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Irons can be a lifesaver when it comes to turning a wrinkled tee into a stylish and sleek top. But they can also be heavy and a pain to pack. Luckily, we found the perfect middle ground. Find out what tops our list as the best travel iron, and the options that can make traveling a breeze!
Best Travel Iron
If you’re headed out for a business trip or a special vacation, you can’t always count on every hotel or Airbnb to accommodate with a high quality (or even workable) iron.
If you’re a little finicky about using an iron provided or just want to be on the safe side, some of the best travel irons can easily fit into your luggage without taking up too much space.
Here’s a quick review of the best travel irons. You can read more about each one in the article below.
|BRAND / MODEL||DIMENSIONS||FEATURES||RATING||PRICE|
|FiSun Travel Iron||7.1 x 3.1 x 3.9 in / 1.1 lbs||Lightweight and portable, 3 grades for temperature adjustable control, removes wrinkles with 700 watts, works on almost all fabrics.||Check Price|
|Ivation Mini Steam Iron||5.3 x 3.1 x 2.9 in / 1.1 lbs||Compact and portable, comfortable handle, simple heat selections, with non-stick ceramic soleplate.||Check Price|
|Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot||3.6 x 7.9 x 4 in / 1.4 lbs||Dual voltage system, shot of steam feature, variable temperature controls heat setting, soft touch handle.||Check Price|
|Sokos Iron Master Steam||5.4 x 3.7 x 3.6 in / 0.93 lb||Anti-drip design prevents water drips, external independent water spray button, teflon base soleplate, variable temperature controls heat setting, compact and lightweight.||Check Price|
|Travel Smart by Conair||5.8 x 9.8 x 2.5 in / weight unknown||ABS Plastic, extra-compact design, 300°F average temperature, worldwide dual voltage||Check Price|
|Steamfast Home-and-Away Mini Steam Iron||5.2 x 3 x 3.1 in / 1.4 lbs||420-watt mini steam, 1.4-ounce water tank, heats up in 15 seconds, variable temperature settings, non-stick soleplate, 1-touch steam control, dual voltage||Check Price|
|Tupus Smart Mini Iron||4.3 x 2.8 x 2.4 in / 0.95 lb||Universal voltage, easy to heat operating temperature, ultra-small size, patent heat resistant shield.||Check Price|
|PurSteam Travel Steam||5.8 x 3.7 x 3.5 in / 1.1 lbs||Dual voltage, comes with a 6 ½ ft power cord, anti slip handle and non-stick soleplate.||Check Price|
|Hamilton Beach Travel Iron||4.5 x 5.5 x 7.3 in / 1.5 lbs||Stainless steel soleplate, dual voltage, continuous steam function, compact.||Check Price|
|Black & Decker Easy Steam||10 x 4.2 x 5.5 in / 1.8 lbs||TrueGlide nonstick soleplate, smartSteam technology, anti-drip, vertical steaming, moisture control buttons.||Check Price|
Look sharp and wrinkle-free with our ranking of the best travel irons that include several amazing features, such as portability, heating time, dual voltage, and steam functions.
Downy Wrinkle Releaser Spray
Before we look at our top travel irons, let’s talk about our favorite alternative: a wrinkle releaser spray. Some of us hate ironing at home, let alone on vacation. Cue the Downy Wrinkle Releaser. We, and our readers, love this product. While it may not get out wrinkles as effectively as an iron, it does an amazing job for a spray.
One traveler says, “I took this on my 3 week road trip, and it actually helped revive some pretty wrinkly skirts, and made them smell nice. I recommend you de-wrinkle the night before you plan on wearing your items because they need a little time to relax and dry out.”
FiSun Mini Travel Iron
For a travel iron that won’t fail you while traveling, the FiSun Travel Iron offers 700 watts for lower power consumption. The built-in fuse and thermostat conveniently allow you to use the iron worldwide safely and securely. The teflon base nonstick soleplate of this travel iron glides easily over all fabric types to smooth out wrinkles on all fabrics.
One traveler shared, “one thing that I really like this iron is that I can bring it everywhere. It is portable so I can bring it when I travel. It is easy to use and it works great.”
Ivation No-Drip Mini Steam Iron
A travel iron that has every feature you can think of, the Ivation Mini Steam Iron features a dual voltage, no-stick sole plate and 3 temperature settings. One female traveler shared, “I love, love, love this little iron. It heats very fast, steams – just very easy to handle.” All the qualities we expect in the best travel iron!
The large water tank allows you to conveniently use the steam feature that is just as effective as any larger iron. This also means you don’t have to pack a steamer. The 15-second heat up time works effectively for beautifully smooth results. The tiny iron is ultra-powerful with a 420-Watt technology and nonstick ceramic soleplate.
Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot 800 Watt Travel Iron
Sunbeam is known for its inexpensive appliances for the house, including this iron. This dual voltage features all things necessary for a quality mini iron to travel with, the Sunbeam Hot-2-Trot compact and weights under 2 pounds.
With a soft touch handle and dial controls heat setting to provide accurate ironing for various fabric types. For stubborn wrinkles, the shot of steam feature presses out wrinkles for a smooth, even finish. Need more praise? Take it from this traveler: “I have owned four travel irons over the years but this is the first that did not spit – not once – or leave wet spots on clothes that take forever to get out.”
Sokos Iron Master Steam
Another great option for a tiny, compact travel iron is the Sokos Iron Master Steam. As one person shared, “It is the perfect size for travel since it doesn’t take up much space in a suitcase.”
With its anti-drip feature, you won’t have to worry about water drips that could stain delicate fabrics. The adjustable temperature controls the heat setting to use on any type of fabric. The best feature, by far, is the retractable cord making it convenient to carry in your luggage and use in hotel rooms with minimal outlets.
Conair Mini Travel Iron
With a very convenient and compact design, the Travel Smart by Conair offers worldwide dual voltage with an 8-foot cord and convenient storage pouch, making it perfect for travelers. One traveler says, “traveling with a big iron takes valuable suitcase space, so I took the travel iron. It served the purpose perfectly – small space, big heat.”
If you love small, lightweight irons for traveling, this is one that is worth checking out! In the running for the best travel iron, this one is ideal if you want a simple design for quick touch-ups.
Steamfast Home-and-Away Mini Steam Iron
So many travelers love the Steamfast and rank it as one of the best irons. It takes just 15 seconds to heat up and the non-stick soleplate is tiny enough to get into corners that larger irons can’t reach. Plus, it has dual voltage for easy travel and a travel bag to use for storage.
One traveler says, “I’ve had this for 5 years now, and it ALWAYS follows me overseas. It plugs right in to 220V without a setting (must be some sort of auto switch), and I use just a basic outlet converter. As one happy customer, I gladly recommend this travel iron.”
Tupus Smart Mini Iron
What could be better than the World’s Smallest Hand Held Iron? How about a quirky design and a built-in thermal sensor technology with smart features? All this fits into a compact size.
Tupus Smart Mini Iron comes in at just half the size of your palm and offers universal voltage to be used around the world. The ultra-small size can easily iron tight areas of your garments from between buttons, necklines, and cuffs. One traveler said, “This little guy is amazing. They weren’t kidding on how tiny it is, yet it sure pumps out the heat.”
PurSteam Travel Steam Iron
This iron touts itself as the ultimate travel steam iron in the U.S. and was designed to be the most powerful and continuous superheated steamer available. With dual voltage, you can take this anywhere in the world and only need a plug adaptor, which is why this makes our list for the best travel iron.
Along with an anti-slip handle and non-stick soleplate, the travel iron comes with a 6.5 foot power cord.
One person says, “I travel a lot for work and pleasure and wanted a travel iron that wouldn’t take up too much room in my suitcase. This iron is perfect. It weighs one pound so it’s not too light that it won’t get wrinkles out but not too heavy in my suitcase.”
Hamilton Beach Travel Iron
The Hamilton Beach Travel Iron is an iron and steamer combined that is compact in size and design, which makes it great for bringing along on trips. The compact design and foldable handle is ideal for storing in your luggage or carryon for those who love to travel light. The stainless steel soleplate prevents even the most delicate fabrics to be free from wrinkles and creases.
It’s also traveler-approved, as one adventurer shared, “I travel constantly for work and wanted to get an iron that I could travel with that wouldn’t weigh my bag down. This one does an amazing job both ironing and steaming my work shirts and trousers.”
Black & Decker Easy Steam Compact Iron
The Black & Decker Easy Steam is an ultra-compact iron with its TrueGlide nonstick soleplate to smoothly iron across all types of fabrics. The steam accurately optimizes based on the temperature you select and the fabric. Get a quick burst of steam to get rid of wrinkles and creases with the handy side-by-side moisture control buttons.
One person says, “this iron is amazingly light. In fact, it is so light that I questioned whether it was heavy enough to get out the tougher wrinkles. I had a pile of shirts that had been waiting two weeks when this arrive, and it took the wrinkles out without a problem.”
These compact and handy mini irons will save you from wrinkles, creases and beyond during your vacation.
What do you think are the best travel irons? Please share in the comments!
For more tips and ideas on travel clothing, please read:
- How to Organize like a Pro
- How to Pack More Efficiently
- How to Pack Clothes Without Wrinkles
- How to Make Clothes Smell Fresh on the Go
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