Here’s something that might help if you need to travel and want to avoid bed bugs: 100% cotton luggage. You can fill it with ziplocked clothing, so the clothes you take to a hotel are bed bug free. But you can also throw it in a washing machine
when before you get home (wash on hot, dry on hot; if it’s clean, you can just dry it to de-bug, which will probably preserve the condition of the bag much better).
I cannot guarantee it will not shrink, lose shape, change colors or otherwise morph, but it will probably stay in one piece and be usable. And make you feel like less of a freak than would walking through the Day’s Inn lobby with an XL ziploc .
For the gentlemen: okay, we’re still looking for your ideal solution.
Any suggestions, Bedbuggers?