11 best packing cubes to keep the stylish contents of your suitcase organised
Packing cubes rule the travel accessories roost – there‘s no doubt about it. Whether you’re a seasoned jet-setter or you prefer to keep things to a few weekend breaks per year, packing is the worst part of any trip. That is, unless, you’re the proud owner of a set of packing cubes.
Designed to keep the contents of your suitcase organised within an inch of its life, the best packing cubes make packing, unpacking and storing dirty clothes a breeze. Seriously: investing in Away’s cute AF compression packing cubes was the best packing tip I ever received.
Travel packing cubes keep everything in your luggage separate – which actually means you don’t have to waste time unpacking when you arrive at your hotel. Simply lift the cubes out of your suitcase one by one and you’re good to go.
Whether you‘re a packer who likes to roll or fold their clothes, ultralight packing cubes will keep your socks, cotton underwear and bikinis away from your t-shirts, summer dresses and toiletries. You can even pick up large packing cubes designed especially for your muddy, dusty shoes.
Best packing cubes at a glance:
- Best packing cubes overall: The Insider Packing Cubes (Set of 4), £45, Away
- Best packing cubes for shoes: PARAVEL + NET SUSTAIN Set of Two Nylon Shoe Cubes, £50, Net-A-Porter
- Best packing cubes compression: PARAVEL + NET SUSTAIN Compression Cube Duo, £55, Net-A-Porter
- Best packing cubes on Amazon: ZDKGER Packing Cubes for Suitcase, £16.99, Amazon
If that wasn’t enough, to use packing cubes will help you save space in your suitcase – and since you can buy up to seven-piece-sets comprised of small, medium cubes and larger pouches, you can mix and match depending on whether you’re taking a hand luggage carry-on or a larger cabin case.
Today, the best travel bags by brands like Antler, Baggu and Osprey come in a variety of colours, fabrics different sizes, so they’ll remaining in-keeping with the rest of your stylish belongings. Look for high-quality packing cubes crafted from breathable mesh – or with mesh tops – to avoid your clothes wrinkling. Oh, and make a beeline for anything water resistant because it‘ll make life so much easier if the contents or your toiletry bag decides to spill. Those made from nylon materials are often fit the bill.