Very straightforward idea this from Commuter Technologies, and nice with it. Don't fancy cycling in your shirt, but need one for work? Can't afford a big stack of new ones at the office for a fresh shirt every day, like those greedy bankers undoubtedly do? Then try a Shirt Shuttle. It's a protective travel case for your shirt, so it'll stay nicely folded in your bag. It's easy to use and does the job perfectly.
The Shirt Shuttle comes in two parts: a durable, water-resistant outer shell, with a chunky yellow zip; and an inner plate, with rounded edges and a fold-down hanger. Commuter Technologies' eureka moment, so to speak, is that fabrics do not get creased if they're folded around curved edges. So, in the Shirt Shuttle, you place your shirt face down on a flat surface, insert the top lip of the inner plate under the collar, then fold your shirt over the rounded edges. Sides, then sleeves, then bottom. Next, fold the hanger down to secure it, and place it in the outer case, which opens flat, and is shaped to keep the collar protected. It also has foam pads that gently secure the shirt so it doesn't move and crease in transport.
The whole process is easy, and, though there are instructions on the box, you're unlikely to forget once you've done it. I could explain more, but a) it's simple and b) it's much easier if you watch the video.
When you get where you're going, simply unzip, and hang it up. Bada bing. And, of course, it's transport agnostic. The Shirt Shuttle cares not a jot if you're travelling by bike, train or plane. While I was testing it, it stood up to the rough and tumble of cycling, and also made it through airport security unscathed. On first appearances, it seemed slightly bulky, but it's around A4 in size, so it'll fit in most bags. It's also pretty lightweight, and well made.
There's not much more to say. It's not super-cheap, but it's from a small British company and it does its job well, so I reckon it's worth the money. It's a simple idea that solves a real problem that commuters have. If you think it's the sort of thing you'll find useful, you probably will.
If you need to cart a shirt around with you when cycling, you'll find this jolly useful.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Commuter Technologies Shirt Shuttle
Size tested: Black/Yellow
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Web blurb says:
"Shirt Shuttle is the perfect travelling companion. Whether you're cycling to work, flying off on business, or heading straight out from the gym, its ergonomic design ensures you arrive at your destination looking pristine"
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
The website again:
"Rigid water-resistant case protects shirt from the elements and crushing.
Integrated clip allows garment to be hung at destination.
Collar stiffener grips shirt to assist folding.
Recessed carrying handle for maximum portability.
Dual action pads grip shirt to secure it during transport and apply pressure to flat areas, ensuring any folds form only shallow creases.
Curved edges prevent creases occurring at key pressure points when folding the shirt"
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes- for certain uses
About the tester
Age: 31 Height: 1.78m Weight: 65kg
I usually ride: Cinelli Strato road or fixed commuter hack. My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,