Packing for vacations or business trips is a true art form. You want to make sure you have everything you need, but you also don't want to turn your suitcase into an unorganized mess. Meet your new travel MVP: packing cubes. These helpers keep your luggage totally organized during the trip and once you get to your destination. Simply pack your clothes into the cubes first, then fit the pieces into your bag like a puzzle. You can even get ones with built-in compression, so squeezing in that extra outfit (or two!) is no big deal. Convinced yet? Keep reading to shop the best packing cubes on the market.
If you’ve never used packing cubes, Eagle Creek’s durable designs are a great addition to your travel gear. These are made from water-resistant nylon, so you won't have to worry about accidental leaks from your toiletries bag damaging things. We like that the cubes have a handle on the top for easy organization whether in a suitcase, duffel or backpack. Plus, they’re super lightweight and won't add extra bulk to your bag.
Pieces included: 3 packing cubes (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small)
You get real bang for your buck with this TravelWise set: These come with a variety of sizes and are designed with clear mesh on the top, so you can see exactly what’s in each one. We also appreciate that the zipper also goes all the way around the top, which makes it easy to just place them in a drawer — no unpacking needed. The lightweight material is extra-durable, so you can expect to keep this set around for many vacations to come.
Pieces included: 5 packing cubes (1 small, 2 medium, and 2 large)
Whatever you're planning on bringing with you, this versatile set has you covered. It has everything from a dedicated bag for your toiletries to a pouch specifically for cables—you won't have to worry about your shampoo spilling all over your other items. Plus, each case is washable and waterproof.
Pieces included: 8 packing cubes (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small, 1 for intimates bag, 1 shoe bag, 1 makeup bag, 1 toiletry bag, and 1 electronics bag)
Cleaning up after a long trip just got easier: This three-piece set is completely machine-washable (just use the delicate setting). The smaller size is ideal for carry-ons.
Pieces included: 3 packing cubes (1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small)
Packing for a camping trip? This super durable little cube by Boundary Supply is water-resistant, meaning it'll keep your small essentials or toiletries dry, no matter what the conditions outdoors are.
Pieces included: 1 packing cube
Queens of overpacking, rejoice! These Gonex packing cubes actually compress your clothes, so you can fit as much as possible in your suitcase. The brand recommends rolling your clothes before putting them in the cube to maximize space. This popular item has almost 5,000 rave reviews on Amazon and comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes.
Pieces included: 3 compression packing cubes (1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large)
It's small but mighty: This accessories travel pack can handle some wear and tear. It's constructed from ultra-durable Cordura ballistic nylon fabric—the lining is even water-resistant. It has multiple compartments including a quick-access exterior one, so you can keep your passport within easy reach.
Pieces included: 1 packing cube
Unlike clothes, your sneakers, heels and boots may go into your suitcase already carrying dirt and grime. Pack footwear in shoe bags to avoid ruining outfits. The larger size fits shoes up to a size 14 and is perfect for booties or sneakers, while the standard size fits up to a size 10. These bags are available with either zippers or drawstrings in quantities of 2, 4, or 10. Reviewers also love the bags for toiletries, towels, and other small items.
Pieces included: 4 bags (2 standard and 2 large)
With over 11,000 5-star reviews, these packing cubes are popular for their easy-to-use design that's perfect for when traveling with the whole family. These packing cubes are available in four colors, so each family member can have their own shade. With mesh on top, it's easy to see inside without unzipping. Each set contains four cubes of varying sizes and a laundry bag, so dirty clothes can stay separate.
Pieces included: 4 packing cubes (1 small, 1 medium, 1 large, and 1 extra large) and 1 laundry bag
Designed just for your intimates, this organizer by JJ Power is like an underwear drawer to-go. It has a large area for proper bra storage, so you can be assured they won’t get crumpled while traveling. There are also compartments for underwear and a zippered spot for items that need to be washed. Reviewers say this little case is a great gym bag organizer too.
Pieces included: 1 packing organizer
If you have special items that cannot be stored off the hanger, this garment bag is great for protecting them. There’s an opening at the top for hangers, so it's easy to carry along at full length or fold in half for convenient carrying or packing in a suitcase. Available in a variety of colors, it also has two zippered front pockets for shoes and accessories.
Pieces included: 1 garment bag
Keep all your tech accessories (cords and all) safely away from possible leaks with this sleek water-resistant kit. It has specific compartments for everything, so nothing gets tangled during transit, and comes with a three-year warranty.
Pieces included: 1 packing cube
Perfectly designed to fit into any size luggage (small carry-ons included), this basic set is great for the frequent traveler. They're made from ripstop polyester with a mesh panel top, which means you can quickly see what’s inside each one. Plus, they can easily be stored inside each other when you're not in the air so they take up minimal space.
Pieces included: 3 packing cubes (1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large)
If you always forget where you put things, opt for transparency with these clear cases. Made from durable (and eco-friendly) PVC, they're great for keeping track of every last thing—including your adaptor plug that you can't afford to lose in a jumble in the bottom of your suitcase.
Pieces included: 3 packing cubes
Pack in style with Ban.do's colorful set: Each piece is made from nylon with a mesh top (so you can see what's inside every cube, in case you forget) and folds flat for easy storage.
Pieces included: 4 packing cubes (1 cube, 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large)