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How To Use Travel Garment Bag? Learn Here!

What is the right way to use a travel garment bag?

Traveling? No matter where you are going, may it be on a business trip or just a relaxing vacation, you always want your clothes to be perfectly arranged in your suitcase.

If you are a frequent traveler, you definitely know how helpful it is to use a travel garment bag if you don’t want your delicate dresses, shirts, and other clothes to get wrinkled.

These are very useful especially to a business traveler who doesn’t want his/her suit or designer dresses to be ruined.

Travel garment bags provide you with plenty of storage space for your essential garments and clothes.

To use a travel garment bag, open the bag and place your garments in it. You should zip the bag close after placing your clothes inside it.

The bag should be stored in a manner that prevents it from being crushed. You can carry it in your hand or place it over your shoulder.

There are different styles of garment bags in various sizes and shapes to provide you with ample room for packing.

You will be able to choose the right size according to the items that you carry. There are also a variety of pockets in a garment bag that are very useful for keeping all essential items.

Materials used for travel garment bag

Travel garment bag is made of nylon, canvas, and leather.


Nylon is a great material for travel bags because it is lightweight. Nylon bags are a great compromise: they are durable, and almost indestructible.

Nylon is a thin, strong, lightweight and durable synthetic fibre, which is used in many industries. Nylon is resistant to oil, sunlight, and most common solvents.

Nylon garment bags are designed specifically to protect formal clothes from damage whilst being transported.

They are manufactured with more durable materials than standard canvas garment bags and are considered an ideal garment bag for most.

They are designed to be used by more frequent travelers who require their garments to be protected from damage for longer periods of time and over a larger distance.

Cleaning your nylon garment bag

Nylon garment bags are on of the best garment bags you can get, however, nylon is not washable, so it needs to be cleaned thoroughly in time.

To clean your nylon garment bag, you will need some mild detergent, water, a soft cloth, and a soft nylon brush.

Take a basin of warm water and add a little mild detergent and a few drops of dishwashing liquid.

Mix it well to form a soapy solution. Dip a soft cloth in the solution and start scrubbing the garment bag.

Use a soft nylon brush to scrub the corners and creases. Rinse the garment bag with a hose. Allow the garment bag to hang dry.


Canvas garment bags are for storing and transporting garments that are made from canvas fabric.

Cotton canvas is a popular choice among manufacturers due to its durability and versatility.

Garment bags are commonly used for storing coats, suits, dresses, and other garments.

Most travelers prefer canvas garment bags due to the following advantages: 

  • It’s very strong and durable, and can be washed with the use of a washing machine.
  • It’s easy to clean and maintain.
  • It is easy to clean.
  • It can protect your clothes and they won’t get damaged.
  • It can carry heavy loads.
  • It can be folded or hanged.
  • It will last long.
  • It has many styles.
  • It comes in different shapes and sizes.
  • It’s affordable.
  • It’s made from natural material.

Cleaning your canvas garment bag

To clean your canvas garment bag, hand wash it with warm water and a mild detergent.

Use a toothbrush to scrub stains, then rinse well. Finally, hang it outside to dry in the shade.

Do not expose the bag to high heat as this will affect the texture of the product.


These classy garment bags are fashionable, durable, sturdy, and quality garment bags.

Leather garment bags are a stylish alternative to suitcases and are considered premium garment bags. Most are even water resistant to protect your clothing while traveling.

Leather garment bags are the perfect accompaniment to your leather travel bag or briefcase.

They are made from top quality leather, and are designed to carry any garment for which you might need a bag, such as trousers, a dress, a pair of jeans, a dress shirt, a jumper, or a blouse.

They are also lightweight, and there are no zippers, or handles that could be ripped off.

To ensure that you are buying a genuine leather travel bag, make sure to buy it from a reputable leather goods store.

Cleaning you leather garment bag

To keep your leather garment bag in good condition it is important to keep it clean as dirt, grease and other accumulations can damage the leather.

We recommend these steps to keep your bag looking as good as new.

