As a traveler, I bet that you have heard of packing cubes as a great travel essential that could solve your packing woes. Two years ago, I admit that I have ignored this tip. I just resorted to the good ol’ method of rolling my clothes in order to save space — and that helped, that’s for sure.
However… when I finally gave in and got my hands on eBags‘ packing cubes, I realized the added benefits that I have been missing for so long. For example, when in the past I have managed to store 10% more clothing into my luggage by doing the ‘rolling method’, now, I am actually able to add more than 30% just by simply using these packing cubes!
I was flabbergasted by that fact alone.
To add, I’m a nut for organizing stuff so I was even truly overjoyed when eBags’ packing cubes helped quench my OCD tendencies when it comes to my packing processes — from my smaller pieces of clothing and up to the big bulky ones.
Now of course there are TONS of brands out there but here’s why I think eBags is the best from them all…
eBags has been around since 1999. From then on, they have sold over 22 million of bags which gained them their current position of being THE brand that is the most loved and trusted for bags and all things travel. Today, with over 55,000 bags in store (and growing) you can quickly find the bag that’s perfect for your needs!
» Why I love eBags’ Packing Cubes…
They come in different types, sizes, and colors!
For whatever items that you’re planning to bring along for your journey, eBags has you covered for that. Plus, with their range of colors (10 different one), it’s easier to ‘color-code’ your stuff for better packing organizaiton.
To show you a sample of their range, see the photo below.
My top favorites among them would be their Slim Packing Cubes (since I often travel to new places for at most a week, so I typically only bring along a small rolling luggage or a backpack) and their Pack-it-Flat (as it’s perfect for storing my toiletries which are more than a handful).
TIP: For a great deal price, check out their value sets that often bundles different types of packing cubes together!
They are an insanely helpful ‘hack’ for packing!
To list out the top reasons as to why packing cubes are great for your travels, they are:
- Versatile – apart from the fact that eBags packing cubes come in different types and forms to suit your needs, remember the fact that the normal squares aren’t just for clothes! You could absolutely use them for storing your cables, plugs, adaptor, and so much more. Besides, even if you’re not traveling, you can use these cubes at home too for organizing items in your closet.
- Compressible – like I’ve already mentioned, packing cubes can help give you more space in your luggage and that’s because you can easily squeeze lots of items in just one cube. Think of it as a mini-luggage: you know how we can often compress more stuff in a luggage by sitting on it and zipping it up? Well, eBags packing cubes function in that same way: fill it to the brim, squeeze, and zip! Stack it all together and you’ll see how much you have managed to pack so much.
- Well-Organized – the fact that it comes in different colors and sizes with a visible mesh top means that you can easily find things right away (e.g.: store your sweaters in a medium red cube, pants in a large blue cube, dirty laundry in a small orange cube, etc.). Just imagine how much time you’re saving by knowing exactly where certain clothing types are in so that you wouldn’t have to turn your suitcase inside out! Also, you can even easily assign cubes to your travel companions when you’re not traveling alone (e.g. such as traveling with your partner, your friends or family).
- Efficient – for whatever occassion. When it comes to short trips that may involve hopping from one place to another, I can simply sort my outfits in each cube and then just pull them out when I need them. As for long-term stays, I can just put my packing cubes in the drawers of my hotel or AirBnB without worrying so much about cleaning the shelves for instance. It’s very nifty!
They are quality made!
Long-lasting and durable, eBags are made of premium materials. For one thing, the material of their packing cubes are made of soft breathable + lightweight nylon so that it won’t damage any kind of fabric — it is collapsible as well and not rigid so it’s perfect for stacking things up. The interior seams are also snag-free, and the mesh top was placed not only for easy content identification but for proper ventilation too!
Now one problem that I’ve encountered with some packing cubes is that the zippers can wear out easily. Reest assured, such is not the case with eBags because their packing cubes are designed with premium self-repairing YKK® RC coil zippers ensure a lifetime of opening and closing.
NOTE: When it comes to maintenance, cleaning the packing cubes are easy. Just zip them close, wash in cold water on a gentle cycle, line-dry, and you’re done! (Use only a mild color-safe detergent; don’t bleach nor put them in the dryer.)
They have a LIFETIME warranty!
eBags is wholly confident about their products and they have produced all of them to last a ‘lifetime’. Even so, no matter what problem may arise, they will take full responsibility — and that’s why their products are guaranteed for life, which is a very long time! How about that for assurance, right?
Don’t be like how I was 2 years ago, because packing cubes are travel essentials that must NOT be ignored! Going by my experience, I highly advise that you reap the benefits that you can get from these items as early as NOW. You can thank me later once you see for yourself how eBags packing cubes can solve a lot of your packing worries. ;)
So what are you waiting for? Come and grab your own eBags packing cubes!
DISCLAIMER: I received a eBags packing cubes for free in return for an honest review. As always, I only recommend and write about brands that I personally use or believe in; therefore all views that are expressed here represent only those made by myself and NOT of any other entity in their favor. [Images from eBags]
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I am Aileen Adalid. At 21, I quit my corporate job in the Philippines to travel the world. Today, I am a digital nomad (entrepreneur & travel writer) living a sustainable travel lifestyle.
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