There are lots of different travel packing styles. Some travelers roll their clothes. Some use packing cubes. Some fold their clothes in an intricate overlapping fashion which could rival origami. Some just throw everything into a suitcase and sit on it until it zips shut. We recently tried out a new style of organized packing with PACK Gear to see what kind of difference it could make in our travel packing style.
We can’t tell you one style is right and one style is wrong. We all have to do what is best for ourselves. For instance, I’ve used packing cubes for years and I swear by them. Yet, while we can’t tell you a packing style is right or wrong, I can tell you that Romeo’s packing style is way wrong!!! Mostly because it involves his clothing exploding out of his suitcase to cover the bed, the chair, the desk, and any other previously empty surface. I like our hotel room to be neat and tidy and relaxing, so his exploding suitcase results in my exploding head.
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PACK Gear is a one piece packing solution. When it comes out of the package, it is small and as light as a t-shirt. But when you open it up, you find that it can hold as much, or even more, than six medium packing cubes. It is designed to fit into a 30L backpack, which means it also fits well in a carry-on size bag or fills part of a larger suitcase.
The miracle of PACK Gear continued when we got to the hotel. The drawers in the room were far too shallow to hold the PACK Gear. They were too shallow for my packing cubes as well. It was just as well because Romeo was quite content to pull the PACK Gear out of his suitcase and hang it from the rod in the closet, above his suitcase which he left open on the luggage rack.
During the trip, Romeo pulled out what he needed from the PACK Gear. Sometimes items would be returned into it, other times they would wind up thrown in his suitcase. The good news is his items were contained to a much smaller area thanks to PACK Gear, and I was able to have clutter free surfaces. When it was time to pack to go home, repacking was as quick and painless as packing.
Thank you to PACK Gear for providing their packing organizer for our test and review and making this post possible. As always, all opinions are our own.