I’ve long been a packing cube prophet, telling anyone that would listen that the luggage-for-your-luggage makes packing for a trip, and unpacking at your hotel, so much simpler. I’ve owned basic-ass cubes, and cubes that compress your clothes, but now I don’t think I’ll buy another set unless they’re double sided.
eBags sent me their new double sided packing cubes to try out, and for such a simple idea, they’re a total game changer. Each cube has two openings—one on top, one on bottom—and a divider on the inside that splits the cube in two. Clean clothes go on top when you pack, and then dirty clothes go on the bottom as you wear them. I usually use a dirty laundry bag to keep my dirty clothes separate when I travel, but it tends to get lumpy and hard to fit inside my suitcase by the end of the trip. With double sided cubes though, I can use the same organization and compression system for the duration of my travel. Like I said, it’s a simple idea, and I’m mad I didn’t think of it first.
eBags makes great gear that’s built to last, and backs it up with a lifetime warranty, but if their cubes are out of your price range, Gonex sells a similar set of three for $20 as well. I haven’t tested them, and they look a little taller than I’d like (shorter packing cubes mean more compression), but they should get the job done.