“ Argos / 3 soft carriers for suits/dresses / black. „
A couple of years ago I decided it was time to look for a new job and when I was lucky enough to get an interview decided to purchase a suit. My suit was from Next so was fairly expensive but I felt that as I was only going to be wearing it on the odd occasion it was worth the investment as it should last me quite a long time. After my interview my poor suit got flung in the wardrobe and forgotten about until I had a recent wardrobe clear out and decided that I really should have my suit covered to keep in clean and to prevent it from getting snagged. I browsed the internet and found that Argos stocked a pack of 3 garment carriers so decided to purchase them as I thought the others would come in handy for other garments.
I cannot remember how much I paid for the garment carriers but they currently retail for £12.99 but are on special offer at the moment with 20% off making them £9.99. The pack of 3 contains two shorter carriers and one longer one they can be purchased at Argos stores or from the website www.argos.co.uk.
The garment carries are made from thin black plastic and have a zip along the middle of the carrier. The two shorter carries are suitable to hold suit jackets and mine fitted in perfectly but I used the other to store one of my husbands and that fit well too. The longer carrier can also be used for suits but I used it to store a cocktail dress that I had in it, my dress was knee length so there was a little room left at the bottom of the carrier but it would not be long enough to fit a full length dress in.
To place a garment into the carriers you just need to pop the item onto a coat hanger and then feed the hook of the coat hanger through the hole in the top of the carrier. You then simply zip the carrier up and place it in your wardrobe for when next needed.
I have found these garment carriers to be really useful, they have kept my suit and dress perfectly protected from dust, grime and from getting snagged or damaged. I have also used these to transport items of clothing around, just last week I used one for my husband to transport his suit to work with him as he didn't need to change into it until later in the day for an event he was attending. The carrier kept his suit free from lint and also ensured that it did not get crumpled after I had spend time ironing it.
I have had these garment carriers for several months now and have been very happy with them. They work perfectly well to protect more expensive or delicate items of clothing and can be used to transport clothing around. I would recommend these and would be happy to purchase more in the future if ever required.
I have owned these garment bags for ages and in all honesty I forgot that I even had them until a couple of months back when I was looking for another garment bag and found these in the attic (the other garment bag never did appear). I didn't actually buy these as I had rescued them from my mother who was planning on binning them and never one to allow something to go to waste I said I would have them and even though they gathered dust for God knows how long I did eventually get around to using them.
I was going to a wedding in Wales and needed something to put my suit in to in the car to stop it from getting rumpled and creased on the journey down and finding these was perfect as the other one I was looking for was a tad small for my suit and this set comes with a perfect suit sized one.
The carriers are a set of three and there are two smaller bags and a larger one for suits and dresses. To be honest the smaller ones are of no use to me as they are too small for my shirts to sit in comfortably so I only actually use the larger one. It is just the right size for my suits as well as an extra shirt or two for emergencies.
They are made of PVC so are perfect for transporting clothes in with our horrible weather. I carried my suit around in the larger one for a good ten minutes while we looked for the venue where the wedding was held and I was a little bit worried that my suit would have got wet but the bag managed to keep it completely dry.
I originally only really wanted it so that I could hang it up in the car on the journey down so that my suit wouldn't get creased and they all have a hole in the top so that hangers can be placed through them for easy hanging. I have to say that the carrier did an excellent job of making sure that my suit stayed crease free. It also had the added benefit of stopping my suit from smelling of smoke as both myself and the passengers were smokers and there was no way I was making it all the way to Wales without a cigarette.
I am now using the larger carrier to house my best suit in all the time and it is now hanging up in my wardrobe protecting it from damp and as I also share a house with a large and extremely hairy ginger tom cat I know that I can go to my wardrobe and take my suit out whenever I might need it and not have to worry that it will be covered in hairs like almost everything else I own.
I had a look online to see how much these carriers were now selling for and I see that they are £12.99 which seems a bit much considering that for anyone over 5 foot the smaller bags are going to be too small for most clothes to stop them getting creased and for me personally only the larger bag is actually practical.
I would recommend these bags but I would make sure that you know that the smaller bags may not be suitable for everything and you are probably only going to get much use out of the bigger one. As I didn't actually pay for these I can't really complain about the price but if I was buying them myself then I might have a look around and see if I could get a separate larger carrier on its own cheaper without having to buy the whole set.
