First blow your mind tip is I’m inspired to make this video because I feel like the way that I pack my bag. I’ve never seen as like normal packing tips So I’m hoping to share with you some new things you haven’t heard When trying to fit all of your things in a carry-on don’t Start with your clothes the first things that should go in your bag is your toiletry bag pile of electronics? There’s a lot of items and a lot of weight. So why did we start there? Let’s see what that looks like. Now. I’ve just taken up 1/4 of my bag with those things So now the real question is, how are we going to pack our clothes into three quarters of a carry-on suitcase? If you’re new to our channel then you don’t know that I’m probably about to plug our own products here We make travel gear and we sell it on Amazon. We have a compressible backpack That’s what this is a day bag and we make packing cubes But if you are a subscriber what you don’t know is that we have new cubes for you guys Yes, we have this new six piece graphic cube set They all are different graphic images inspired by our 10 month trip around the world So each bag is a different pattern so that you can more easily Remember what is in which bag? so the reason we sell our packing cubes as a six piece set is because that is the amount of Packing compression cubes we find is the best for the carry-on size. It’s almost kind of like this packing kit So in that no matter what colors you’re getting it comes with this laundry bag and that’s what I’m gonna start with here I like to use the laundry bag at the beginning of the trip to store my extra set of shoes So I have my pair of flip-flops Sorry dirty shoes and I also have just a set of like slip-on shoes because then I would be using my Huge heavy hiking shoes to wear on the plane. So always wear your biggest pair of shoes on the plane That way you don’t have to carry it on your back or take up space in your rolling bag I like to pack the extra set of shoes first because that’s probably one of the heaviest things in your bag after your toiletries. No matter if it’s your backpack or you’re rolling carry on you want all of your heavy items at the bottom. For your back, That is just the best place for it to be on your body but then if you’re in the Rolly carry-on don’t you hate when you’re like waiting in line and You’re like standing there waiting in the security line and you’re standing there and all of a sudden your bag Topples over in front of everybody. Yeah, that won’t happen if you have your heavy things on the bottom Quick lesson, there’s a difference between packing cubes and Compression cubes, those are two different things if you are searching for packing cubes on let’s say Amazon you’ll see lots of varieties that Essentially are just fabric organizers that help organize your luggage The compression cubes are what we sell them what we use on our trip around the world They’re great because they have two zippers So you put your clothes in it and then they have a second zipper. Where you Compress your clothes down and it takes some air out so that you are able to bring more gear That’s not to blow your mind part the blow your mind part is the two strategies on how to use this The first strategy on how to use compression packing cube is not to organize them Maybe how you would be organizing your closet at home with pants Shirts is to organize it based on the activity that you’re doing So before we even put the clothes into the cubes I took the clothes out of the closet and started to create these different piles The first one is let’s call it active wear gender-neutral guys gals Whatever you are working out in climbing a mountain in Lounging around the house in that’s your active wear You might see lots of online or it used to be a big thing about rolling your clothes Rolling, your clothes doesn’t work very well in these compression cubes. We’ve found you’re better off if you just lay your clothes flat This is a tank top a long-sleeve Waffle shirt running shorts, black leggings and a zip up hoodie. That’s last stuff I’m also making sure not to over stuff this the laws of physics still apply and if you over stuff this you Physically won’t be able to close the second zipper So part of the strategy is to put like the appropriate amount in here and I’ll pull the second zipper closed So I’ve got like a nice really compressed Here’s all my activewear. Our next fun pile of clothes is leisure. We’re cafe we’re friends wearing clothes have like casual bottoms these shorts and then let’s say like the jeans I have on Cuz remember you also get to bring the clothes on your body into the airport reviewing on your trip And I’ve got this black tank. I’ve got this green tea. I’ve got this pink tea, and I’ve got this Vomit colour my cafe. Where is currently in a smaller cube than the leisure where I just showed you This is our large and this is our small and I didn’t even compress this one yet I’ll just kind of like cry chop it down and then it won’t like it stuck I don’t really know how to explain this without sounding like I’m explaining the laws of physics But sometimes the Internet can be a strange place So my necks, just like category you would expect would just be your dinner clothes But the point of the message here for your organization tips is to divide your packing cubes up by category The reason why that is helpful is because then