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Best Packing Cubes – Buying Guide 2017

STAY ORGANIZED ON YOUR TRIP WITH THESE PACKING CUBES...


So you've finally had the cajones to play your dream trip to Europe! Hooray! What? You only have room for a carry-on and you're traveling for 3 weeks? Well, have no fear! Packing cubes, one of man's greatest inventions, will save you money and loads of space packing for your next trip. Never seen or heard of them before but you wanna have a go? We tested the best packing cubes out on the market and found the ones that will be perfect for your next dream vacation.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST PACKING CUBES

If you're planning a trip and are limited to a certain amount of space, you're definitely going to want to have a method of organization for packing. The best way to achieve this glorious sense of feng shui in your bag is with packing cubes. Packing cubes are generally lightweight nylon zippered cubes that allow you to shove more clothes into a designated space. Most packing cube sets will be able to fit in a carry-on sized bag saving you money on expensive baggage fees.

So how do you choose which packing cube is the best for you? We've found 6 different key elements that will help narrow down your search to find the best packing cubes that are tailored to your travel needs.

Dimensions

  • Know the size of the packing cubes so it fits comfortably in your luggage
  • Smaller ones may be cheaper, so if you don't need a lot of stuff, check out smaller sized cubes

# of Cubes

  • If you have more of a variety of things, get more packing cubes
  • Going on a shorter trip? Get less packing cubes

Colors

  • Yup...it's always fun to find your favorite products in your favorite colors 🙂

Material

  • Most come in sturdy nylon, but other may come in cloth.
  • A mesh outer layer is nice so you can see whats inside the packing cubes

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THE BEST PACKING CUBES

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Name

Dimension

# of Cubes

Colors

Material

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eBags Packing Cubes

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17.5" x 12.75" x 3.25"


13.75" x 9.75" x 3"


11" x 6.75" x 3"

1 large, 1 medium, 1 small

Titanium, Black, Grasshopper, Aquamarine, Raspberry, Denim, Eggplant, Peony, Canary, Tangerine, and four artist designs

Nylon

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HiDay 7 Set Waterproof Packing Cube

15.7'' x 11.8'' x 4.7'


11.8'' x 10.6'' x 4.7''


11.8'' x 7.9'' x 4.7''


13.4'' x 10.2''


10.2'' x 9.4''


6.7'' x 5.5''


13.78'' x 8.27''

3 Travel Packing Cubes + 3 Compression Pouches + 1 Shoes Bag

Blue Flower, Navy Circle, Pink Flower, Navy Flower, Wine Flower

Polyester

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Dot&Dot Medium Packing Cubes

13.5" x 9.75" x 3"

4

Purple, Dark Blue, Green, Pink, Grey, Light Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow

Nylon

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eBags Ultralight Packing Cubes

13" x 13" x 3.5"


6.5" x 6.5" x 3.5"


13" x 6.5" x 3.5"


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2 Large, 2 Small, 1 Slim


Blue, Green, Grey, Orange/Yellow

Nylon

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Pro Packing Cubes 6 Piece Lightweight Travel Packing Cubes

17.5 x 12.75 x 3.25


13.75 x 9.75 x 3


9 x 3.75 x 3

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1 large, 3 medium, 2 small


Aqua Blue, Graphite, Hot Pink, Sunset Orange, Silver

Nylon

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Schacke Pak Travel Organizers with Laundry Bag

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17.5" x 12.75" x 4"


13.75" x 12.75" x 4"


13.75x9.75x4


11" x 6.75" x 4"

4 plus laundry bag

Pink, Black, Teal, Green, Purple, Orange, Red

Nylon

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TravelWise Packing Cube System

2: 17" x 12.7" x 4"


2: 13" x 9" x 3"


1: 11" x 6.5" x 3"

2 large, 2 medium, 1 small

Black, Teal, Grey, Purple, Red

Nylon

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Bagail 4 Set Packing Cubes

17.5" x 12.75" x 4"


