Packing Cubes allows you to compress your clothes by squeezing out the air. A revolutionary travel gadget that will forever change your travels!
I discovered these packing cubes from Eagle Creek a little more than 2 years ago, and now I’m never going anywhere without my packing cubes. I usually travel with just hand luggage, and when you “live” in a suitcase, it is important to be organized. With different packing cubes, you can divide and organize your clothes by color or size of the packing cube, very convenient!
I always travel with two or three packing cubes in small, medium and large size. In the smaller one, I have my underwear and socks. In the medium version, I have t-shirts and shorts, and in the largest packing cube, I have shirts and pants. When you’ve packed everything, just pull the zipper. The Packing Cube then presses out all of the air, which means that you can fit a lot more things without taking up more space.
If you’re going on a longer trip, it could make a huge difference. For example, you can store the dirty clothes in one packing cube and your clean clothes in another one. But even for shorter trips, it will be useful to bring packing cubes, especially if you’re traveling with children. Children may need more change of clothes than adults and with packing cubes, you can bring more clothes without any hassle.
Take a look at the video below and see exactly how you use them.
More information about Eagle Creek Packing Cube
- Capacity: 10.5 L
- Weight: 168 g
- Material: 300D Poly Micro-Weave | LinkSeal ™ Mesh
- Dimensions: 36 x 25.4 x 10 cm
Common questions and answers about packing cubes
How many do you need?
This will, of course, depend on how much clothes you’re planning to bring along on your trip, but I would recommend using 3-4 in various sizes. 1 or 2 smaller ones for socks and underwear and 2 for larger types of clothes.
Can you put them in the washing machine?
Yes, the packing cubes from Eagle Creek can also be washed. I usually wash mine every other month or so to keep them fresh. I don’t use mine for dirty laundry, so the clothes I’m having in my packing cubes are always clean, but still, it’s a good practice to wash them every now and then.
Vacuum bags or packing cubes?
Good question! Vacuum bags are another popular alternative for packing lighter where you also have the function of squeezing out unnecessary air. However, in my experience, the vacuum bags are not as durable as these packing cubes from Eagle Creek. And you can’t wash vacuum bag, which means they are not sustainable in the long run.
So I would definitely recommend using packing cubes instead of vacuum bags, even though the function can be similar.
How to organize and know what each packing cube contain?
Another good and valid question. My best tip for this issue is to use different colors. The same goes if you’re a family or couple who travel and might mix up things. If you have two bigger sized packing cubes for clothing such as jeans, pants, shorts, and shirts, you could easily separate certain kind of clothes by storing them in a packing cube with a specific color of your choice.
They are available in plenty of colors, so there is a great range to choose from.
How much can you store?
Well, this will, of course, depend on how bulky your garments are, but you can fit a lot in these before it gets too full. They are compressible and can also be expanded. In my bigger sized packing cube, I can easily fit 1 pair of jeans, 2-3 shirts and 2-3 t-shirts and 1 pair of chinos or shorts without any issues.
With that said, I think you can fit a lot of clothing inside these, and if you roll your garments, you will also avoid getting wrinkles on your clothes.
How to pack them the best way?
Actually, it’s the same step as you would normally best pack. Fold and roll your clothes tightly, and you will use the space in the best possible way.
Are there other brands making packing cubes?
Yes, of course. There are actually quite a few out there, but of the ones I’ve tried, the packing cubes from Eagle Creek is definitely a winner. Regular packing bags with the ability to compress are also available but are not as efficient in saving space.
Normal packing bags can be good for just organizing your clothes better while traveling, but the Eagle Creek Packing Cubes will also save a lot of space by compressing the air that will otherwise be in between your packed clothes.
Do you have any tips on other packing cubes or methods making it smoother to pack before you travel? Feel free to share your own experiences!