The Eagle Creek Pack-It Folder has been my go to packing accessory for over ten years. I can not even remember how I traveled without it. The packing folder comes in many sizes to accommodate different amounts and types of clothing. I use the small size for most trips because it fits neatly in my suitcase and allows me to carry up to seven or eight shirts depending on the thickness. There are other sizes that allow up to fifteen items and one specifically for longer items such as suits or dresses.
The so called “Packing Experts” will tell you that you should roll your cloths to keep them wrinkle free and save room in you bag. This is the worst advice that I have ever heard. Have you ever tried the rolling method? It just does not work that well and your cloths still get wrinkled. There are also people that tell you to bundle. This is even worse than rolling because you have to un-bundle everything to get to what you want to wear.
The Packing Folder is simple to use and keeps your shirts and pants organized and wrinkle free. It is rectangular shaped with four flaps with Velcro attachments that adjust to the amount of clothing that you are packing. There is a folding board, made out of flexible plastic, that you use to fold your cloths to the right size to fit in the folder. There are even instructions printed on the folding board to tell you how to fold different types of clothing. You then stack the cloths on top of each other and place the folding board on top and close the flaps. When you want to get a specific piece of clothing out just slide the plastic board under the cloths above it and lift. You can then remove the correct item and replace the other ones. Everything stays neat and organized.
I am always amazed that seasoned travelers do not know anything about the packing folders. I highly recommend getting a packing folder or two for your next trip. You will not regret it.