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Carrying a sports jacket in a RS CO Backpack

What's the best way to pack a sports jacket in a RS CO Backpack so it will be half way presentable. I'm going to a college reunion, and it will be worn only a few hours before going on to visit family.

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2393 posts

Roll it - best if you can roll it in dry cleaning type plastic - then put it in a large zip lock bag.

Option - get a "packable" one that resists wrinkles

Posted by
3262 posts

Actually, pack it around your other clothes. Google a bit and you will see a you tube video. You lay it in first with arms and excess outside the suitcase, roll pack the rest of your clothes, and then fold in the suit jacket. Or better yet, wear it on the plane. Easier.

Posted by
2531 posts

When last I packed a sports coat in my carry-on bag, the technique identified by rocket worked fine. What's wrong with just wearing it?

Posted by
2589 posts

The ScottEVest founder has a similar method in a demo video on his company website -- he attributes it to traveling salesmen who would stow their folded jacket on top of their sample case before closing the overhead compartment.

Posted by
930 posts

Take a look at Doug Dyment's website and specifically this page: http://www.onebag.com/pack.html. For a sport coat and slacks, the bundle pack method works well. I have packed a suit in my Patagonia MLC with no problem.

Ed

Posted by
18812 posts

I've got an Orvis Navy Blazer designed for travel. I wear it on the plane like a travel vest....full of pockets, some zippered. Thing won't wrinkle no matter what you do to it.

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18812 posts

I've got an Orvis Navy Blazer designed for travel. I wear it on the plane like a travel vest....full of pockets, some zippered. Thing won't wrinkle no matter what you do to it.

Posted by
1878 posts

Definitely wear it on the plane. You don't have to actually wear it, carry it over your arm as you get on. Put it in the overhead bin, or sometimes they have a place to hang to hand it up. Airlines are pretty lenient about jackets. It's crazy to try and pack a nice sport coat, in my opinion.

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25 posts

Thanks everyone. After reading your replies and thinking about it, wearing the jacket or carrying it seems to be the best solution. I just hope I don't run into much rain.