If you can only travel with carryon luggage, that task becomes even harder, but we have selected the best garment bags that are allowed as carry ons in most cases. However, if you can, stick to larger bags that can be checked, as more packing space generally equates to fewer wrinkles. You can also pack more clothes into these and in some cases, even enough for a week long trip!
These larger garment bags are hard to carry over the shoulder, so you’ll have to get one on wheels. Most are two-wheeled bags, but we have two very good 4-wheeled options to give you as well.
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Top Rated Rolling Garment Bag
Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 Softside Deluxe Voyager Garment Bag
If you’ve had a garment bag before you know how heavy they are by themselves. Because they have to be designed specifically to keep clothes as neat as possible, they are not as light as similar sized normal suitcases. Therefore, transporting the garment bag becomes tiring if you have to walk long distances. Some of today’s airports aren’t small! This is where 4 wheeled luggage comes in handy. The extra two wheels take the strain off your arm and wrist so that even the heaviest bags can be rolled right alongside you with minimum effort.
The Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 Deluxe Voyager Garment Bag features 4 spherical spilt spinner wheels to makes guiding it along on any surface very easy. The gel-infused grip of the telescopic handle makes gripping easy and the handle locks into position in the extended and retracted states.
The organizational features are pretty standard in this bag but that means you can pack enough clothes in it for 1 week – at least 4 suits along with other pieces. The suit half of the bag when opened up features a hangar hook and restraining strap near the top to keep the garment in place. An extender panel at the bottom folds up and snaps close with buttons to enable you to pack longer garments like an evening gown. There are two elastic top mesh pockets here to hold an extra pair of shoes. The two top corners feature triangular mesh pockets for underwear and belts.
Once you pack the suit section of the bag, you can pack your shirts, tops, skirts and trousers in the zippered sectioned panel that closes over it. There are two large pockets for these and a middle thin pocket for smaller accessories. Once done, just fold the panel over the suit, zip it up fully to secure and close the garment bag like a book and use the exterior zipper to secure. The bag comes with a Travel Sentry combination lock to use on these exterior zippers.
There are two u-shaped pockets on the front exterior to store a laptop or some quick access items. There’s a very discreet luggage tag slip pocket at the back and to one side of the wheeling handle.
It measures 22.0″ x 20.25″ x 9.75″ when closed and weighs 12.5 lbs. You’ll only get it in jet black or greyish black, so nothing exciting in that regard but the outer material is a durable texture nylon with SamGuard protection for water and stain resistance. Other durability features included integrated top and bottom handles that are the best when it comes to lifting and carrying extra heavy bags. There are rubberized corner protectors offer protection against wear and tear when they get caught somewhere or when the bag is dragged over curb-sides.
Best Value Rolling Garment Bag
It’s a tie between the following two!
Ricardo Beverly Hills Mar Vista 42-Inch 2 Wheel Rolling Garment Bag
While all the upright bags in Mar Vista collection feature spinner wheels, the Ricardo Beverly Hills Mar Vista 2 Wheel Rolling Garment Bag comes on two inline skate wheels. There is a TPR handle grip and the telescopic handle extends and locks at various heights to make pulling it along comfortable. When stationary, the bag rests upright because of the sturdy stand at the bottom. The outer fabric is made of durable micro ballistic nylon and the top carry handle is padded and reinforced.
The fully featured interior of this bag is similar to that of the Samsonite above with a few exceptions that we thick are bonuses. The suiter section has an extra flap with restraining strap that folds over the first shoe pocket flap and this makes packing a long dress easier. The fold-over section on the other side also has two zipped pockets for shirts, etc., but the top pocket is further divided into two so you can separate two stacks of clothing without them sliding into each other. There is one u-shaped zipped outer pocket for your things that you need easy and quick access to.
While this bag is not as roomy as the Samsonite, you can pack a maximum of 4 suits in it. There’s also a large exterior zipped pocket on the front of the bag.
A nice feature with this bag are the two detachable chain hooks – one for each half. These attach to two fabric loops and can be hung over a closet rod. Therefore, you don’t have to unpack the bag in the hotel – just open it up completely, attach the chain hooks to both halves and hang it up in the closet to have easy access to your suits and other things.
