A garment bag that keeps your clothes wrinkle-free can mean the difference between arriving to a meeting looking well-rested versus looking like you slept in your clothes. From short to long trips, you need a garment bag that will keep shirts, pants, and suits wrinkle-free.
Of course, most hotels come equipped with irons, but that doesn’t mean that throwing your suit in a regular piece of luggage is the best idea when traveling for work. Steaming, ironing and using wrinkle-eliminating sprays on suits can work, but depending on the fabric, these methods must be done slowly and carefully.
The best way to rid a suit or dress shirt of wrinkles is by a visit to the dry cleaners, but usually, people do that before they travel, which means keeping your clothing crisp and looking fresh in transit is a must. Not only do you want to avoid any wrinkle-eliminating products that could harm your clothing, but there’s also the issue of having the time to iron or steam.
We also use garment bags at home in order to keep our more expensive items, including suits and dress coats, separate from our everyday clothes. Finding that a zipper on your jacket got caught on your best suit only minutes before a job interview is less than ideal.
For the best garment bags for commuting, travel and home, check out our top three picks below.
1. ZEGUR Suit Carry On Garment Bag
Perfect for commuting or travel, keep your clothes clean and wrinkle-free in the lightweight and durable ZEGUR Suit Carry On Garment Bag made with fray-resistant 1800D Polyester. Great for work trips, the ZEGUR doubles as a briefcase with a front zippered section for phones, pens, notebooks, glasses and more. We also like that the ZEGUR has a luggage strap on the back to safely secure it to suitcase handles.
Pros: The ZEGUR has a spot for everything, including room for up to two suits and storage areas featuring a choice of mesh, zippered and Velcro pockets for shoes, ties, socks, and accessories like belts and chargers.
Cons: The ZEGUR has a combined size of 49” and is too large for some airlines to count as a carry-on bag.
2. Travel Select Amsterdam Rolling Garment Bag
If you’re ready to replace your regular suitcase with one that can fit all your clothes and keep them looking fresh, we recommend the Travel Select Amsterdam Rolling Garment Bag. With a built-in bar for hanging shirts and suits (you can fit up to three), your clothes can go directly from the bag to your body without stopping to touch anything up with an iron. The suitcase includes two exterior zippered pockets as well as two interior mesh pockets for shoes, toiletries or accessories, making it perfect for short trips.
Pros: The Travel Select has extra plastic padding on the corners for added durability and the bag is easy to roll or carry thanks to in-line skate wheels and an adjustable and removable padded shoulder strap.
Cons: The bag weighs 10 pounds and is the heaviest on our list. The bag is 23” long and not suitable for carry-on for many airlines.
3. B&C Home Goods Garment Bags
Whether you want to keep your best outfits protected in your closet or need a lightweight bag that can go from the house to the gym and back without the bulk, we recommend the B&C Home Goods Garment Bags. Sold in a pack of five, the 42” long garment bags have a clear window to make it easy to spot which bag you’re looking for in a hurry. Each bag has a reinforced zipper and hanger opening for added durability to the breathable bags.
Pros: The set of five bags comes with a bonus water-resistant shoe bag, great for when you need to transport an entire outfit.
Cons: The bags don’t come with hangers.