When I pack for a trip, whether it’s a backpacking trip, a climbing trip, or a visit home to family, the first thing I dig out is the bag I’m going to take. The second thing I grab is my old pile of Black Diamond climbing harness bags. Yes, you read that right. Old harness bags. You know, those mesh zippy things? I organize my packing inside those climbing harness bags. Or, I should say, I used to. When eBags approached Gear.com and asked us to test out their Bags by eBags Packing Cubes, I realized that the climbing harness bags were out of work. Heard of the eBags website before? These packing cubes are eBags’ own brand of packing product.
Bags by eBags Packing Cubes: The Details
- 3 piece set includes 1 small, 1 medium and 1 large packing cube.
- Also available in slim sizes
- Small cube dimensions: 11″ x 6.75″ x 3″
- Medium cube dimensions: 13.75″ x 9.75″ x 3″
- Large cube dimensions: 17.5″ x 12.75″ x 3.25
- Webbing handle and double zippers make accessing and opening a breeze.
- MSRP for 3 Piece Set: $23.99
Bags by eBags Packing Cubes: The Review
I have always been a fan of organizing my packing, as I explained above. However, I’ve always made do with old, ratty, and now stinky climbing harness bags. Each time my friends scored a new harness, I would hound them to keep the bag. Now, thanks to Bags by eBags Packing Cubes, I won’t have to do that any more. And, I won’t have to try and make all of my belongings conform to the single size of a harness bag. For a trip home, I like to keep my pants and shirts in one compartment, socks/underwear/bras in another, and pajamas/sweatshirts in another compartment. Then, well, I naturally have to have a separate compartment for my toiletries. The packing cubes allow me to do all these things, and they stack so nicely on top of each other. It’s organization on a whole new level, and it thrills me. Climbing trips can stay organized now, with climbing clothes in one packing cube, climbing shoes in another, and non-climbing, post route layers in yet another. No more digging for hours to find a sweatshirt.
For the holiday season, eBags has brought even more organizational joy. Not only are the packing cubes a great packing and organizing tool, but they now come in seven different colors. Now, I know what you’re thinking… Color Claire? Really? Who cares? Well, here’s where you’ll get excited (or at least, where I got excited). The new colors of the eBags packing cubes happen to correspond perfectly with the colors of The North Face BaseCamp Duffle Bags. Peony, Eggplant, Canary, Tangerine and Aquamarine, plus original colors of Black, Blue, Green and Grey and Red. So, if you, for example, have two people going on a trip, one person can take the red TNF duffle, and one person the yellow TNF duffle, and the person with the red duffle can have the red packing cubes, and the person with the yellow duffle the yellow packing cubes. Not just organization, but perfectly color coordinated organization. Don’t own a TNF duffle? Don’t worry, you’ll still love the new colors.
Looking for the perfect gift for the organize-obsessed individual on your list? Check out eBags Packing Cubes, in one of the seven stellar new colors. They’ll love these more than their highlighter that dispenses post-its. I know I did.