How many Packing Cubes should I get?

How many packing cubes do I need? What size packing cubes should I get for my specific type of luggage or backpack? Do I need packing cubes in the first place?

You've got questions, we've got answers. At Zoomlite, you'll gain access to smart solutions for safe, secure, and most importantly, convenient travel. Our packing cubes will transform the way you pack your bags for trips of all types. And this quick guide we've put together will help you feel confident choosing the right packing cube sizes and quantity to travel effortlessly and keep your gear organised.

Generally, four to six packing cubes per person works for most occasions. But it really depends on the length of your trip along with your luggage type and size. It also depends on your dressing style and whether you are a minimalist traveler or not. Below, we'll help you weigh your options and make the right choice - reaping the full benefits these packing cubes have to offer.

Large Suitcases - 70 cms +

Medium Suitcases - 50 to 70 cms

Larger Backpacks - 30 to 70 litres

Carry-on bags

What Size Packing Cubes Should I Get?

To answer this question, we first have to know the type of luggage you have and the size of your bag or suitcase. Chances are, your luggage falls into one of these categories above.

From there, you can explore our standard packing cube sizes below:

The 4 Standard Packing Cube Sizes

The X-Small ( 22 x 15 x 8 cms) is great for kids' clothes, first aid, medication, undergarments & smaller items. Fit up to 8-10 kids tee's

The Small ( 27 x 19 x 8 cms) is great for tees, pj's, leggings, and activewear. tees, Fit up to 8 adult tees.

The Medium ( 36 x 25 x 12 cms) is great for dresses, jeans, shorts, shirts, and even shoes. Fit up to 15 adult shirts

The Large (43 x 33 x 12 cms) is great for heavy jumpers, jackets, and bulky items. Easily fit 3-5 adult jackets and jumpers.

The 3 Compression Packing Cube Sizes

The 3 Compression Packing Cube Sizes

The Small (27 x 19 x 10 cms) is great for tees, pj's, leggings, and activewear. Fit up to 8 adult tees.

The Medium (37 x 25 x 12 cms) is great for dresses, jeans, shorts, and shirts. Fit up to 15 adult shirts

The Large (44 x 34 x 12 cms) is great for heavy jumpers, puffer jackets, and bulky items. Easily fit 3-5 adult jackets and jumpers.

So - How Many Packing Cubes Do I Need?

Now knowing the different types of luggage and the different types & sizes of packing cubes we offer here at Zoomlite, the question is - how many packing cubes do I need?

The answer is not one size fits all - it depends on what exactly you plan on traveling with. However, we'll discuss size and quantity recommendations based on different luggage sizes below.

In a large suitcase you can get easily fit 2 Large and 2 Medium Zoomlite cubes. We recommend that you look at filling the balance of the space with 4 to 6 small and extra small Zoomlite cubes. You will also be able to add shoe bags and toilet bags to finish your packing. If there are multiple people travelling or you have multiple pieces of luggage look at our larger bundles which give you great value and a good spread of sizes.

The Large cubes are very generous in size and will take up about half of your medium case if you pack it out completley.

It would be best to use 2-3 Medium cubes and 4-6 smaller and extra-small cubes.

Avoid getting large cubes for backpacks. Small and extra small cubes are ideal for backpacks. We highly recommend going for compression cubes when packing a backpack. If you are travelling with a large backpack, then 1-2 Medium cubes will work well to maximise your packing space.

Small and Extra Small cubes are perfect for carry on bags. Again our small compression cubes will be ideal as long as you dont overpack and exceed the carry on weight requirements.

Choosing Between Compression Cubes vs Standard Travel Packing Cubes

You will notice we have both standard travel packing cubes and compression packing cubes here at Zoomlite.

What's the difference - and which is right for you?

The compression cubes are perfect for the over-packers who find themselves sitting on their suitcase in order to zip it shut. They'll help you maximise space in your luggage and are perfect for bulky items like puffer jackets. If this doesn't sound like you, our standard packing cubes are probably the right choice.

FAQs About Our Packing Cubes

Absolutely. Our sustainable packing cubes transform the way you travel to help you make packing easier and more convenient. And, they are made from recycled single-use plastic bottles to help you do your part in minimising the footprint you leave behind on this planet.

With quality zippers and durable materials, these will stand the test of time - you'll definitely look back and wish you'd found these sooner! Learn more about the benefit of packing cubes in our blog.

Rolling clothes not only saves space but also makes it easier to pack and unpack from your packing cubes. Avoid rolling things that you don't want to get wrinkled. Learn more about how to use packing cubes in our blog.

Our best recommendation is to get a starter pack which is our 4-pack of standard cubes. You also have the option of getting a compression pack of 3 cubes.

Both these cubes give you a variety of all our sizes. Once you figure out what is best for each cube or how you want to organise your packing, you can always add more later on.

If you know what you want and are convinced with packing cubes you can go for our 10-pack Globetrotter bundle and save 50% or build your own selection of 10 sustainable cubes and save 45%. Check out our packing cube sets for more information.

We're here to help you experience travel in a more convenient and effortless way - so if you aren't sure about the right packing cubes, there are two options.

You can quickly take our quiz or send us an email with your queries to We're here to help - don't be shy!

Now That You Know How Many Packing Cubes to Get (and What Size You Should Get), What Are You Waiting For?

We hope you have gained clarity as to how many packing cubes you need, and what size packing cubes you should get.

Whether you're traveling solo with just a backpack or you've got a family of 5 and are preparing for a week-long vacation, we've got you covered here at Zoomlite with the most convenient, space-saving packing cubes in all of Australia - and throughout the world. And, we've also got great travel essentials like our travel backpack, anti-theft bag, crossbody travel bag, and more.

So what are you waiting for? Experience simple, convenient travel as it was intended by getting your cubes today!