Gear Review: Tom Bihn Travel Laundry Stuff Sack

A little over a week ago, Tom Bihn came out with a slew of new items that included the Aeronaut 30,  the Night Flight Travel Duffel and the Travel Laundry Stuff Sack.

The Travel Laundry Stuff Sack is basically two stuff sacks sewn together with a moveable divider in between. You can pack one side full of clean items such as underwear, socks, t-shirts, or anything else you wish, and then when dirty, move them to the other side. The divider will not only keep your clean and dirty separate but also move to make room as one side empties and the other gets fuller. It’s so moveable, you could literally stuff the entire bag from one end.

To see it in action, watch the video below:

They were originally designed to fit in the end compartments of both versions of the Aeronaut. But unlike cubes with similar ideas in mind, the cylindrical shape of the Travel Laundry Stuff Sack means it can be packed into tighter spaces. I find I always have empty space in my bags next to where I put my cubes. The Travel Laundry Stuff Sack can be molded to fit into that space as well as eliminate the need for one of those cubes. (If you’re a bundle packer, this could be the center of your bundle.)

For those of you who just grab the disposable plastic one you find in most hotel rooms, I can attest to doing the same.  But those bags never seemed to hold enough dirty clothes. And if  I overstuffed them, the dirty clothes always fell out and intermingled with my clean clothes. With this item, I can definitely separate my clean from my dirty.

To tell the two ends apart, one drawstring is black and the other is red.

The two sizes available are:

Aeronaut 30:
External Dimensions: 11.8″ x 5.5″ x 5.5″ / 300 x 140 x 140 mm
Weight: 2.7 oz / 77 grams
Volume: 305 cubic inches / 5 liters
$40

Aeronaut 45:
External Dimensions: 13.8″ x 6.7″ x 6.7″ / 351 x 170 x 170 mm
Weight: 3.2 oz / 91 grams
Volume: 550 cubic inches / 9 liters
$45

Travel Laundry Stuff Sack is made of 200 denier Dyneema®/ultralight ripstop nylon.

Made in the U.S.A.

Disclaimer: This item was supplied by the manufacturer for review but that has no influence on the review. One Bag, One World is a Tom Bihn affiliate.

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3 Responses to Gear Review: Tom Bihn Travel Laundry Stuff Sack

  1. elizabeth says:

    I don’t know…as much as I love Tom Bihn… and I just used my Aeronaut last week; it was, as usual, perfect for the purpose…It seems to me that $40 or $45 for a special bag for dirty clothes is over the top. I would rather put the dirty clothes in a plastic bag. Having said that, I’d like to hear reviews from people who actually purchased and used this Cadillac of laundry bags. Is it a useful product, or just awkward to pack clean clothes in it, move the divider as clothes are worn, and stuff dirty clothes in the other end? A great new innovation, or just another gizmo?

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  3. drmariner says:

    I wonder if the movable divider is odor-permeable. I’m usually packing for 3-12 months at a time and I just use 2-3 smaller bags and shift which shift from “dirty” and “clean” as the laundry piles up. As an extravagance (adds a bit of bulk) I keep my underwear sorted in a cotton sack from the Gap outlet ($7) with two zippers, divider by a solid stitch between compartments labeled “wear” and “wash.”