Weighing 10.11 lbs, it measures 44.5″ x 25.5″ x 6″ when open. This bag is available in charcoal black and graphite grey.
Delsey Luggage Chatillon Trolley Garment Bag
For a 4-wheeled option that’s less expensive than the Samsonite, we also rate the Delsey Chatillon Trolley Garment Bag as the best lightweight rolling garment bag. It measures 20″ x 22″ x 9.75″ when closed, 51.8″ in length when open. It weighs just 10.4 lbs and is the lightest of all the garment bags here. You can find it in blue or black with the outer fabric being polyester coated with Duratec for its water repellent and scratch resistant nature. An additional protection is the reinforcement of the corners and the bottom of the bag.
The spinner wheels on this bag are single instead of double but maneuverability is top notch. There is a top carry handle and telescoping trolley handle that retracts into its own zipped pocket on top. A hidden ID tag is placed to one side of the trolley handle at the back.
The interior is organized in much the same way as the Samsonite, except that you also get the two detachable chain hooks that you can use to hang the bag up while open over a closet rod or door. A trifold garment suiter section with restraining straps, clamp for hanger hooks and multiple pockets for accessories make up the rest of the interior features.
The exterior front of the bag has two pockets – the one on top has a hidden horizontal zipper while the one on the bottom is an easy to access one for a small umbrella or chargers and cords.
London Fog Cambridge 44 Inch Wheeled Garment Bag
If you like the features of the Ricardo Beverly Hills bag above but want a more feminine look on the outside, consider the London Fog Cambridge 2 wheeled garment bag. Its interior is almost identical except that it doesn’t have an extra fold over flap at the bottom of the suiter section. Everything else is the same and the exterior front also has a similar pocket.
This is also a 2-wheeled inline skate polyutherane wheels bag but instead of one long horizontal stand on the bottom front, you have two feet to prevent the bag from tipping over. The telescopic handle and top carry handle are functional and work well.
Its dimensions are 20.5″ x 22.5″ x 4″ when closed and its length when opened is 44″. It weighs a light 10.8 lbs and comes in two color patterns – an olive or a black and white houndstooth, so it’s definitely more appealing to women than all the others on this list!
Best Large Rolling Garment Bag
Briggs & Riley Baseline Wheeled Wardrobe
The Briggs & Riley Baseline Wheeled Wardrobe is the largest of all the garment bags here and is probably the best garment bag for suits for tall men or for long business trips for both men and women. Just like all B&R bags, it is not cheap but you pay for top quality and the best warranty of the bunch.
The outer fabric is made of Ballistic nylon with a honeycomb frame and is known to be among the toughest in luggage for durability. Depending on your clothing size, you can fit between 4 and 6 suits in this bag and be set for an entire week’s worth of clothes. In fact there are three Wally clamps here to handle extra hangers.
Like all Briggs and Riley bags, the telescopic handle’s channel lies on the outside of the case at the back so the entire interior is dedicated to only your packing and this also reduces wrinkling of clothes. The handle smoothly extends to 4 stops, so people of all heights will find it easy to pull this bag along on its two inline skate wheels. Two front feet on the bottom provides stability when at rest and a top carry handle is padded for comfort.
The interior is very roomy and is similar in organization as the other bags but there is an extra tri-fold flap at the bottom with a restraining strap for extra long garments like gowns. This extended flap can be removed if you don’t need it. The main restraint further up is a broad flap style that Velcros together, which is better for reducing wrinkles.
The front exterior features a large u-shaped zipped pocket that opens up with gusseted sides, so you be sure that nothing falls out when you open it fully. Inside this are divided sections, one of which holds a key ring and D-rings for hanging closet hooks. The larger section is for other larger items. Outside this pocket is a smaller zipped pocket for items that need quick access.
Its dimensions when closed are 22″ x 24″ x 12″ and 58″ in length when open. It weighs just over 14 lbs. The usual Briggs and Riley colors of black and olive green are available.