Aug 10, 2010 9:35 AM
Laura writes: I'm in a long-distance relationship with my wonderful boyfriend of 3 years. We met in college, but for the last year and a half he's been in Illinois and I'm in New York. When I end up going to visit him, or we meet in the middle, I live out of a rolling duffel during our time together. Though he doesn't notice, it makes it a little tough to feel like I'm at the top of my game when all my clothes are wrinkled and I have to throw the entire contents of my suitcase on the floor to get at a pair of shoes. Looking around the internet, I found some rolling luggage with hangars and drawers built in. It looks like a perfect solution, but is unfortunately worth more than my car. (The Tumi Townhouse Wardrobe Trunk - $7000) I'm hoping you guys might be able to use your abilities to find a more affordable alternative, so I can feel more put-together when I'm on the road to see my man. Thanks in advance for helping make one of the difficulties of the distance a little easier.
Hey Laura - it has to be hard to shuttle back and forth so often, but I think I might have found some options that will make the going a bit easier. Those wardrobe trunks are luxuriously appealing, but are not only super pricey, but they also weigh a ton and even empty, they creep close to the weight limits for some airlines. Garment bags have a clip at the top for hangers and compartments galore - so the clothes you don't want to get wrinkled will stay smooth and you can organize everything else in a way that works for you.
1 - Samsonite xSpace Spinner Garment Bag ($216)
2 - Traveler's Choice Amsterdam Two-Tone Rolling Garment Bag ($42)
3 - Delsey Helium Fusion Lite 2.0 Trolley Garment Bag ($120)
4 - Heys USA eCase Business Case ($84)
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