An Australian company called Henty Designs has come up with an innovative garment bag that looks as though it would allow you to cycle commute and carry a full set of work clothes without getting them increased.
Their approach is to use an inner bag for shoes, toiletries, laptop, or anything else you need, and an outer bag for your suit or trousers / skirt and jacket, shirt / blouse, and other clothes, which you then roll up around the inner bag, resulting in a tubular shape with a diameter of about 30cm.
The inner bag also features an external pocket which can accommodate a 15-inch laptop and A4 note pad. There are four inner bag options to choose from. A sausage shaped utility bag (Inner Tube), a Dry Bag or a Sports Bag (backpack or messenger styles).
The outer bag has semi-rigid PVC ribs that run up the length of the bag to prevent it from folding. Either bag can of course be used on its own, or as a combo.
This “CoPilot” dual garment bag solution can be worn either like a messenger bag or as a rucksack and has been sufficiently successful to meet their Kickstarter funding target inside 24 hours, and is close to 10 times the target with a further 17 days to go.
The outer garment bag weighs 1.3kg and measures 56 x 22 x 25cm rolled and 56 x 106cm unrolled. The inner bags have 3 different weights and capacities, with the inner tube and dry bag the lightest at 0.4kg, the sports backpack at 0.95kg and the sports messenger at 1.1kg. The inner bag options are 50x19cm cyclinders with a 20 litre capacity.
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