My Must-Have Travel Steamer

Bows & Sequins tests the Rowenta steam and press for travel.

I know I keep saying how I can’t believe August is finally here, but this summer truly flew by! After a busy travel schedule the first half of this year, I put myself on a travel hiatus… From Santa Barbara in mid-June to Croatia in August, I wasn’t going anywhere expect for a friend’s wedding in California one weekend in July. I wanted to soak up summertime in Chicago! And here we are, at the end of that little break and I’m gearing up for another month of travel. Time flies when you’re having fun!

Travel writer review of the Rowenta hand-held garment steamer.

I get so many questions about my travel must-haves, especially when traveling abroad! On Wednesday, I’m headed to Croatia and I’ll be there for about two weeks before going to Switzerland for a few days. (A little bit of an odd itinerary, Croatia to Switzerland, but we found flights that worked and I’ve been wanting to visit Switzerland so we booked it!)

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins shares her Rowenta travel steamer review.

My goal is to pack only in a carry-on, but we’ll see how well I do! The nice thing about traveling in the summer is that all of your clothing takes up significantly less space. But in order to cram it all into a 21” suitcase, things are bound to get wrinkled en route, especially on long-haul flights! I’ve been recommending my Rowenta travel steamer for YEARS (I have a Rowenta steamer at home, too!) and as you might remember, I used a crappy converter from an AirBNB in Florence last year and ruined my beloved travel steamer. (I was using my good converters to charge all of my electronics and didn’t think it would be a big deal… I was wrong. The last few days of the trip were significantly more disheveled!)

Bows & Sequins reviews travel steamers at the Langham Hotel in Chicago.

So when Rowenta reached out and asked if I’d like to try their new Steam ‘N Press, I couldn’t say no! When you’re staying at hotels, there’s always an iron in the room, but if you’re anything like me, you much prefer a steamer. But if you’re staying in AirBNBs (like we are in Croatia), you’re very lucky to find a steamer and/or iron in the apartment. This two-in-one Steam ‘N Press saves you so much suitcase space and fits nicely into a carry-on size!

Bows & Sequins reviews the Rowenta 2-in-1 travel steamer at the Langham Chicago.

It works just as well as my old travel steamer and I love how it has the iron built in! When wrinkles are deep or fabrics are thicker, sometimes you just need an iron, too. It’s not a nice little kickstand to allow for cooling down, and you can steam for about 15 minutes on the small water tank. It’s pretty amazing and quite powerful for such a small steamer, plus you can change the steam settings based on your fabric!

Travel writer Bows & Sequins using a carry on travel iron.

This girls trip to Croatia has been planned FOREVER and it’s hard to believe it’s finally here! One of my old coworkers in NYC organized the trip so it will be 10 girls (myself and Hallie included!) and we’ll be in Hvar, Bol, and Dubrovnik. (Two nights on a boat, too!) I can hardly wait, but packing is going to have to wait until early next week after Lollapalooza. I know I’ll be bringing my Rowenta Steam ‘N Press, though! As always, I’ll be sharing lots of travel photos over on Instagram so be sure to follow along. 🙂

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Bows & Sequins reviews the Rowenta Travel Steamer.

Chicago-based travel blogger Bows & Sequins using a carry on clothes steamer.

Bows & Sequins shares how to choose a travel steamer.

Bows & Sequins reviews travel irons and steamers at the Langham in Chicago.

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins reviews the Rowenta travel steam and press.

Bows & Sequins reviews the Rowenta hand held travel steamer.

Bows & Sequins reviews the Rowenta 2-in-1 travel steam and press at the Langham Chicago.

Bows & Sequins shares her top travel necessities.

Bows & Sequins reviewing the best hand-held travel steamer and iron.

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins reviewing a travel clothes 2-in-1 steamer and iron.

Bows & Sequins reviews a hand-held travel steamer and iron.

Bows & Sequins using a carry on clothes steamer for Europe.

Bows & Sequins reviewing a Rowenta travel clothes steamer.

Bows & Sequins using a carry on garment steamer.

Photos shot at The Langham Chicago Infinity Suite

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  1. 8.4.17
    Briana commented:

    Cute essentials! Steamers are necessities!


  2. 8.9.17
    Andrea commented:

    Could you provide who makes the dress all the way to the left? It’s gorgeous!
    (White top, floral bottom)

  3. 8.15.17
    Amanda commented:

    I have a great travel steamer too but this one looks like it could rival it! I’ll have to give it a try.

    xo, Amanda

  4. 8.28.17
    timberland shoes commented:

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  5. 8.9.19
    Richard Hilton commented:

    The hanger helps to clip the cloth while you are applying the steam. The flexible hose helps you to reach any point of the clothes.