Summary: Once you start using packing cubes, you’ll wonder how you did without them – at both ends of your trip. These Amazon Basics packing cubes are great value, and allow you to separate your clothes, shoes, toiletries and electronics easily. A real boost from using packing cubes comes on the way back. You’ll have a ready-made place for your dirty clothes… one that can be lifted out separately for the wash. There are many brands of packing cubes. These ‘basics’ ones are the cheapest around, and according to the feedback from 100’s of buyers – they do a great job! Check out the gallery to see the different sizes and design.
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- Double zipper pulls make opening/closing simple and fast
- Mesh top panel for easy identification of contents, and ventilation
- Soft mesh won't damage delicate fabrics
- Webbing handle for convenience when carried by itself
Detailed Review of the Amazon Basics Packing Cubes
You have a choice of sizes, with large, medium, small and slim in different combinations. One set is only small ones. These are ideal for a family, you can have one or two each to separate important items. If you are using them yourself, I recommend one of these options.
- 2 Large, 2 Medium
- 1 Large, 1 Medium, 1 Small, 1 Slim
Of course, once you find out how handy these packing cubes are, there is nothing stopping you from going back for more.
What you’ll get is a lightweight polyester cube which zips shut. They open up on 3 sides, which makes these cubes easy to access. You once you have chosen your size combinations, you get to pick from 6 different colours. This is not a big a deal as the style of case, since by their very nature these items are packed away out of sight.
You can choose from black, blue, sky blue, grey, red or green. Your choice is for the whole set, you can’t mix-and-match unless you order more than one lot.
Each packing cube has 2 zips, which have eyes (loops) on the end. This means a padlock or combination type lock can be used. This type of extra security can be used for your expensive bathroom kit, or electronics while in transit. With a bit of imagination, you might even be able to keep the kids from their treats using it while you are away!
What Buyers Said About the Amazon Basics Packing Cubes
If you have used packing cubes before, the level of enthusiasm in the comments from previous buyers will not come as a surprise! Words like ‘perfect’ and ‘fabulous’ appear frequently.
One telling theme is that friends and family liked them after seeing them in use… These are one of those items that you don’t think about until you use them. After that, packing without them will never feel quite the same again!
Some people used them in hand luggage as well as checked in luggage. The flimsiness, was mentioned. This goes hand in hand with the packing cubes being super-light. The mesh top finish is normally a plus point, though at least one commenter would have preferred these were solid.
Overall, the feedback is not far short of ‘glowing’.
Wrap Up: Packing Cubes for Your Next Trip?
While not the most stylish or advanced, these Amazon Basics packing cubes tick all the boxes. You can select the sizes you prefer, and pack in sections. The easy-access to what you need at the other end is just one benefit. You can also use them to split used and unused clothes, and to lock away any valuables (a separate small padlock or combo lock will be needed).
Once you try packing with these cubes, you’ll wonder how and why you made do without them.
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