Rated 5 out of 5 by irishbarb Won't Leave Home Without My Cubes
Someone had recommended these for an overseas trip so I bought them but I was not sure I was going to benefit from them. Was I wrong! These were great! I used the large for capris that I wanted to stay organized and ironed, the medium for tops, and the small for underwear. My only problem? I wish I'd had a second set. I was able to keep my clothes separated and I knew if TSA needed to go through my bag, I was not going to have someone rummaging through my bag and making a mess of it. I was able to unpack quickly because everything was already categorized. When going home, I knew what was dirty and what was clean. The bags are designed so that you can repack them on the other side so that clean and dirty are separated. I'm ordering more after this review, including some for gifts. What a great idea!
June 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLCornAndBeans Great travel convenience
Despite testimonials from relatives and friends, I wasn't convinced that packing cubes could make much of a difference. But I'll never travel without my new LL Bean packers again! I took them on a trip to Europe with four different hotels on the itinerary. These bags made it so easy to grab what I needed, keep track of worn vs. unworn, and repack repeatedly. The large bag fit perfectly in my carryon, and held pants and skirts. I would have preferred that the mid-sized and small bags be a bit larger (especially the middle one, for shirts). I also wished I had a clear window in the non-mesh side, so I could see what clean clothes were inside. (You can see the dirty clothes through the mesh, of course, but that doesn't help you take inventory of what's still available.) It would also be great if the different sizes were sold separately, so I could get extras of the smaller sizes.
April 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1CandyBo Organizer bunnies
LOVE LOVE LOVE this packing system. Especially like that they are double sided. ...one for clean clothes and the other for dirty.
April 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hawk4 Not as good as the old packing cubes
These packing cubes work as described and are well made. They are just okay compared to the old style L.L.Bean packing cubes. The capacity is not there. The solid side does not hold much. There is no handle and they are a little smaller. PLEASE bring back the old style.
March 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by HAPPYONTHECAPE Good but not as good as former 'packers'
The packers help keep items organized and when at your destination, they can remain in the compartments or can be emptied and will be pre-sorted.
However, I don't particularly care for the two-sided option and preferred the packers LLBean carried in the past (5 - 10 years ago). The sides had more structure and I felt they were sturdier although still soft sided and easily stored.
It does help keep items organized and packing simplified.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marilyna Double Sided Packers a winner
My initial thought was, another item to lug around but they looked interesting so II bought a set for my daughter in law who travels extensively and asked her opinion. She said they were perfect. She was able to separate her clothing and cosmetics and stow them in her hotel room with ease. So I bought another set for myself- I used them on a cruise- and unpacking was quick and efficient. used the larger one for pants, medium for tops and small for undies. They are sturdy and don't really add any weight.I then purchased another for my husband.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wahoo95 Packers are essential
I wouldn't even go for an overnight without LL Bean packer cubes. I don't use the big one very often --- too big ---it's probably better for men, but I love the others and use them every time I leave overnight. I have several of the two smaller sizes. For long travel, they are marvelous: keep clothes sorted and folded. They compress the clothes, too, so you can get more into a suitcase. They are especially great with the airline checks -- you don't have a bra strap hanging out. They are light weight and the zippers go from both corners. The mesh lets you see what's inside. They last forever, so they are an investment. I wish they sold them separately.
January 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanRaceTraveler Packing essential!
How did I travel before packing cubes?! I used to be a "haul everything just in case" traveler and after deciding to scale back to a carry-on only lifestyle, bought these packing cubes to help me squish more stuff in my bag. Not only do they allow me a bit more room when items are rolled and packed carefully, but they add much needed structure and organization to my rolling duffel bag.
These cubes are fantastic for so many reasons! I love the vented front which allows me to pack wet items to take home without worrying about mildew. The cubes also help me stay organized while travelling. I use the small cube for socks and underwear, the medium for workout clothing and PJs and the large cube for "everything else." My dresses and jackets are folded and set between the two layers of cubes and everything comes with me easy-peasy! When having to do a quick change, I know where everything is and don't have to search through my bag.
The best part of these cubes is the double-siding. This allows me to put dirty clothes on the back as the trip goes on and then at the end of the trip, rather than having to cram everything back in my bag, I just pop the cubes back in and I'm ready to go home! My husband was amazed at our last trip it took me a bare 5 minutes to pack to go home.
My use of the cubes is not limited to traveling! I have a second set that I use for packing items in my commuter backpack for work #L.L. Bean has a great one of these too!# My small cube holds charging cords for my phone and laptop, the medium fits a whole outfit for the gym! I also use a medium for my running accessories #headphones, GPS watch and safety lights# to keep my bag organized for running. These cubes are very versatile!
My only complaint about these cubes is that I really wish I could buy each size separately. I would love more of the medium cubes rather than one large one; the large cube almost defeats the purpose of cubes since things are crammed together. Offering a package of 3 medium cubes would be great since I use this size the most and don't need any other large ones. Please L. L. Bean, make a pack of the medium cubes alone!
January 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by dragonslayer Easy way to pack
Theses double sided packers are so innovative. Packing is made so easy - keep "like" items together.
This set I purchased to send to my Sister in London England. She saw mine when we met up a month ago.
Hopefully, your case won't be such a mess after those pesky customs agents have gone through things.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by alohashark Clever and Sturdy
This set is a great way to pack and keep your items organized on the road. Even if you are not generally an organized "packer," this will help you out. I like the feature here where you can put the dirty clothes on the other side of the cube. Very nice item, good as a gift for someone who travels a lot.
October 14, 2014