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The Best College Trunks and Footlockers

Updated on October 8, 2014

Dorm Trunks are an Essential Part of College Life

When I left for university I took everything I needed in two suitcases.

It wasn't much but I was in an older dorm and there was never enough room for storage.

These days, there's an easy way to solve that problem.

A college trunk or footlocker provides a secure and practical storage space without taking up a lot of room.

They've come a long way from the old steamer trunks or army footlockers your ancestors used, although it's a case of what is old is new again. When I dropped my niece off at res last year there weren't many people coming in without some type of trunk.

Today's dorm trunks come in a wide variety of shapes and colors that accent the décor in your dorm room or apartment.

They are lightweight and very durable.

There's another great reason to own one of these trunks, even though it may not seem important if you're just heading off to university. These trunks are a great investment. They'll last all through your college days and for years beyond. Some day your son or daughter may be taking your trunk off to college.

Decorate your dorm trunk with decals, pictures, and favorite pictures. Make it your own!

What do you get with a college or dorm trunk? You get a great accessory, a way to avoid clutter and a secure place to keep your stuff safe.

Choosing the Right Trunk or Footlocker

Great Storage for Your Dorm, Residence or First Apartment

There are plenty of dorm trunks and footlockers on the market.

Some can be stored under the bed.

Others come with wheels and double as luggage when you go home for breaks,

Others are solid enough to use as extra seating.

Most come with a secure locking system to protect your valuables.

Look for a college trunk or footlocker that is waterproof and lightweight.

Here are some good deals on college trunks and footlockers.

Dorm Trunks with Detachable Wheels and Handles

The ultimate in convenience. Pack them up. Wheel them to your car. Wheel them into your dorm or apartment. Remove the wheels and handles and your ready to go!

These are my favorite. With the wheels you can really pack them full and move them with ease. That's handy, because it seems there's always at least one more thing you want to take with you.

You can even check these trunks as airline luggage. That's so handy!

Seward Trunk Wheeled Footlocker, Pink
Seward Trunk Wheeled Footlocker, Pink

Wheels make transport in and out of the dorm easy. Forget lugging your stuff to school in cardboard boxes!

Dimensions: 30"(L) x 15.75"(W) x 12.25"(H)

Seward Trunk Wheeled Footlocker, Blue
Seward Trunk Wheeled Footlocker, Blue

Wheels make transport in and out of the dorm easy. Forget lugging your stuff to school in cardboard boxes!

Dimensions: 30"(L) x 15.75"(W) x 12.25"(H)


Footlockers That Slide Under the Bed

An ideal solution when storage space is tight.

Seward Trunk Wheeled Footlocker, Black
Seward Trunk Wheeled Footlocker, Black

.25-inch fiberboard covered in heavy gauge vinyl

Black exterior with color coordinated high impact styrene binding

Interior is unlined, no tray included

2 recessed wheels and 2 plastic handles

Easy-open push-button key lock

Seward Trunk Barracks Footlocker Trunk, Black, 30-inch (SWD5115-10)
Seward Trunk Barracks Footlocker Trunk, Black, 30-inch (SWD5115-10)

Heavy gauge

Black vinyl covering

Black extruded binding

Black colored hardware

1 Black handle


Rugged and Durable College Trunks

These models are built to last. You'll be using them long after you graduate.

SecureOnCampus College Dorm Storage Trunks / Footlockers Small - Royal Blue
SecureOnCampus College Dorm Storage Trunks / Footlockers Small - Royal Blue

Available in 18 colors

waterproof, dentproof, scratchproof exterior 1000d Cordura sheathing

laminated over 3/8" Baltic Birch hardwood plywood

Product Size 30"L x 16"W x 12½"H


Go For Color

College trunks are available in a wide range of colors. Choose one that fits your décor, and your personality.

DormCo The Designer Wheeled Trunk - Cherry Pink - Large
DormCo The Designer Wheeled Trunk - Cherry Pink - Large

Trendy style & design

Quality carry handle & ability to add 2 padlocks for added security

Choose any size or opt for our 3 Piece Set Deal!

Large (with Wheels): 29" L x 20" W x 14" H


College Trunks aren't just for College

College trunks are a practical way to add storage space to any home and they are so attractive they make a wonderful focal point in any décor.

Use them to store craft supplies, magazines, toys old photos.

Kids love them because they can be locked to keep their brothers and sisters out of their stuff. (Of course, Mom also has a key)

They can be individually decorated with stickers and decals or topped with a colorful throw.

Do You Own a Dorm Trunk?

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    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Nope, but could certainly use one or two for my stuff... Thanks for this impressive selection!

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      5 years ago

      I didn't realize there were so many trunks and footlockers. Great info!


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