Is there anything more frustrating than trying to figure out how to stay organized when packing for an upcoming trip? We frequently face the same challenges as everyone else when it comes to keeping everything organized but we have recently found the perfect solution to overcome this recurring issue. Zero Grid is a relatively new brand that many of you may not be familiar with but after reading our review of some of their products, I am convinced that you will be raring to add these to your packing list.
Whether you are a nomadic traveler that needs to stay focused on carrying the essential items everywhere they go or perhaps a weekend traveler that prefers to stay in high-end luxury hotels, Zero Grid have products that will meet all types of travelers.
On our recent round the world trip spanning across three hectic weeks, we had a serious challenge trying to figure out exactly what to pack and how to stay organized without carrying too much luggage. Zero Grid made all of these decisions easy for us, so let’s take a look at some of their products that will make packing easier for you in the future.
The Zero Grid Brand
Before spending well-earned money on new accessories that are marketed as being “the next best thing” to solve all of our packing needs, we always like to do some research on the brand to see if they are producing high-quality products.
Zero Grid is a travel accessories company that makes it easier for travelers like you to pack less.
Zero Grid has a mission to develop products so that we can all “pack less and travel more.” Already, that is the sort of philosophy that appeals because let’s be honest, it’s a difficulty that we all face and wouldn’t it be awesome if we didn’t have to worry about packing and instead focus all our attention on actually traveling the world.
However, perhaps that still doesn’t answer the burning question about the Zero Grid brand in terms of the quality of their products. When reading about Zero Grid both on their website and through product reviews on other sites, it’s noticeable that this brand is truly determined to create high-quality accessories that will not only provide effective solutions for travelers but also be durable and pass the test of time!
Every item that is sold by Zero Grid is thoroughly tested before release and to echo their statement that they have an “uncompromising dedication to product quality,” this is enough for me to go ahead and try out their product line.
Frequent Traveler Problems
Zero Grid believes that travel should be about enjoying your experiences on the road which we 100% align with. Here are some of the catchphrases that this brand is focused on achieving through their product line:
- “Over-packing ruins more trips than anything else” – We can all certainly relate to this! I am sure we can all remember those last minute packing decisions and ultimately regretting taking everything except for the kitchen sink on a trip!
- “Memorable experiences are more important than material possessions” – This is certainly a philosophy that we are focused on promoting to our readers. As travel bloggers, we appreciate traveling the world but all too often people that don’t travel frequently prefer to have those meaningless possessions that they ‘hope’ will improve their lives.
- “Technology should elevate our capabilities rather than lowering us with irrelevant and distracting features” – Technology and travel go hand in hand and we should be embracing this rather than fighting against it.
You can read all of the other areas that Zero Grid are aiming to resolve through their products on their About Us page.
Let’s take a look at the products we sampled on our recent trips and at the end of this post, you will have the opportunity to WIN your own set of these!
Compression Packing Cubes
We are all familiar with the struggles of packing all of your clothes into a suitcase. I am sure you have probably experienced having to sit or stand on top of your suitcase and try to zip it up before it explodes everywhere, only to arrive at your destination and the moment you start finding your clothes all of the organization is lost.
Don’t worry, Zero Grid’s answer to this exact problem is the collection of amazing compression packing cubes.
The packing cubes collection comprises of three separate packing cubes (one large and two small) and a combination laundry and shoe bag.
When you first open this product, you would be well within your right to think there is NO WAY that your clothes will fit inside the cubes. This was exactly what went through our mind as we contemplated the thought of packing three weeks of clothes into these small cubes. Keep the faith!
THE COMPLETE TRAVEL ORGANIZATION SYSTEM
If you are traveling as a family, consider purchasing two of these compression packing cubes to create your perfect, complete travel organization system!
You will be surprised at just how much can fit inside these compression cubes. We used the largest cube for our shirts and shorts and easily packed 8-10 garments inside this with a little room to spare. Each cube is breathable and flexible, so it’s no issue at all to try and cram all of your items into this small area.
There are A LOT of packing cubes on the market but one competitive advantage that Zero Grid has over its rivals is the breathability factor. You don’t have to be concerned that after a long flight your clothes will have a bad odor, instead, you can enjoy the pleasant clean smell of your clothes due to the design of these cubes.
Keep your clothes folded and ensure that everything is exactly where you packed it upon arrival at your destination. These small cubes pack easily inside your suitcase and leave ample room for other travel essentials around these.
Here is how we used the various packing cubes for our trip:
- Largest Packing Cube – Shirts/Shorts
- Small Sized Cube – Smaller shirts/Swimsuit/Underwear
- Small Sized Cube – Underwear/Socks
- Laundry/Shoe Bag – We only took one pair of shoes each but the Zero Grid laundry bag came in useful to keep our dirty laundry separated from our clean clothes.
Travel Toiletry Bag
At first glance, the Zero Grid travel toiletry bag doesn’t appear to be anything spectacular as it’s a pretty simple design. However, it’s what’s in the overall construction of this bag that makes this one of the best options on the market.
