The 8 Best Travel Garment Bags to Buy in 2018

Arrive at your destination with wrinkle-free clothes

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When traveling to upscale event, it is important to arrive fresh and presentable so well-pressed, wrinkle-free attire is imperative. Garment bags help keep travelers looking put together and respectable, and can protect evening wear from wrinkles, dust, moths and pet hair. Garment bags can even simplify the packing process, so clothes are organized and tidy. Here are the best high-quality garment bags on the market. 

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    These three 60-inch garment bags are long enough to hold all kinds of clothing, from suits to dresses, and are made from breathable, washable polyester oxford fabric. This material is more durable than typical garment bags, and the heavy-duty nylon zipper is designed for longevity. The bags also have a metal eyelet on the bottom for easy folding, so you can pack them in a suitcase without your clothes getting terribly wrinkled.  

    The Univivi bags also come with a plastic window so you can easily identify your clothes, and each has a PVC cover across the top opening for added protection. This cover is especially useful if you want to use one of these bags for garment storage, as it keeps out dust and moths much better than a standard open-top bag.

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    To easily spot garments in a closet, this option features a clear “window” on half of the bag and is made of high-quality material. The set comes with three bags in 40-inch and 47-inch lengths (24-inch width), sturdy zippers and is water resistant. The lightweight fabric makes the bags easy to travel with and can also easily fold into a carry-on bag. Several shirts and pants can be stored in each bag and the bottoms are closed to protect from dust. Many Amazon users stated that they liked the bags enough to order additional sets. 

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    For more bang for the buck, the Wallaby garment bag set comes with five polyester bags for the same price as an individual garment bag from a competitor. The set comes with four medium bags (measuring 24 x 40 inches) and one large bag (24 x 48 inches). They're made from washable, reusable polyester fabric that can be folded to save space. Water and mildew resistant, the bags protect against pet hair, wrinkles and mold. The bags are lightweight, however, they aren’t ideal for heavy use.

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    For those requiring a longer garment bag, the Hangerworld option measures 60 x 24 inches – perfect for taller individuals. The garment bag also features an internal pocket for jewelry, lingerie or other small items and a clear identification holder. Made of soft, breathable material that’s perfect for tropical weather, it is an excellent choice for cruises requiring formal wear. The bag can fold upward to make room for shorter items and can hold up to three (or possibly four) garments at once. The cotton-like material is very lightweight, so it’s not for those who prefer a heavier garment bag.

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    To withstand airplane travel, garment bags need to strike a balance between durability and weight restrictions. The B&C Home Goods Garment Bag set is lightweight enough that it won’t add unnecessary pounds to luggage, yet can stand up to wear and tear. Made of 120GSM mesh material, the five garment bags each measure 42 inches long. They have a sturdy, full-length zipper, a clear window for identifying the clothes inside, as well as a metal eyehole on the bottom for easy storage. Each bag is roomy enough for several jackets or pants and the set also includes a water-resistant shoe bag. 

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    Dalix has designed a garment bag that also features convenient storage pockets on the outside for shoes, cufflinks, jewelry or other accessories. Available in green, blue, pink, red or purple, the polyester garment bag stands out in the crowd and measures 57 x 21 inches. Up to three suits or gowns can easily fit in the bag, or six lighter items of clothing like sundresses or shirts. The durable bag has two handles to easily fold and transport. An identification slot helps protect garments from being misplaced at the airport or on the cruise ship. 

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    Separating clean and dirty laundry is important when traveling (particularly on lengthier trips), and the Bagail five-piece set is ideal for storing undergarments. These silky mesh bags can be placed directly in the wash to keep smaller items separate from other clothing and they're ideal for keeping luggage neat and organized.

    The set includes one 24 x 24-inch black bag (perfect for dirty laundry), along with two 16 x 20-inch and two 12 x 15-inch white bags for storing and washing lingerie and other undergarments. These Bagail bags are also large enough to store regular clothes, with the bigger sizes capable of holding sweaters and even jackets. All of the bags are color-safe and made of see-through material so you can easily find what you need in your suitcase.  

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    For a traditional, lightweight garment bag at bargain price, the FU Global Suit bag set is a good buy. The dustproof set includes five classic black bags made from washable fabric and handy features such as a metal eye hook for hanging, a small clear window and sturdy zippers. Measuring 24 x 54 inches, the bags can hold longer jackets or dresses and be folded when not in use. The design of this set is simpler than some of the other options, but it gets the job done.