Top positive review
Good Quality, and Performs as Expected
Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2018
My husband travels a lot. He is on the road, on average, 3 nights per week. Sometimes he is gone 5 nights. That is a lot of clothes to cram into his Timberland duffel (and he refuses to get a larger bag, or an additional bag). I bought this set because it was in my price point, and had six cubes. I measured his bag, and estimated the way the cubes would fit, and decided to give it a shot.
After we finished his laundry, with all of his "road clothes"; on the bed, we decided to try packing the cubes. He wears fire retardant jeans, fire retardant long sleeved shirts, and a tshirt every day for work. He then usually changes into gym clothes to work out, and then something casual for dinner. He wears two full outfits (work and gym clothes) each day, and wears the casual dinner outfit twice, usually regular jeans and a polo. NOTE: The fire retardant (FR) clothing is THICK and HEAVY material. It's like duck canvas instead of denim and denim instead of shirt material.
Everything is flat folded because he is a philistine and won't let me roll anything:
LARGE CUBE: Three pairs of FR jeans OR four pairs of regular jeans
MEDIUM CUBE: Four FR shirts OR seven polo shirts OR three dri-fit shirts AND three pairs of basketball shorts
SMALL CUBE: Six tshirts OR five pairs of boxer briefs AND five pairs of socks (socks laid flat and not rolled)
In each cube, I probably could have crammed a few extras, like tucking in a couple of pairs of socks or underwear with the FR jeans or shirts, etc.
The zippers were sturdy, and easy to manage, and the zipper pull was oversized which made it easier to grip.
So far, I have sent him on the road several times (for 3-5 days apiece) and this has definitely given him more room in his bag! My daughter is taking a month long trip around the US this summer, so I plan to help her pack everything into just a carryon with these cubes.
EDITED: My daughter was able to pack enough clothes for a month-long trip using just three of the packing cubes (one in each size), plus her hygiene and makeup kit...and it all fit in her carryon! She rolled her clothes, and was able to fit more than my husband who leaves his clothes flat folded. She didn't have a problem managing her wardrobe, and often left her clothes in the cubes uncompressed when she was staying with family.
I had to take a business trip and have also used the packing cubes, and really like them. I feel like we've gotten a lot of use out of them, and have bought a second set. I have packed my off-season clothing in them and stashed them in a box at the top of my closet, to give me more room! I highly recommend these packing cubes!
EDITED 2: We have now had these for just under a year, and they see weekly use when my hubby is on the road. Our daughter and I have used them for "girls weekends", too. If we each use a large cube, we can pack all the clothes we need for a three day, two night trip. It slips easily into our respective weekend bags (though honestly, we could get away with just one bag), leaving plenty of room for makeup, hygiene, and jewelry bags, plus our phones and iPads. We often have enough room to bring back treasures from our trips, too. The cubes have very little wear and tear -a bit of the finish on the zipper pulls have worn away, and we had a loose thread on one of the smaller cubes (we burned it to keep it from fraying more).