I am sure we have all experienced the unfortunate accident of seeing toothpaste leak inside your toiletry bag or even worse, shampoo and conditioner. The key benefit of Zero Grid’s toiletry bag is that it is 100% water-resistant and machine-washable.
There are two key compartments that help keep all of your bathroom and grooming products organized. The main area is large enough to hold a full-size bottle of shaving foam, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap and of course, travel sized products. The smaller compartment can be used to keep your razor or other essential bathroom products separated.
Electronics Travel Organizer
It’s inevitable that as a 21st-century traveler, you will be inundated with cables and tech gadgets. We frequently experience the problem of having to pull a huge collection of cables out of our bag after they have been mixed together but this is no longer going to be an issue.
Welcome to Zero Grid’s electronics travel organizer! This handy pouch is not only capable of holding some small electronic device such as an iPod or iPhone but it has a network of inner elastic straps where you can feed your cables and ensure they remain perfectly organized and easily accessible.
The Zero Grid Electronics Travel Case is a flexible storage solution that can keep your entire tech arsenal organized.
The main compartment is suitable for carrying SD cards, USB memory sticks, smaller cameras and even laptop chargers. It’s the perfect accompanying case in conjunction with your packing cubes and toiletry bag.
Another great advantage of this case is that it can be used even when you are not traveling. What better way to keep all of your electronics and cables organized than inside one case that you can take anywhere you go.
Whether you enjoy heading to your local Starbucks for your favorite espresso while you catch up on work or simply prefer to head to your home office, this case is the perfect way to achieve the organization your products deserve.
RFID Passport Holder and Travel Wallet
Have you ever considered the consequences of identity theft? It’s not necessarily something we want to think about but it’s the reality of modern day technology and we have to face the reality that there are hackers out there that will go to extremes to collection your valuable information.
Passports contain a plethora of secure information that hackers are ready to pounce upon given the opportunity. It’s our job to keep these secure but since the updates of most passports around the world to help expedite processing through security, it’s left us all vulnerable to identity theft.
The RFID passport holder and travel wallet is a great way to ensure your passport and other secure documents are kept 100% secure. Not only is it a deterrent from aspiring hackers out there, it’s a great way to keep your all important travel documents organized and in one secure place.
We enjoyed using this to not only store our passports but also our travel SIM cards that we used on the trip courtesy of KnowRoaming.
Travel Umbrella and Flash Light
When you come from a country like England where it’s pretty rare to have days where there is no rain, it’s no surprise to hear that I am always looking for a trendy looking umbrella to keep me dry.
You can’t let the weather stop you from getting out and exploring on your travels but you can certainly utilize a product that will keep you dry. There is nothing worse than heading out for the day only to be drenched within the first few hours and then have to walk around with your clothes soaked.
The Zero Grid umbrella is not only the “trendy” option that I referred to, it is also versatile enough to handle a variety of situations.
It’s “functional”, it’s “fashionable” (to coin the two words that Zero Grid are using to promote this awesome product) and it’s compact enough to throw into any bag without thinking you are carrying around extra weight. I haven’t even mentioned the built-in flash light yet!
This product is the perfect option for those that enjoy camping or venturing out late at night in locations where there is very little light. The LED flash light can pierce through the darkness and provide ample light to ensure you can walk home safely while at the same time staying dry in stormy conditions.
We are under no illusions that the travel accessory domain is a pretty saturated market with plenty of brands competing for your dollars. Having experienced a number of other travel brands products in recent years that failed to live up to our expectations, I have to admit we were both a little skeptical about Zero Grid’s product line. We soon realized we had nothing at all to worry about because all of their products are amazing and align perfectly with what we look for in organizing our travel gear.
Regardless of the type of traveler you are, Zero Grid has products to fit all of your needs and we are delighted to have used these on our last two trips around the world and to England. Not only are they perfect for a short weekend getaway, we have found that they work just as effectively for longer trips.
We wish you the best of luck in our giveaway below and if you choose to use Zero Grid, we look forward to hearing your feedback on these accessories.
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WIN Zero Grid Package
Enter below for a chance to win your very own collection of Zero Grid gear. We have partnered with this awesome brand to offer you the opportunity to win all of the above products that we experienced. After using these on our recent trips, we can well and truly attest that these are life-changing products that you will LOVE!
***THE DEADLINE FOR THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW PASSED***
CONGRATULATIONS TO JANE BRANSON FROM PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA ON WINNING THIS SET OF TRAVEL ACCESSORIES.
Disclaimer – Zero Grid provided us with samples of these products for our round the world trip for consideration of a blog post. The views contained within this post are entirely our personal opinion/experience and we received no final compensation for this.
This is right up my alley. I love my packing cubes and I am trying to convert my husband. This would be a fabulous help!
Good luck Kelly!! These are really awesome.
I have never tried packing cubes before. I feel like they would help me stay much more organized though! This would be great for all my travels coming up later this year!
