You might be considering picking up a travel steamer for plenty of reasons. Maybe you're taking a long flight to a wedding, wear lots of wrinkle-prone fabrics like cotton or linen, or like to be prepared for any possible situation. Regardless of your reasoning, we're here to help!
Before diving in, let's chat about the three kinds of products we will feature on this list.
A travel steamer is what you came here for. It plugs into the wall, heats water, and shoots steam onto your clothing to get wrinkles out. Steamers can have a few unique features, but we'll get into that later.
A travel iron is like an iron you'd have at home, but—you guessed it—smaller. These often take up less space than a steamer, which is ideal for those who pack light; however, they can be tricky to use if you don't have a large flat surface. Plus, some accommodations come with an iron, so it may be redundant.
The last thing we'll discuss on this list are sprays that get wrinkles out. These are the least effective, but they're the smallest. For easy-to-work-with materials and those who are okay with a few wrinkles here or there, this is a good shout.
Regarding travel steamers, it’s essential to understand voltage. Some models are dual voltage, so they can work for different kinds of power grids worldwide, and you’ll only need an outlet adapter. However, if your steamer isn’t dual-voltage, you’ll need an outlet adapter and a power converter to ensure you don’t fry your steamer.
Now that we've gone over the product types we'll chat about let's dive into the list!
- Hilife Garment Steamer
- Bear Travel Steamer for Clothes
- Kexi H2 Handheld Portable Garment Steamer
- Nesugar Handheld Portable Garment Steamer
- seekclass Handheld Steamer for Clothes
- PurSteam Garment Steamer
- iSteam Steamer for Clothes
- MASTEAM Steamer for Clothes
- Conair Travel Smart Handheld Steamer
- Brynnl Mini Iron
- BEAUTURAL Mini Steam Iron
- Downy Wrinkle Releaser
Finding something smaller is typically the goal when looking for a piece of travel gear. The Hilife Steamer combines features you're used to working with at home and a small package conducive to travel purposes. Whether you need the best travel steamer for your brother's wedding or are crossing the country for work, you can count on this model from Hilife.
As you were probably expecting, for something smaller, there's probably a downside. We've found that this model can't tackle thicker materials like denim. It can't put out enough steam or penetrate far enough into those fabrics to get the wrinkles out. However, for most clothing you'd take on a trip, it works great!
When it comes to your hunt for a travel steamer for clothing, the Hilife Steamer is a great bet.Why We Like It
- It’s small and quick to warm up
- The design is similar to what you’re used to at home
- Not powerful enough for thick fabrics
- Design isn’t particularly sleek
Regardless of the cause of the trip, you want your gear to get the job done while you’re traveling. The Bear Travel Steamer is simple enough to work quickly and effectively while you're away from home. Plus, it has a unique style that doesn't look cheap while coming in at a budget-friendly price point.
Because this travel clothes steamer is so tiny, it isn't very powerful. It can tackle most of your daily clothing but struggles with jeans or heavier fabrics. We've found that it'll work after a while, but by then, the clothing is pretty wet and takes a bit to dry.
The Bear Travel Steamer for clothes comes at a budget price point, so you don't have to worry if it breaks while crossing the globe. However, we've found it rugged enough to handle most adventures!Why We Like It
- It’s easy to use
- We dig the design
- You’ll need to go over bad wrinkles multiple times
- Not the widest spray length, so it takes longer to cover the surface area
When you think best travel steamer, you probably don't think stylish. If you do, that's great! You'll like this next one even more. The Kexi Travel Garment Steamer is a product you want people to see because it has a sleek and minimalistic styling. Plus, it comes in two colorways, which is rare for a travel clothes steamer. If you want a model that's as unique as you are, look no further!
For its size, we feel that the Kexi steamer is heavier than some of the other models on this list. However, relatively speaking, it isn't a huge difference. It packs a punch, which enables you to get wrinkles out faster and get out exploring your destination again quicker.
The Kexi Travel Garment Steamer is one of the pricier options on this list; however, the ability to choose a colorway, the unique style, and how well it performs make it a contender to be the best travel streamer for your next trip!Why We Like It
- We dig the look and feel
- It comes in two colorways
- More expensive than most steamers
- It’s fairly heavy
If you're big on saving space in your back, the Nesugar Steamer was designed with you in mind. It has a broad head so you can get a lot of coverage while steaming your clothing once you arrive, but it rotates to run parallel with the handle so that it doesn't take up more room in your pack. The steamer's lowercase “t” shape would be hard to pack, but the straight bodyfits just about anywhere after you rotate it, no matter what travel backpack or daypack you're using.
We did notice that this model leaks a smidge more water than we'd like; however, it was a manageable amount and didn't ruin the experience of using it. It's powerful enough to handle most fabrics and worked for nearly 10 minutes on a single fill-up. You can go with green or red, which aren't the sleekest colorways, but having the option to choose is nice. Even if you hate those colors, saving space might still be worth it!Why We Like It
- Unique design saves space
- Reasonably powerful for its size
- It occasionally leaks water
- The design takes some getting used to
Have you ever been to the grocery store, gone to the self-checkout, and they had the hand scanner that you can remove from the dock? If not, you're missing out. If yes, did you ever think that this was the perfect design for a travel steamer? No? Well, here we are.
The Seekclass Foldable Steamer is shaped like a scanner and folds into itself to save space in your pack. It's fun to use and will fit inside most packs and even large toiletry bags.
