Commuter Technologies Shirt Shuttle  £30.00

8/10

If you need to cart a shirt around with you when cycling, you'll find this jolly useful

Weight 774g   Contact  www.shirtshuttle.com

by Max_Leonard   November 21, 2011  

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. 

 

Shirt Shuttle Demonstration from Commuter Technologies on Vimeo.

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.

Verdict

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"

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Perfectly

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

Overall rating: 8/10

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,

 

11 user comments

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Where's the slot for the can of deodorant?
"Nice tidy shirt Sir, but you stink!" Wink

posted by pmr [172 posts]
21st November 2011 - 17:12

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I like it - made its way on to my christmas list!

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posted by TheHatter [811 posts]
21st November 2011 - 22:18

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Nice, 'cept you can basically do the same thing with a glossy magazine to wrap the shirt round and a plastic bag to put it in

posted by thebongolian [41 posts]
21st November 2011 - 22:50

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where are the padded straps so you can carry it on your back whilst riding?

posted by Karbon Kev [680 posts]
22nd November 2011 - 9:44

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Karbon Kev wrote:
where are the padded straps so you can carry it on your back whilst riding?

Until I clicked on the article, I thought I was going to find that it had little straps on the edges to clip to the frame and sit in the triangular void between the main tubes...

C'mon Shirtshuttle, you know you want to, just make sure it's feasible without sacrificing the drink bottle! Wink

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3329 posts]
22nd November 2011 - 13:06

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duplicate post...

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3329 posts]
22nd November 2011 - 13:09

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thebongolian wrote:
Nice, 'cept you can basically do the same thing with a glossy magazine to wrap the shirt round and a plastic bag to put it in

You might want to make sure the ink is fast on the mag first - especially the black

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4147 posts]
22nd November 2011 - 13:21

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I have to shuttle shirts to the office. Does this thing hold more than one shirt? Thanks.

posted by Coleman [329 posts]
23rd November 2011 - 12:30

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Not if the glossy mag is Procycling, well not in my bag anyway.

posted by TchmilFan [17 posts]
23rd November 2011 - 15:33

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'Nice, 'cept you can basically do the same thing with a glossy magazine to wrap the shirt round and a plastic bag to put it in'

which glossy magazine *with rounded edges* do you use? Wink

posted by andyp [966 posts]
17th January 2012 - 11:12

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I bought one of these, getting a bit sick of using a carrier bag, which looks rather cheap in the office. It's rather solidly built (i.e. heavy) and takes one shirt. The major benefit over a carrier bag is that it stops compression on the collar area. I get the impression I am less crumpled at work, but no-one has commented. Basically it's a gadget, not a must have....but some people must have gadgets and I love it.

posted by alexoldman [2 posts]
27th June 2012 - 15:49

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