13.75" x 12.75" x 4"


13.75x9.75x4


11" x 6.75" x 4"

4 plus laundry bag

Black, Blue, Dark Blue, Fuschia, Green, Orange, Purple, Red

Nylon

Schacke Pak Travel Organizers with Laundry Bag

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17.5" x 12.75" x 4"
 13.75" x 12.75" x 4"
13.75x9.75x4
11" x 6.75" x 4"

Pink, Black, Teal, Green, Purple, Orange, Red

4 plus laundry bag



Nylon

When you're looking for something high quality, Schacke Pak is here for the resuce. In this case, they've created one of the top of the line packing cubes out on the market. These study cubes are not only made from the strongest water-resistant nylon fabrics, but they are also extremely durable and outlast all types of wear and tear.

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These innovative packings cubes utilize an X design with reinforced linings and mesh openings. The mesh allows you to see inside the cubes when you're perusing through your things. Plus, this set comes with 4 awesome cubes and one extra laundry bag. No need to worry about mixing your clean clothes with your difty ones.

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Overall, these packing cubes are our top pick because of their versatility and their quality. These will definitley last you a lifetime and won't cost you an arm and a leg.



TravelWise Packing Cube System

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2: 17" x 12.7" x 4"
2: 13" x 9" x 3"
1: 11" x 6.5" x 3"

Black, Teal, Grey, Purple, Red

2 large, 2 medium, 1 small



Nylon

Talk about a steal deal! These packing cubes are perfect for those on a budget but have a lot of packing responsibility. This set comes with 6 packing cubes that can handle the load of one or for the whole family on your next vacation.

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The cubes are made from nylon with a mesh strip going down the center. Thankfully, this exists because you'd have a hard time seeing what you packed without it. Two easy pull zippers keep each cube secure and allow easy access for your belongings. These packing cubes not only maximize packing space, but they also work wonderfully in hotel drawers as well.


In the end, we absolutely love TravelWise's innovative packing cubes not only for their utility, but for their excellent price. So next time you plan a family trip and want to keep an extra luggage for souvenirs, don't forget to bring this cubes along!

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Bagail 4 Set Packing Cubes

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17.5" x 12.75" x 4"
 13.75" x 12.75" x 4"
13.75x9.75x4
11" x 6.75" x 4"

Black, Blue, Dark Blue, Fuschia, Green, Orange, Purple, Red

4 plus laundry bag



Nylon


Seriously, try and say this company name 10 times fast for shits and giggles. Not only is this a fun company name, they also know exactly what they're doing when it comes to creating quality products. Very similiar to the Schacke Pack Packing Cubes in this article, these badboys have a slightly different design. The curved openings are protected with mesh so you can ooh and ahh at your packing cubes and their contents.

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The set comes with four cubes and a laundry bag. The laundry bag is essential because for some strange reason I ALWAYS forget to bring one. They're also protected with sturdy double zippers making access to your belongings very easy. 

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In conclusion, this is an excellent product. What makes this different that Schacke Pack? It comes in more colors! Find one that you like and start organizing your packing routine.

eBags Packing Cubes

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17.5" x 12.75" x 3.25"
 13.75" x 9.75" x 3"
11" x 6.75" x 3"

Titanium, Black, Grasshopper, Aquamarine, Raspberry, Denim, Eggplant, Peony, Canary, Tangerine, and four artist designs

1 large, 1 medium, 1 small



Techlite Diamond Nylon


Talk about spoiled for choice for color. These eBags packing cubes are not only backed by a well-known brand, but they also come in a bajillion different colors. If you're like me and color is everything, then you'll love these packing cubes.

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These are advertised as being made out of "Techlite Diamond Nylon." If you ask me, it sounds pretty fantastic and sturdy. Also, if you're not much of a crazy packer, three of these packing cubes should do the trick for a weekend trip. These cubes are enclosed with double zippers to make getting in and getting out fast and efficient.

