October 4, 2019

Product Review: Convertible Garment Duffel Bag

My old horse show garment bag was the last thing that wasn't working about my show setup.  It was an eBay score probably made in the 1980s that hung so far down on me, even folded in half, it made it hard for me to walk.  When I found myself actively trying to avoid using it, I knew it wasn't working for me anymore. So I replaced it with a convertible garment duffel:

 These are popular with traveling consultants who need to fly with a suit.  They unzip into a garment bag and then zip back into a duffel bag shape for travel.

There are straps at the bottom to keep your clothes taut so they don't fall down and wrinkle.

There are side pockets for belts and socks:

 As well as a side pocket meant for shoes, where I keep my stock tie:

 And a couple of inner pockets where I put things like stock tie pins:

As an unexpected bonus, it's the perfect size to store my tall boots inside as well, making it a single grab-and-go bag for all my show clothes.  Any taller than me though and this won't work for you!

The only thing I wish it had was a hook for hanging.  I could solve that pretty easily with a carabiner through the handle though, or by getting dressed with it hanging in my trailer's dressing room depending on how close I'm parked to my stall.

Bottom Line:  Necessary?  Not entirely.  Improvement to my show life?  Definitely.  Knowing all my show clothes are kept in one place in an easy-to-carry bag is a major de-stressor when packing for shows.  Grab and go!

What: Convertible Garment Bag with Shoulder Strap, Modoker Carry on Garment Duffel Bag for Men Women - 2 in 1 Hanging Suitcase Suit Travel Bags
Price: Currently $40.99 with coupon, I paid $32.99 during an Amazon lightning deal
Where to Buy: Amazon


  1. Genius. Definitely need one of these!

  2. This is awesome! I don’t show nearly enough to need this but now I want one haha