I use similar things to organize my duffel bag,* but wouldn't waste the weight in my pack.
*A couple of small compression packing things for socks and underwear. Might look for a larger one for selected other items; most of my organizing is putting shirts in one plastic bag, pants in another, etc.
I have the 40L "Black Hole" duffel that I really like and it's become my go-to overnight/carry-on/car camping bag. It's really robust and well-made but still light and casual. Super versatile.
So I've looked at their "Cubes" in a store and they're kind of cute and I could see using them in non-backpacking travel BUT I think they're really over-priced for what they are. They sort of scream "great gift idea" to me. I'm sure if I see one in a color that I like (and their colors are THE thing) on sale, I'll pick it up and probably love it for casual use.
From a practical point of view, the 3L one would be good for travel toiletries. The two larger sizes are divided in two halves, which may or may not be useful. If using for clothes, you need to be a "roller" instead of a "folder". I thought the 10L one would be handy for packing all of my hiking clothes in one place when flying to backpacking destinations but, like Rebecca says above, too probably too heavy to actually hike with it. (7oz for the 6L one, compared to 1oz for a comparable silnylon stuff sack.)
I already own a wide variety of dry bags, so they double as sorting cubes when car traveling. One for socks and U-trou (Under trousers, a nice term I learned from my Connecticut roommate in Freshman year of college), another for t shirts, and a third one for my shorts and long pants. Allows me to keep things better organized in the back of the car.
"I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it." Shakespeare
I like Patagonia for a variety of reasons, but a lot of manufacturers make simple stuff sacks, which I use to organize kitchen, dirty laundry, etc. The BH bags provide a degree of waterpoofness, but truth be told, I rely on my pack for that for pretty much everything.
On the other hand, if you're on a multiday packraft/kayak/canoe trip, well, that's a whole 'nuther kettle o' fish, as they say.
Patagonia NRS Sea to Summit
In the non-waterproof vein, I have a few previous generation Eagle Creek duffel bags of various sizes, which are great for both backpacking and non-backing ("normal") trips. Top notch stuff. When one was ripped open by an airline baggage claim (did my stinky underwear fall out on the floor behind me before I noticed?), I consulted EC for a repair. While they do repairs themselves, they pointed me to an approved regional repair place, which did a great job.
Patagonia and Eagle Creek are two of my top tier manufacturers.
It's not an adventure until something goes wrong. - Yvon Chouinard
Post by High Sierra Fan on Jul 5, 2021 16:30:09 GMT -8
I’ve something similar from Mystery Ranch that I like for travel; a good place for small hardware.
for a backpack I prefer more flexible, and thus space efficient, stuffsacks. A DCF selection is offered by Mountain Laurel Designs, who also offers roll top waterproof bags as “pack liners’ in a variety of volumes.
Post by High Sierra Fan on Jul 26, 2021 17:15:50 GMT -8
Though those #%^%%} tiny wheels absolutely suck off pavement, say around tent cabins in a certain national park. It was like I was pulling a road grader and collecting this giant wave of pine needles and gravel.