Garment Bag vs Carry-On Luggage

LAT_56 RE_01 Red Eye Carry-On Garment Bag vs RW_01 Road Warrior Rolling Luggage

The art of travel means the art of knowing which bag to choose. Both the RE_01 Red Eye Garment Bag and the new RW_01 Road Warrior 2-wheel’er include the PS_01.1 Suit Packing System, so which one should you choose?

When placed side by side, both contestants offer up singular qualities that make both worth betting on. So to help you through the decision-making process, we’ve tallied up the most salient similarities and differences between the two bags. Apart from including the Suit Packing System, both bags meet IATA carry-on standards, and are made out of military spec EVA foam. As for the differences, it’s all about asking the ‘How’ questions.

How long are you travelling?

The Red Eye Garment Bag is a smaller bag and most suitable for 1-2 night stays. Don’t underestimate what you can fit in it, though, as it can carry your suit, shoes, a change of clothes, and everything else you need for 1-2 nights. If you’re planning on travelling longer than that, however, you might consider the 2-wheel’er suitcase. Both bags share the same dimensions in Length (55cm) and Height (20cm), but the rolling luggage is 13cm Wider, providing you with that extra room you need for longer journeys. The Road Warrior suitcase can keep you for 3+ nights and if you’re a light packer, it’s the only bag you’ll need.

How much are you carrying?

If you’re packing light for a short business trip the RE_01 is the way to go. It’s even light enough that you can take it to the office each day. Strap it onto your bike or dash across town for a meeting, this suit-carrier is manoeuvrable and suitable for someone on-the-go.

The RW_01 will carry more but if you know you’re going to be running around town with your luggage, you might consider packing less and taking the Red Eye that you can sling over your shoulder. For the longer business trip and the long queues in the airport, however, there’s no question that the rolling luggage is the bag for you.

How will you carry?

When you’re preparing for a business trip, chances are you aren’t thinking about how you’re going to be carrying your bag. But think about it. Will you be covering flat surfaces and taking elevators and lifts, or will you be mounting steps and lifting your luggage? Rolling luggage may seem intuitively easier to carry, but that’s only until you reach that broken escalator, the city plagued by construction rubble, or need to dash for your plane. Sometimes it’s better to lift and carry than to roll. But that all depends on your travel logistics.

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