Like many of you, we at Reviewed.com do a lot of traveling—sometimes for up to two weeks. For us, these trips demand a careful balance between packing enough underwear and not wanting to do any laundry.
Of course, if you do manage to avoid doing laundry on the road, you’re left with a bag full of stained shirts and sweaty socks. Gross.
Genius Pack has a solution. Each of its carry-on bags and suitcases has something called “Laundry Compression Technology.” But don't worry, it’s not as highfalutin' as it sounds.
It’s essentially a dedicated laundry chute that compresses laundry contents by expelling air through a valve. That compression creates more room for clean clothes, souvenirs, and other silly knickknacks. And once you get home, the chute itself can be quickly removed, doubling as a laundry bag.
In addition to the Laundry Compression Tech, Genius Pack bags include a near-obsessive number of organizational compartments and zippered pockets. There's a toiletry kit, a packing checklist, a portable battery pack—even an umbrella pop out.
Clearly, this is luggage for folks who like to be organized—perhaps too organized. If anything, Genius Pack overdoes it: The company's suitcases also include a compact portable speaker intended for listening to music while packing. The shtick is "extreme functionality."
But Genius Pack sells a lot of products, most of them featuring a highly pragmatic, travel-oriented design—all examples of function over form. It sells iPad sleeves, leather document cases, portable chargers, universal adaptors—even a tie case.
If you’re a neat-freak traveler, these bags are definitely worth checking out. Even if you’re a klutz, something like Laundry Compression Technology may help you get your affairs in order, or at the very least freshen up your hotel room.