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The Best Packing Cubes

Packing cubes have taken the travel world by storm. Though they look like simple small bags, the genius items organize and compress packed items to maximize space in suitcases and travel bags. They've forever changed the way we pack—for the better.

It seems like there are packing cubes for every imaginable item and use case. You could pick a different cube for every trip day and plan out your outfits. Three days? Three packing cubes. Or, if you’re sharing a suitcase with a partner, family member, or travel buddy, you can separate belongings with different packing cubes. Take a look at our favorite packing-cube sets out there.

Tumi Large Double-Sided Packing Cube
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Large Double-Sided Packing Cube by Tumi

Coming as no surprise to Tumi’s legion of fans, the luggage company’s packing cubes are definitely a win. And in first place is this large double-sided version, featuring two compartments, a mesh top, and an extremely sturdy exterior with double zippers. Overpackers, you’ve met your match.  

$75 at Bloomingdale's
eagle creek PACK-IT SPECTER™ MULTI-SHOE CUBE
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Pack-It Specter Multi-Shoe Cube

Frequent fliers with a shoe problem, this one's for you. Keep your clean clothes safe from whatever ickiness lurks on the bottom of your shoes with this water- and rip-resistant cube. The cube comes with two collapsible dividers that can make up to three sections.

$27 at Eagle Creek
L. L. bean Double-Sided Packers, Set of Three
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Double-Sided Packers by L.L. Bean

Double-sided packing cubes make on-the-road life a little easier by separating clean and dirty items. This three-part set comes with small, medium, and large two-sided bags, all with see-through mesh tops and two-way zippers for easy packing/unpacking. Especially important for when you need your flip-flops and swimsuit upon arrival!

$40 at L.L.Bean

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FLIGHT 001 SPACEPAK Lingerie
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Spacepak Lingerie by Flight 001

Keep bras and panties clean and safe in this slim bag by Flight001. With separate compartments for worn and unworn items, the case holds two to four bras and eight to 10 pairs of underwear, depending on style and size. Bonus: there’s a removable mesh bag for washing delicates. Sold!

$42 at Amazon
5-Piece Packing Cube Set CALPAK
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5-Piece Packing Cube Set by Calpak

This five-piece set by Calpack comes in Instagram-friendly colors, like silver, rose gold, and marbled black and white. The set includes two small cubes for things like shoes, socks, and lingerie, and medium and large ones for clothing and bigger items. There's also a water-resistant envelope to hold them all when not in use, and a personal I.D. tag in case you leave them in the dresser drawers of your hotel room. (Yikes!)

From $48 at Nordstrom
Eagle Creek PACK-IT ORIGINAL™ QUILTED MINI CUBE SET
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Pack-It Original Quilted Mini Cube Set by Eagle Creek

This may be the cutest packing cube we’ve encountered so far. The mini cube is quilted to add extra padding for keeping small items safe and sound. Perfect for jewelry, medicines, and small electronics, this thoughtfully designed cube even has a mini zipped compartment on the inside to keep the tiniest items (think: SD cards) secure.

$25 at Eagle Creek

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Flight 001 F1 Spacepak Bag Set
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The F1 Spacepak Bag Set by Flight 001

Divide and conquer—literally—everything on your packing list with these cute camo packing cubes. Designed to consolidate your clothing, underwear, and toiletries, this colorful trio might just inspire you to start packing early, instead of the morning of your flight (hey, we’ve all been there).

$115 at Shopbop
away travel The Insider Packing Cubes
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The Insider Packing Cubes by Away

With a water-resistant body and a see-through mesh top, Away’s set of four packing cubes that come in a variety of subtle colors, from blush and brick to navy and black.

$45 at Away

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