By MEG LAPPE
Photo by CHASE PELLERIN
Our staff of minimalists will assert that there is really only one right way to pack a carry-on bag. Just like our EDC, our carry-on bag has to be sleek and extremely versatile. Therefore, there is one travel accessory that many of us Gear Patrol staffers won’t travel without: packing cubes. These mini organizational tools are a low-lift way to keep your bag tidy. Whether you’re packing a hard-sided bag, a duffel or a rugged backpack, these cubes streamline that process, so you never have to worry if you packed your extra pair of socks, underwear or favorite jacket.
These useful packing cubes from North St. are extremely durable and are handmade in five sizes ranging from 1.6-ounces up to 4.5-ounces. The 500D Cordura fabric blends well with the X-21 sailcloth, and a mesh face gives your gear a breath of fresh air. All of North St. bags are made in Portland, Oregon, so you’re bringing a bit of home with you, whenever you leave the states.