Now that I have a 'proper' job I have to travel from time to time and sometimes I will also have plans that involve me travelling to work from somewhere other than home. It is for these reasons that I purchased these garment carriers from Argos. 3 carriers were only £12.99 which seemed like a bargain for me and the ideal way to keep my suit protected when I am travelling from place to place and don't want them to become creased, dirty or damaged on route.
These covers, in theory, should look as good as they do in the picture, however as most of us know this is not always the case with online things. This is definitely a case of something that looks more 'dressed up' in the photographs which is a shame first off. These garment carriers are two different sizes with two being designed for suits and one for a dress. Each carrier is made from PVC which is black and they all have a zip that runs the full length of them.
I have not actually used the dress carrier more than once when attending a party but the suit carriers I have used about 9 or 10 times so far. We have had a lot of family functions and appointments recently including funerals, bank meetings and therefore I have needed to look my best and very presentable.
These carriers are distinctly average. They DO cover up my suits, and on one occasion a dress, but they don't really do much. The zips open and close, just about, and the PVC does cover the suits. The PVC is very thin though and ridiculously delicate. I caught this with the edge of a shoe I was holding and it just tore a hole in it which was very disappointing indeed. The zips should be opened slowly so as not to damage them and then catch the teeth on my suits, this is never good as I am often in a hurry and twice now I have had to realigned the zipper on one of the suit carriers, that is with me using the two no more than 9 or 10 times.
As I did not have bags of money when purchasing these carriers they did serve for the one occasion that I had in mind when I purchased them but they have not lasted very well over the last month or two which is a real disappointment. I am upgrading to some better ones now as my suits are quite expensive and I would be gutted if I tore or damaged them just because I scrimped on a garment carrier. They do protect suits and dresses, fairly well, but the faffing around with the zip and the lack of labelling just annoys me and makes me want to stop using them as soon as possible.
Although I hardly get the opportunity to wear a suit, I did have to for a wedding not too long ago, I needed something to keep to suit in while transporting it down to the hotel and also something to keep it in once I returned home as that it did not get damaged and kept in pristine condition, I opted for the set of 3 garment carriers from Argos, priced at £11.99
==About the product==
The set of 3 carriers are made from PVC and they are not the best of quality although I didn't expect fantastic quality for the price that I paid. 2 of the carriers are quite small and would be no good for suits but my mum used one to keep a dress in no problem, the last one is much longer which I used for my suit. The carries are black and the zip goes through the middle of the front.
The bags are simple to use, just put your desired item onto the hanger inside the bag then zip them up and they are ready. I was pleased with the result from these carriers and they did a good job of keeping my items in good condition and crease free. Although I've only used the carriers once and I now just keep my suit in this in my wardrobe I have read other reviews which say the quality is not great after using a few times and also that the zips may break so if you are looking for something to use regularly maybe if might be better to spend a little more on a more expensive, better quality garment carrier.
The smaller 2 carriers are H91xW58xD7cm and the larger one H120xW58xD7cm. As well as protecting clothes from creases they are also ideal for damp, dust and from sunlight so no fun coloured clothes!
I think it depends on what you want these garment carriers for whether they are going to be of use to you, if like me it's not something you're going to be using too regularly then they will be ok although if your wanting them for regular business trips then these are not for you. I don't think I would really recommend these products as they are not great quality and if I were to need more in the future then I would probably try better quality garment carriers.
These last couple of years have seen myself and my other half invited to a high number of weddings at various places around the UK. Obviously this involves a bit of driving and staying in various types of hotel, which may or may not have irons. So my bright idea was to purchase some covers for our clothes, meaning I didn't have to worry about whether there would be an iron or not. I didn't want to spend too much money, and found this pack of 3 garment covers for £11.99 in Argos. I wasn't expecting much being so cheap, and sure enough they are made out of black PVC and have a strong plastic smell when you first unpack them.