  • Make sure to take out all items inside your bag, including the leather pocket.
  • Vacuum out the inside with a soft brush attachment. The use of a vacuum cleaner is a good idea to remove dirt and dust as it allows you to get into the corners and seams where dirt like to hide.
  • You need to remove the dirty marks on your bag with a damp cloth, then clean the area with a soft brush.
  • You should apply a leather protectant, which can be bought from any good leather specialist store or online.
  • The last thing to do is to clean and shine the bag by using a soft cotton cloth.

Garment bag style and variations

Garment bags don’t come with only one plain design, you can actually choose any variation depending on your personality and preference.

There is a wide range of garment bag and garment bag sizes you can choose from.

Colorful garment bags

Colored garment bags aren’t usually something anyone would think about when choosing a bag, but they are a very important option to consider.

If you are looking to purchase a new garment bag, there are plenty of colorful options out there to choose from.

If you’re thinking about purchasing a bag that will match any outfit you like, you should try checking out some of the most popular colored bags in the market.

These are not on the popular garment bag side among business travelers.

Compact garment bag

A compact garment bag is smaller than the average bag of its kind, and it is designed to travel with you. These are also affordable garment bags.

A compact garment bag, as the name implies, is a travel bag that can be used to store a few garments. 

The compact garment bag is a real gem, able to provide you with everything you need whilst you’re away and still keep you looking good.

A compact garment bag is ideal for packing for business or a short trip and is suitable for day or evening wear.

In spite of the somewhat limiting name, it can be used for a number of other things. You can put chargers and other small accessories in a compact garment bag.

Lightweight garment bags

Lightweight travel garment bag is a lightweight bag, which are very convenient to use. It is designed with the lightweight idea in mind.

It is made from the high quality material and the internal structure is quite good. It is perfect to take to the airport and public transport.

Lightweight garment bags are designed for people who travel a lot by air. They are compact, and fold up so they can be put into overhead compartments or under seats.  Lightweight garment bags are can also be used for carrying clothes at the gym. They usually have long handles that let you carry them on your shoulder or in your hand.

Fold-out garment bag

Fold-out garment bags have a hanger space that allows you to hang your garment when you are packing your bag.

They are normally made from soft cotton or polyester with a wide opening for easy packing and a zippered pockets for smaller items.

They are a great solution for packing your clothes and giving them some shape in a small space.

These bags are made of durable material and usually contain special pockets to keep clothes from wrinkling. They are mostly used by people who travel for business.

Lightweight, carry-on sized garment bag

A lightweight, carry on garment bag is a great way to keep your accessories organized and protected while traveling.

This bag is a perfect option for those who don’t want to lug around a massive suitcase when traveling.

These are also the ones with a detachable shoulder strap for easy carrying.

Wheeled garment bags

A wheeled garment bag is a rolling garment bag used to transport clothing and other personal effects. These are made to carry items of clothing securely.

This is a useful travel accessory that provides you a way to carry your belongings without needing to carry them on your back.

These are considered a functional full-size garment bag designed to carry larger items.

They come with many innovative features and plenty of pockets to help keep your clothes in place while traveling.

  • Shoe pockets
  • Corner pockets
  • Exterior pocket
  • Gusseted pockets
  • Internal zip pockets
  • Mesh zipper pockets
  • Organizational pockets
  • Slip-through back pocket

Water repellent garment bag

A water repellent garment bags are larger garment bags that is designed to transport clothes and other items.

These bags have well-designed pockets, such as waterproof pocket and velcro pocket.

These bags are made from a special water repellent material that makes it easier to transport water sensitive items.

While a regular garment bag may soak up water and become heavy and difficult to carry, a water repellent garment bag will not. This is because the fabric is able to repel the water rather than absorb it.

The water repellent material is often made of durable water-repellent polyester fabric that has been coated with a special water repellent chemical.

This chemical provides a layer of protection that keeps the water from soaking into the fabric.

Even if the bag does get wet, the chemical will still prevent any water from seeping into the fabric.

Julien Beaubien

Julien Beaubien

Julien here. Traveller, a fan of leather bags and a blogger. Put all those together and you have I started the site as a medium for my ramblings. Over time, I grew to realise, people actually like them. So now, I am out to help and educate (while entertaining people!).

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