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cathydisneynut
03-09-2008, 10:05 AM
Has anyone ever used these to reduce the weight/bulk of clothes in the luggage?

I use them for my spare quilts and they are great, but I have no idea if they are practical for holidays.

Your thoughts please!

Tink
03-09-2008, 10:09 AM
I use them for storage, but they need a vacuum to take out the air. How would you accomplish that on the return trip? I've see some that you roll up to force out the air, but that's not nearly as convenient as using the vacuum. :unsure:

Isafari
03-09-2008, 10:10 AM
My thoughts.....what if your case gets chosen to be searched at the airport....how are you gonna get all of those things back inside :shocked025:

Tink
03-09-2008, 10:14 AM
They wouldn't open the vacuum sealed bags would they? I mean, it's clear so they could see what was in them. :unsure: That would be a HUGE mess if they did! :eek:

daveann
03-09-2008, 10:15 AM
good point there isafari you can just see a poor guy with all this luggage all over the place lol

i store my duvets in them and also winter jumpers

Dawn
03-09-2008, 10:21 AM
It won't reduce the weight of your luggage but it will reduce the bulk. Handy if you want to take smaller bags. You can get travel versions that you roll the air out of.

I'd love to get stopped by customs carrying one tiny bag and have them open it up and get luggage ballooning everywhere. :evil:

cathydisneynut
03-09-2008, 10:24 AM
I use them for storage, but they need a vacuum to take out the air. How would you accomplish that on the return trip? I've see some that you roll up to force out the air, but that's not nearly as convenient as using the vacuum. :unsure:

If I remember correctly, there are vacuums at SSR. If not, I'll have to re-think the whole packing thing.

Customs? Hadn't thought of that! My laundry exploding out of these bags would not be funny!

Dawn
03-09-2008, 10:26 AM
Or it would be funny. Depending on what side of the customs desk you are standing. :laugh:

cathydisneynut
03-09-2008, 10:28 AM
It won't reduce the weight of your luggage but it will reduce the bulk. Handy if you want to take smaller bags. You can get travel versions that you roll the air out of.

I'd love to get stopped by customs carrying one tiny bag and have them open it up and get luggage ballooning everywhere. :evil:

I definitely want to take smaller bags! DH and I always seem to end up with all the luggage!

Tink
03-09-2008, 01:50 PM
There are vacuums there Cathy, but do they have hoses? I can't remember.

Dorothy
03-09-2008, 01:54 PM
I have a hand held thingy that I use with freezer bags for freezing meat that it just wonderful. It only works for up to a gallon size bag, but I wonder if I could compress smaller stuff into those bags and then just take the hand held thingy with to repack :unsure:

cathydisneynut
03-09-2008, 02:59 PM
There are vacuums there Cathy, but do they have hoses? I can't remember.

I thought the hoses were attached to the back of the vac.:confused:

Think I'll get a few of the roll-up bags. they sound ok!

Taja
03-09-2008, 07:26 PM
The roll-up bags work well, Cathy. Just watch the weight of your cases! :shocked025:

Tink
03-09-2008, 07:53 PM
Are they Cathy? :unsure: Don't go by me. I don't use the cleaner so am not really familiar with the set up. :o