One of the biggest hassles associated with travel is packing. Whether your travel is in your car or on a plane, there is always a struggle to fit in all the things you want to carry in the limited packing space you have. Maximizing your packing space is what you need. Moreover, you would always prefer to have the belongings neatly organized so they are more accessible when you need them.
Enter packing cubes to the scene!
In our article on the best packing gear for backpacking and travel, we briefly looked at some of the best packing cubes available in the market. In this article, we look at one of the best packing cubes available in the market – The Pro Packing cubes. These smartly designed and vibrant looking compression packing organizers offer a high-quality, lightweight, durable yet economical solution for all your packing needs.
As you would see in the sections below, the Pro Packing Cubes are an excellent buy for those who love to keep their things organized while traveling.
The key specifications of the standard Pro Packing cubes 4-cube set are listed below:
- Construction Material: Ultralight rip-stop nylon.
- Size: The dimensions of the four cubes in the set are as below:
- L: 17.5″ x 12.75″ x 3.25″ – for jackets, towels, sweaters, and trousers
- M: 13.75″ x 9.75″ x 3″ – for shirts, blouses, shorts and documents
- S: 11″ x 6.75″ x 3″ – for socks and undergarments
- XS: 9″ x 3.75″ x 3″ – for toiletries, adapters and cables
- Stitching: Double stitching around the seams for durability.
- Zippers: Premium YKK Zippers
- Weight: Depends on the size. Medium sized cube weighs around 2 oz.
- Color: Available in 12+ single and mixed color combinations
- Country of Manufacture: Made in China.
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Other sets: Also available in variable cube set of five, six and ten packing cubes.
In the field performance of the pro packing cubes
Upon evaluating the The Pro Packing cubes, we were pleasantly surprised by how they performed in comparison to some other packing cubes. These cubes are definitely built to compete with other packing cubes that cost 50-100% more.
The Pro Packing cubes came smartly packed in the standard Amazon shipping box which included the neatly packed cube set along with the information and warranty cards. We got their popular four-cube set, though you can also get five, six and ten packing cube set for a better price per cube.
We evaluated the cubes for construction quality and design features, size and weight and value for money and were pleasantly surprised by the overall quality and performance of these packing cubes.
Each Pro Packing cube is made from ultralight rip-stop Nylon, which is a superior and higher-end fabric when compared to the polyester or simple nylon fabric used in some other cheap packing cubes. The packing cubes weigh a mere 2 ounces for the medium sized cube. Though the cube fabric is ultralight and feels pretty soft to touch, it is equally tough and probably more durable than many other such cubes. The seams are double stitched to provide maximum protection even after years or use.
Each cube has an air-mesh panel on the sides. The presence of smartly designed mesh panels serves two purposes. Firstly, it helps in compressing clothes such as trousers, shirts, and undergarments within the cube when the zipper is closed by letting the air flow through the mesh. Secondly, visible air meshes allow you to identify the contents of the cube without having to explicitly open it. This is a major advantage during unpacking your luggage. The air meshes do not feel as strong as the cube itself, but they are not any worse when compared to other cubes.
The four-cube set contains four standard-sized cubes. The Large sized cube is suitable for summer jackets, trousers, jeans, and towels, while the medium-sized cube is perfect for shirts, blouses, skirts, and shorts. The small-sized cube is meant for undergarments and socks, while the smallest cube is suitable for chargers, adapters, cables, and toiletries. Bigger cube sets also have a long, slim cube which is useful for shoes, belts, ties, and socks.
The packing cubes are advertised to provide a space saving of up to 30% through compression of contents. Achieving this much saving may be difficult in the real-world, considering that these cubes are not compression or vacuum cube like the Eagle Creek Specter Packing Cube. Still, because of better organization and natural compression of contents, you can expect a space saving of around 15-20%.
The Zippers used in Pro Packing cubes are the premium YKK Zippers, which are probably the best zippers in the market. These zippers are designed to survive thousands of zipping and unzipping over the years. In fact, there is a high probability that the zippers in the cube would outlast the fabric of the packing cube. Each zipper has a matching cord tied to it for easy identification.
Another great design feature of the Pro Packing cubes is the presence of fabric handles with each cube. This is especially useful as you can carry each unit around as an independent storage. This is especially useful while carrying the toiletries and electronic connectors and cables.
And that is not all! All Pro Packing cubes are backed by a limited lifetime warranty, so you can own a set for years without worrying about durability.
With all these features, one would expect that owning a Pro Packing cube set would be a costly affair. Wrong! The Pro Packing cubes are very competitively priced and about 50-75% cheaper than similar models.
To summarize, the major positives and negatives of the cube set that we observed are listed below:
The Pro Packing Cubes offer a distinctive combination of high quality, superior design, and durability while being stylish and lightweight. And being competitively priced and backed by a lifetime warranty, they should be the go-to packing cubes for your requirements.
Whether you are carrying a suitcase or using a backpack or a tote, the Pro Packing Cubes will help you keep your necessities organized and accessible. And unlike some other packing cubes, because of their ultralight construction and air compression through the mesh, they also help you maximize your luggage space!
These cubes are available in multiple sets and color combinations, so you can comfortably pick the set and color as per your preference.
In this article, we reviewed a quality yet affordable packing cube set – the The Pro Packing cubes travel organizers. These packing cubes not only help in keeping things organized, they also help in maximizing the luggage space by providing some compression.
With an ultralight, high-quality construction, stylish looks and superior performance backed by a lifetime warranty, these packing cubes are the only cubes you would need for your travel packing. And they are very competitively priced too. So do check them out before your next travel trip!
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