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Old April 14th, 2002, 09:04 PM
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I'm thinking about using a couple of "space bags" to put our coats and sweaters in for cruise to Alaska. Has anyone done this and if so did they really wrinkle badly? I'm also wondering how to get them back in the same space with out my vacumn. Thought it would save a lot of room if I can work it out.
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Old April 15th, 2002, 06:42 AM
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You might want to check with your cabin steward and see if he can lend you a vacuum on the last night to repack. Although, I've never used them, it sounds like a great idea.
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Old April 30th, 2002, 05:11 PM
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You might look for the space bags that you can just roll. I've used them extensively and love them, that way it doesn't seem like I'm overpacking. I found these type of bags at container/hold everything stores.

Also, one last note, even my taffetta skirts aren't too wrinkled when using them.

Have a great time.

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Old May 14th, 2002, 04:21 PM
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Kay,
We purchased space bags that don't use a vacuum cleaner to seal. Once you place your clothes in them and seal them, you begin at one end and roll the bag towards one end, forcing air out of a 'one way valve' . I packed some things about a week ago for practice, they seem to have re-inflated only very slightly.
The site was www.packmates.com, I think. I * DO NOT * work for these people. I found out about the bags in a cruise-critic board.
Hope this helps!

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Old May 19th, 2002, 12:48 PM
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Kay, a cheaper version that Pamda recommended to me were just buying Ziplock bags (they come in all sizes). They saved tons of space for packing socks and underwear. All you do is throw 'em in, zip almost closed, then place under your bottom, and sit down. It works great!

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I agree with Harry. I bought the 2 1/2 gallon zip lock bags by Hefty. I put a sweater in and just sat on it. I saved a lot of money. Didn't have to use the vacumm cleaner. But can also use it. I tried both ways.
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