every time you’re going in and out of your backpack you don’t have to like pull a shirt out of one and a shorts out of another you can just Say like we’re going hiking I’m gonna grab my hiking bag and then you got a bunch of stuff in there so I think accessories too to pop in there Sometimes when I’m using these and going to a more formal event like a wedding weekend is such a good example I’ll put my entire rehearsal dinner outfit in one my whole like wedding reception Ceremony outfit and another and sometimes because I’m tall. I’m hardly using heels. I’ll just have flats. I’ll put my shoes in there, too And I’ll put my pieces of jewelry if there’s like a specific bra I need for the dress I’ll put that in there and like literally then you’re like getting into the hotel. It’s Friday night Everyone’s like racing around you just like grab the packing cube and you have everything you need for that one outfit in this bag it Is like such a game-changer? I just can’t Here’s the fun category Are you ready for the fun category? Wait, I guess is not the fun category. This is like the looser category These are things that you’re bringing in your bag because you are saying to yourself I should bring a raincoat a bathing suit that really nice shirt in case we do this thing if kind of like the Non-essentials that you’re still gonna bring but you’re just like will I really need this? They’re gonna go in our last packing cube. Why is because these aren’t gonna get my bag all messy and disorganized when I’m looking for things that I actually want to wear they’re just Here they can be at the bottom of my bag, but not too far to the bottom. Remember? We have all the heavy stuff down there. This is a good example of an overstuffed cube I could probably squeeze that down if I really wanted to but sometimes if it’s over stuff that just makes it more bulky and kind of awkward in the bag so I’ll Let it have a little bit of extra air and it can just kind of push and squeeze as it needs to in my bag But I wanted to overstuff one a little bit so that you could see like you can use it as a packing cube You don’t have to zip the zipper if you don’t want the laundry bag Two larges two smalls and a sixth one. This one has multi purposes to store electronics I sometimes like to who just put snacks in here and put this in My purse is you could use this as your you know, wet bathing suit bag But I left this one out of the backpack because I usually have this in my purse with me But of course I could go in your carry-on as well It’s the backpack packing strategy part of this video Hands-down the reason we purchased this specific backpack for travel is because the front pouch has this entire Office area and I talked about this in the backpack review, okay This is like the ultra 15-inch laptops my iPad massive notebook. I have gotten into situations as probably many of us have where you’re like trying to shove your backpack up in the top section above your seat and it’s just like it’s just like almost doesn’t fit but the charger is just so Dang bulky that it ends up Creating this little bump on the outside and I’ll be able to get my whole backpack up on the top but then it’s like just the charger is always like causing a scene and then I’d like Pull the backpack down I was waiting for you and you pull the charger out and I was like awkward then you’re like holding the charger and you’re like In your lap now, so no bulky items in the front pouch. The charger is just gonna go At the bottom with all of my other heavy Gear so we’ve electronics at the front. We have our toiletries and Your makeup bag or whatever else you’re bringing with you hairdryer Those are going towards the bottom of the bag for weight reasons And if there’s even like a heavier side I’m pushing that closer to my back not on the outside of the bag but closer to where it would be on my body Next I’m gonna take the laundry bag. This has two pairs of shoes in it Remember my third pair of shoes is on my feet and that’s going towards the bottom I already have my underwear and like my scarves and other kind of accessory things on either side So there are no clothes in this bag yet So really when you’re packing a carry-on size you only have half of a bag and then my not even Compressed down cube of things. I don’t want her need that’s just gonna like go in a drawer when I arrive this is a great opportunity to bring your trip backpack or Tim might have it on his back in the airport and I will keep mine in my bag so that I can use it for like our day trips and it’s just not like queue to The airport or gonna have a arm Bank purse So I just pack it along with I know I look small now right does it this is not an Internet? Magic trick hell that stuff really is in there. Thanks for hanging out with me I’d love to know where you’re going like Where’s your trip to and if you think that we can be friends go check out some of our other content Maybe we have some good suggestions on what to do when you’re going to your destination And of course, we’d love for you to check out our trip to travel gear We sell everything on Amazon, but we also have an e-commerce store You can see it on there, but it’s just sending you to Amazon anyway, so you can just check out the direct links That’ll take you there. Have you packing enjoy your trip and I’m gonna open a window cuz holy moly UNC Oregon wine country


