buying this bag for your trips too. The best place to check out is Amazon.
      Good luck!

  3. Miche

    Hi Femia! this is a very useful subject! I didn’t even know about the existence of this kind of bags! and I would have needed a lot before!
    I’ll surely use it for the stroller of my son for the next travels! Is it necessary to use bags of the right size or can they be bigger than the content?
    I think that once I’ve used for the stroller and the baby is grown, it can be useful for baggage too… isn’t it?

    1. Femia Post author

      Hi, Miche, thanks so much for the time to read my post and also leave some awesome comments.

      I’m pleased to hear you found my post, ‘Gate Check Bag Review’ informative.

      All the best for your shopping. I hope you find a good one suitable for your son’s stroller.
      Tip: Read reviews first. They give you a clue about the pros and cons of the bag.

  4. Dave Sweney

    Gate check bags seem like a must-have from my perspective. If you care about your baby’s gear as you travel and want to avoid as much as possible damage to the equipment so it will not have to be replaced while traveling, these fit the bill. I think that means most of us are interested and need these.

    The design seems to be very good and as you say the materials can vary from product to product. This is where testimonials and reviews would be helpful to select one that is within the budget and will do the job over a period of time. I would rather pay a bit more for quality as I know it will last.

    I have 6 grandchildren, 3 of which are still at the age where we have to bring strollers and etc. with us during travel. I will definitely be looking to get one or more of these bags, as to now I was not aware of them. I have asked my girls if they are interested as well. Thanks for the great review and advice! 

    1. Femia Post author

      Hi, Dave, thanks so much for the time to read my article and also for leaving really useful comments. I appreciate.

      Lucky you with all your grandkids! That’s thoughtful of you to get them Gate Check bags to store their strollers.

      All the best in your shopping. Amazon has a wide variety and you get to read many customers reviews.

  5. Rose

    This is a very detailed and helpful review of Gate Check bag, I actually always wandered how parents travel with strollers without damage or dirt, now I know. its definitely a good idea to get a Gate Check bag even if its to use it for protecting other things, I will check it out because l have a trip coming up, and I have some things that I want to take with me and I think this bag will do the trick, l was actually thinking of how I can protect my things from dirt because I want them to get to destination, in good shape and clean. thank you so much for this review, its a life saver for me that’s for sure.

    1. Femia Post author

      Hi, Rose, many thanks for the time to read my post, ‘Gate Check Bags Review’ and for leaving invaluable comments.

      I’m glad you found my article informative. All the best with your shopping and I recommend Amazon.
      Read as many reviews as you can to be in the loop what the bag looks like.

      Once again, thanks for stopping by.

  6. Gno

    Your review of the Gate Check Bag is very informative. This looks like a good choice and useful. I never used bags like this before but after I read your article I probably will. 

    I checked your offers at the end of the post and saw other good options too. All looks good. I will probably buy some.

    1. Femia Post author

      Hello, thanks so much for reading my article and leaving some awesome comments.

      I’m pleased to read you found this article helpful, Also, you are looking forward to getting your Gate Check Bag.

      All the best with your shopping!

  7. Tsquare

    Thanks for this informative article. I love smart and fashionable Bags especially whenever I am traveling. I love to have all my stuff in my bag. I don’t like it when my things are scattered in different bags. However this is my first time of getting to know Gate Check bag. But I love your detail description and usage of the bag. Another interesting is that the price is not too expensive. Will surely recommend this to my friends. Thanks. 

    1. Femia Post author

      Hello, thanks so much for the time to read and give feedback on my post, ‘ Gate Check Bag Review.’

      You are like me, I am extremely organised during my trips and go to length to make sure I get prepared.
      The Gate Check bag is quite a good travel item for string luggage. It keeps your luggage from getting dirty.

      I’m glad you found my post informative. 

  8. Henry

    Hi! Thank you for your post about gate check bags. I definitely need one of them. I can personally tell you that during loading time in the cargo base our equipment is exposed to a lot of dust, rain and snow.

    Thank you also for your tips concerning leaving tags visible.

    I’ll protect my luggage from here on using a gate check bag.

    1. Femia Post author

      Hi, Henry, thanks so much for the time to read my post, ‘Gate Check Bag Review’ and leaving some invaluable comments.

      I totally agree on Gate Check Bags’s very important role in stopping dirty and dust. Not to mention the wearing off that comes through pushing and shoving luggage goes through.

      I’m pleased you found this post helpful. All the best for your shopping!
      I hope you get a good one. The clue is in reading reviews left by customers. 


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