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Sam Pearce
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Brainstorming ideas for transporting and organizing clothes at gigs... What does everyone else do?

I'm typically onsite for 10+ hours, and wear four different outfits throughout the day (setup, close up, stage, and strike) leaving me with lots of clothes to organize. 50% of the time there's a private dressing room, but otherwise I'm getting changed backstage or in a shared space.

Looking for a better way to transport everything (jacket, shirts, shoes, and accessories) and keep it all organized, without bringing a full-sized wardrobe case. It's important that it's easy to pack up and move around throughout the day - especially when there's no private dressing room.


Current ideas...

Folding garment bag: http://amzn.to/2zmXz44

Rise's hanging shelf system: https://risegear.ca/products/jumper-ride-along-bag

Pelican case with dividers (for accessories): http://www.pelican.com/us/en/pro/product......se/1454/



Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated Smile
Bill Hegbli
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It sounds like you need to 1st research folding and packing cloths for the least amount of wrinkles becoming permanent. You did not mention how you are traveling. If it by airplane then that is when number of bags and weight are most important to consider. Seek the advice of a person who has this kind of knowledge for travel. Unfortunately, I don't know what they would be called, seen them on television, but never noted what they are called.
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Bill Hegbli
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I just remembered that using those cloths storage bags, would be, maybe, the perfect solutions for you. You know the bags that use a sweeper to suck the air out of the bag to store cloths. The unique thing is that the cloths actually do come up with no wrinkles or creases.
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Mindpro
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I use a professional Anvil wardrobe flight case. Garments such as jackets and pants can hang and yet there are four drawers for shirts, socks, etc. And accessories. Can't imagine working the road without it.
Sam Pearce
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Thank you for your input Bill and Mindpro!

I ended up going with a folding garment bag made by Tumi. I've done about ten gigs with it now - such a game changer! It's so nice to have everything organized and unwrinkled, without needing to lug around a hard-sided road case.

Here's a look at the bag: https://vimeo.com/257595435
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