The packing cubes arrived in a plastic back displaying the contents and country of origin (made in China). The cubes are very lightweight and made of nylon, so it should repel small spills and the stitching is very strong. They have a zippered opening that runs a little more than halfway around the cube. They do not open as “clamshells,” but provide plenty of space at the top to insert and remove items. Each has a second zipper that enables you to expand or compress the cube. The compression zipper runs around the entire bag. The zippers are solid but the nylon material is close to the zipper so you could snag the zipper if you aren’t paying attention. I haven’t had any problems with it but will continue to pay attention to how the zippers perform over time. There are three different sized cubes: a large cube (I’ll use for packing pants and can fit about 3 pairs), a medium cube (packing 4 T-shirts), and a small cube (4 underwear and 4 pair of socks). The cubes hold more than they seem and I can easily fit more items inside. The medium cube with 4 T-shirts is fully compressed; if I unzip the compression zipper I could fit 2 more shirts or other items inside the bags as well. The nice thing about the cubes is that they keep everything together and neatly fit inside your suitcase, or in my case a carry on with plenty of room leftover for additional items. They can work great to compress items to make more room in your case or can expand to hold more and provide a way to organize your clothing. I will continue to update my review as I use the packing cubes more over time.
Quick update - after using the cubes for a number of trips, they are holding up great and have been very helpful in organizing my packing. I find that they are great not just packing to go somewhere, but also for keeping dirty clothes from taking over your bag on the way home. I did have some difficulty with the compression zipper on the larger bag when trying to zip it up too quickly while it is full - the inner lining can get caught in the zipper. I found that by pushing the lining in while zipping prevents this from happening. Haven't had that issue with the smaller cubes and only with the larger one when it was full.
This is my third purchase of this product. There are other listings of the same product with multiple reviews. I got hooked on the bags for travel and to hold extra coats/blankets in the back of my car. Three buys should show you I am happy! thanks
Just returned from a trip to FL, and these cubes held an amazing amount of clothing. They compress my clothing down so I have more options to wear when I fly with only carry on luggage. They definitely will be used every time I travel from here on out. If you're on the fence about these like I was, you may want to take a chance on them if you tend to over-pack.
These do exactly what they say they do. They hold and compress your clothes very well. I would recommend you do not overstuff if you plan on using the zipper to compress. If you overstuff and are having a hard time using the compression zipper, leave it uncompressed. I think overstuffing is where other users may have had issues. I will say that you do need to be careful when using the compression zipper to not get any excess materials caught in the zipper. Take a few moments to be careful and you won't have any issues. Overall, I would buy these again.
I snagged a cheap flight to Mexico on Spirit Air, and that means pay big time for a carry on or try to fit 7 days worth of clothes in a person item bag! I grabbed these to separate and compress my clothes and they really did the trick! I was able to pack 7 days worth of clothes plus my swim gear (I wear a rash guard and shorts not a suit) in the small and medium size. I also packed toiletries, my ipad, and a folding LED lamp for teaching on the go. The bags are sturdy and keep everything from shifting in my bag. Great for separating clean and dirty clothes when the hotel doesn't have laundry! Highly recommended!
I use these packing cubes on a trip I took. I love these. My clothes did not get wrinkled because I folded them up. I love the color. It's easy to spot. They have an added zipper so it expands when needed. I would use them again. It really made the trip easy to unpack my clothes and keep them in order.
This is the most comprehensive review I've ever done so here goes; I'm a budget flyer (Spirit and Frontier) and I use an under seat bag (pictured) to save on baggage fees. I bought these so I can add an additional shoe choice in my luggage. Wow! What a difference these compressing packing cubes make! In the bag I put, 2 pairs of jeans, two tops, a Blazer and layered my undergarments in-between (didn't want to put my panties on blast) and as you can see, it fit in my bag perfectly with room for an extra pair of shoes which was my goal. The bag pictured is a 15". I recommend when zipping up the compression zipper, you put your finger under the zipping mechanism to guide it along, otherwise the material may get caught. Great purchase, good quality and love the color! So glad I found these!!
This is my second set-up which I purchased because I liked my first set so much. Really compacts clothing plus keeps things organized. They hold a quite a bit, but you can't overfill or you won't be able to look set. Plus you need to be careful when zipping or the zipper will jam, but Nit too hard. Sturdy compression socks with great double zippers. I've been using my first set for over three years and going strong!
Overall I'm happy with the purchase of my three compression cubes. But I will say these aren't "true" compression bags like the plastic ones you find. They are more like packing cubes that you can sort of push the air out of them and keep everything organized. I was hoping to be able to use them all in my Hynes backpack I use as a carry on that fits under the airplane seat but my bag is too small for all three of them. I think these would be fantastic for either a carry on suitcase or regular suitcase as you can fit them better.
In the large bag I was able to either roll up my pants or put the pants flat on each other, about 8 pairs of pants (many of my pants are yoga type stretch pants, jean capri's, cotton capris, etc. But I was surprised at how many I could fit into the large bag.
The medium bag I use for my shirts, of which I was able to fit about 10 shirts in. And the small bag I used for underwear, swimsuits, etc.
So far these bags are durably made and I think they will last quite a while.