The width of the head isn't very long, so it can take some back and forth to get larger wrinkles out. Parts of the head are metal and can get hot quickly, so it's best to exercise caution and not touch the area where the steam comes out. That's a good idea for all the models on this list. If you love the self-checkout lane and want to save space on your next trip, this might be the best travel steamer for you!Why We Like It
- Feels comfortable in your hand
- Folds up very small when not in use
- Not great for thicker items like jeans or coats
- Water on the exterior takes longer to evaporate when folded
For some travel gear, simplicity is key. The PurSteam Garment Steamer For Clothes keeps things easy to use but works hard to ensure your clothing is wrinkle-free. It's a bit larger than some travel streamers for clothes on this list; however, it'll still fit in most packs, and the extra size packs a punch.
We've noticed that the PurSteam gets the fabric a bit more wet than we'd like for certain clothing. However, once you get used to it, you can adjust how long you steam each garment. With this model's extra enthusiasm, you can penetrate deep wrinkles that other steamers might not be able to handle.
The PurSteam Garment Steamer For Clothes comes at a budget-friendly price, too, which we dig!Why We Like It
- Simple and easy to use
- Similar to the steamer you’ve likely used at home
- Can get clothing wetter than expected
- Not the smallest steamer on this list
Sometimes you want to push a button and go—the iSteam Steamer for Clothes works just like that. It features a simple design that's easy to use no matter where you are so that you can stay stress and wrinkle-free. Plus, there are four colorways to choose from, which we love to see.
Overall, the build quality of the iSteam isn't as great as some of the other models on this list. However, it hasn't broken and can handle trips that aren't rugged in nature.
It comes with a brush accessory, which is meant to help dust off clothing, but we don't find that very useful, so we'd leave it at home. It may come in handy for specific kinds of clothing, though!Why We Like It
- Simple but effective functions
- Four colorways available
- Durability isn’t top-notch
- Not our favorite design
If you're easily distracted and have found your hand a little too close to the hot vaporized water on your steamer at home, we've got the model for you. The MASTEAM Steamer for Clothes comes with a little mitt so that you don't burn your hand, which is perfect for people who get off task quickly or will be using the steamer a lot.
The MASTEAM isn't the smallest model on this list; however, it'll fit in a travel backpack or rolling luggage bag. This may not be a great fit in a daypack, though.
This steamer has no special features or bells and whistles, but we're here for it. The simple design gets the job done when it matters, and if you're bringing a steamer on vacation, you'll need it.Why We Like It
- It comes with a mitt to protect your hand
- Puts out a lot of steam
- Larger than we’d like for travel
- Colorways aren’t very exciting
The Conair Travel Steamer was recommended to us by Pack Hacker Pro Members, and we're amped to share it with you all. It's lightweight, only takes up a little room, is fairly durable, and won't break the bank. When looking for the best travel steamer for you, this one checks a lot of boxes.
The only major gripe we have with this steamer is that it can be hard to use for extended periods because of its size, especially if you have large hands. However, as you'll be traveling with this thing, that should not deter you from purchasing it. We'd rather have a smaller steamer that doesn't take up as much room in our pack than one that's more comfortable and makes it so we can't bring as many stroopwafels home.
This might be the best option for those looking for a travel steamer for clothes that doesn't weigh you down or break the bank.Why We Like It
- Lightweight, small, and effective
- Pack Hacker Pro Member-Approved
- It can be hard to use with larger hands
- Isn’t likely a model you’d enjoy using at home
You might be thinking—enough with all these steamers! What about a travel iron? Welp, we've got you covered for that, too.
Brynnl Mini Iron for Clothes is a small but mighty device that'll leave your clothing looking as wrinkle-free as it would look if it hadn't accompanied you on a 13-hour flight. It utilizes a simple design—fill it up, plug it in, wait for it to warm up, push the button, and go! It's as quick as that.
A downside of an iron like this instead of a travel steamer for clothes is that you need a flat surface to work quickly. Without it, you can't press down on the garment as easily. Without a flat table, it isn't easy to use. After all, who doesn't try to get wrinkles out of the drapes at their hotel or Airbnb?
A travel iron for clothes is a great and simple way to ensure your clothing stays wrinkle-free.Why We Like It
- Small but mighty travel iron
- Easy to use
- Hard to use without a large flat surface
- Takes time for large garments
If you're on the travel iron train, we're one step ahead of you. The BEAUTURAL Mini Steam Iron is a solid option for those looking for a compact option that they can use globally. This model is dual-voltage, so you can use it with 110-120V and 220-240V outlets, which we dig.
Similar to other travel iron models, you can only use this easily if you have a table or counter to set your clothing on. However, we had okay results using it on most surfaces. If you know what your accommodation will be like before you go, you should be all set.
The BEAUTURAL Mini Steam Iron takes up less space than most of the steamers on this list, works hard to get out tough wrinkles, and won't cost you an arm or a leg. What else can you ask for?Why We Like It
- One of the smallest wrinkle fighters on this list
- More features compared to some travel irons
- Small size takes some getting used to
- Can’t be used for many things other than clothing
Okay, we know what you might be wondering. How can you put this on the best travel steamer list? We hear you—but hear us out.
Downy Wrinkle Release is a handy little spray bottle that can handle mild wrinkles in clothing and other fabrics. If you aren't going to a wedding where you need to be picture-perfect or don't wear fabrics that tend to wrinkle badly, this spray will be more than enough for your next trip!
It won't be able to tackle bad cases of creases or heavier fabrics like denim, so be sure to bring along a travel steamer for those kinds of materials. However, for most users, this spray will be more than enough! Plus, it’ll fit into your sling. It’s also worth noting that this must go in a 3-1-1 bag if you’re flying because it’s a liquid.Why We Like It
- It fits just about anywhere
- It smells good
- Can’t tackle bad wrinkles
- The fragrance isn’t for everyone
So there you have it; some of the best travel steamer, iron, and spray products on the market. Hopefully, you’re ready to take on that wedding, cross-country trip, or a vacation with a winkle-free attitude. Enjoy the trip!