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Great light-duty suit bag. Exactly what I needed
on August 20, 2010
I get my dry cleaning done near the office since there are no cleaers near my house. I wanted a bag to transport the clothes back and forth on the subway. This bag is exactly what I needed.
The tri-fold design is important because I needed a bag that folded up small to carry on crowded subway platforms and trains. When folded up, this bag is only a little wider then the briefcase I usually carry, and fits underneath the subway seat. Two buckles keep the bag folded up. It has a large and useful side compartment and a few smaller compartment good for papers, cufflinks, etc. You can unfold it to hang it in the car or a closet. Despite being a compact bag, it holds a lot. I put two full suits in here with thick hangers and had no problem. Typically I transport 5-7 shirts at a time, and there's still room to spare. The weight distribution makes the bag feel lighter than I expected, considering the contents.
The bag seems reasonably well constructed given its great price and I have had no problems with it so far. The zippers work fine, but aren't particularly smooth, and the faux leather cover on the hanldle feels a little chaep but who cares, really. On the other hand, the shoulder strap and its fasteners do seem well made. Considering the price, I still give it 5 stars.
One thing to note if you're considering this is that the bag uses your hangers, which protrude through the outside when its unfolded. It doesn't have its own hook like a typical piece of luggage would. The protruding hangers are folded into the middle of the bag when its closed so they won't catch on anything. There's even a velcro strap to keep the hangers secured to the bag.
I think its a great bag for light travel, dry cleaning, taking a suit to a wedding, or packing dress clothes for a weekend trip. Overall I'm very pleased.
UPDATE: This bag has withstood over two years of regular use and abuse, and it still going strong. I've had no problems with the zippers, strap fasteners or anything else. It's held up even better than I expected. Even the faux leather handle is still in great shape.