Garment bags are one of the many types of bags at a man’s disposal.
Their sole purpose is for transporting your favorite blazer or slacks in a safe and relatively unwrinkled manner.
As you can see in our lofty list below of the 16 best garment bags on the market, you will find that they come in a variety of sizes and form factors.
Popular Styles of Garment Bags
As you can see below, garment bags come in a variety of styles including bi-fold, tri-fold, roll-up, and a single sleeve.
For short trips (i.e. only a couple of hours) any of the popular garment bag designs should prove to be more than adequate in transporting your suit in an unwrinkled manner.
However, for the long haul (i.e. cross-continental flights), you will want to typically go for a garment bag with less folds. Therefore a bi-fold like the WT 5.0 Deluxe Garment Bag would be a sound choice.
But if you want to have more of a stylish approach to your garment bag, you simply can’t go wrong with the Biaggi Haneroo. It’s roll-up design transforms what would be a bulky garment bag into a compact duffle.
Lastly, tri-fold garment bags also keep a relatively small profile which can be great for those narrow overhead bins or if you are traveling with a separate carry-on piece.
The over-shoulder Alpha 2 tri-fold by Tumi is a terrific garment bag that compliments your carry-on while still protecting your favorite suit.
Does Material Of The Garment Bag Matter?
In fact, when reviewing all the garment bags below, you will find many of them are crafted from a light-weight ballistic nylon.
This synthetic material is incredibly durable which should withstand the toughest conditions (especially if you decide to check your bag at the airport).
If you are looking for style, there are definitely some great options as well.
Specifically both the Gravely Garment Bag by Moore & Gills and the Intrecciato Leather And Canvas Garment Bag by Bottega Veneta feature a finely crafted leather trim that bleeds elegance and style – but be prepared to pay for this luxury.
If you ever want to stylize your garment bag on the cheap, a quality luggage tag can always be a terrific option as well.
Will Your New Garment Bag Be Safe For Travel?
Many of the best and well-known garment bag manufacturers always take into consideration the strict carry-on restrictions set by airlines across the world.
When purchasing your next garment bag, its always best to just double check that it adheres to your favorite airlines size restrictions (as they can vary from one airline to the next).
Here is a list of some of the more popular airlines (55 in total) and their restrictions for carry-on luggage:
For the most up-to-date information, be sure to search on Google “[AIRLINE]” + “carry on dimensions” (i.e. JetBlue carry on dimensions).