Having said that, they do the job of protecting our clothes very well and a squirt of perfume or a fabric softener sheet in the bottom of each one will soon get rid of that plastic smell. The pack of 3 consists of 2 shift sized covers and one dress or suit sized. All have a hole in the top to put the top of the hanger through. So far they have been quite robust, having been used 20 or so times, there are no tears or rips in them. They also do exactly what they're designed to do and keep our clothes clean, smelling fresh and most of all not creased, meaning we looked the beez neez at the weddings we attended (or so we thought anyway).
I would say for £11.99 you can't really go wrong with these garment covers, they of course are just made out of plastic, but they do what they are designed to do and so it doesn't really matter. I think they would be a great investment if you had to work away a lot and had to transport suits and shirts and would be great when packing for a conference that involves quite a bit of travelling.
All in all a good investment that keeps your garments in tip top condition when travelling!
I bought some of these on eBay for £8 (instead of the full Argos price of around £12) couple of years ago and am quite pleased with them although they may not suit everyone. Let me first say that I no longer often go on vacation or business trips so the main reason I still hang onto them is that they are a great way of protecting my husband's best suits and protects my longer coats from dust and nasties.
I am pretty sure that you can buy stronger/ more durable ones, for more money yet these fit my needs.
There are 3 garment holders in the set which comprise 1 x larger one measuring approx 58cm wide by 120cm in length and 7cm deep. The other 2 measure around 58cm in width, 91 cm long with 7" deep gusset.
They are made from a good weight black fairly heavyweight pvc material and the zips are fairly strong so longa s you do not overfill them which puts too much strain on the zips.
The hangers are strong and hold the carriers securely in the car or at home on the wardrobe rails. When garments are removed they are still in good condition barely needing steaming or ironing - just a quick spay of Oust brings the clothes, suits and shirts back to fresh/ best.
I would not be without these now as they take up little space and do exactly what I expect them to do!
I'm therefore awarding 5 stars and would recommend having a look if you don't want to pay out a huge amount.
I would love to say I fly all over Europe but the stark reality is that I don't. I do, however, make many trips away for weekends across the UK and like to keep my belongings in order. One product I were particularly on the lookout for was something to protect my freshly pressed shirts and suits whilst on the outward journey. We have all seen them before, protective sleeves for carrying your best clothes in whilst still on their hangers. I found a set of three at Argos for £11.99 so just had to try them out.
The 'garment carriers' are made from thin, lightweight PVC which looks quite shiny and has a silky feel to it. When I first opened the bag I noticed the strong smell of plastic, so there were no getting away from the reality that these are not top-notch garment carriers. Two of the garment carriers are of a smaller size than the third, and are useful for carrying items such as shirts. The third carrier is best suited for carrying your suit in as it is more generously proportioned. The smaller sizes measure 91cm x 58cm x 7cm, The larger carrier is 120cm x 58cm x 7cm. They seem reasonably well sized and comfortably accomodate my shirts and suit.
The black with grey detailing is a bit boring, but I think this does a good job at hiding their real value. They don't look particularly expensive but then they aren't, so you can't complain really. To use the carriers you simply take your shirt (or suit) on the hanger, unzip the carrier and feed the hook of the hangar through the top of the carrier. It really is very simple.
After a few months of use I have noticed a few small signs of wear and tear. The zips are quite flimsy, as is the overall build quality of the garment carriers in all fairness. The garment carriers are made from flimsy material and it doesn't take Mr Clumsy to soon find their weaknesses. The Argos Three Garment Carriers offer good value for money. Ultimately you get what you pay for with this product.
Seeing the amount of traveling I do around the country and sometimes abroad its important that I keep the better, more expensive items of clothing in good condition. My suits for example, that I need if going to a pharmaceutical conference, these need to be in tip top crisp condition, as nobody will take me seriously if my suit is full of creases. I have travelled many times and packed my suitcase very well making sure to pad around items I wish to keep in good condition and of course remember to clip the straps over the clothes to hold them in place. Only to find once I get to the hotel that the contents of the bag look like they have been in a tumble dryer or a tornado.
These handy Garment Carriers from Argos cost only £12.00 and make traveling a lot easier. The carriers themselves are made of simple black PVC and come in two sizes. One large and two medium. The Large measures 120cm in length by 58cm wide. This is best for long coats or dresses. While the two medium bags measure 91cm long by 58cm wide, these are best used for shirts or blouse's. They have a very strong plastic smell off them when they are first opened but this fades in time. I would recommend opening the packet a good while before you plan on using them to let this smell dissipate. Otherwise your clothes will end up smelling like a child's Wendy House.
