Product Type: Argos Travel Bag
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ARGOS TRAVEL BAGS
Argos Set of 3 Garment Carriers
Member Name: 2night
Argos Set of 3 Garment Carriers
Date: 26/11/11, updated on 17/05/12 (58 review reads)
Advantages: Keeps items clean and fresh
Disadvantages: Strong smell
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.
Summary: Simple and effective
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