A Small Violet (bright purple) Aether Aeronaut 45 Packing Cube  A Small Wasabi (bright yellow-green) Aether Aeronaut 45 Packing Cube An End Pocket Violet (bright purple) Aether Aeronaut 45 Packing Cube A Small Carbon (dark grey) Aether Aeronaut 45 Packing Cube An End Pocket Wasabi (bright yellow-green) Aether Aeronaut 45 Packing Cube  An End Pocket Carbon (dark grey) Aether Aeronaut 45 Packing Cube A Large Wasabi (bright yellow-green) Aether Aeronaut 45 Packing Cube A Large Violet (bright purple) Aether Aeronaut 45 Packing Cube  A Large Carbon (dark grey) Aether Aeronaut 45 Packing Cube
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Aether Packing Cubes (Aeronaut 45)


End Pocket
Violet 120 Aether
Wasabi 120 Aether
We've retired the Aether Packing Cubes (Aeronaut 45) to make way for new designs. Stay tuned for what we come up with next!
 A potential packing set up for the Aeronaut 45 using Aether Packing Cubes  An Aether Packing Cube holding a pair of hiking boots  A close up of the interior of the Aether Packing Cube  A close up of the zipper of the Aether Packing Cube  A close up of the Aether Packing Cube holding a flannel shirt.  A close up of the zipper pull on the Aether Packing Cube


Ultralight and colorful Packing Cubes to help you make the most efficient use of your packing space.

Update! See our new Aeronaut 45 Packing Cubes, which combine Aether and Mesh for our best packing cubes yet. You can also see all new and current Packing Cubes here.

Inside the main compartment of the Aeronaut 45, use two Large Aether Packing Cubes (stacked one on top of the other), or one Large plus two Small Packing Cubes or use four Small (stacked one on top of the other, or interlocking like bricks).

One End Pocket Aether Packing Cube fills each end pocket, or four can fill the main compartment, like books on a shelf.

Aether is an ultra-light, 100% nylon fabric from Japan. It has a unique and somewhat complex construction, combining 30 denier monofilament with both 100 denier and 200 denier yarns in a micro-ripstop weave that further increases its tear strength. Like most of our fabrics, Aether is coated on the backside with urethane for weather resistance, as well as having a surface treatment of durable water repellant. Though its hand is a bit crisp when new, we greatly prefer Aether's aesthetic over commonly available silicone-coated nylons. It's light, but surprisingly tough.

Aether is a very light fabric, useful for those trying to save weight wherever possible; we've found that it's ideal for Packing Cubes and other travel accessories.

Aether Packing Cubes are solid Aether fabric, front and back, no mesh. Because Aether is, depending on the color, more-or-less translucent (as seen in the photos and video below) the visibility of contents offered by a mesh panel is not essential.

In addition, we’ve shaved off more weight by using #3 YKK coil zippers, and binding the internal seams with Aether fabric as well. Together we’ve reduced the weight of all the Packing Cubes by about 40% – not bad, eh? Aether Cubes will require a tad bit more gentle treatment, but we think most people will find the weight savings worth it.

Some folks will choose a set of matching color Aether Packing Cubes, but we think a lot of people might choose different colors of Aether Packing Cubes in an effort to use color coding for packing organization.


120d Aether ripstop
#3 YKK coil zipper with plastic sliders


Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials 100% finished seams

Large13.4" / 340mm13.4" / 340mm4.3" / 110mm2.5 oz / 70 g775 cu in / 12.5 L
End Pocket13.4" / 340mm7.9" / 200mm3.1" / 80mm1.7 oz / 50 g325 cu in / 5.5 L
Small13.4" / 340mm6.7" / 170mm4.3" / 110mm1.7 oz / 50 g375 cu in / 6.5 L
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