Our Packing Cubes are designed to help you most efficiently utilize the space inside your travel bag and keep your clothes neat and organized.
Aeronaut 45 Packing Cubes effectively create compartments within compartments in your bag. They corral your shoes or rolled, folded, or bundled clothes, keeping them tidy. Worth noting: Tom designed the Aeronaut 45 travel bag to be a joy to pack with or without Packing Cubes, so they’re optional. The Aeronaut 45 is basically a bag you can live out of and never have to unpack: its end pockets do a great job of keeping rolled clothes neat and you’ll find that folded clothes don’t shift around too much in the main compartment, especially if you use the tie-down straps. That said, Packing Cubes can be a great addition for those of us who appreciate the additional organization and compartmentalization that they provide.
Here are two sample packing strategies using our Aeronaut 45 Packing Cubes:
#1: “Just a couple of Packing Cubes”
One End Pocket Packing Cube for running shoes or a second pair of shoes, and one Small Laundry Packing Cube for underwear and/or gym clothes. Use the tie-down straps to secure slacks and shirts, and roll t-shirts to put in one of the end compartments.
#2: “Totally Organized”
Two End Pocket Packing Cubes (one for each End Pocket compartment), and either two Large (regular or Laundry), one Large and two Small (regular or Laundry), or four Small. Use a 3D Clear Organizer Cube (attached via a 16” Key Strap) as a 3-1-1 liquids/toiletries bag.
Of course, the various sizes of Packing Cubes that we offer you allow you to come up with your own packing strategy. The main compartment of the Aeronaut 45 can fit either two Large Packing Cubes (regular or Laundry) stacked one on top of the other, one Large and one Aeronaut 45 Packing Cube Backpack, one Large plus two Small Packing Cubes, four Small Packing Cubes (stacked one on top of the other, or interlocking like bricks), or four End Pocket Packing Cubes. In either end pocket of the Aeronaut 45, use one End Pocket Packing Cube, an Aeronaut 45 Travel Laundry Stuff Sack, or a Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. Want to dive even deeper into the world of packing organization? Check out our Packing Cube Frequently Asked Questions.
Types of Packing Cubes
End Pocket Packing Cube only. It’s designed for items you want to keep separate from other stuff in your bag—like shoes.
Mesh + Aether
The Small and Large Packing Cubes are offered in Mesh + Aether.
The cube version of our Travel Laundry Stuff Sack, Laundry Packing Cubes have two zippered compartments. One side is Mesh + Aether, one side is All Aether, and between the two sides is an Aether divider. Clean clothes go in the Mesh side and dirty clothes go in the Aether side.
Our high-quality U.S.-made Mesh fabric offers two main benefits: first off, it allows you to see what’s inside the Packing Cube, but doesn’t make the contents so visible that the person behind you in line at the TSA checkpoint will know if you prefer boxers or briefs. Secondly, by its very nature (being mesh and all), it is a fabric that is mostly about its lack of fabric—it’s very light in weight.
Aether is an ultra-light, 100% nylon fabric from Japan. It has a unique and complex construction, combining 30 denier monofilament (warp and weft) with both 100 denier and 200 denier yarns in a micro-ripstop weave to further increase its tear strength. Aether is very light in weight yet provides an almost paper-like structure that we find helps to add some body to our Packing Cubes—which, in turn, makes them easier to pack.
Also available are the aforementioned Packing Cube Shoulder Bag and the Packing Cube Backpack: use them as packing cubes inside the Aeronaut and once you reach your destination, unpack them for use as lightweight shoulder bags or backpacks as you explore.
Sewn in Seattle
Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?
Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.
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Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business since 1972 and we stand behind what we make.
If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.
- Erica P.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Durable, Sewn in USA1 month agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Durable, Sewn in USARated 5 starsGreat travel companion
I got the laundry version, which is extremely convenient. I "test drove" these on a trip and lived out of them rather than unpacking, and they were perfect. Clean clothes in the mesh side, dirty in the solid side where nobody can see them! :) The Aeronaut 45 size fits splendidly in the Road Buddy 36.
- Christopher D.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, Compact, Good Storage Size3 weeks agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, Compact, Good Storage SizeRated 5 starsGreat cube
Great for keeping clean and dirty separate while traveling out of my bag.
- Garry R.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Unique4 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, UniqueRated 5 starsMakes the Techonaut 45 Even Better
I bought two large cubes to stack in the center of the Techonaut 45. My clothes stay organized and do not slide to the bottom while traveling. It is also easier to organize and pack effectively. Smaller sacks and cubes fit nicely around these cubes.
- Jonathan B.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design3 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful DesignRated 4 stars
- Ryan G.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Good Storage Size, Versatile, Thoughtful Design6 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Good Storage Size, Versatile, Thoughtful DesignRated 5 starsVery cool addition to a Cool Bag.
As a constant traveler I Love the durability and the option on either side one for airing out the laundry or easy to see just what i’m looking for ,and, the other side private and equally spacious. Convenient loop on the top between the zippers to easily retrieve. So, one side for backup clothes and the other side for drying out the sweaty gym clothes or keeping items that need to be seen quickly. Like ear plugs and sleep masks on a long flight.