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10 Best Travel Irons UK 2022 | Russell Hobbs, Steamworks and More

There's nothing worse than finally unpacking to find that all your clothes for the trip have become creased in your suitcase! Since not all hotels will have an iron or dry cleaning services available, packing a travel iron in your hand luggage is the perfect solution to keep you looking sharp on the road. 


This article will help you understand all the key elements of a great mini iron, such as the ideal wattage, temperature range and water tank capacity for steaming garments. Plus, we've compiled a list of the 10 best lightweight travel irons currently available from UK retailers such as Amazon, Argos and John Lewis.

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  • Last updated: 11-08-2022
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How to Choose a Travel Iron in the UK

Key Points to Consider

  1. For More Efficient Heating, Pick a Higher Wattage
  2. Choose a Maximum Temperature of at Least 140°C
  3. If You Want to Steam Garments, Opt for an 80 ML Water Tank
  4. Look for an Iron With a Long Power Cord but a Small Overall Size and Weight 

1. Select an Iron With a Wattage of at Least 400 W for Faster Heating

1. Select an Iron With a Wattage of at Least 400 W for Faster Heating

For more power and faster heating, you should look for a device with as high a wattage as possible. A standard household iron is around 1100 watts, so this is a good number to aim for if you want a travel iron that works as effectively as a full-sized one.


In general, though, most travel irons are much smaller and less powerful. While this is fine for temporary use, we recommend selecting one with a wattage of at least 400 W to ensure that you can keep your clothes crumple-free on your trip. 

Cut down on chores while you travel with one of these non-iron shirts.

2. Aim for a Maximum Temperature of at Least 140°C to Tackle Tough Creases in Various Fabrics

2. Aim for a Maximum Temperature of at Least 140°C to Tackle Tough Creases in Various Fabrics

Much like wattage, the maximum temperature on a travel iron won't necessarily need to be as high as a full-sized model. Since your clothes should only be prone to minor creases from packing, aiming for a maximum temperature of around 140°C should be enough to cover most of your travel needs. 


However, with such a wide range of fabrics on the market, one heat setting won't always be suitable for all garments. For particularly tough creases in clothes made from cotton, linen or rayon, your iron will need to reach 190-230°C.

3. Consider a Water Tank With a Capacity of Over 100 ML if You Intend to Use the Steam Settings Extensively

3. Consider a Water Tank With a Capacity of Over 100 ML if You Intend to Use the Steam Settings Extensively

If you prefer an iron with a steaming setting, you will need to look out for a product with a water tank. The water tank on a full-sized iron tends to be around 300 ml, but travel-sized options can't normally accommodate such large tanks. 


To steam iron a few garments at a time, a water tank of around 80 ml should be sufficient. However, if you plan to use the steam setting a lot, look for a larger tank that can hold 100-150 ml as this will save you repeated trips to the sink to fill up!

Try a clothes steamer for low-maintenance crease management.

4. Select a Small, Lightweight Iron to Make Travelling Simple, but Opt for a Power Cord of at Least 1 Metre for Convenience

4. Select a Small, Lightweight Iron to Make Travelling Simple, but Opt for a Power Cord of at Least 1 Metre for Convenience

If you're only using carry-on luggage or you have limited space in your suitcase, you should check the dimensions and weight of the iron before purchasing. Anything up to 700 g won't be too cumbersome and will be sturdy as well as lightweight. Irons in the 1-2 kg range tend to be tougher and less prone to damage but may cause you to go over your baggage limit.


One aspect you won't want to cut back on is the cord length — in fact, the cord should be as long as possible if you want to make ironing on the go convenient and avoid having to sit right by the plug socket. Cords measuring at least 1 metre will be suitable for most environments but 2 metres will be even handier.

Keep your favourite garments looking presentable with a fabric shaver!

Compare the Best Travel Irons

For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:

  1. Duronic - 2-in-1 Vertical Travel Steam Iron for £39.99
  2. ANSIO - Travel Iron for £29.97
  3. Steamworks - Travel Iron for £13.50
  4. Shoze - Household Travel Iron for £16.99
  5. Russell Hobbs - Steam Glide Travel Iron for £11.99

This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.

