Packing Cubes

 

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Packing cubes can be bought for anywhere between £5 Packing-Cubes-Dive-Conquerto about £20 for a set of three. They are definitely worth a try especially for families. You’ll hear travellers say they wonder how they ever managed without them.

It is possible to use Ziploc bags to store your clothing but actual packing organizers have several more benefits and don’t cost that much more money. These are our top 10 reasons why every traveller should use Packing Cubes:

 

  • Long-lasting – buy good quality and don’t abuse them and they’ll last for years.
  • Compression – use them to compress your clothing and travel for any trip with just a carry-on bag.
  • Organize – Separate your clothing whatever way you need – by bottoms/tops; travel outfits; or weather.
  • Family – Colour code clothing by using different colour packing cubes for each family member.
  • Practical – Ideal for organization and storage in your hotel when shelf space is limited.
  • Easy to Clean – Throw them in the wash (hang dry) after a trip or during for long term travels.
  • Versatility – Use them for clothing, shoes, electronics, and anything else you want to store.
  • In-Flight Organization – Carry your travel comforts such as neck pillow/scarf/sweater/blanket.
  • Non-travel Uses – Use them at home for storage or to maximize limited closet space.
  • Environmentally Friendly – Better than using plastic bags.

Here’s a quick review of some examples of what’s available.

 

DIBAG Bag Packers Tidy Case Luggage Packing Cubes Set of 3

This 3 piece packing cubes comes with three sizes and each has an “easy view” window and double zip closures. A reasonably good Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 78. The price is certainly right but is it value for your money?

  • Large:     29 x 46 x 6 cm
  • Medium: 28 x 23 x 5 cm
  • Small:      23 x 20 x 2 cm

87% of Buyers Liked or Loved this product.
At this price they say you can’t expect outstanding material and great needlework on the binding that will stand the test of time. And to be fair it does look a little on the cheap side. But you do get will get an item that does what it says and has metal zippers.
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9% of Buyers were disappointed with this product.
For one buyer the seams on the larger cube ripped even though they were careful not to overfill any of the cubes.  Buyers thought packing cubes were a definite boon but as regards this product perhaps there were others that might do the job better.
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BXT Travel Essentials Bag Organisers Set of 5

A 5 piece set for around a tenner. These are made from Polyester Fibre and come in a range of colours: Pink/Blue/Red/Grey/Purple. Two have handles but like many packing cubes the zips seem to be the weak link in an otherwise good product. A very low NPS of 46.

  • Bag 1:   37 x 30 x 14 cm (with handle)
  • Bag 2:   29 x 19 x 11 cm (with handle)
  • Bag 3:   37 x 27 x 7 cm
  • Bag 4:   31 x 27 x 7 cm
  • Bag 5:   26 x 20 x 7 cm

66% of Buyers Liked or Loved this product.
One side is opaque and the flip side is a partial breathable mesh that you can see through. The fabric is serviceable and the zips are adequate given the price although they may not stand up to repeated harsh treatment. They can be stored inside each other like a Russian doll.
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20% of Buyers were disappointed with this product.
The zips broke or caught quite easily and they didn’t hold their shape.
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AmazonBasics Packing Cubes – 2 Med. + 2 Large (4-Piece Set)

This Amazon Basics 4-piece set at the time of review has a maximum NPS of 100. They are made from soft mesh to protect delicate fabrics and come with a webbing handle for convenience when carried by itself.  There are 2 medium-sized cubes and 2 large-sized cubes.

  • Large:     44 x 32 x 8 cm
  • Medium: 35 x 25 x 8 cm

100% of Buyers thought these were great quality at a very reasonable price. Lightweight but strong with attention to detail such as a carrying handle, double-zippers, and strong stitching.  The medium sized pack is probably a good all-round choice, This particular set from Amazon Basics compares very well with the other brands that buyers have used.
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0% What Buyers disliked? – Apparently nothing!

Packing Cubes Set of 3 Carry On Organisers

Made from Nylon diamond fabric with mesh front for easy visibility the bags come in 3 sizes. The very high NPS of 97% is impressive:

  • Large:      44.5 x 32  x 8  cm
  • Medium:  35    x 25  x 7.5 cm
  • Small:      28    x 17  x  7.5 cm

98% of Buyers were impressed with these bags.
Made from Nylon diamond fabric which makes them lightweight, tough and also washable. They are really strong and the mesh is very good quality. The zips too put up with a lot of opening and closing.
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1% of Buyers thought these were a bit on the flimsy side and too small.
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eBags Packing Cubes – 3 Piece Set

This travel set is lightweight, durable and a very colourful packing solution. The three piece Packing Cube Set includes: a small, medium, and a large packing cube. Buyers gave this an excellent NPS of 96%

  • Large:     44 x 32 x 8 cm
  • Medium: 35 x 25 x 7.5 cm
  • Small:      28 x 17 x 7.5 cm

97%  Buyers say the eBags cubes are fantastic quality and come in a good range of sizes. However the Large eBags Cube appears to be too big for some buyers. The Medium bag is perfect for clothes / shirts / t-shirts etc. and the Small bag is perfect for a week’s worth of smalls.
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1%  One Amazon reviewer mentions that the large cube is actually too big to fit in the bag for which it was intended, another says that they are smaller than expected.
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We chose the AmazonBasics Packing Cubes Set of 4 as the overall winner in this group of 5 based on having 100% satisfaction from buyers and the reasonable average cost per bag.

Price* Per Bag NPS Rated
AmazonBasics Packing Cubes Set of 4  £14.49  £3.62  100  1
Packing Cubes Set of 3  £15.67  £5.22  97  2
DIBAG Bag Packers Tidy Case Set of 3  £6.99  £2.33  78  3
eBags Packing Cubes Set of 3  £19.99  £6.66  96  4
BXT Travel Essentials Set of 5  £7.49  £1.50  46  5

*Prices at time of review
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