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Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2018
These compression cubes were great for a few uses. My wife and I each got a set. We ordered the Eagle Creek Specter version as well. Eagle Creek is more expensive, so I wanted to see how the two compared. However, I did not put them through any extreme testing. I simply used them at the same time when I went on a trip. Then, I used them for carrying a change of clothes in my gym bag. At no time were the bags overfilled, as they usually had only a shirt and a pair of shorts inside.

Unfortunately, after a few uses, the zipper came off the smaller packing cube at the non-compression portion of the bag. You can see that in the photo with the green portion missing its zipper. My wife's larger packing cube also had a zipper issue on the compression portion. That can be seen in the photo showing the dark zippered area separated.

I hate spending more money on the Eagle Creek set, but they're still going strong several months later. I waited a couple months since the failure of the TRIPPED bags to see if Eagle Creek would have the same issues. I can confirm they don't. I love having an option that costs half of the Eagle Creek Specter, but that doesn't do me any good when I have to replace the TRIPPED bags every couple months. If I were to buy another set of these to replace the faulty bags, then I would have spent the same amount I spent on the original Eagle Creek purchase. Then, I would likely have to buy another set a couple months down the road. Therefore, the TRIPPED bags will end up costing more than the Eagle Creek bags that are of much greater quality. Save yourself the trouble and spend more on the front end.
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1.0 out of 5 stars These compression cubes were great for a few uses
By Trey M. on September 6, 2018
These compression cubes were great for a few uses. My wife and I each got a set. We ordered the Eagle Creek Specter version as well. Eagle Creek is more expensive, so I wanted to see how the two compared. However, I did not put them through any extreme testing. I simply used them at the same time when I went on a trip. Then, I used them for carrying a change of clothes in my gym bag. At no time were the bags overfilled, as they usually had only a shirt and a pair of shorts inside.

Unfortunately, after a few uses, the zipper came off the smaller packing cube at the non-compression portion of the bag. You can see that in the photo with the green portion missing its zipper. My wife's larger packing cube also had a zipper issue on the compression portion. That can be seen in the photo showing the dark zippered area separated.

I hate spending more money on the Eagle Creek set, but they're still going strong several months later. I waited a couple months since the failure of the TRIPPED bags to see if Eagle Creek would have the same issues. I can confirm they don't. I love having an option that costs half of the Eagle Creek Specter, but that doesn't do me any good when I have to replace the TRIPPED bags every couple months. If I were to buy another set of these to replace the faulty bags, then I would have spent the same amount I spent on the original Eagle Creek purchase. Then, I would likely have to buy another set a couple months down the road. Therefore, the TRIPPED bags will end up costing more than the Eagle Creek bags that are of much greater quality. Save yourself the trouble and spend more on the front end.
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