Imagine a world where your carry-on situation isn't ruined by the hunt for one specific sock. (Can't? Don't worry—neither can I.) Husband-wife duo Joe and Sami Kuipers has a packing product that might change your mind. Their design, EZSTAX, is made up of a series of plastic file folder-esque slots, allowing room for one piece of clothing in each compartment. The real reason this design shines is its simplicity—each slot can be accessed by lifting the folders.
While this system wasn't specifically designed for your carry-on bag, the Kuipers assure that it can be done—in fact, they tested in by traveling with 40 of them stacked with clothes and smashed down into a suitcase (on purpose, for testing reasons) just to see what happened. The stacks made it in perfect condition.
The whole concept is a little muddy in words, but check out their Kickstarter video to see how it works in person:
The project is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter. For more information on how to get your own set, check out their campaign.
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