Packing cubes are awesome for helping you pack and fit more stuff into a suitcase, but once you arrive at your hotel and unpack your clothes, they’re basically useless as anything except dirty laundry holders. Revelar’s new Cubepacks aim to change that.
Cubepacks work like regular packing cubes, but with hidden strap that transform them into useful daypacks that you can carry around with you during your trip. The large cube turns into a full backpack, the medium one becomes a shoulder sling, and the small one works as a fanny pack, meaning you can get use out of the entire set for the duration of your trip.
When you think about it, this solves a real problem. When I travel, I usually bring a carry-on and a messenger bag or backpack. But that personal item is filled to the brim with my electronics, magazines, and other gear that I want to use on the plane. If I just want to use it as a lightweight daypack, I basically have to empty everything out in the hotel room, and repack it when I’m ready to leave. Packing cubes, on the other hand, get unpacked in my hotel room regardless, so the simple addition of straps (as well as useful features like side pockets and magnetic top flaps) make them much more useful, with no additional work on my part.
Cubepacks are already fully funded on Kickstarter, and you can preorder now at a discounted rate, with estimated delivery in September.