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The Best Garment Bags For First Time Travelers

Packing something a little more formal? Bring something to protect it.

Perhaps there's a restaurant you'll never get to try again. Perhaps there's a function you have to attend. Either way, your first trip involves bringing something more than jeans and t-shirts, so getting the right garment bag will make a world of difference.

Amazon Basics Premium Travel Hanging Luggage Suit Garment Bag
Not sure which outfit to bring? Bring more. | Amazon Basics

The ergonomics should come first, with a bag that's easy and comfortable to carry.

Simple Houseware 60-Inch Heavy Duty Garment Bag
No matter the outfit or occasion, it's nice to know everything will fit without bunching up. | Simple Houseware

A clear panel letting you see inside will be handy if you need to bring more than one.

Samsonite Ascella X Softside Luggage, Black Garment Bag
If your trip is all about the occasion, then combine your needs into one carryon. | Samsonite

If you'll be primarily wearing fine clothes during your trip, then look for a rolling bag that will make it easier to pack and bring things with.

Briggs & Riley Baseline-Softside Carry-On Deluxe 2-Wheel Garment Bag
You're a VIP so pack like it. | Briggs & Riley

Regardless of the design, make sure your bag has plenty of room for the belts, watches, jewelry, and the like that go with your clothes.

Foregoer Carry On Garment Bag
One outfit, no worries. Pack it and get out there. | Foregoer

For situations where you've got big bags plus a suit, look for one with a trolley strap to make lugging it all much easier.