Hello travelers! I’m on the hunt for the perfect packing cubes to add to my travel staples, so I went on Amazon and decided to buy all the most popular ones and return what didn’t work.
What are packing cubes?
They are small fabric rectangular pouches, enclosed with a zipper, that are small enough to fit several into a carry-on bag, suitcase, or backpack. I like them because they keep everything organized in my suitcase. When I get to my hotel or need to grab something out of my bag at the airport, I don’t have to take everything out because I already know how it’s all divided in the packing cubes; I know where everything is!
What am I looking for in a packing cube?
Large netting so I can see, functional and smooth zipper, color and size options, strong cloth material, and quality straps.
Here are the ones I tried.
Vallilon Design – thinnest material with least expensive zippers. There were 7 – so it’s high in quantity, but not great in quality.
Bago – on the other hand, Bago was VERY nice quality. I’d say these were the best designed, (*meaning if style is most important to you, pick these!) The zippers are easy to use with an extra piece of cloth to make them longer. There is a large netting area, very nice material and vibrant colors. Additionally, they sent lots of “extra” bags for shoes, dirty clothes, etc.
G4Free – Lots of color options, very nice and thick/strong material. They had a smooth zipper and a large netting area so I can easily see the clothes inside. (*I ended up keeping these!)
Dot&Dot – Most well thought out and well made (*great for engineering types!) They have an extra seam which make them more cube like. This allows you to be more efficient in your packing (perfect for the engineering types). These are also the only cubes that came with multiple colors in one set.
Travel Wise – Great all around, but nothing special. Strong zipper, nice big handles so they will be easy to carry, and lots of size options.
Gonex – For quality and quantity, go with Gonex. They sent 7 bags with two shoe bags. The only down side is that the netting is on the side only.
4 Slim Gonex Packing Cubes The small carry-on packing cubes on the other hand have large netting and are a great quality. They are just a bit larger than the dot-dot bags. (*I ended up keeping these!)
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