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SG-Approved: Flight 001 Travel Spacepak

Overpackers of the world, rejoice.


As you guys know, I’m a huge Flight 001 fan, which is why I cajoled them into putting their dopp kit in my first Quarterly package.

I was introduced to the brand by my friend Hitha, who travels constantly for work and is a top-notch carry-on packer. She helped you guys pack for Vegas, remember?

So when she said I should try the travel brand’s travel space-saving system called Spacepak, I knew I had to take it for a spin.

Full disclosure: I am a notorious overpacker.

I just always feel like, “Well-l-l, maybe I’ll want to change from white jeans to black jeans to blue jeans ALL IN ONE DAY,” and then all of a sudden my carry-on is ten pounds too heavy for a three-day trip to Wisconsin.

Which is why the brand’s exclusive Spacepak line is so ingenious. I got the one for clothing and the hanging toiletries kit and used them on my recent trip to Los Angeles.

They were basically a godsend.

{Now you see it…}

I came home with a new pair of high tops that demanded a good amount of real estate in my bag, so if I hadn’t had the space-saving pieces, I think I would have been wearing those shoes around my neck on the flight home.

{Now you don’t}

The Spacepaks help you maximize your suitcase space by compressing the items packed, and keeping them organized to boot. The clothing Spacepak is especially innovative, with one side for clean laundry, and the other for dirty clothes. No more stuffing your worn items in an old plastic Target shopping bag (oh, that’s just me?)

Plus, it’s fun to zip the clothing bag shut then push on it as you hear the air that wants to be all greedy and take up room get banished from the vents on the sides.

The toiletries Spacepak was also great, and not just because it came in orange, my favorite color (though obviously that helped). I liked all the zippered pockets and compartments that let me keep my skincare separate from my makeup separate from my vitamins, and so on and on. It was also nice knowing that when I arrived at my destination, I wouldn’t open my bag to find everything all over.

And a silly thing that seems insignificant but really isn’t: each Spacepak comes in two different colors, so you feel like you’re shopping for something fun, rather than a something that will let you fit extra socks and underwear in your rolling suitcase.

Ha, I suppose this isn’t really making the case for being a more efficient packer like Hitha is always encouraging me, but ’til then at least I can fit the too-much stuff I do want to bring with me when I travel.

With the clothing Spacepak clocking in at $46, and the toiletries Spacepak at $42, Flight 001’s products aren’t cheap, but if you travel often, I’m confident you’ll find them worth the pricetag.

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