“How do I pack it all?”

This is the challenge that nearly every type of traveler faces, whether planning for a quick overnight trip or an extended getaway. You’ve got clothes, toiletries, laptops, phones, digital cameras, itineraries, jackets, guide books and so much more.

So, how do you manage to fit it all into your bags before you depart?

Well, you can cram it all in, like most people do, but this will ultimately make your travel a lot more cumbersome than it needs to be.

  • Stuffing your bags to the brim will wrinkle your clothes, crush important documents and potentially damage your electronics too.
  • You’ll be stuck with a giant, disorganized mess. This makes it difficult to find what you need upon arrival, and slows you down at the worst possible time.

There’s a better way to pack and avoid these headaches – with the revolutionary Pack-It System from Eagle Creek.

pack-it hotel suitcase

What is the Eagle Creek Pack-It System?

The Pack-It System is changing the way people travel.

It’s a simple system that eliminates several of the most common packing challenges, from organizational issues to limited packing space. With smartly designed packs, cubes and folders that divide your stuff into cleanly arranged sections within your larger luggage bags, the system makes it easier for you to find what you need, when you need it, and eliminate the clutter.

If you travel often, then you know that a little bit of organization goes a long way. Losing any item – whether it’s a favorite t-shirt or your passport – can cause an undue amount of stress during your travels. Did you leave it at home, did it fall out of your bag, or did someone steal it?

This packing system helps relieve these worries by organizing clean clothes and dirty laundry while making the most of your packing space, so you can put more in your bags.
Beyond solving the organizational and packing challenges, the system also addresses a number of other common packing issues, including:

  • Protecting your gear from moisture
  • Controlling odor
  • Keeping your clothes from getting wrinkled

Let’s take a look at some examples of optional system components and how they can make your life a lot easier when you’re traveling.

How to Pack-It the Right Way

Pack-It cube in green


Packing Cubes are perfect for clothes: tees, shorts, pajamas and much more. They come in a variety of sizes and options, including 2-sided versions that allow you to separate clean clothes from dirty clothes, as well as expandable cubes that let you fit even more when you need to. Like most of our bags and packs, our cubes are also water-resistant and designed to minimize wrinkles.

Pack-it folder


Packing Folders fit up to 15 shirts, pants, or other clothing items. They help keep dress clothing unwrinkled, and are a great option for organizing outfits together. Plus, they are perfectly-sized for your carry-on!

Pack-it compression sac

Compression Sacs

Do you need to travel with coats, sweaters or other bulky items? Compression sacs can give you up to 80% more packing space by compressing the air out of bulky clothing. Just roll up the bag to push out the air- no vacuum required! Just remember- less size does not mean less weight. They’re also great for dirty laundry.

Read the full article at EagleCreek.com. For more great family travel advice, check out Eagle Creek’s Family Travel Checklist.

Visit your local AAA Travel Store for exclusive AAA member pricing all Eagle Creek Pack-It™ products, and other travel essentials.