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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great quality & concept, but "large" is waaaay too large!!
on March 11, 2014
First off, I *love* eBags's packing cubes. The "small" and "slim" size cubes are absolute travel favorites. But the "large" size is, well just too large! When packed full (or even semi-full), they are floppy, sloppy and generally unwieldy. Right now I'm using my large cubes for off-season clothing storage, inside a very firm plastic storage container. I cannot imagine using these for travel since they'd use up more space with their unavoidable lumpiness than they'd save with compression. And they're really too large to be useful for organization either, except at home where you might actually have 14 pairs of jeans to load into one cube (and a large shelf on which to store it -- the cube is too large, when packed full, to fit into many typical drawers). I can only imagine they'd be organizationally useful for travel if multiple people were sharing one suitcase and wanted to separate out their entire trip wardrobes, and even then the ergonomics inside the suitcase might become pretty awkward and space-wasting.
For travel packing, I'd strongly recommend the small and slim cubes, and maybe medium depending on the flexibility of your suitcase. (i.e. medium would work well in a shapeless duffle, but less well in a hardside)