Why all the fuss about 'packing cubes'?

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Ricardo

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Member since 23 Oct 2015

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Never used the cubes but swear by the Korjo packing bags. When you pack 'right' it means that can save unpacking/repacking at every destination and 'live' directly out of the suitcase. Not only does it save a significant amount of time but the stuff you keep packed away for a different climate or dress code stays untouched and unruffled.


Would not be without

Blake

Member since 03 May 2017

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It takes me about 10mins to turn a nice clean hotel room into a disaster area after I first arrive. Some people will like these packing cubes, some people wont. I have used them now on two overseas trips, and I like them more than the big ziplock bags you roll up and squeeze the air out.


They only cost about $10 or so on ebay for 5 cubes, the small ones are a bit useless though. I use two sets, different colours, one colour for all my golf clothes, and another for non-golf clothes.


I survived quite well before I ever used packing cubes, and I dont make any fuss about them, but they do help stopping me from spreading all my stuff right across the room, instead now i just have cubes everywhere.


Last editedby Blake at Oct 31, 2018, 06:01 PM.

Sula

Member since 07 Jun 2016

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Also works a treat for adult toys and personal hygiene products

jaredw

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I can’t stand them. When I travel it’s usually not spending a lot of time in any one place so I constantly have to repack and they tend to take longer for me to pack.

This is why I love them.

I pack one of my smaller cubes. Then I never really need to unpack I just leave them in the cube in a draw/etc. When I need to move, pick up the cube, put in bag. Done.

kimshep

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Member since 11 Oct 2014

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Where they really 'shine' is when you take extended trips to the USA. Three or four major trips a year to USA or USA / Europe, each of a month or so, has a habit of seeing your luggage swell a bit due to shopping. With the incessant need of the TSA to inspect your luggage on every domestic USA sector, it doesn't take too long for the most beautifully packed and organised luggage to resemble a rat's nest after a few sessions of TSA inspections.

I agree with those above. Didn't initially see the value (apart from novelty) however, practical experience shows that keeping your luggage well-organised is a definite plus. Nothing like being able to quickly find what you want on arrival into your hotel room after a gruelling 5-6 hours of domestic travel. It beats having to dump all the contents on the bed or floor and then repack, refold or just plain dump everything back in. The ultimate time saving is by being able to actually enjoy your hotel stay without the major, repeated exercise of constant reorganisation.

Last editedby kimshep at Nov 01, 2018, 10:10 AM.

deka2

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I can’t stand them. When I travel it’s usually not spending a lot of time in any one place so I constantly have to repack and they tend to take longer for me to pack.
This is why I love them.

I pack one of my smaller cubes. Then I never really need to unpack I just leave them in the cube in a draw/etc. When I need to move, pick up the cube, put in bag. Done.

I agree, arrive at the Hotel, open the packing cubes and put them in a draw. Unpacking complete. Reverse when leaving. Our Carryon bags perfectly fit 4 cubes.

Blake

Member since 03 May 2017

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I agree, arrive at the Hotel, open the packing cubes and put them in a draw. Unpacking complete. Reverse when leaving. Our Carryon bags perfectly fit 4 cubes.

No need to get carried away. the cubes are just fine spread out over the unused half of the bed.

Ross

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Member since 10 May 2014

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I fear if I suggest this to my SO we will just move from needing four large suitcases per trip to five or more...

Peterking

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Member since 05 May 2017

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Just buy a suitcase with a zippered enclosure. Has the same benefit.

icie_lynx

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Member since 20 Jun 2018

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I have colour coded bags for each family member. So easy to then find individual persons stuff quickly and divvy it out when we arrive.

barecub

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Member since 27 Jul 2016

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I'm on board with the rest of the "yes" brigade, especially on longer o/s trips.

I get irritated/frustrated with having a bag half open on one of those luggage stands and fossicking about to find things - particularly with the woeful lighting in some modern hotel rooms.

Supertech

Member since 17 Apr 2016

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Bought some cubes in Ikea $4.95 use them all the time. So easy to find things when you load into hotel drawers, and back into the case when you move on. Plastic bags are disappearing quickly...time to get some packing cubes👍

FFTrev

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Member since 23 Sep 2013

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My beloved other half packs & unpacks my suitcase !

h15t0r1an

Member since 29 Jan 2015

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The small ones are excellent for keeping electronic bits organised like cables, usb stix etc. ebags does qood quality ones.

AWA2602

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Member since 29 Jul 2013

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I find them very useful when my husband and I traveling together and using one medium-sized suitcase for 7-10 day trip. I have two sets in different colors so it is easy to keep our clothes separated and organized in the suitcase.

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