I’ve previously shied away from featuring vacuum storage bags because, to be honest, they’re a bit crap. The idea is simple enough but the problem is the bags don’t seal 100% and soon start to reflate; it gets worse over time too. What’s needed is a second soft container which stops the bags opening up in the first place. And, what would you know, this solution is now available.
The 3 main brands are Lakeland, Wenko and Compactor and they all look pretty similar and do much the same job.
Each have a fabric outer case with a zip closure. The inner compression bags are polyethylene, held in place with nylon retaining straps.
Which is best is just a matter of dimensions and personal preference?
Lakeland Vacuum Totes – these bags come in 3 sizes, each with carry handles and a viewing window. Underbed: (L65 x W50 x H16 cm); Standard: (L39 x W29 x H25 cm); and Jumbo: (L65 x W50 x H27 cm) £13.99 – £16.99 from amazon.co.uk
Soft Vacuum Storage Box – ideal for folded knitwear, men’s shirts and t-shirts. Dimensions: W42 x D40 x H25 cm. £19.99
Medium Soft Vacuum Storage Box – larger format container for bedding and such. Dimensions: W60 x D50 x H15.5 cm. £24.99
Underbed Soft Vacuum Storage Box – a long under the bed container for dresses and suits. Dimensions: W105 x D45 x H15.5 cm. £24.99
Compactor Medium Vacuum Pack Storage Bag – Dimensions: W65 x D50 x H27 cm. £23.86
Compactor Underbed Vacuum Pack Storage Bag – Dimensions: W65 x D50 x H15.5 cm. £20.90
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