Backpacks are great tools for bringing lots of bits and pieces with you — lunch, laptop, other things not beginning with the letter “l” — but try bringing a suit, and it’s just not going to happen, so a couple of Aussies went to work to change that.

The result was a style of bag that could keep a suit in good condition without folding it, and still carry other bits and pieces.


It’s called the Henty Wingman, and while it won’t help you out on the town, it has been designed to look after your clothing by minimising garment creases, one of the natural enemies to formal clothing, because the last thing you want to do is fold the material and be forced to iron or dry clean it again.

“Living in Sydney, I wanted to be able to ride to work to control my arrival times at the office, and at home after work,” said Wingman co-creator Jeremy Grey.

“I didn’t want to sit on a bus and risk being stuck on the Sydney Harbour Bridge – which occasionally happens.

“There was no way to ride and transport your work clothes. Generally people drive in on a Sunday, or catch public transport with their clothes. I didn’t want to do this, so thought about a solution. The Wingman was borne after a trip to Bunnings Artarmon.”