All You Need To Know About Leather Suit Carriers!

How do suit carriers work?

A suit carrier is a single piece of luggage which enables you to carry a suit, dress or similar garment with the minimum of creasing.  In a suit carrier a suit is contained in a similar way to the way it would be stored in a wardrobe.  Once the suit has been placed inside, the carrier is then folded in the middle and zipped up for ease of transport.

Suit bag garment size

Suit carriers are generally about 1m in length, which then folds to 50cm, and 60cm in width.  A garment should not exceed these dimensions if you wish to carry it without creasing.

Leather suit carriers

Leather suit carriers will provide a lifetime of service.  Your clothing is well protected and rather than looking like you have just come from the dry cleaners, you have an attractive and stylish piece of luggage.

Suit bag lining

A good quality suit bag lining is essential to ensure the full protection of your garment.  MAHI suit carriers are lined with 100% cotton linings.

Suit bag folding

Lay your suit or garment inside the fully opened suit carrier, fold the arms across the body of the jacket.  Lay the trousers and any remaining items on top.  Close the suit carrier and then fold it in half and zip it up.

Suit bag for the gym

If you are someone who enjoys a visit to the gym, either before or after work, a suit carrier is an excellent way to keep your clothing looking neat and a convenient way to carry your work clothes.

Suit bag for cycling to work

Cycling to work is a great way to stay fit and do your bit for the environment, but you do need a change of clothes when you arrive.  Carrying your garments in a suit carrier ensures that you can begin your day at work, confident in your appearance. A suit carrier can either be fitted to a bike rack like a pannier or carried on your back as a backpack.

Suit bag for the closet

Storing your garments in a suit bag in the closet will keep them clean and protect them from moths and if you need to travel, they’re ready to go.

Suit carrier for travel

Rather than stuffing everything into a suitcase, a suit carrier enables you to keep your garment so that it is ready to wear without having to disinter it from a suitcase.

Suit bag for a suitcase

If you are going away for a short trip, either for business or pleasure, a suit bag may be all that you need to take.  Some suit bags have internal pockets which enable you to pack additional small items.

Are suit carriers allowed as hand luggage?

Suit carriers on British Airways

The maximum dimensions for hand luggage on BA flights is 56cmx45cmx25cm with a maximum weight of 23kg.  These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling.

Suit carriers on Ryanair

Priority passengers are allowed two cabin bags, the largest of which must not exceed 55cmx40cmx20cm and must not weigh more than 10kg.  These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling.

Suit carriers on Easy Jet

The maximum dimensions for hand luggage on Easy Jet flights is 56cmx45cmx25cm and there are no weight restrictions.  These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling.

Suit bag carry on Delta

The maximum dimensions for hand luggage on Delta flights is 56cmx35cmx23cm and there are no weight restrictions.  These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling.

Suit bag carry on Jetstar

The maximum dimensions for a carry-on garment bag are 60cm width and 114cm unfolded length.  These dimensions should accommodate most suit carriers.

Suit bag carry on United Airlines

The maximum dimensions for hand luggage on United Airlines flights is 56cmx35cmx22cm and there are no weight restrictions.  These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling.

Suit bag carry on Air Canada

The maximum dimensions for hand luggage on Air Canada flights is 55cmx40cmx23cm and there are no weight restrictions.  These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling.

Suit bag carry on Southwest Airlines

The maximum dimensions for hand luggage on Southwest Airlines flights is 61cmx40cmx26cm. These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling.

Suit bag carry on Aer Lingus

The maximum dimensions for hand luggage on Aer Lingus flights is 55cmx40cmx24cm.  These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling.

Suit bag carry on Qantas

The maximum dimensions for hand luggage on international Qantas flights is 56cmx36cmx23cm.  These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling.

Suit bag carry on Virgin

The maximum dimensions for hand luggage on Virgin Atlantic flights for passengers travelling Economy or Premium is 56cmx36cmx23cm.  These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling. Passengers travelling in Upper Class can carry one garment bag into the cabin, so long as it does not exceed 20cm in thickness or 12kg in weight.

Suit bag carry on Jetblue

The maximum dimensions for hand luggage on Jetblue flights is 56cmx35cmx23cm.  These dimensions are slightly less than the average suit carrier so check your carrier before travelling.

Types of suit carrier

Suit carriers with wheels

There are a considerable variety of suit carriers with wheels and handles.  These suit carriers are easy to move around, but they are generally too large to be allowed as hand luggage and they are inconvenient if you have one or more suitcases.

Suit bag with pockets

Additional pockets allow for the separate storage of ties, underwear or travel documents.

Suit bag with shoe compartment

Whilst it is undoubtedly convenient to carry shoes along with your suit, this does make the suit carrier much heavier and much bulkier. It may be more convenient to opt for an overnight bag with separate shoe compartment

Suit bag with handles

For ease of movement and lightness, this is the most convenient way to carry a suit bag.

Suit bag with strap

This option leaves you hands free but carrying your clothing in this way is likely to result in creasing.

Suit carrier backpack

Another hands-free option but the necessary size of the backpack can be a problem.

Suit carrier duffle bag

This design requires your clothing to be rolled, so that whilst it is a compact way of carrying clothing it will tend to leave your clothing more creased than a single fold carrier. 

Suit carrier holdall

As with the duffle bag option, this is a compact way to carry clothing, but it will result in creasing.

Suit bag with corporate logo

A suit bag with a corporate logo is a stylish way to promote your business.

Suit bag personalized with named initials

You can personalize your suit carrier at MAHI with up to four embroidered characters. Available in both black and brown full grain leather, customers can choose from a choice of complimentary coloured threads. 

Where to buy suit carriers

There is a wide range of suit carriers available to purchase on the internet and they are also stocked by most reputable department stores.

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