Packing cubes are a very popular way to organize your gear while travelling, but sometimes they can make things a little more bulky in your bag.
Sometimes I need to maximize every inch of space.
When I need to keep everything as compact as possible I actually use a dry bag as one of my primary packing cubes.
My go to is the ultra light weight Sea To Summit Ultra Sil 8L bag.
These bags are just as light as any packing cube.
They’re air tight too.
I toss in some pants, a couple shirts, etc.
I sit on the bag after it’s packed and then I roll up the top to have vacuum packed like gear bag.
Better yet the dry bag is also waterproof.
My clothes stay dry and crisp even in the humidity of Asia.
I also have a dry bag with me for water sport adventures.
I’ve taken my dry bag on scuba trips, to the beach, while river rafting, etc.
On day trips I would wrap my camera gear in my dry bag before putting it in my day pack.
My day pack had a rain cover, but with some of those monsoon rain falls I wanted to be extra certain my gear was safe.
Overall it’s a win win win situation.
Grab an ultra sil dry bag for yourself and try it out.