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    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!
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    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.

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    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:

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    They wouldn't open the vacuum sealed bags would they? I mean, it's clear so they could see what was in them. That would be a HUGE mess if they did!

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 42703
    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.
    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!
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    Or it would be funny. Depending on what side of the customs desk you are standing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn, post: 42719
    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.
    I definitely want to take smaller bags! DH and I always seem to end up with all the luggage!
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    There are vacuums there Cathy, but do they have hoses? I can't remember.

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