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So, if you're the type that does judge books by their cover, this is a book you won't want to take your nose out. Check out the color options and see for yourself!

Dot&Dot Medium Packing Cubes

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13.5" x 9.75" x 3"


Purple, Dark Blue, Green, Pink, Grey, Light Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow

4


Nylon


Looking for something that will last you a lifetime's worth of packing? These are one of the best packing cubes out in the market because of their strong build and sturdy hexogonal nylon fabric. The packing cubes' edges are also reinforced, keeping the shape and size of the cubes in tact.

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This pack comes with 4 cubes that make organizing a messy suitcase very manageable. Also, there's a square mesh cover that allows TSA to view your items without pulling out all the embarassing stuff. Plus, if you're into lots of different colors, these packing cubes come in 9 different colors and even have a multi-color pack if you like to organize things by color.

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Ultimately, we love this product, and we know this will be an essential tool for packing you won't be able to live without.

Pro Packing Cubes 6 Piece Lightweight Travel Packing Cubes

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17.5 x 12.75 x 3.25
13.75 x 9.75 x 3
9 x 3.75 x 3

Aqua Blue, Graphite, Hot Pink, Sunset Orange, Silver

1 large, 3 medium, 2 small



Nylon

Packing for the whole family and need a little extra organization? These Pro Packing Cubes are perfect for you.  With a set of 6 packing cubes, the varying sizes are perfect for fitting articles of clothing from thick sweaters to socks and underwear. Also, each of these fit snuggly in one large luggage, so you could pack the entire family's belongings in one bag!

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Like most packing cubes, these are made with durable nylon and can be washed very easily by hand. The smaller packing cubes are perfect for small articles of clothing like socks and undergarments or even toiletries. Even though this set comes with six cubes, you can fit all of them in a carryon luggage or duffle.

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We highly recommend this product for those who need a little extra organization and like to compartmentalize their belongings.

HiDay 7 Set Waterproof Packing Cube

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15.7'' x 11.8'' x 4.7'
11.8'' x 10.6'' x 4.7''
11.8'' x 7.9'' x 4.7''
13.4'' x 10.2''
10.2'' x 9.4''
6.7'' x 5.5''
13.78'' x 8.27''

Blue Flower, Navy Circle, Pink Flower, Navy Flower, Wine Flower

3 Travel Packing Cubes + 3 Compression Pouches + 1 Shoes Bag




Polyester


If you're the type who has a hard time with overpacking, these are the best packing cubes for you. This set is a seriously mondo set that comes with plenty of different organizers to keep your things tidy and in place. Also, it comes with a separate shoe bag and laundry bag to keep your dirty items away from the clean ones.

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The packing cubes themselves are made of thick polyester that is tear resistant and water proof. The packing cubes also have a mesh front so you can easily find what you're looking for. For your viewing peleausure, the cubes come in five different patterned colors to choose from.

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All in all, this is an excellent product that gives you plenty of storage options for a decent price.

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eBags Ultralight Packing Cubes

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13" x 13" x 3.5"
6.5" x 6.5" x 3.5"
13" x 6.5" x 3.5"


Blue, Green, Grey, Orange/Yellow

2 Large, 2 Small, 1 Slim




Nylon

Looking for something ultra lightweight and efficient? These are the luxury packing cubes for you! Made with Cordura brand nylon, these are extremely thin material but as durable as its competitors. Also, the cubes have a mesh exterior, so you can save a little bit more of your dignity while TSA goes perusing through your personal belongings.

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The set comes with five different packing cubes with varying sizes. Essentially, it's like playing tetris, but only on one level as the manufacturer states. Packing has never been so entertaining, especially if you make a game out of it. The design is also patent-pending for it's ability to maintain figure with or without clothing stuffed inside.

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Overall, we love this products versitility and ultra lightweight feel. Rejoice, disorganized folks, for these packing cubes will make your lives much easier.

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