In the so-called rat-race of American life, the only thing that keeps some of us going is vacations and holidays. But traveling is not at all easy. Irrespective of how much you might love to be a traveler, I am sure, under no circumstances would you like your luggage to be more than your energy to explore the new world. If your gigantic suitcase has been eating on your sensibilities as a traveler, we have just the thing for you.
The advancement in technology has come as a blessing to the Travel industry. It has made the most tiresome aspect of traveling – Packing – into a more manageable, organized activity, that is bound to make travel preparations easy peasy lemon squeezy. Whether it is a two-week family road trip or a weekend beach vacation, travel hacks can make your travels more manageable and practical. You no longer need to stress (or at least not a much) about your luggage.
It is not just driving adventures that problematize packing, luggage is also a problem for luxury trips through flights and cruises. Bottom line – packing is always an issue, but it can be more manageable when you know how to properly pack and avoid the old/traditional ways of packing.
What are Packing Cubes?
Packing Cubes are the ultimate end to huge suitcases and your stuff rolling around in them. They are a more efficient way to organize luggage. It maximizes the space usage in your bag by managing the space taken by all your individual belongings. Packing Cubes hug your stuff so closely that there is less chance that any damage will fall to your precious items.
Packing cubes are Especially helpful if you are a full-time traveler. For those who travel often a collection of packing cube is a must.
Called ‘Carry-On-Luggage’ with all the love that they deserve, these compact packing cubes are available in various styles and sizes. The saying that ‘Love comes in all shapes and sizes’ has been said about these very cubes! They are a mixture of being easy on the eyes and on the shoulders. They are how you get to do away with the exhausting job of packing and unpacking. All you need to do is to take out your wrinkle-free clothes and simply put them in the wardrobe just like you took them out of it back at home. Yes, you read it right. Traveling no longer means that you have to get your clothes ironed as soon as you reach your destination.
The only thing about them that becomes overwhelming is their wide variety of endless options in the market. They come in different fabrics taking into considerations the needs of the travelers. You can easily find designs on canvas or nylon. They have good durability and are lightweight. Some of them can be washed easily to get all the most out of your bag before your next trek. Some of them are made of plastic, which though unwashable, protect your belongings from any slippage that might ruin them. And no, they do not cost the Moon. They are available at affordable prices. They wouldn’t cut too deeply in your holiday budget.
The fun thing is that they also double as pillows. So, when you are out trekking or are sleepy on a campsite, just take out your cubes and get ready for a sound sleep.
Here’s a list of some of the best Packing Cubes that I feel are totally acing it –
Eagle Creek Pack-it Specter Tech System
If you’re wondering about the Eagle Creek Pack-it Spector Tech System, online reviews look favorable for the most part. This selection is an exclusive collection of Park-It series, they have been invented specifically for travelers. Its Ultralight fabric decreases your burden and encourages you to hike the taller mountains and go deeper into the jungle without worrying about your bag. Being water-resistant and stain-resistant, they push you to take on harder adventures. Their compressed zippers will not fail to impress you. This model currently is offered in both black or white colors. While the look is nice, I’d like to see them offer more color options in the future.
eBags Ultralight Packing Cubes
Ultralight is the set of 5 cubes with a silicon coating on the inner surface and a polyurethane coating on the outer surface. Made of Cordura nylon fabric they weigh 8.3 ounces. These cubes are a good choice for anyone who is a frequent traveler. Not only is it lightweight but they are well constructed.
Flight 001 Spacepak
To offer outstanding packing hacks, it comes with 3 cubes for the categorical organization. Their best feature is the dual compartment unzipping on both sides which keeps all your stuff in order. This model is not only a good choice for those looking to organize but also practical.
Genius Pack Compression Packing Cubes
Founded by Alfred Chehebar, they blend cube top with the mesh top. It is a 3 cube set, made out of 100% nylon. Stretch mesh top expands to maximize capacity. These packs are ultra lightweight. Less than 1 lbs for all 3 sizes.
Hudson + Bleecker Packing Cube
These green-lined packing cubes with removable handle are the real reflection of class and elegance for a luxury vacation in a comfy manner. The stylish exterior makes it a fun and playful addition.
EZ Packing Starter Set
A family-oriented travel product with vibrant colors that can be used to color code your way all through the holiday, without getting your stuff mixed with others’ stuff in the same bag. A great starter set for anyone who hasn’t used packing cubes before.
Amazon Basics Packing Cube Set
This decent, sober and affordable set of packing cubes is an appropriate choice for the people who travel for work. Made out of polyester, they are extremely lightweight and durable. The attached handle makes it easy to carry.
Packing cubes are a must add-on to every explorer’s checklist as they perform the twin purposes of solving the problem of packing clothes as well as other vital stuff like medicines, makeup, etc. They relax the burden on your shoulders and back so that you can enjoy your vacation in the most lavish manner possible.