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Duronic 2-in-1 Vertical Travel Steam Iron 1

Duronic

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ANSIO Travel Iron  1

ANSIO

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Steamworks Travel Iron 1

Steamworks

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Shoze Household Travel Iron 1

Shoze

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Russell Hobbs Steam Glide Travel Iron  1

Russell Hobbs

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Swan Compact Steam Travel Iron 1

Swan

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Cosicosy Travel Iron Handheld Garment Steamer  1

Cosicosy

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Prym Mini Steam Iron 1

Prym

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Go Travel Mini Garment Iron 1

Go Travel

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Quest Travel Steam Iron 1

Quest

Name

2-in-1 Vertical Travel Steam Iron

Travel Iron

Travel Iron

Household Travel Iron

Steam Glide Travel Iron

Compact Steam Travel Iron

Travel Iron Handheld Garment Steamer

Mini Steam Iron

Mini Garment Iron

Travel Steam Iron

Features

A 2-In-1 Flat Iron and Steamer With a High Wattage and Wide Range of Temperatures

Reaches 230°C to Tackle Tough Creases on Various Fabrics

A Reliable Travel Iron With Variable Temperature and Humidity Controls

Allows You to Brush Fabrics While You Iron

Offers Impressive Functions at a Bargain Price

Steam Multiple Garments With a 100 ml Tank

Steam for up to 10 Minutes With a 150 ml Water Tank

The Smallest Option on Our List, Weighing Just 280 g

Features a Dual Voltage Cord for Use in the UK and Abroad

A 750W Device That Will Power Up Quickly While Conserving Energy

Price£39.99£29.97£13.50£16.99£11.99£18.00£36.99£29.60£29.99£23.99
Wattage1200 W408 W1000 W1000 W760 W900 W1000 W403 W800 W750 W
Temperature Range90 - 180°CUp to 230°C-Up to 160°C--Up to 140°C---
Water Capacity90 ml40 ml70 ml-80 ml100 ml150 ml-85 ml-
Dimensions17.7 x 10 x 7.5 cm13.5 x 7.6 x 7.9 cm-33 x 7 x 6 cm21.6 x 11.6 x 11.2 cm8.3 x 16.7 x 9.8 cm‎21.3 x 18.1 x 14.2 cm13 x 8 cm-14 x 20 x 6 cm
Weight1.15 kg595 g700 g‎660 g780 g500 g1.09 kg‎280 g-600 g
Cord Length 2 m1.9 m1.91 m1.4 m1.5 m2 m1.8 m2 m1.8 m-
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10 Best Travel Irons in the UK

This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.

1

Duronic2-in-1 Vertical Travel Steam Iron

£39.99

Wattage1200 W
Temperature Range90 - 180°C
Water Capacity90 ml
Dimensions17.7 x 10 x 7.5 cm
Weight1.15 kg
Cord Length 2 m
2

ANSIOTravel Iron

£29.97

Wattage408 W
Temperature RangeUp to 230°C
Water Capacity40 ml
Dimensions13.5 x 7.6 x 7.9 cm
Weight595 g
Cord Length 1.9 m
3

SteamworksTravel Iron

ES143

£13.50

Wattage1000 W
Temperature Range-
Water Capacity70 ml
Dimensions-
Weight700 g
Cord Length 1.91 m
4

ShozeHousehold Travel Iron

£16.99

Wattage1000 W
Temperature RangeUp to 160°C
Water Capacity-
Dimensions33 x 7 x 6 cm
Weight‎660 g
Cord Length 1.4 m
5

Russell HobbsSteam Glide Travel Iron

£11.99

Wattage760 W
Temperature Range-
Water Capacity80 ml
Dimensions21.6 x 11.6 x 11.2 cm
Weight780 g
Cord Length 1.5 m
6

SwanCompact Steam Travel Iron

SI3070N

£18.00

Wattage900 W
Temperature Range-
Water Capacity100 ml
Dimensions8.3 x 16.7 x 9.8 cm
Weight500 g
Cord Length 2 m
7

CosicosyTravel Iron Handheld Garment Steamer

£36.99

Wattage1000 W
Temperature RangeUp to 140°C
Water Capacity150 ml
Dimensions‎21.3 x 18.1 x 14.2 cm
Weight1.09 kg
Cord Length 1.8 m
8
Wattage403 W
Temperature Range-
Water Capacity-
Dimensions13 x 8 cm
Weight‎280 g
Cord Length 2 m
9

Go TravelMini Garment Iron

£29.99

Wattage800 W
Temperature Range-
Water Capacity85 ml
Dimensions-
Weight-
Cord Length 1.8 m
10

QuestTravel Steam Iron

£23.99

Wattage750 W
Temperature Range-
Water Capacity-
Dimensions14 x 20 x 6 cm
Weight600 g
Cord Length -

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