- Commuting with work shirts in a bag – wrinkle free solution needed
I’ve used the Eagle Creek pack for about 5 years now, both on a 10 mile road commute and now on a ~45 minute offroad commute, and it works very well, after 15 mins wearing all noticable creases are gone (just don’t pack shirts into it straight after ironing them – then the creases get “set”).
I tried upgrading to a shirt shuttle and didn’t get on with it (more creases and it’s a lot more bulky) – must get around to selling it.
<edit> just saw the comment above about the shirt shuttle not being so good for larger shirts which ties up with what I found (6’1″).Posted 5 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I have an eagle creek thing.
However the best investment I made was in Lewin’s non-iron shirts. The key difference seems to be a very fine twill fabric which doesn’t hold onto creases. I never iron them, I pack them in a folder, and they do get creased but they don’t get the fine wrinkles that other shirts do which is why I can put them on and they look fine.
If you are wanting clothes to look pressed and sharp after being packed away you’re asking for the moon on a stick I reckon.Posted 5 years ago
I cycle in to work, but the one pain is having wrinkle free shirts.
At the moment I’m taking in two weeks of shirts once every two weeks by car, and then having them in a suit carrier in a small locker. Towards the end of the two weeks I’m looking a little disheveled…
Does anyone have one of the above, or any other solution for taking shirts in in your commuting bag? I’ve tried the rolling thing, but they still go a bit crinkly for what I need.Posted 5 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Do you work near somewhere that does a shirt cleaning and pressing service? Take a batch in on Friday to colect Monday for the following week? Might be a bit pricey but if you own a few hundred quid of shirts and need to look that smart it might be in your budget / tolerable.Posted 5 years agosamuriMember
Roll with other clothes always works for me.Posted 5 years ago
So since I take a clean cycliing shirt and shorts in with me, I’ll lay the cycling shirt on the floor, put the clean shirt on top of that, then my shorts on top of that, fold the arms along the creases, put my undies and socks in the middle and then roll it up tightly. Into a carrier bag and sellotape the bag around the roll. Always come out looking ironed.hh45Member
I fold mine last thing before I leave and stick them in a plastic bag in my ruck sack or carradice seatbag, I’ve got a 25 min ride, and there are a couple of creases when I first put it on, but they drop out in 10, 15 minutes.
Ditto except I use a courier bag. I have never had any gip about poor;y ironed shirts and I work in a fairly smart environment. Noone’s shirts look perfect after an hour or two and what happens to people using the tube or sat in some car – creased to bits I think.Posted 5 years agomolgripsSubscriber
If anyone’s wondering about how I keep my trousers looking so smooth and fresh, well they are John Lewis budget suit trousers which I think represent a miracle of fabric engineering.
I’ve left them in a pile, folded them in bags driven hours in them and creases always just drop out in minutes. Incredible.Posted 5 years ago
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