Since purchasing these, now all I have to do is get my suit dry cleaned and transfer it directly into one of the medium sized bags, push the hanger hook out through the top of the bag and zip it tight. I then pack it in the middle of my clothes. I place a layer on the bottom, lay down my suit and place another layer on top then zip up my case and off I go. The real test is when I arrive. As always the contents are not as I left them but by packing it in that special way and the suit being encased in it's own protective and restricted cocoon, my suit is just as good as when I put it in.
When it comes to shirts unfortunately this trick doesn't work as well, as they seem to crease if the luggage and it's contents are flung around or have other heavy items placed on top of it. I find using the medium bag is best for shirts as again it's restricting the movement of the garment. But really this can only be used in a car, simply hang it from the handle over the side rear window or lay it on the back seat. And when you arrive at your destination your clothes will be as good as new.
These actually get most use in my home rather than for traveling purposes. They can be used to keep your shirts, blouses, suits and dresses clean and dust free between wears and as they zip closed they will stop the fabrics from absorbing odors such as strong food smells or cigarette smoke. So whether you're traveling or just want to protect your favourite items of clothing either in the car or just at home you can't go wrong with these easy to use Garment Carriers.
Thanks to my healthy research budget I often get to travel to foreign countries (or Devon) for conferences and the like. As relaxed as these get togethers can be it is still essential to be dressed in a shirt and tie while on the floor. With this in mind I set about buying a few of those special bags that you get when purchasing a suit in order to keep my clothes in some semblance of normality. Luckily I didn't have to purchase a suit to get one this time and I picked up a set of three from Argos for only £11.99.
The covers themselves are made from thin PVC that feels quite greasy and flimsy to the touch. Straight out of the bag there is quite a strong smell of plastic that is very off-putting. A bit of Tesco spray cleaner and a cloth sorted it out in no time though. There are three bags included in the packet, two of which are smaller and suited for shirts measuring 91x58x7cm, and one which is longer and more suited to well, suits. This last one is significantly longer, measuring in at 120cm. If you're a particularly long or wide individual you'll probably run into issues with the sizes of the smaller bags, particularly with suit jackets, or trousers hanging straight down.
Using these bags is obviously identical to the higher-spec ones, simply plop your hangers inside the bag, zip them up and away you go. They kept my shirts reasonably wrinkle free and my suit looked presentable straight out of the beg so they work just as well as them too. What differentiates them from your Ted Baker or Hugo Boss alternative is the build quality, after about three weeks I snagged the zip on the cover material and tore a significant chunk out of it. Now while this was possibly (definitely) my own fault, it did show up how easily damaged the material is. I've owned a Canali suit cover for 4 years and it still looks like the day I bought it despite my usual bumbling hands.
Reviewing these cheap items is always tough. Do you give out about the lack of finish and quality, or do you praise the cheap cost and the ease of availability? I guess it's somewhere in the middle, much like 3 stars out of 5.
I seem to be at that (expensive) stage in my life where all my friends are either getting married or having babies. This has meant (and still does mean) a lot of travelling around to stag and (in my wife's case) hen party's, as well as lots of stay overs in various hotels around the country to attend church ceremonies and reception party's.
Often for these occasions suits, shirts and posh frocks (again in my wife's case) need transporting around in cars, on trains and in and out of houses or hotels. Initially my wife and I just carried our clothes on hangers, but often clothes fall off the hangers and onto the floor, or sometimes they will get wet from the rain, or brush against something dirty when they are removed from the car. For this reason alone I decided to purchase the Argos Garment Carriers to help keep our clothes clean and dry when transporting them around from pillar to post - often in wet and damp conditions.
So - What are the Argos Garment Carriers?
They are basically exactly what you would expect - garment carriers. They come in a set of 3 with 2 of them being identical with dimensions of 91 cm long, 7cm deep and 58 cm wide, which are designed for shirts and suits. The other carrier has dimensions of 120 cm long, 7cm deep and 58 cm with the difference being the extra 29 cm in length making it capable of holding a dress or maybe a long jacket or coat.
