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Best Personalized Garment Bags in 2022

by Albert Varkki updated 12-01-2022

best personalized garment bags

Garment bags are perfect for keeping your clothes from creasing while traveling to work, abroad, or to the gym.

But you can take them to a new level by adding personalization, from laser engravings to monograms.

See our top picks for personalized garment bags below:

Best Personalized Garment Bags 2022

Here are our top picks for personalized garment bags by type and style:

Best Personalized Leather Suit Garment Bag for Men

grand leather garment travel bag in brown

Winner: Grand Leather Garment Bag

If you need to transport your suit to the gym or work without creasing it, then the Grand garment bag is for you. Your clothes are zipped into the outer layer of the bag, which then folds up into a duffel style bag, making it a practical bag for every occasion. The built in laptop compartment makes it a great commuting bag, and it can be personalized on the product page.

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Dedicated garment carrier.
  • Carry a suit and shirt without creasing.
  • Ideal for a wedding or work event.
  • Large main compartment for other items.
  • 16 inch laptop compartment.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

Click here to check the price

Best Personalized Leather Garment Bag for Women

grand leather garment bag womens

Winner: Grand Leather Garment Bag

If you need to transport a smart dress to a function or the office, then the Grand garment bag is for you. You can easily unzip the bag to lay it flat, then unzip the outer compartment to insert your garment, then zip it all back up to create a weekender style duffel bag. It's made from high quality full grain leather, and can be personalized to make it unique to you.

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Dedicated garment carrier.
  • Carry a dress or garment without creasing.
  • Large main compartment for other items.
  • 16 inch laptop compartment.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

Click here to check the price

How To Choose a Garment Bag

Buy a bag made from quality materials

If you buy a bag that’s made from poor quality fabric, it’s likely that it will flex or crease.  However, the chances of this happening are much lower when you purchase a bag that’s made from high quality materials. Try to find a bag that’s made from high quality, sturdy materials that won’t even crease when you fold it.

Pay attention to length

Garment bags can come in many different sizes. Some bags are so short that you may need to fold your clothes to ensure they fit inside them. Think about your height as well ass the items you want to travel with. If you are rather tall and think you will need to pack a long dress or a pair of pants, use a longer garment bag. If you’re only likely to pack short dresses or shirts, a shorter garment bag should be fine.

Think about storage features

Many modern garment bags come complete with storage features that will accommodate shoes, laptops and non-hanging clothes. If you want to travel light, think about buying a garment bag with extra pockets and compartments so you can reduce the number of suitcases, you’re taking to the airport.

Consider foldability

Most garment bags will fold when they are empty, but it’s important to look for one that will also fold when it’s full. Around a fortnight before your trip, pack your garment bag just like you would if you were about to head to the airport. If it folds shut with ease, you will be fine. If this is not the case, look for a more suitable bag for your requirements.

Ensure your bag is handy when you carry it

It’s essential to look for a bag that’s comfortable and easy to handle. The vast majority of garment bags have shoulder straps, but some travelers prefer bags with handles because they don’t want their baggage to drape over their shoulders.

Make sure your garment bag and luggage are well-matched

As you’ll be carrying your weekender and garment bag together, look for something that will complement your weekender. By opting for bags that work well together, you can avoid creating a stylistic mismatch. 

You can go the extra mile by choosing a monogrammed garment bag like our selection above, allowing you to personalize the bag so it matches your luggage.

Find a garment bag that’s easy to hang and pack

Seek out a clothes bag that comes with a low-profile hanging loop. This means you can hang your bag in your closet, restroom, or hotel room with ease. Handles tend to be too big to hang on small hooks, and this is why most garment bags now have hanging loops.

Great features to look for when you want to buy a garment bag include metal handles, leather or nylon strap,s and tough materials. You should also look for a bag that has tough, large zippers and zipper pulls. Many travelers look for bags that come with diagonal zippers which enable them to pack their clothes quickly.

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FAQ's

Why do I need a garment bag for travel?

There are many reasons why someone might seek out a high-quality garment bag for travelling purposes. You may need a garment bag if you frequently travel for business or events, you need to pack formal wear for a cruise or if you’re going to a destination wedding.

Does a garment bag count as a carry-on?

As long as your bag doesn’t exceed your airline’s size limits, you should be able to use it as a carry-on. Most airlines say a carry-on can’t be longer than 24 inches. It’s possible that you might be able to pass a small garment bag as a personal item if you fold it against your rolling carry-on handle, but there is no guarantee about this. Check with the airline that you’re flying with. Size restrictions can vary from one airline to another.

How should I pack my garment bag?

Before you start packing, ensure all the clothes you want to bring will fit inside your garment bag and are free from wrinkles. You will then need to place the items on hangers before putting them into the bag. Consider covering each item with a plastic dry cleaning bag for more protections. Hanging multiple items on one hanger can help you save space.

Related:

Best Alternative To a Garment Bag

Realistically there isn't an alternative to a garment bag, as they're specifically designed for you to not crease your clothes when other bags do.

The only real alternative is to choose a normal weekender bag, and accept that your clothes will crease, and that you'll have to iron them at your destination to rescue them.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our post on the best personalized garment bags.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, or email us at info@vonbaer.com.

Want to read more? See our our Style pages here, or our Leather pages here.

See all leather bags for men here.

Author: Albert Varkki
Albert Varkki is the co-founder of Von Baer. He understands leather products as a consumer, supplier, and a manufacturer, helping you with the inside knowledge you need, to choose the perfect leather product for you. Connect on Linkedin

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