From frequent business travelers to families that take yearly vacations, one thing everyone has in common when they arrive at their destination is that they want their clothes looking wrinkle-free. Without spending hours in front of the ironing board in a hotel, users can keep their clothes looking fresh and pack more than ever before thanks to the smart design of travel garment folders.
Not only do travel garment folders help to reduce wrinkles and creases in clothing by providing a structured and enclosed space for delicate items like dress shirts and blouses, but they also act as a great way to save space. These compression folders reduce the amount of room clothing takes up in a suitcase, also making folders a great option to use in the home when storing close during their off-season.
Whether you’re hitting the gym before work and want to avoid having your office attire look like you worked out in them, or you want to save space without sacrificing what you can pack on a weeklong trip abroad, travel government folders are useful accessory.
1. Eagle Creek Pack-It Garment Folder Packing Organizer
Save space and pack more with the Eagle Creek Pack-It Garment Folder Packing Organizer. Ideal for traveling or for storing clothes in the home, the compression organizer can fit up to 12 shirts at once, leaving users with more room in their suitcases and drawers. The organizer helps to reduce wrinkles and includes a handle for convenient carrying or hanging. Available in black, red and blue, the 300D Poly Micro-Weave folder is lightweight and durable and measures 12” x 18”.
Pros: Eagle Creek makes their Pack-It available in small, medium (shown here) and large, giving customers the ability to choose the perfect option for their travel needs.
Cons: The medium-size may be too large for some carry-on suitcases.
2. Dot&Dot Packing Folder
Minimize wrinkles and gain space using the Dot&Dot Packing Folder. The set comes with two folders that measure 10” x 15” and can fit up to seven shirts at once. Both folders come with folding borders to help quickly and cleanly fold clothes and reduce wrinkles. The lightweight folder has a mesh bottom for airflow and both folders come with handles for easy carrying. A larger medium option is also available.
Pros: Dot&Dot offer five vibrant color options, making their set ideal for couples and families who want to differentiate between their packing folders.
Cons: Users must be cautious to not let the Velcro on the folders snag clothing.
3. Osprey Ultralight Garment Folder
Pack shirts, pants and more without adding bulk or weight using the Osprey Ultralight Garment Folder. Osprey uses stretchy mesh that can expand and fit several items at once. A dual-zippered wide-angle opening makes it easy to pack items into the six-liter folder. Hook and loop closure means no Velcro that can snag clothing. A folding card with instructions is also included.
Pros: The Opsrey is the best when it comes to keeping close wrinkle-free while in transit.
Cons: The Osprey comes with a big price tag.
4. Eagle Creek Pack-it Specter Starter Set
For longer trips that require several outfit changes, we recommend the Eagle Creek Pack-it Specter Starter Set. Ideal for travel or for storing clothing during the off-season, the set includes a large garment folder that can hold up to 12 shirts and two packing cubes. The three items are made using lightweight and water-resistant ripstop fabric and the set is available in for matching color options.
Pros: All three compression items include a handle for easy carrying and can fit together inside a full-size suitcase or when used on their own, inside a carry-on.
Cons: The zippers on the packing cubes may split if the cube is overloaded.