Best packing cubes & organizers for travel reviewed

February 2, 2017
Sara Ezra Fulton

Seeking the best packing cubes for your luggage in 2017? Read our guide to find some top travel organizers that suit your every need.

Face it, packing cubes sound like a complete and utter travel gimmick. Nonetheless, I will be the first one to admit that they are incredibly useful and handy, easing both the packing and the travel process as you hop from place to place. And in all honesty, once you start using them you will be hooked for life. the best packing cubes simply help minimize effort and maximize efficiency, creating an organized suitcase that keeps clothes wrinkle free and consolidated. For easy packing and unpacking check out our list of the top nine luggage cubes.

 

1. Travel Organizers with Laundry Bag by Shacke Pak

 

Contains: 4 cubes + laundry bag

Key Features

  • Four sized cubes & laundry bag
  • Water Resistant Nylon
  • See-through mesh top
  • Multiple color options
  • Durable
  • Lifetime Warranty

The four sizes provide the perfect fit: packing pants in the larger cube, undergarments in the smaller cube, and everything else in between. At four inches deep, these cubes are slightly deeper than the traditional cubes, which provide additional room for extra items. The “x” shaped nylon structure on the top of the cubes helps to maintain their structure, even when not fully packed, while still offering mesh pockets to view your items through. Their durability does come at the price of a slightly higher weight of 1.2 pounds. Nonetheless, this set is by far the best quality for the price.

 

2. Travel Luggage Packing Organizers with Laundry Bag by Bagail

 

Contains: 4 packing cubes + laundry bag

Key Features

  • Four different sized cubes & large laundry bag
  • Multiple color options
  • Intensely strong zippers
  • See-through mesh top
  • Durable

This set of cubes can compress two weeks worth of clothes into a carry-on suitcase if you pack with care. I was pleasantly surprised by the durability and quality of the cubes, along with the zipper strength and glide-ability. These cubes are sure to withstand your travel wear with ease, while still keeping your clothes clean and wrinkle free, but are bulky at 1.6 pounds.

 

3. Medium Packing Cubes – 3pc Set by eBags

 

Contains: 3 packing cubes

Key Features

  • Three cubes: all 75” x 9.75” x 3”
  • Multiple color options
  • Techlite Diamond Nylon
  • Machine washable
  • See-through mesh top
  • Durable
  • Lifetime warranty

Let’s start off with the fact that these cubes are machine washable. Can we say, “easy care?” With fully lined interior seams and a durable nylon exterior, your clothes will be well protected in these cubes. All three cubes in this set are the same size, on the cusp between medium and large, they are ideal for packing t-shirts and pants. The mesh top allows you to keep track of your content. These durable bags are just slightly on the heavier side at a weight of 12.8 ounces.

 

4. Travel Packing Organizers & Compression Pouches for Luggage by Pro Packing Cubes

 

Contains: 4 cubes in a set

Key Features

  • Four different sized cubes
  • Multiple color options, including a mixed color set
  • See-through mesh top
  • Lightweight (11.2 oz)
  • Lifetime Guarantee

We love this product for the main reason that they offer a mixed color set, which makes it incredibly easy to root around in your suitcase and pullout the proper bag without unpacking everything. The bags themselves are constructed from rip-stop nylon that makes them very durable. They can also easily compress and lay flat in your suitcase. The bags range in size from 17.5″ x 12.75″ x 3.25″ to 9″ x 3.75″ x 3″, perfect for everything from jackets and pants to toiletries. The only downside is that they have a strong chemical smell when they first arrive, but this disappears if aired out for a day or two.

 

5. Packing Cube System – Durable 5 Piece Weekender+ Set by TravelWise

 

Contains: 3 cubes

Key Features

  • Three different sized cubes
  • Plenty of space with the two medium and two large cubes
  • Multiple color options
  • See-through mesh top

At 1 pound, this set of cubes performed soundly, with my only complaint about the cubes was that the nylon was not rip-stop. So when I did eventually wear the bags to exhaustion, which did take an incredibly long time with heavy use, once ripped the rip would continue to spread. However, with how much abuse I put the set through, I am still exceedingly happy with the overall quality. Additionally, the set includes one medium and one large pack, which is perfect for longer travels, along with an additional small cube.

6. 4 Piece Set Packing Cubes with Laundry Bag by Homdox

 

Contains: 4 cubes + Laundry bag

Key Features:

  • Four different sized cubes & small laundry bag
  • Multiple color range
  • See-through mesh top
  • Durable and compressible
  • Lightweight (10.4 oz)

Let’s just start with the fact that you have thirteen fun colors to pick from when selecting these bags, which makes it extremely easy to buy two sets and keep track of “his’” versus “hers” when sharing a suitcase. Additionally, the bags are constructed out of a honeycomb rip-stop nylon fabric that is extremely durable and can withstand even the most extreme travel, while the mesh netting still allows you to see inside your bag to easily locate needed content. A simple downside is that the bags do not easily maintain their shape unless completely full, which can result in the slight wrinkling of clothing, but are easy to compress and store when not in use – even in the smallest suitcases.

 

7. Clear PVC Packing Organizers Waterproof Travel Organizers Set of 3 Sizes by Tranvers

 

Contains: 3 cubes

Key Features

  • Three different sized cubes
  • Completely transparent
  • PVC waterproof material

The biggest asset for this bag is its complete transparency, which makes it remarkably easily to see all your items within the bag – not just the topmost shirt. Additionally, the PVC material and lack of mesh allow you to easily pack bathing suits and towels without worrying about dirtying your other cloths. Be aware that the bags are not completely waterproof due to the zippers, and therefore do not fully submerge in water (i.e.: not the bag to take on a rafting trip). The downside of this set is that the PVC material can be slightly harder to clean and slightly less compressible when empty.

 

8. Pack-It Specter Compression Cube Set – 2pc Set by Eagle Creek

 

Contains: 2 cubes

Key Features

  • Compression sack
  • Silnylon rip-stop
  • Sturdy handle
  • Extremely Lightweight (6.1 oz)

These bags are a mixture of the typical packing cube and a compression sack. While they do not remove the air, like a vacuum compression bag, they can handle being stuffed full. Although over time, too significant of stuffing did seem to slightly weaken the seams of my cubes. However, their main downside is also their greatest strength, to create resilience the cubes are made completely out of rip-stop nylon and you therefore cannot see the items inside. The flexibility of these cubes’ shape is perfect for the business traveler to the backpacker.

 

9. Packing Cubes with Laundry Bag by Weweon

 

Contains: 6 packing cubes

Key Features

  • Five different sized cubes & laundry bag
  • Fabric bound interior
  • See-through mesh top
  • Durable
  • Lightweight (12 oz)

This set of five bags will organize your entire suitcase with the perfect bag for everything from pants and skirts to shirts, and even underwear and cosmetics. Complete with quality zippers that easily glide closed and open, the bags are constructed out of a strong nylon and even have fabric bound interior seams that will protect even the most delicate clothes from snagging and catching. The netting tops allow you to easily see what is inside your bags, while also allowing your clothes to stayed aired and fresh.

From the business traveler to the backpacker, packing cubes will help keep you organized and in control. Once you learn how easy staying organized can be even the laziest of us will be hooked. Comment bellow and let us know how your luggage adventures unfold and your personal experiences.

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  • Thanks so much for sharing! I travel a lot and need to get a set, so this is helpful!

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