I’m one of those types of people that actually enjoys packing. I like fitting everything into a suitcase like pieces in a puzzle. I think packing aids can make all the difference in not only an organized bag but a pleasant packing and unpacking experience. Over the years I’ve grown to love the Eagle Creek Pack-It System for providing innovative products that streamline packing. Today I am going to share a look at the pieces in the collection that I use.
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Eagle Creek Pack-It cubes are designed to compress and organize your clothing for more efficient packing. You can roll, fold, and/or stack packed items inside depending on your personal preference. I’m a fold and stack kind of packer myself.
The Pack-It cubes come in two material choices. The original is made from a washable, water and odor resistant poly-microweave lower and breathable mesh upper. The specter is also washable and water and odor resistant, but lighter and less structured thanks to the silnylon ripstop material. This is the same kind of fabric used in lightweight tents!
The original design opens up all the way with the breathable mesh upper top section laying flat to reveal the entire interior. The specter design has a top half zip. Both material options are available in a variety of sizes and colors and include quick grab and go handles and two-way zippers for ease of use.
There is also a Clean Dirty cube available in the original material, which has similar dimensions to the regular cube, except that it’s a bit thicker (4″) and double-sided ($22.00). It’s also available in the half cube size ($18.00). One side is constructed of the breathable mesh material while the other is lined with Eagle Creek’s linkseal mesh, which is water repellant. This is a great way to pack damp items and keep them safely contained within your luggage.
The Pack-It cubes are by far my most used packing aid. I use them mainly for packing clothing, but also sometimes for other items as well, such as accessories. I have a variety of sizes on hand to organize my packed clothing by type and function. This helps me stay organized when I am at my destination as well, as I tend to keep folded items inside the cubes and just lay them open in drawers with the tops tucked underneath.
Eagle Creek Pack-It folders are designed to keep clothes intact and wrinkle-free in transit. The design is inspired by a paper folder with velcro wings that help compress clothing. The included packing board and bottom board piece help clothes retain their shape. The folders are avalable in a variety of sizes and colors as well as the same two material choices as the cubes.
I don’t use the Pack-It folders often, as we don’t tend to travel with a lot of wrinkle-prone clothing for the most part. I only use them the event that I need to pack a lot of my husband’s dress shirts or my delicate dresses and blouses that are prone to wrinkling. They do help keep these types of items crisp, neat, and wrinkle-free in transit!
Eagle Creek Pack-It sacs not specifically designed to pack clothing like the cubes and folders and are more for general use. They include both zip top and drawstring style designs and are available in both the original and specter materials in different sizes and colors.
The original material zip sacs are lined with the water repellant linkseal mesh. Both the original and specter material sacs have a carry clip attached to the top.
The stuffer sacs are sold in sets. The original breathable mesh is available in a small/medium/large set for $22.00. The specter stuffer sacs are also available in a small/medium/large set ($34.00) or a mini set of three ($22.00).
I use the zip style Pack-It sacs for corralling damp items while traveling as well as for smaller loose items. I don’t use the stuffer sacs often, but they are a good way to keep bulkier and awkward items organized.
There are also a few accessories in the Pack-It collection designed for specific purposes. The Quick-Trip is a small, duffle-style toiletry bag that’s perfect for someone with just a few toiletries. It is available in both the original ($19.00) and specter ($24.00) materials. My husband has used his for years and it suits his travel toiletry needs perfectly!
The shoe sac is a great way to pack larger shoes that might not fit in sock-style organizers. It is also available in the original material with linkseal ($13.00) and specter ($18.00). Don’s size 12 dress shoes fit like a glove inside one of these.
Eagle Creek released its electronic organization line recently, which is great for the traveler who likes to pack their gadgets in well-designed and protected cases. These cases are made from the same lightweight yet tough silnylon ripstop fabric from the specter line and lined with perforated EVA foam for light yet effective padding.
The eCubes are available in small ($20.00), medium ($25.00), and large ($38.00). They are designed with repositionable and removable inserts to customize the interior structure of the case to suit your specific packing needs as well as a mesh zip pocket along the lid to store smaller items.
I use the eCubes to pack my various cameras and related cords, chargers, and memory cards. They are the most lightweight yet effective electronic cases I’ve ever tried.
If you’d like to learn more about the Eagle Creek Pack-It System and how I use it in my travels, check out this video:
It’s giveaway time! I wanted to share the awesomeness that is the Eagle Creek Pack-It System with you. The Eagle Creek Pack-It Giveaway will run until Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. TWO winners will receive an Eagle Creek Pack-It Cube and Sac set like the ones pictured below:
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I hope you enjoyed this look at my favorite packing aids. This post doesn’t include the entire Eagle Creek Pack-It collection, which they update on a regular basis. I recommend checking out Eagle Creek’s website if you’d like to see the entire range. They also make great luggage!
Wishing you happy and safe travels!
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