Packing for a trip can be a nightmare, whether you’re road-tripping across the country, flying around the world, or hitting the trail. Packing cubes are a great way to simplify your packing, but with all the options out there, it isn’t easy to find the best packing cubes.
Packing cubes are essentially just smaller zippered compartments that fit inside your main luggage or bag. They help you keep everything neat and organized and save space in your bag. Good packing cubes don’t have to be complicated. In fact, simplicity and ease of use are better than fancy features.
I’ve reviewed and researched dozens of the most popular packing cubes on the market to find the best of the best.
For over 40 years, Eagle Creek has been building durable, functional gear for adventurous travelers. Rather than sleek, urban style, they focus on bags and luggage that will take a beating and last a lifetime.
Eagle Creek also has one of the best warranties in the business. If a piece of gear tears or breaks, they will repair or replace it, no questions asked. I love brands that stand behind what they make!
The Eagle Creek PACK-IT Reveal packing cubes are pretty straightforward. Essentially, they are just fabric rectangles with wide-opening zippers and a mesh face. While that may sound underwhelming, you really don’t need much more than that. When it comes to real-world travel, these little cubes perform.
The first thing that stands out is the fully mesh top panel. This makes it easy to see what’s inside each cube without having to open them.
These cubes unzip around three sides and then hinge wide open. The way they’ve designed the zipper line makes these super easy to open and pack. Plus, zipping it closed naturally compresses everything inside (though not as much as a full compression cube).
These mesh packing cubes are also just really well-made. They use recycled 300D polyester fabric and high-quality YKK zippers.
The Eagle Creek packing cubes can be bought individually or in a set of three cubes. The packing cube set comes with three different sizes: medium, small, and extra small. I love having the different sizes, but honestly, the extra small is just too tiny to be very useful.
Of course, they are very simple, with no extra pockets or compartments. If you want a bit more organization inside, these won’t be the best choice. Because they are mesh, they also aren’t the best if you want to keep shoes or dirty clothes separate.
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