Packing a blazer into the Aeronaut
I assume you're biggest concern is the suit jacket, as opposed to the pants (which would pack like any other pair of pants). I have packed my mens blazer into the Aeronaut before. Depending on the size of the blazer (I wear a 42), material, shoulder pads, etc., it may or may not be tight fit.
The problem I had was that it's difficult to do the full bundle packing method: a suit has enough layers that it gets too thick if it's folded too many times. So, I basically wanted to fold it in half (across the waste) and to fold back the arms and tuck in the sides a bit.
What I ended up doing was a variation of the bundle packing method. I had an Eagle smallish mesh packing rectangle and packed sleepwear, socks, etc. into that. Then I used that as the core for my shirts and pants. Then, I would wrap my blazer around it. I normally face the front of the blazer "out" (the bundle is against the jacket back), and pull "taut" the blazer around the bundle so that at least the front of the jacket where everybody looks is as unwrinkled as possible.
Now, the trick is to keep this whole mess from shifting and sliding around. I know Doug Dyment goes on about compression straps, but these in my opinion just bunch up and creases clothes - plus things move anyways.
To solve this, I shove my blazer + bundle in a large, laundry mesh bag. These bags are pretty cheap ($5 for 3?) and are usually rectangular in shape. Sometimes they're billed as wardrobe or dress mesh bags. Get one that is about the same size as the suit. Basically, I have one "packing cube" surrounding another. :eek:
The whole thing then slides into the main compartment of the Aeronaut. The downside is that because your suit will likely go from end to end, there's less room for other things. So, for this reason, I tend to wear at least the jacket of my suit when traveling if possible, and I always buy suits or blazers that wear very well and are less likely to wrinkle.
Hope this helps! Happy travels! :)
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