Yes, a travel bag. I know it may sound a little crazy, but here’s the thing. Part of living the consulting lifestyle means there is some travel, for many that travel may be up to 80%. Some people love business travel and some people want to keep their business travel to a minimum. Regardless of which side of the business travel dichotomy you fall into, there is always a shared struggle about the luggage used.
The same things you might worry about as a luggage consumer who travels occasionally for vacation gets amplified when you are on a plane multiple times per month. I’m talking about size, durability, functionality, and of course price. It gets especially tricky if you’re taking shorter trips and/or frequently wearing suits that you don’t want to deal with ironing after you’ve already paid for dry cleaning. Typically, I travel with this Victorinox expandable carry-on bag (which I love), but this last trip I took to the National Black MBA conference was a perfect chance to try something different, in large part due to trips being shorter now.
I believe in the power of the masses so I went to Amazon to see what I could find. I ended up looking at two models of bags – the more classic garment bag and the suit duffle. Based on the reviews and the price (<$50), I ended up going with a garment bag for this trip. Specifically, I ended up going with the Zegur deluxe / Z-4224, and I was pleasantly surprised.
- Durable design although does not roll up, feels like a proper suitcase and not the bags that sometimes are included with a more standard suitcase
- 3 slots for real hangers which you have to supply (no flimsy fake ones included)
- Multiple pockets for additional space for storage
- Sturdy hanger for hanging the bag in the closet or back of door
- Airline wouldn’t hang it but it fit fine in the overhead
- 5 year warranty (not as good as the lifetime warranty on my computer bag but also not nearly as expensive either
I recorded a couple of videos to give more of a visual so give that a look and let me know if having more info like this is something that’s helpful.
- Unpacking/view of empty bag
- View of packed bag / hanging up (Unfortunately I didn’t iron before packing but I will follow up with an update once I test out the bag’s ability to resist wrinkling)
Note: if you do decide this is helpful and you want to buy one through the link above and try it out, I will receive a small commission but it has no bearing on the price you pay. And even if there was no commission, I wouldn’t share it if I didn’t believe in it.