In my experience living out of a backpack for months at a time, packing light and packing smart are two necessary parts of travel preparation. Packing cubes have been a miracle travel tool for me while abroad.
Disclosure: I received compensation for writing this review of Bagail's packing cubes. However, all opinions expressed in this article are strictly my own.
Not only do packing cubes compress my clothes to maximize space, they also help me to stay organized. I usually pack 3 cubes in my backpack: one for pants/shorts, one for tops, and one for undergarments, socks, and a swimsuit. Sometimes I will bring an extra cube to pack jackets/sweaters, depending on the climate of where I am going. The best part is that you can find them in a variety of sizes to accommodate exactly what you need.
Early morning flights and late nights out with new friends often means getting ready in the dark in hostel dorm rooms. Packing cubes help me to quickly find what I need without emptying out the entire contents of my backpack. Even when I'm not getting ready in the dark, it's so much more convenient to pull a single packing cube out of my bag, rather than hunting through a mess of bunched up clothes.
I recently discovered the travel brand Bagail.com, and was so happy to receive my new packing cubes from them in the mail! Some features that I especially love about this brand's products are:
I advise investing in a few of these packing cubes before your next backpacking trip. Bagail's travel pack comes with 6 cubes in 3 different sizes, and you can choose from 9 different colors. I like the light pink ones. You can shop my favorite travel gear, including Bagail Packing cubes, here.
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