Eagle Creekâ¿¢ Translucent Specter Pack-Itâ¿¢ Cubes
These totally lightweight cubes hold a surprising amount, compressing the contents to about 1/2 of the original height. They work best with items that have a lighter weave than, say, jeans. They compress tank tops, dresses of poly/cotton or rayon, sweaters, men's briefs and undershirts very effectively. The filmy summer blouses now popular can be compressed so much that the larger cube can easily hold 8 of them. The lightweight makes them ideal for air travel. They would be easier to use if the zipper went all the way around but it's definitely not a deal breaker. The white color is opaque enough to identify contents. Used them for Europe, Hawaii and India - they were so good that I'm ordering more. Great, also, for packing an extra change of clothes, underwear etc. in my 17" carry-on in case my luggage is lost. There is a small but noticeable amount of extra space in my 26" bag after packing with these. They've become indispensable.
April 4, 2014
I would buy this product again...and I did!
VERY lightweight, yet sturdy. I'm already a fan of the Eagle Creek pack-it system & have several of their cubes & folders. This time I was searching for a similar product, but lighter for an over-seas trip (since every pound/ounce these days can add up to $$). I was skeptical at first since they are so lightweight so I did a test run on a week long road trip. I over stuffed them on purpose & they held their ground. I knew I had a winner when my husband started singing their praises. In fact, I ended up getting him his own set so he won't steal mine. Love the smaller bag for the "little stuff" in my backpack that can get lost in big bags. Have used them now on several airplane & road trips. Oh, & on last flight I'm sure they helped us avoid extra baggage fees since we had more stuff added to the bag on the return flight. My husband was thrilled when he didn't have to pay extra for a overweight bag. The bags are money well spent!
November 17, 2012
I saw these demonstrated at a packing seminar and was not really convinced that they would be better than my own system, but I thought I would try & see how they worked. I just returned from Italy and was delighted to see how well they worked. I had used the original Pack It bags, but because they were dark colors you couldn't see through them & wasn't that happy with the idea. These are amazing. I can see what is inside & it was so easy to pack with them. Now I need to get more so I can do all my packing in them!
May 22, 2014
Great Gift Idea
I was trying to figure out a gift for a co-worker who is a runner, swimmer, biker, etc and saw these on sale at the Container Store. I've had a set & used them for travel so thought this might be a unique gift for my co-worker (who I thought had everything). She loved these .. she is constantly on the go to a race, gym, sailing, etc and liked the idea of having lightweight reusable bags to separate her various items in whatever bag she was using. This was a way better gift than the typical bottle of wine ...
July 2, 2014