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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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I saw space bags mentioned in a thread and have never really thought about using them. Does anyone have experience they can share?

In case some are curious, this is what i'm referring to:
https://www.spacebag.com/travelbag/902315/

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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:51 PM
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I remember that post, and though I haven't used them, I am curious as well. Obviously I can't put my tuxedos and suit in them but it may be workable for the rest.
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My suitcase has a "compartment" for my suits so that is not an issue, but if they are effective, it could really free up some space in my suitcase. This is key because if history repeats itself, my girlfriend will take over my suitcase as well.
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Two things that come to mind are weight (if you are flying) and getting the same kind of vacuum on the bag on board.
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There are baggage weighing devices available on magellans.com
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The ones i looked at you actually roll up to get the air out, there is no vacuum.
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I think they would work well. Especially when it comes to wet swimwear(men's or women's). Quite handy for a Caribbean cruise I think.
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Since I found them, I never travel without them. I use the type that you roll so no vacum is needed. I have never went over on luggage weight which I was concerned about the first time I packed with them.
I can now use my two medium size cases instead of 2 large ones when packing for hubby and I. We purchased ours at Wal Mart and they were not expensive either. Well worth the money.
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Excellent, i might go check this out at Wal*Mart. Thank you!!
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I see two problems with space bags

1. Vaccuuming out the air when packing at the end of the cruise, unless you brought a vacuun with you....

2. Customs checking your bags, which leads back to problem #1...

They are cool and truly save space, but I wouldn't use them..others sear by them! Those must be the ones who bring 20 pairs of shoes *BG*
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The regular space bags require a vacuum. The travel versions roll out the air.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 11:42 AM
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I purchased them at walmart last night for $14. I'll let you know how they work this weekend.
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