By Terry Gardner, Special to Tribune Newspapers
7:21 PM EDT, March 12, 2013
Name: Eagle Creek Pack-It Complete Organizer
What it is: A hanging organizer pack-it bag that combines three Eagle Creek Pack-It cubes into one organized bag by featuring two half-size cubes and a full-size cube with a zippered pocket. The organizer includes a swivel hook that tucks away when the organizer is folded in half and zipped shut. The organizer is designed to nestle perfectly in a 22-inch-long carry-on.
The good: This is an item for packing-challenged, unorganized packers like me. I tend to use one cube for underwear, one for socks and the full-size pocket for sleepwear and miscellaneous clothing. The zippered compartment is perfect for stashing vitamins and medication. When I stay at my brother's house, I have no room to unpack, so this bag makes my life easier because I can hang it up, and it has almost all my essentials. For weekend trips to hot destinations, it's the only cube I need to pack, because I won't be wearing layers.
The bad: I'd love to see a compression feature added perhaps through little side vents that might allow me to compress the organizer when it's zipped into a cube. My work-around solution has been to pack the organizer without zipping it into a cube, thus reducing its depth.
Available from: shop .eaglecreek.com, magellans.com, amazon .com and other online merchants.
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