The Best Travel Laundry Bags for Keep Your Luggage Separated

Don’t let your clean and dirty rub shoulders in your suitcase.

November 24, 2020
Open suitcase filled with clothes
When it’s time to pack up and leave, don’t let the dirty stuff ruin any clean clothes you have left. Shutterstock

Sometimes a trip lasts a while, and you can’t get to the laundromat. Or perhaps you’re hitting the trails hard and everything’s sweaty. No matter what, a laundry bag can keep your dirty clothes contained, and fill in for other purposes in a pinch.

Miamica Laundry Bag, Assorted Styles, Grey/Gold, One Size

Don’t Settle for a Flimsy Trash Liner

The last thing you want is wet or smelly stuff touching your clean clothes. Miamica

Material matters with laundry bags, so look for nylon, microfiber, and other tough materials that can handle what baggage handlers dish out.

Kikkerland Travel-Size Laundry Bag, World Map

Something for the Seasoned Traveler

When you’re not using it, fold it right back up. Kikkerland

If you’re packing light or need a laundry bag for more than one purpose, look at one with a built-in pouch you can throw in any bag, or clip to your carry-on.

Herschel Laundry/Shoe Set, Woodland Camo, One Size

Don’t Forget the Worst Odor Offenders

Keep your stinky kicks separate as well. Herschel

If you know your running shoes or hiking boots are major stench offenders, a shoe pouch built into your laundry bag will be a big help.

UniLiGis Washable Travel Laundry Bag with Handles and Drawstring (2 Pack), Heavy Duty Large Enough to Hold 3 Loads of Laundry, Fit a Laundry Basket or Clothes Hamper, 27.5x34.5 in,Grey

Bigger is Better

Flying with the whole family? That means you’ll have plenty of dirty stuff to deal with. UniLiGis

Capacity matters, so be sure to bring bags with a lot of room to keep all your laundry together and contained.

Gogooda 7Pcs Mesh Laundry Bags for Delicates with Premium Zipper, Travel Storage Organize Bag, Clothing Washing Bags for Laundry, Blouse, Bra, Hosiery, Stocking, Underwear, Lingerie

The Whole Shebang

Just like packing cubes, you can even keep your dirty apparel and accessories separate. Gogooda

If you’re going to need to keep a lot of stuff organized over a long trip, consider an organization system that doubles as laundry bags you can throw right in the washer.


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