In this season of vacations, our packing skills are always put to the test. Some people carefully select their wardrobe, neatly folding each item. Others form a mountain of inessential clothing, before gradually thinning the heap. No matter which technique you choose, smaller items tend to get lost. When you need quick access to a charging cable or your passport, this can be a real problem. The 7-piece smart luggage set from Vasco helps you stay more organized, with specialized bags for all your kit.

– Three packing cubes with compression zippers hold more clothes in less space

– Specialist bags for shoes, cosmetics, gadgets, and essential documents

– RFID-blocking technology prevents theft from contactless credit cards

Smart Luggage

Sometimes, one big thing is better than many small things. For instance, binge-watching your favorite series is better than waiting a whole week for each episode. But equally, there are some things that are better broken down into bitesize chunks. Given how much stuff we take on vacation, luggage definitely falls into the latter category.

The neat thing about Vasco smart luggage is that you get several small compartments that fit inside your big suitcase. This makes your stuff easy to carry, while keeping everything organized. The kit contains three compression cubes for clothing, and an odor-fighting shoe bag. You also get a dopp bag for cosmetics, and a neat gadget bag.

This system makes everything easy to access, and your clothes take up 60% less space in your luggage.

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Magnificent Seven

The system starts with those three clothing cubes. The large one is ideal for dress shirts and pants. You can store rolled up T-shirts and boxers inside the medium cube, while the small cube is made for ties and belts.

As you close the zipper on each cube, your clothes are compressed. This saves a huge amount of space, but the design prevents wrinkles. As a result, you stay looking sharp throughout your trip. The cubes also have a mesh window on the front, so you can see where everything is.

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Part two of this set holds your shoes. This waterproof bag is made from special odor-absorbing material, so your shirts shouldn’t ever pick up the smell of old cheese. Likewise, your dress shoes are protected from being scratched by other items. In addition, this bag can accommodate your slippers or sneakers, with a dedicated pocket for socks.

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Also made from waterproof fabric, the cosmetics bag keeps your personal care products close at hand. The design incorporates multiple pockets for razors, toothbrushes, tubes of moisturizer, and the like. For smaller items, the zippered pocket offers a safe home.

With the bag fully open, you can actually hang it in the bathroom via the integrated hook. In this mode, the shampoo-and-soap top pocket becomes available.

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Finally, you get two little bags for the really important stuff. The cables and electronics bag stores your power adapters, memory cards, flash drives, and so on. It can even hold small devices, like e-readers and action cameras.

Meanwhile, the travel wallet holds your cash, cards, passports, and boarding passes. The anti-RFID protection prevents thieves from “skimming” your cards.

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“Vasco smart packing cubes and bags will allow you to keep your luggage in order and help you quickly find what you need. Seven unique bags with the highest number of valuable features will make your trip incredibly easy.” — Vasco on Kickstarter

What We ❤️

Packing never went so smoothly! Plus, this system is great when you suddenly need a change of clothes. #coffeedisaster

Future Designs

At some stage, it would be great to mix and match different sizes of these little bags.

Availability

– Kickstarter: Until September 15th

– Pledge: $99

– Delivery: December 2017

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he’s pretty handy with a camera, and he’s a self-confessed tweetaholic.