The Best Packing Cubes and Organizers in 2019

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The Best Packing Cubes and Organizers in 2019

Staying organized while traveling is a problem that even some of the best backpacks on the market aren’t going to solve completely. There’s always smaller items that end up getting lost in the corners, and at the end of the trip the clean clothes are usually mixed up with dirty ones. One way to avoid this is with a good set of packing cubes and travel organizers to keep everything in order. When everything in your bag has a dedicated place to be it’s easier to retrieve the items you need in a pinch without needing to dig through your bag every time. In this guide we’re highlighting some excellent travel solutions to keep your gear and clothes organized for your next trip.

Atlas Sling

Atlas Sling

Purchase
Key Features
Sling bag / Organizer pouch design
Internal organization webbing
Limited lifetime warranty
Specifications
Materials
1680D Cordura ballistic nylon
Size
8.25“ x 5”
Organization
6 compartments
Reviews


Price
$$
If you like to keep your gear ultra-organized but want something that’s easy to carry and easier to pack, check out our own Atlas Sling which was designed specifically for EDC and organized travel. The 1680D Cordura Ballistic nylon keeps your gear protected and the reliable YKK zippers means you won’t have to worry about them getting snagged when you need quick access to your gear. The inside is lined with no-slip elastic straps and zippered pockets to keep your essentials in place, and best of all it can be worn as a sling bag once you reach your destination. This is perfect for anyone looking to keep track of charging cables or small tools while traveling as you can easily swap it between bags without needing to repack. Its versatility also makes for a great first-aid kit which can be essential when traveling to unknown parts of the world.
Osprey UL Packing Cubes

Osprey UL Packing Cubes

Purchase
Key Features
Ultralight
Wide zipper opening
Top grab handle
Specifications
Materials
40D ripstop polyester
Size
6L, 3L, and 1.5L
Weight
1.1 oz
Reviews


Price
$
Osprey is one of the go-to brands when you’re looking for reliable outdoor travel bags, but it also makes plenty of quality accessories designed to make your trip easier. Take the ultralight packing cubes for example, with their super light 40D ripstop polyester construction. It won’t weigh you down or easily tear on your next trip. You’ll get 6L, 3L, and 1.5L cubes so you can choose what goes where. All three also have convenient top-handles so you can access them easily from the bag without needing to remove everything.
Peak Design Packing Cubes

Peak Design Packing Cubes

Purchase
Key Features
Compressible / expandable
Quick-access tearaway zipper
Internal divider
Specifications
Materials
70D nylon/poly blend shell
Size
9L and 18L
Weight
4 oz and 5.1 oz
Reviews


Price
$
While Peak Design is best known for their camera bags, their thoughtful design language extends to travel bags and accessories as well. The Peak Design packing cubes are also a great option for anyone looking to keep clothing or smaller essentials organized on long trips. The cubes are made from a weatherproof 70D nylon and poly shell that’s 100% recycled and rip-resistant as well. It compresses down to a small size if you don’t have much, but you can expand it by unzipping it to increase the capacity when needed. If you’re not sure where your next trip is going to take you, then something tough like these packing cubes might be for you.
 Arc’teryx Index Packing Cubes

Arc’teryx Index Packing Cubes

Purchase
Key Features
Lay-flat design
Top grab handles
Attachment loops
Specifications
Materials
210D nylon
Size
10L in two 5L mesh compartments
Weight
5 oz
Reviews


Price
$
Few brands have mastered the lightweight-to-durable ratio like Arcteryx. Their use of ultralight materials that are both water-resistant and tough are hard to beat, and that extends from their shell and jackets all the way to the Index 5+5 10L packing cubes. At just 5 ounces, the Index 5+5 was designed to make packing a little easier. Two zippered mesh compartments separate out your clothing or small essentials and then can be zippered together into a single cube that can be packed or used as standalone luggage as well. Whether you’re going for a quick weekend trip or a trek up into the mountains, the Index 5+5 is perfect for keeping your carry organized without too much added weight.
AmazonBasics Packing Cubes

AmazonBasics Packing Cubes

Purchase
Key Features
Breathable mesh window
Two-way zippers
Top grab handles
Specifications
Materials
Nylon
Size
Small, Medium, Large, and Slim
Reviews


Price
$
Amazon has a surprising number of quality gear under its AmazonBasics brand, one of them being their 4-piece packing cube set. While you won’t find any abrasion resistance or waterproof materials here, these cubes are perfect for anyone that already has a quality bag and is just seeking a better way to stay organized. You’ll get four different sizes (large, medium, small, and slim) and a mesh top that lets you see where every item of clothing is at a glance. What makes these a good option is the versatility of having four options available to you. The slim one is perfect for socks or underwear while the large packing cube easily holds jeans and dress shirts. For the price, these are hard to beat.
 ProCase Accessories Organizer

ProCase Accessories Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Roll design with divided storage
Zippered, mesh, and drop pockets
Saves space
Specifications
Materials
Water-resistant nylon
Size
9“ x 4.5” rolled
Weight
3.2 oz
Reviews


Price
$
It’s not just clothing that can use some organizing. Sometimes the tech you take with you has a habit of finding its way into every nook and cranny of your bag. For those cases, the ProCase Accessories organizer might be for you. It’s perfect for small essentials like charging cables, spare batteries, SD cards, or even your keys that you won’t be needing until after the trip anyway. There’s plenty of elastic pouches and zippered mesh pockets on the inside to keep everything in place, and it all rolls up nicely for easy storage.
Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer

Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Top grab handle
Water- and grime-resistant
5 no-slip loops, 3 drop pockets
Specifications
Materials
800D ballistic nylon
Size
3.5“ x 5.5”
Weight
3.5 oz
Reviews


Price
$
Maxpedition pouches are EDC classics, and while they have plenty of great options the Micro Pocket has the perfect combination of functionality and size that makes it great for travel. It has an 800D ballistic nylon construction that’s water and abrasion-resistant so you can be confident that your gear is protected. While it doesn’t offer a ton of space for larger travel items, it gets the job done for the small things you just don’t feel comfortable leaving home without. Whether you’re looking to stash some TSA-compliant tools and your flashlight or just some bandaids, paracord, and hydrocortisone in case of an emergency it’s hard to argue with the track record of Maxpedition gear.

How do you keep your packing organized and your gear in the right place? Sound off with your favorite cubes and pouches below!

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I have invested in Eagle Creeks packing system consisting of Multiple sizes and types of Sacs, Cubes, Compression Cubes, and Folders. For a long time they were the only game in town. They have done e a Great job. They virtually created the category of packing organizers and still deserve a mention in 2019. To be fair the organizers have many uses beyond travel.

I do need a replacement for their discontinued Extra Small Packing Sac.
Think you need to update the price ratings for the Arc’teryx and Peak Design cubes. They're approx $30-40 for one cube and you gave it one $. The Amazon and the Osprey ones also got a price rating of $, despite the fact that you get multiple packing cubes per order. Not a big deal, but a $$ price rating would be more accurate IMO.
Surprised that Vanquest's sticky cubes didn't make this list.