If you’re a frequent traveler, you might find the Travelon 2 Space Mates Compression Bag set of vacuum sealer bags a super accessory that makes packing for a journey simple. With these bags, it’s easy to pack plenty of clothes and other soft items to fit inside a suitcase. Aside from that, the three sizes of this vacuum space bag set are helpful for packing and repacking a wide variety of household items.
With these Travelon bags, you can compress things like clothing and bed linens down to about one-third of their original size. These bags also work as short- or long-term storage of individual pieces of clothing or special-occasion outfits, and they are flat enough to slide under the bed or stack on a closet shelf after you seal the items you want.
Unfortunately, the bags aren't spacious enough to store larger items, such as king-size comforters and large stacks of winter sweaters, so you need bigger bags if you plan on using vacuum packaging to store your entire seasonal wardrobe and bedding.
You get two large vacuum sealer bags in this pack, and both have a vacuum nozzle, so you can attach them to your home vacuum cleaner's hose and suck out the air to get an airtight seal. You can also use the bags without a vacuum, although the results won’t be quite the same. You press the air out by rolling the filled bag to get a moderate level of compaction. This is useful for travel because you can roll down bags filled with your clothing, at least to a degree, so they fit into your suitcase for the return trip home.
The end of each bag has a press-down seal instead of a zipper-style seal, so it is easy to close your bag after you fill it. Also, the press-down seal is less likely to break than a zipper because there are no small plastic parts that can pop off. The bags are watertight when sealed, so your packed items stay safe even when exposed to moisture.
The vacuum packaging bags are made of PVC and are sturdy compared to many other similar bags. The material is also flexible enough to handle frequent vacuum sealing and compressing. They work best when not overstuffed, so you need to be careful about how much you put inside each bag.
Although the pack of Travelon Luggage Space Mates Compression Bags doesn't provide enough room for large-scale vacuum-sealing projects, these space saver bags help with traveling as well as storing small batches of soft goods at home.