The 6 Best Travel Bags for Carrying a Suit
These duffel/garment hybrids are all approved for carry-on
Unless he’s truly roughing it, a man should always keep a suit handy during his weekend travels.
Never know when you’re gonna need to impress, right?
That said, keeping your dress clothes in tip-top shape isn’t easy unless you bring along a separate garment bag. And since we’re trying to minimize your luggage struggles/airline fees, a hybrid bag is the most convenient way to go.
By hybrid, we mean duffels (carry-on-sized, for our purposes here) that feature an integrated garment bag. Two bags in one, or one less headache for your flight.
Below, six of our favorites.
FOR EASE OF USE: Stitch Golf UGB Garment Bag
The best garment/duffel hybrid we’ve come across comes from a … golf bag company? That’s right: Stitch Golf’s ingenious new garment bag that coils back on itself and then zips closed via the two wing flaps you see above to create a makeshift duffel with enough space for a weekend’s worth of clothes. It packs and unpacks more quickly than any other bag on this list, and Stitch also offers custom monogramming. It’s the perfect option for summer golf-and-wedding outings (and also a great groomsmen gift).
FOR LOOKS: The Suit Carrier Holdall
Your suit jacket and pants are placed in a garment holder and wrapped around a larger cylindrical bag, all secured with magnets and straps. You can also use the two bags — handcrafted from canvas twill, YKK brass hardware and veg-tanned leather — separately.
FOR BACKPACK FANS: Genius Pack
The company’s Travel Backpack (and, admittedly, the larger duffel) features an integrated tri-fold suiter for dress garments. Bonus: You can also add integrated chargers and pop-out micro umbrellas.
FOR LEATHER FANS: Hook & Albert Garment Weekender
Available in leather, melange fabric or twill, these decidedly handsome carry-ons feature spacious garment sections that can hold two full suits and a pair of shoes (in dedicated side pockets).
FOR PRICE: Code Alpha Hybrid Garment Duffel
A tough polyester holdall that’s not gonna win any design awards — note the numerous camo options — but keeps your suit protected during weekend trips. Starting at under $60.
FOR HIGH (ER, LOW) ROLLERS: Traveler’s Choice Sienna Hybrid
Again, not really for looks, but if you prefer hardshells and wheels to a shoulder bag, this low-cost option will take care of you. And your suit.
Nota bene: If you buy through the links in this article, InsideHook may earn a small share of the profits.
This article was originally published February 12, 2018. It has since been updated.
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