Top positive review
Great packing cubes to organize and compress clothing and other items
November 27, 2018
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.