One of the challenges with commuting to work is keeping your clothes pressed and looking fresh. Throw a suit into the equation and you have a dilemma where you’re trying to carry something that will only fit into most cycling bags by awkwardly folding it and introducing creases.
Some people opt to cycle to work in a suit and carry it in that way but that has disaster written all over it. What happens if it rains? What happens if it’s warm that day and you begin to become a sweaty mess? The same applies for other work clothes where it becomes all but too uncomfortable to consider unless of course your commute is super short and you know you won’t break out a sweat.
Good news... Some clever folks out there have created bags specifically designed to carry your suit and work clothes while keeping them fresh and without wrinkles.
Best Suit Carrying Bag
Henty is a brand hailing from Tasmania, Australia and was one of the first movers to release a bag designed specifically for commuters carrying their suits to work wrinkle free.
Henty got a lot of things right with the bag with it being well designed to cater for people that want to either carry the bag on their back or shoulder like they would with a messenger bag. Inside the bag includes two compartments which allow you to store your suit in one compartment and shoes, pants and other bits in another compartment.
One thing we really liked about the Henty Wingman bag is the tablet compartment which isn’t big enough to store a laptop however works well storing an iPad or similar.
As this bag is designed for people that commute, the bag includes a waterproof cover for people who ride rain, hail or shine.
Best Rear Mounted Bag
Rhinowalk Bike Bag
Designed for being mounted over your bike’s rear rack, the Rhinowalk Bike Bag is quite different to the previous Henty bag we reviewed.
Fortunately the Rhinowalk is designed using waterproof materials which help keep your contents dry in the harshest conditions. Inside the bag include enough room for a full suit, shirt, shoes and event your laptop!
While the Rhinowalk is designed for being positioned over your bike’s rear rack, it also includes a shoulder strap so you can lug it over your shoulder for when you’re off the bike and walking. We found this especially useful compared to some other similar bags which rely on small little carrying straps.
Best Affordable Backpack
BagLane Hybrid Commuter Backpack
Looking strangely familiar to the Henty Wingman bag previously reviewed, the BagLane Hybrid Commuter Backpack is designed using durable and waterproof materials to help keep your clothes protected from the wet.
The BagLane Hybrid Commuter Backpack comes with plenty of space including an outer pocket with zip on the bag providing enough space to store a phone or wallet. Inside the bag comes with an inside duffle to store your shoes, padded compartment to store your laptop and of course, another compartment to store your suit.
You’re probably wondering, how will my suit fit in a bag so small? Good question. The BagLane is designed to be carefully folded relying on ‘anti wrinkle’ bars within the bag to help keep the bag structured and most importantly, your suit free from wrinkles.
One thing we’d call out with this bag is that the materials may not be as durable as the Henty bag previously reviewed with some reviewers highlighting the long term durability of the bag.
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Best Stylish Shoulder Suit Bag
Zegur Suit Carry Bag
The Zegur Suit Carry Bag is a bit of an odd recommendation where the bag has not been designed for commuting but instead for people flying to check their suit into carry on luggage. With the inclusion of a shoulder strap, this bag might suit some people with a shorter commute or aren’t too concerned about how they carry their suit to work.
If you can get past the fact this bag only comes with a shoulder strap, the Zehur bag comes with enough storage space for a suit, multiple shirts, shoes and other accessories.
Best Bag for Multiple Suits
Modoker Garment Bag
The Modoker Garment Bag is another bag not designed specifically for commuting however it shouldn’t be discounted as a potential option for anyone looking for a bag to carry their suit to work. Relying on a shoulder and hand straps to carry the bag, this may suit people with shorter commutes more than others.
One of the reasons we decided to feature the Modoker bag was the fact it’s designed with a waterproof material which is perfect for us commuters who are happy to ride rain, hail or shine.
The Modoker has enough room to fit multiple suits, multiple shirts, shoes (in a seperate compartment), accessories and a laptop in a padded compartment. Having so much space makes it ideal for anyone that needs to take all of their clothes in every Monday.
Best Pannier Suit Carry Bag
Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0
The Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 bag is a great option for anyone who would prefer to have their suit bag attached to their panniers. Coming with 55 litres of capacity, the Two Wheel Gear Classic is capable of holding 3-5 hangers of clothes, shoes, toiletries, towel, laptop and more. For anyone that travels with their laptop will be pleased to know that the bag comes with a padded laptop sleeve to ensure your laptop remains safe and protected.
One thing we really liked about the Two Wheel Gear Classic Bag was the design which uses a waterproof coated polyester material that will be enough for most people. But for when the conditions really turn sour, the bag also comes with a waterproof rain cover with fluorescent markings to ensure your gear remains dry and you remain seen on the road.
The only down side of the Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 is the price. It's not cheap but with all the storage space and removable shoulder strap, we think this is a great bag for anyone in the market for a suit bag to commute with.
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