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Apr 20th, 2017, 12:07 PM
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garment travel organizer

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone has ever used something like this for packing and whether it worked well.

https://www.myrume.com/products/gto-...n=MyRuMeABTest
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Apr 20th, 2017, 12:10 PM
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I don't see it serves any real purpose.

I travel carry-on only, and the amount of material in that 'organizer' would eat up nearly half the space I devote to actual clothing.
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Apr 20th, 2017, 02:31 PM
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No, that would be of no use to me.
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Apr 20th, 2017, 08:34 PM
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Completely unnecessary extra weight. Silly thing weighs more than half a pound! I "organise" my clothes into light weight mesh bags, aside from trousers.
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Apr 21st, 2017, 08:36 AM
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Organising clothes ?
Does the word 'pack' really convey any meaning of organisation ?
I pack.
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Apr 21st, 2017, 08:59 AM
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If I want to gather some items together (socks, underwear) I use a 1 gallon ziplock baggie and sit on it to compress the size before closing.
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Apr 25th, 2017, 07:29 AM
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I don't see the real advantage of this item. I have however used packing organizers like these:

https://www.rei.com/product/866231/e...-folder-medium

I've found these help me fold my clothes better and fit more in my bag.
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Apr 25th, 2017, 12:58 PM
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The way you pack also depends on the type of trip you are taking.

I pack one way to go to the beach in Mexico for a couple weeks (where I go directly to my lodging by taxi & unpack once and stay in the same apartment the entire trip).

I of course would pack differently to go to Europe where I will be moving around, taking trains, staying in several different locations.
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Apr 25th, 2017, 03:45 PM
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Too much material that bulks up and doesn't help. Why all the fuss about "hanging it up"?

I have grown fond of "packing cubes" with a zipper around the top - it's amazing how much one takes, and it fits perfectly into my rollaway carry-on. But I don't worry about wrinkles, it's all about "compression" to achieve space-saving, and that it does well. Packing cubes are available from many usual suspects, pick yours by size and color and price...
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Apr 26th, 2017, 07:33 AM
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You can get simple "compression" with gallon ziplock baggies.

But you need to be careful (especially if flying) because you can make that same-sized suitcase a LOT heavier !! by fitting so much more into the same space (been there done that).
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Apr 27th, 2017, 04:08 AM
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When I go travelling I like to use these dry bags: https://www.trespass.com/euphoria-2-pack-dry-bags

As well as being able to differentiate your clothes from the various bags, they are also waterproof so good if any of your toiletries leak, get caught in a tropical downpour etc. They are especially handy if you are backpacking with a rucksack, as it can be hard to find what you are looking for without having to pull everything out your rucksack.
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May 7th, 2017, 02:39 AM
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I am on a trip right now, and kicking myself for forgetting to use packing cubes, which I love and have several sets. So, I actually think I would like the garmet thing for some trips.

For a trip to Europe where I move around and rarely empty mysuitcase, I would still use cubes and clear freezer bags.

For a three days to a week or so trip to a resort or cruise, or to visit family where I would settle in, but hate to put everything in drawers, or keep in luggage, the hanging bag of connected cubes seems great. I plan to order one when I get home. Thanks for posting it. I would still put meds in a clear bag.
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May 10th, 2017, 09:24 AM
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There are always gimmick products that someone thinks up and someone else will buy. It's a good way for the manufacturer to make money. Whether it's good for the consumer is another question. LOL

This product is just yet another gimmick product for the gullible. It's also one of the more ludicrous ideas I've seen. It is in effect suggesting you pack a suitcase IN a suitcase.

Garment bags have been around for a long time. I used to use one when I travelled on business. But I didn't pack it and then pack it into a suitcase. That's hilarious.

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May 12th, 2017, 06:58 AM
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I personally go with packing cubes as they are pretty efficient and there are a lot of options out there.

However this (https://welltraveledmile.com/5-best-...l-backpacking/) sold me on getting a few compression sacks for when I want to pack light.
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May 12th, 2017, 07:07 AM
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Wigginns: Compression sacks don't let you travel 'light'. They allow you to cram more stuff in to your bag so you can end up traveling 'heavy'.

They are a good idea if you need to take a down jacket or vest -- they squeeze down to nothing and not add much weight. OR -- take one empty and use it on your flight home to create more space for things you buy during the trip. But stuffing your bag full of space bags/compression sacks is unnecessary and can make the bag very heavy.
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May 12th, 2017, 07:50 AM
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Packing cubes, compression bags, etc. all do only one thing. They add WEIGHT to your bag.

If someone is an obsessive about being 'organized', the ONLY addition they need to add is Ziplock bags. They will organize like packing cubes and compress like compression bags and are the lightest weight possible for both.

There is no need to waste money on anything else. As P. T. Barnum said, "There is a sucker born every minute" and travellers are not exempt from that at all.
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May 14th, 2017, 03:58 AM
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I love packing organizers. I travel with a variety, each one as lightweight as possible. I wouldn't choose the one featured in your question, mostly because it's not lightweight and it's not compatible with my packing and travel style. My packing style leans towards separate organizers for different categories (e.g., one for tops, one for toiletries, another for outerwear) that have a compression feature and allow me to maximize the space in my bag. My travel style doesn't involve unpacking at my destination, except perhaps using hangers if there's a closet.

My favourite and most used are an eBags zippered packing cube with a mesh top, Eagle Creek Pack-It Compression Sac for bulkier clothing, Tom Bihn 3D Organizer Cube that doubles as a 3-1-1 bag and hanging toiletries kit and an Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Compression Cube Set that's great for my day bag for layering up and down. I first used the larger one in Ottawa last January when it held two winter jackets when we went indoors at museums and malls. While zip-lock bags are handy, I find they don't stand up to the rigours of travel and are therefore hard on the environment. For my swimsuit, I use a zip-lock bag reinforced with duct tape. On my last trip, I went swimming before heading to the airport and 40 hours later everything was fresh and intact.
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May 20th, 2017, 10:25 PM
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I think you can just perfectly fit you clothes in a suitcase.
There are certain ways in which you can still organize your stuffs inside the luggage and also for you not to excess a baggage during your travel.
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