We were recently offered these handy travel packing cubes to test out and we have a few sets of four to give away to our readers.
I’m told they were designed by a frequent traveller who, after experiencing a few embarrassing incidents going through airport security, decided he needed to create something that tucked away personal items from public view, yet could still be visible enough as to be identifiable by Security. (I didn’t dare ask what those personal items were.)
While it’s been a long time since Customs have asked us to open our bags (it was a regular event during all the years we lived in Dubai – and not what you think), we do like to keep things organized – especially when Terence and I get to travel light and share a bag.
We tend to compartmentalise things as it is. Terence has always used similar little bags to store camera bits and pieces and cables. I currently have toiletries, cosmetics and jewellery stored in an array of different purses and cases I’ve picked up on our travels, everywhere from hill tribe villages to local markets. While they’re pretty they’re probably not so practical and they do end up falling apart after a while.
These packs, called Egobags (and don’t ask me why), are made from nylon and mesh, and appear more durable, hardwearing, water-resistant, and longer-lasting than the Chinese satin purses I picked up in Hong Kong. The only thing I’m not a fan of is the colour, but then I’m very picky. A ‘luxury’ line is apparently being released soon in a range of colours.
They can be bought on Amazon but if you want to win a set, tell us very briefly in the Comments below what sort of things you’d stow away in your Egobags. Best three answers each win a set of four. This giveaway ends 18 July, 2013. Winners names will be posted here then.