  1. Love your videos, love your energyโ™ฅ๏ธ You guys make my day and motivate me to travel more in the future. Good luck with your new journey!

  2. Big Jim from bonny Scotland..without a doubt u are the bonniest looking lassy on u tube,ur videos are not bad either.keep on being your man makes up for a good double act..ha.

  3. Hi great video to learn good packing skills cuz I'm a disaster lol thanks I'm going to get the Cubs I like it we're thinking about going to Japan in bout 2 years so I have to get crafty I'll be watching for more advise thanks a million yeyyyy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜

  4. This video was perfect timing, I'm taking a trip on Tuesday! Thanks for the tips. I will be taking my Tripped backpack with me!

  5. Hey, Fin. Suzanne here from the Sedona boondock. I am going to order your packing cubes for my winter escape south of the border. Would you mind providing the name of the Osprey carry-on pack you have there? Thanks!

  6. Love these! our whole family is going to spain, morocco and portugal for 15 days, so I think I will buy everyone these for christmas gifts =] ps love watching all your adventures!!

  7. Sure hope that is less then the 20 pounds that airlines allow. If it is more and you get caught it will have to be checked. People think they pack as much stuff into their carry on and it will be fine.

  8. Thanks for helping me think outside the box (or packing cube)! I love the idea of not having to open up all the compression cubes when you need one single outfit. And snacks in a packing cube – who would thunk it? We're headed to Alaska next summer, so I'll be needing new strategies!

  9. Where are we going? How about you tell us! We have 3 kids (not in your wheelhouse) – and want to go somewhere in Feb. for a week to 10 days. We are thinking Joshua Tree/Death Valley but are open to suggestions. Also, I put the 6 pack on my christmas list!

  10. These are literally the BEST cubes on the market!! Compression is a game changer – I ONLY use these now!ย 
    The new graphics are super cool by the way – on the Christmas list!! ha ha
    such a great video Fin, loving your energy and some great tips too!!

  11. I am in Bali now using your packing cubes and they are absolutely THE BEST on the market today. I just found out about them before this trip and itโ€™s a game changer. And, yes, laying the clothes flat in them works wonders. Everyone, donโ€™t hesitate to buy these.

  12. Great video. I love the idea of packing by category! My wife and I are off on a 1 year around the world trip starting on January 7th. Hong Kong is the first stop. So excited! It does not seem like it is really happening. We always loved travel but discovering your channel about a year and a half ago really did inspire us to make this dream a reality.

  13. Packing cubes are fabulous! I use them all the time. I use mesh for lighter weight and the transparency but I agree they are a no-brainer. Until you use them, itโ€™s hard to believe that the same stuff takes less space, but itโ€™s totally true. I pack a soap bar in the activewear one for, well, smell!

  14. Awesome. Except I have to disagree about the bottom being the best place for heavy things, for your back. It puts more strain on your shoulders and causes you to have bad posture. I like heavier things towards the top and maintain strong posture and not feel pulled down.

  15. Love your energy and these tips! Thank you for always responding to all of my questions and just for being you! Packing cubes on my Christmas list before my honeymoon in New Zealand late December!! eeeek!

  16. Just ordered the new graphic cube set and backpack for Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ Canโ€™t wait to get them. This video is an awesome demonstration of how they work!