Great post Chris, really informative and clearly laid out. C is a massive fan of “organised” packing so she would definitely be up for owning some if not all of these!
These look like terrific and well made products. I love the electronic travel organizer and the packing bags!
These kits are an absolute godsend for travel. They totally revolutionized how I organize my bags.
I love packing cubes. I have so many, but love to check out the newest brands to see what new innovations they have instituted. would love that umbrella and toiletry the bag the most though!
These all look terrific. I especially love the idea of the RFID passport case an d wallet. I’ve been lazy about that… and lucky so far. I think it’s time I stopped pushing my luck!
Very true Donna, it’s an unfortunate reality that there are folks out there looking to steal your identity so having a product like the RFID Passport Holder is really handy and at least gives you the peace of mind that you are ‘trying’ to stay secure!
Very interesting! Any help packing and staying organized is a WIN WIN!
Definitely agree with those comments Tina! Thanks so much!
I need all the help I can get when it comes to packing. I am probably the world’s most unorganized traveler at times and it drives me crazy.
🙂 I’m sure there are plenty of us that would argue that we are the worst organizers but hey, at least you are admitting to your flaws 🙂 These products will certainly help stay organized!
I like to think I’m fairly organized when it comes to packing but who am I kidding? I think it’s time to give packing cubes a go. I’d especially love the electronics organizer and toiletry bag!
We can always kid ourselves that we are awesome at organization but then reality sets in and we soon find out that we are actually terrible 🙂 But when you have Zero Grid’s packing cubes, you don’t to worry any longer because they take care of all the organization for you! The electronics organizer is definitely a great asset in today’s technology era when we all have so many tech gadgets and cables to carry around with us.
With 2 little kids along for the ride on our travels, we really can’t ever be too organized. I’d love to have this set of travel bags to help us out on our upcoming trips!
I hear you Natalie! I can imagine it can be a bit of a headache when all the family is traveling attempting to stay organized 🙂 It’s difficult enough with just Heather and I and we are pretty terrible at it (at least I am LOL!)
These look pretty neat! It’s hard to keep a suitcase organized when it gets thrown around by baggage handlers and luggage machines. These will definitely help. That’s the thing I like the most.
It’s even worse if you live out of a suitcase like we generally do rather than taking our clothes out and hanging them up while staying at a hotel 🙂 The beauty of these packing cubes is that you can keep everything perfectly organized throughout your stay and travel back home with a tidy suitcase!
Wow, they have a lot of products that will make packing easy. I have been wanting to try packing cubes for the longest time. I totally agree that overpacking ruins trips! Thank you for the detailed review.
Thanks so much for your comments Christina! I will be the first to admit that I always thought packing cubes were a pointless idea and actually took up more space than saving it. I was SOOOOO wrong! They are a life-saver when it comes to reducing space and keeping everything organized.
As a frequent traveller, packing cubes are a necessary component of my packing regimen. These Zero Grid cubes and accessories look like high-quality, excellent products. I’m eager to give them a go!
We have nothing but great things to say about Zero Grid Amy! We have utilized their products for several trips now and they have made our lives so much easier and of course, “organized!”
Love those compression cubes and the electronics case! They look amazing!
They are now the first items we pull out of the closet when we are preparing to pack for an upcoming trip. They definitely help us stay organized!
I have yet to try the packing cubes but I think they may be invaluable on a trip we are planning soon – I hate overpacking and ending up with things unworn too. Will have to give them a go! Also like the organiser for electrical bits and bobs – all those cables etc are a pain!
We love packing cubes! Unfortunately our last set did not last so long.
Hell yeah! This would be amazing! Packing cubes are totally the way to go – wish I was better at keeping track of mine!
Wow, this is a great system of storing everything while travelling. I did not know Zero Grid before so this post came in very handy to get to know this great product. And there are literally packing cubes for just about everything. Especially for storing away cables and other small items. Great review!!
Very interesting products! I love staying organized when traveling, especially if you have to find something fast!
I’ve read a lot about packing cubes lately, and these Zero Grid cubes look great! I’m convinced to try them next time I head off on a trip. I’m just coming home from a year around the world trip and packing has been the worst thing about it!!! I need some serious organisational help! I also love the sound of the waterproof toiletries bag! I’ve had far too many shampoo explosions on this trip!
Thanks for the review.
I have packing – and I hate that my family refuses to stay organized while traveling. These packing cubes would take a lot of stress away from the everyday details of finding shirts/shorts/socks, etc so that we could enjoy our travels more. Also, with three girls ages 11 months – 12 years, I need all the organizational help I can get!
We definitely plan on traveling more now that the kids are getting a little older, and these accessories would really help keep me organized. Right now everything sort of just gets in where it fits in, which isn’t very efficient if you can imagine! I love the durability of these items; they would definitely hold up to our growing family of 5!
This would be awesome my organizational skills are nonexistent.
It is big time saver and makes life easier in a hurry
I always end up an unorganized mess! These would go a long way toward keeping my stuff neat and where I can find it.