The carriers are constructed from a black PVC material, and have a plastic zip running across the full length at the front of the carrier, to enable the garments to be placed inside the carrier. At the very top of the carrier, just above the zip, there is a small hole which is designed for the end of the hanger to fit through, so that the carrier and garment can be hung up if required.
~~~ My findings with the Garment Carriers from Argos ~~~
To start with these Carriers are cheap in price costing just £11:99 at the time of writing this review. As such they are not of the highest quality, but they do offer value for money.
I must have used the carriers about 10-12 times now, and each time they have kept my clothing inside the carrier meaning that they are clean, dry and relatively uncreased when I need to wear them. The PVC material is not the strongest construction though, and one of the small carriers in my set has torn slightly near the hole for the hanger, and I had to tape it together so that I can still use it.
Another small gripe that some people may have is with the length of the carriers. As I have mentioned before I am a bit vertically challenged - but even my suits and shirts only just fit into the 2 small carriers, and do curl up a little at the bottom. If the longer of the 3 in the set is free I always tend to use that one instead - but for any tall person the 2 small carriers would not be of much use at all.
Overall you pretty much get what you pay for with this product from Argos. It is certainly a big improvement to just carrying my clothes around on hangers, or even to putting a bin bag over the hanger, but for heavy and regular use they are very likely to rip and tear due to the thin PVC.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2011
I do a fair amount of travelling with business, and at times this can involve an overnight stay or two in various hotels. As a result, I've sort of got into this routine of doing all my ironing of shirts etc at home, and hanging it all in the back of the car. Then when I arrived at the hotel, I could then just transfer it all to my hotel room. In that way, I'm not ironing shirts at home, then folding and creasing them into a case, only to unfold them and re-iron them again at the hotel. But then I had the problem of carrying all my clothes etc on hangers through the hotel reception. So I saw these Garment Carriers in the Argos catalogue for £11.99 and thought that they would be the answer to be predicament.
These come as a set of 3 Garment Carriers from the Argos Value Range, or perhaps more accurately as a set of clothes protectors, where their use is actually detailed in Argos as 'protects clothes from damp or dust'. They are made from black PVC, where 2 of the carriers are the same size at 91 cm long, 58 cm wide and 7 cm deep, making them ideal for shirts or suits. The third carrier is the same size but slightly longer in length at 120 cm, making it more suited to dresses or coats etc. There is a sort of diagonal zip running across the front of each carrier, and each carrier also has a small hole in the top allowing you to feed the head of a hanger through.
What are they like to use? Well the first recommendation I would give is to get them out of the packet when you first buy them, open them up and give them a good airing before you put any clothes in them. The problem is that when they are new and unused, they have a strong PVC 'plasticy' smell, which will transfer to your clothes if you don't air the carriers first. I left my carriers out on the washing line for about a day, and that seemed to get rid of the smell.
Putting clothes into them is fairly easy and straight forward, and the recommendation from Argos is that you should only put one garment in each. What I have found is that whilst the width is acceptable to accommodate a shirt or a suit on a hanger, the length of the carrier is perhaps just a little short, meaning that the bottom of your suit/shirt gets scrunched up in the bottom of the carrier. By how much it gets scrunched up would depend on how long the clothes are - taller people have longer clothes etc, but I think Mr Average might find theses carriers a little on the short side.
In terms of longevity and durability, I suppose they would be good if you were just going to hang clothes in them and then just leave them in your wardrobe to use them to 'protect your clothes from damp and dust' as Argos say. In my case, I put my clothes in them and then carried them to the car and then into a hotel etc time and time again, and in this respect they're ok, but don't seem to be that durable. Whilst the zips have remained functional with no snags, the PVC material is quite thin, and after a about 6 months of use, the holes in the top where the hanger comes through started to rip, and in another instance I managed to snag a carrier on a door handle which then, very easily, caused a large rip across the bottom of the carrier - unfortunate, but it did solve the problem I was having with length and the carriers being too short, because my jacket now hanging out of the bottom of the carrier!! (Perhaps I should recommend that modification to Argos??)
In summary, for the price I paid, these carriers are adequate for the use that I have for them, but a few more months of use and they will need replacing again because I don't find them to be that durable. However, if you are going to use them to just protect your clothing in your wardrobe and not move them around to your car/hotel or take them on holiday, then they are ideal for purpose. So overall, a 3* recommendation.
