If you are into organization and are constantly trying to shave weight on your next trip, then check out the Pack-It Specter Series by Eagle Creek. Eagle Creek makes the well loved Pack-It organizational system in a range of sizes to help keep the most unorganized traveler prepared for their next adventure.
The Pack-It Specter Series features the Pack-It Cubes available in 3 different sizes, the Cube, Half Cube, and Quarter Cube. You can also buy the Cube Set which features all three sizes. I tested out the Specter Cube Set on a recent two week overseas trip which involved carrying a few weeks worth of gear on plane, train, automobile, and while walking. The Pack-It Specter Cube measures 14″ x 10″ x 3″ and can accomodate your t-shirts, pants, baselayers etc. While the Half Cube measures 10″ x 7″ x 3″ and was perfect for my undergarments, socks, and swimsuit. I crammed my sleep sac or sleeping bag liner into the Quarter Cube which measures 7.5″ x 4.5″ x 2.5″.
The Pack-It Specter Cubes are extremely light weight with all three weighing a combined 2.2 ounces. The Cube weighs 1 oz, while the other two smaller cubes weigh 0.6 oz each. Eagle Creek has incorporated ultra lightweight silnylon, also known as silicone impregnated ripstop nylon, to achieve this feat. This fabric is more than simply light weight, it is also extremely tough and has yet to snag or tear. Each Cube is also equipped with a handle to allow you to fish it out of a packed bag with ease. The Pack-It Specter Cubes are available in either a lime green or white, with the white color being slightly see through to help you see the contents inside. The Pack-It Specter Cube series retails for $38 and you can save a few bucks when you buy them as a bundle. If purchased individually the cost would be $45.
If you love the idea of the Specter Series, but don’t feel that the cube route is right for you, then please check out some of the other Specter offerings: Pack-It Specter Folder (available in 2 sizes), Specter Quick Trip, and Specter Sac Set. The Pack-It Specter Series is now a go-to item when it comes to packing for a quick or long trip.