Whether you're washing a few garments in the hotel sink, or drip-drying wet swim wear or rain gear, there has to be a more civilized way to hang them than strung over a shower curtain rod or towel rack.  Indeed, there is, and you can take it with you.

Studio 3B's lightweight Over-the-Door Collapsible Valet is a hanging rack supported by detachable metal arms that slide open along an integrated metal track, then slide closed flat against the door and out of the way. The pieces snap together via a push-button release system with little ado (no tools needed), and come apart for compact packing.

The rack opens to about 12 inches high, 11 inches deep, and 18 inches wide.  An especially neat feature is that the hanging bar can extend from 18 inches to 24 inches via push-buttons that snap into a choice of three slots spaced along the rod, allowing the rack to accommodate different door widths and space needs.

The hollow metal arms and hanging bar are surprisingly strong for such a lightweight set up, and the two over-the-door support brackets are slim enough to allow many doors to close with the rack attached. The Collapsible Door Valet is also handy for hanging out the next day's travel wear or as extra hanging space in lodgings with tiny closets — or none at all.

         Studio 3B Over-the-Door Collapsible Valet is about $15 at bedbathandbeyond.com and other online retailers.