Travel Gear Review: Travel Towel & Packing Cubes

If you are on the hunt for Christmas gifts, I have a few ideas to throw your way today.  Particularly if the recipient is a travel nut.

Caribee packing cubes

The first you’ll have heard me sing the praises of many a time – all hail the packing cube!  These zip up cubes make packing efficient, neat and (you won’t believe me but it’s true) fun.  I honestly don’t know how I went for all those years without them.  I recently received this set of packing cubes from Caribee.  The set contains two cubes.  The small one measures 27 x 19 x 8cm in size and the large is 38 x 20 x 12cm in size.  The front of the cube has a partial mesh which means you can easily see what’s inside and also means if your clothes are smelly, there’s room to breathe.  At GBP 11.99 (USD 18 ) for the pair, these are well worth the cash.  My luggage is now full of packing cubes – I buy in all different colours for the family!


Next up is possibly the prettiest travel towel on the market from Lifeventure (it is covered in flowers which form the shape of the world map). If you’re wondering what a travel towel is, these are made from a special kind of fibre which allows it to dry very quickly.  An essential when you are on the move.  The towel has also been treated with a permanent anti-bacterial formula which this helps to prevent odours and mould from developing.  It comes with a nifty storage bag and at 310g takes up very little space & weight in my luggage.  At 150cm x 100cm it is a decent size for the beach.

lifeventure towel

The Lifeventure Printed Softfibre Trek Towel (Flowers) is GBP 20 (USD 30) and available for purchase here.

Check out more Christmas gift options for the travel lovers in your life at Silverfox Travel & Outdoors, an online store specialised in travel gear.  I’ve got my eye on one of their Digital Luggage Scales.  If you’re my Secret Santa and you’re reading this, that’s what I want!



1 comment

  1. RichSummerDaze (@richsummerdaze)

    I agree, I think packing cubes are a great present. We became total converts to the packing cubes. I thought it would be fiddly, but packing up to leave every few days on long road trip changed my mind about that!

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