Traveling with bulky items just got easier.

By Christie Calucchia
November 14, 2019
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Packing is truly an art form, and everyone has their own tried-and-true methods for maximizing luggage capacity. Some people roll, others meticulously fold — and those who prefer to pack smarter use vacuum storage bags.

Right now, you can snag a pack of 10 Spacesaver Premium Vacuum Storage Bags from Amazon for just $34. Although the bags are often used for home storage, they’re also great for big trips when you want to bring more than your suitcase typically allows. 

Each bag has the ability to reduce its volume by 80 percent; it can fit four pillows inside before shrinking down to an easily packable size. To use the clever bags, simply pile in what you want to pack and vacuum out the air using the triple-seal turbo valve. If you don’t have access to a vacuum while traveling, just use the hand-held pump that comes with the bag.

The airtight bags are waterproof and sealed with a double-zip closure to keep your things clean and dry, which means no more worrying about a leaky shampoo bottle wreaking havoc in your suitcase! They’re ideal for long trips or for packing bulky items like winter coats, and Amazon shoppers swear by them.

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To buy: amazon.com, $34 (originally $40)

Customers have awarded the space-saving vacuum bags with more than 1,800 five-star reviews, and say that they trust them for moving, general storage, and travel. However, they warn to be mindful that the bags won’t decrease the weight of your clothes, so you’ll still have to keep an eye out for any luggage weight limits when flying.

“I purchased these to pack on trips and it really worked great. I was truly amazed… I traveled with two large ones with lots of clothes for a whole month in a different country. When I arrived the bags were still air tight,” one reviewer wrote.

Another said the bags were easy to use and worked great for a four-day trip to Denver in January. “I didn’t want to pay the cost of checking my bag so I needed to make sure that everything would fit in my carry on. Once I followed the instructions on how to pack and seal I was DONE… I would definitely recommend using these when storing items or needing to pack to make things fit. The travel pump that comes with the bags was easy to use and carry along as well,” they wrote.

Travelers even trust the bags for packing memory foam pillows. “I travel for work and never sleep well on down hotel pillows. Finally bit the bullet and bought a memory foam pillow. I needed it to be able to fit in a carry on bag (along with clothes etc), so condensing it is the only option. I was skeptical on how well a hand pump would work.. but the thing went from normal pillow thickness down to about 1 1/2" with this tool! I am very impressed,” one shopper said.

Right now, you can get these handy bags for 15 percent off their usual price. Head to Amazon to grab the travel essential today while it’s still on sale.

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