  17. Outstanding! You don't waste a single word or second. Your presentation is logicalย and packed with good insights, no wasted fluff air time. You explained the difference between packing cubes and compression packs. I like your energy. I like the logic used. I like how you not only talk about the product but how it's best strategically used. We will have multiple hotel stops. I might pack at least one bag for that first stop. Next, you should consider doing a home organization if you ever stop traveling. Bet you'd be good at that too.

  18. Just received our backpack and cubes in the mail. Super fast delivery. We are wrapping them up for Christmas and canโ€™t wait to start using them! Thanks so much Tim and Fin. You guys are seriously amazing ๐Ÿ’•

  19. Hey Fin! We are traveling to Scotland in June. It will be my third time there and I am SICK of lugging around wheel suitcases from place to place. I am going to take the plunge and use a backpack to travel with. We are in the market for the Osprey and are deciding between the Porter 30 and Porter 46. Have you had any issues on airlines with the 46 as a "carry-on"? We are traveling AirTransat and the measurements seem strange, but it is also not a structured bag. Thank you for sharing great ideas and we LOVE the Tripped Compression Cubes!

  20. What a cracking post. I've been following your travels for quite sometime and was really inspired by your first backpack review (alas we cannot get the Osprey Porter in the UK, sigh). You've really inspired quite a bit of my last year of travelling. I however, have 4 small children so can't be quite as adventurous as you both! But love watching your Vlog's none the less. We are now into our 14th month on the road and have no intention of stopping just yet. Please keep posting and keeping me entertained. Plus when I am next near civilisation there will definitely be some shopping support coming your way.

  21. Awesome cubes and the daypack will work perfect for our 2 week trip to France! Quick suggestion that came to me while hearing you mention the lighter colors help to see the contents……….on your next version of cubes, how about putting a clear pouch on the front that you could slip in a label/card to write the contents. It could zip or just velcro shut! Thanks!!!

  22. I just went to order on amazon canada and the 6 piece set is $177.70 versus 49.95 on what a price difference!!!

  23. Thanks for this video! I am going on a 9 month mission trip to Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Thailand and cant wait to use your compression bags to pack all of my clothes!!

  24. Hi Fin!! I am super obsessed with these packing cubes; do you think the bigger cube would be good for a couple knit sweaters? Iโ€™m flying to London to see my best friend for two weeks; definitely expecting it to be a bit colder since iโ€™m from LA and can only function in hot weather ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  25. Fin and Tim, my son and I are going to Africa specifically the North. 14 days from Miami Florida in July-August 2019. I am ordering your equipment today!

  26. Thanks for the info!
    Leaving this summer on an epic family trip (me and hubs and our two adult sons – plus meeting my brother and sis in law for the Scandivian portion of the trip) to Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, the UK and Ireland – plus hit DC on the way home! Super excited but my head is spinning from all the planning! We are taking only carry on bags and traveling on a budget, staying in air B&Bs and hostels and so on. Doing lots of research so we can have an amazing journey.
    We live on the Olympic Peninsula in WA state USA.

  27. There is zero reason your at home closet shouldnโ€™t be categorized in the same way. Unless you love upending your closet to get dressed

  28. I've been searing for an explanation like this!! You are fun, funny, real, authentic! Thanks for your vids!

  29. incorrect, rolling is way better for larger clothes, not everyone has tiny thin clothes, and some wear bigger sizes, the best way possible for compression is to roll them, with smaller very petite clothes, rolling doesn't matter.

  30. We'll be traveling around Japan in October for our anniversary for almost 3 weeks with only backpacks. Thanks for the tips, can't wait to try them out along with your products for our trip! I'll be using the Osprey Fairview 40 for myself.

  31. I liked this video and there wasn't even a butt or bikini pic thumbnail… lol Really, I watched it because I am going to buy an Osprey 46 for travel and also use packing cubes.. Great video.

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