I travel a lot for work and often find myself spending the night in a hotel. I have quite a lot of suits, mainly because I can't bear to throw any away. As a cheap alternative to buying a professional garment cover for each suit, I thought I would buy a cheaper alternative and pop some of my suits in the cheaper bags. My thinking was that they would be protected whilst hung up and when I wanted to travel with them; I would simply whip out the suit already in its cover and then take it with me.
The trouble with Argos is that you never get to see the quality of the product before you buy your item. These looks very practical and great in the image and on the packaging but when you actually get the covers, they are rather disappointing. I would not go so far as to say a black bin bag would be better; but these bags are really not designed for travel. I have a number of professional garment covers that are far sturdier than these and wish with hindsight that I had invested my money in something a little stronger.
Well, for your £11.99 you get three covers. There are two suit carriers which are both 58cm wide, 7cm deep and 91cm long and one dress carrier which is 58cm wide, 7cm deep and a little longer at 120cm long. The carriers are made from black PVC and each has a full length zip down the front for you to insert the clothing and there is a hole in the top of the carrier for the hook of a coat hanger to be inserted. There is no option to fold the garment carrier up to make transportation easy and there is window or facility to label the bag so that you know what is in it.
If you have a suit that you care about and want to protect, for example I have a Vivienne Westwood suit that I saved up very hard to buy and really enjoy wearing it, you would not want to carry it in this bag. The PVC is so thin that it rips so easily and offers no protection when you lugging it in and out of the car; it is as thick as one of those heavy duty garden sacks you put waste in. I guess, in its defence though, this makes the bag fairly light and therefore you are not carting round any unnecessary weight. To some extent, I would go as far to say that the garment covers are shower proof and offer some slight protection from the rain.
These bags are much better for storage, however as I have already mentioned I would like to be able to see what is in the bag or have a label on the bag so that I do not have to open the zipper every time I am looking for something. These zippers are not designed to be used frivolously and need to be treated with care as these are also made from cheap plastic. The teeth bend easily and there is no protection at the back of the zip to prevent the clothes being dragged up in the zipper. When fastening the bag, you need to pull it away from the garment you are zipping up. The bags do offer some protection from moths and dust though and look neat in the wardrobe.
The garment covers are what you would expect for £11.99 and I should not have expected miracles. For a good quality cover you need to a pay at least £20.00 a piece. I will carry on using the covers until I manage to replace them with a better quality alternative.
Although I don't travel much I find these Garment Covers brilliant! I first bought them when I was going to a family wedding and staying for the weekend. I needed something to keep my dress nice on the journey and got these from Argos. I cant honestly remember what I paid for them but they are currently priced at £11.99 for the set of 3. They come with a little storage bag to fold them up in when not in use but personally mine are in use constantly and I've never bothered to use the bag.
The Garment Covers are not the best quality in world but they are from the Argos Value Range so I didn't expect too much, they are made from black plastic with a grey trim and a zip which goes the full length of the cover. . You get 3 in the set and they are designed to carry 1 garment each, I used the larger one which is W 58cm's, D7cm's and H120cm's for my dress. The other 2 definitely wouldn't hold a dress more like a pair of trousers or jacket.
When I first unpacked them they did smell horrible, a nasty rubber smell, but after a good blow out side hung on the line they were a lot better. The covers as I mentioned have a zip right up the middle of the front. These are of a surprisingly good quality considering the price, they pull up and down easily and there's no snagging or jamming when you open and close the covers.
After I had used my garment cover for my dress I didn't think I would have hardly anymore use for them but I was wrong. It wasn't until after Mark and I moved into our own home that I realised just how many clothes I actually own. Our house isn't very big so we were a bit stuck for coats and jacket space. I hate lots of coats hanging around in the porch so I use the garment covers for either winter or summer coats/jackets.
At the moment I have a coat and jacket stored in my covers and hung in the loft. Now I know this doesn't sound good but our loft is all boarded out and has lights. Its always warm and dry in there too. We put hooks up at the highest point and hung the covers from there. When I need my winter things I will just swap them over for summer ones. This keeps our limited wardrobe space free and doesn't clutter up the porch.
The garment covers keep my clothes perfectly dry and clean. They are protected from dirt and dust and never get creased. The covers haven't ripped or torn and remain in good condition. They are perfect for what I want them for and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them if you are short of space, however I wouldn't imagine they would take a lot of rough handling if you travel a lot.
I was invited to a close friends wedding last year, I was going to the day and night reception. My friend was having her wedding at a rather posh country house in Aberdeen and my husband decided to book into a near by cheaper hotel the night before so we did not have to travel the 150 miles on the day of the wedding. I bought a rather expensive maxi dress for the wedding it cost me £120, I do not usually spend that much on dresses but it was a special occasion so I decided to splash out. The dress did not come with a garment bag and I only had a one in my wardrobe but it was for a suit.
I did not want to put my dress in a suitcase as it would end up crushed and look a mess, my mother informed me that argos had a set of 3 garment carriers including one for a dress for £7.99. I reserved them on-line and collected them that day.
When I got them home I opened them and instantly noticed they had a awful chemically smell on them, very strong pvc smell. It turned my stomach it was that bad. I ended up putting my hangers on them and hanged the on my washing line to air them out as I did not want the smell transferring onto my new dress. After a few hours they smelt much better but I sprayed them with my perfume just to be on the safe side.
They came as a set of 3, 1 for a dress and 2 for suits, I feel this was good value for money. The garment carriers are mainly black in colour but have a beige piped edging going around the edges of the carriers. They look really good and I think the extra piping detailing makes them look quite elegant. They have black zips and zip up the centre of the carriers. The suit carriers dimensions are H91xW58xD7cm. The dress carrier dimensions are H120xW58xD7cm.
They are easy to use, you pop your suit or dress on a suitable hanger and place it into the garment carrier, there is a small hole at the top of the carrier that you slot the hanger through and then zip the carrier up. They protect clothing from dampness, dust, sun light and keep clothes from becoming creased. The argos carriers do infact help to protect clothing and im glad I did purchase them to protect some of my best clothing.
They have really came in handy, my husband travels a lot through his job and is always wearing suits to work. He has found them handy when away from home as he can hang them up in the car and also I organise them so his shirts and ties are in the garment bag to. Apparently this saves him time but I think hes too lazy to organise himself.
I have a few negatives I feel I must point out, the bags are made from a rather thin pvc type material and I have noticed that they wear away around the hanger slot quite easily and my husband has also managed to jam the zip on one of the suit carrier. This is after owning them for at least a year so I suppose its not to bad considering the price of them.
I did manage to fit in my maxi dress but had to slightly fold it at the bottom, I wish the dress bag was just a little longer. Overall I am impressed enough to buy them again, they do protect your clothes and are excellent for suits or dresses shorter than a maxi dress. I feel argos offer good value for money on the garment carrier and I highly recommend them.
Last summer my husband had a small windfall and we decided our bedroom needed an overhaul so with new furniture, carpet and wall paper we spend the last of the money getting double fitted wardrobes.
After they were fitted i chucked half our old and worn clothes out, bought new velvet hangers and a set of the argos garment carriers for my dress and husbands designer suit.
Argos garment carriers come in a set of three. These cost me £9.99 , i reserved online and collected from our local shop.
There is nothing fancy about the carriers, they are black in colour with a cream piped trim around the edges. Each carrier has a zip down the middle that goes to the bottom of the carrier, a small slit at the top of them for the hanger to pop through for hanging the bag up.
Argos garment carriers are made from pvc and keep the damp, dust and stop the garments getting crinkled up when inside the bag.
Two of the carriers are the smaller sized ones for carrying suits in and the larger one is for a full length dress.
The main reason i wanted these was for storage inside my new wardrobes for my designer dress to keep it clean and separate it from my other clothes as its a dry clean only and cost a fortune same for my husbands suit.
My husband also works for BP and travels all over the uk and his dress code is suit, shirt and tie job so he can also take the carrier and hang his suit in the car from the bars above the door.
To use is very simple, having the garment ready on a sturdy hanger place the carrier over the hanger and garment putting the hanger top out of the slot at the top of the carrier and zip it up hey presto done.
I think these are great and hope to invest in more of these shortly. I recommend the argos set of three garment carriers.