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Canadian retailer for packing cubes

So I see a lot of people loving the Eagle Creek packing cubes. As a Canadian, with a crappy exchange rate, does anyone have a fav online retailer for purchasing within Canada? I don't want to buy from the US and pay the duties either. I found Jetsetter.ca. Has anyone used this company or have another suggestion for good packing cubes?

I have some Heys cubes that I got from the shopping channel, but the largest one would be too big for my Rick carry on (it just fits into the 21 and 22" bags we have, but I like to use my RS bag for flying and of course it's 20"). Anyone out there have the RS carry on (the rolling carry on) and have a suggestion for which size packing cubes fit best? I'm more looking for one to fit a couple pairs of jeans and capris, as the two smaller of my Heys set work for shirts and underthings.

Thanks for any suggestions

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If you have the retail store 'Winners' or 'Marshals, or TJ Maxx, bought my cubes at Winners for a very good price. I have seen them in all these stores one time or another

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The CAA carries cubes at their stores.I think anyone can buy there.Also, Amazon.ca would have them or a local luggage store or a sporting goods store.

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Nicole,

I think you were recently in Toronto... I was as well and saw them at a retailer called Europe Bound. Can't remember which brand but it was nice to see them in person. You might check if they offer online sales.

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I found some at TJMaxx once. They had the larger ones, (like mine from RS), then also a set of small ones that I use for my makeup and toiletries.

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Thanks all. We do have a winners here but it's a winners/home sense combo and not very big, so there isn't a huge section of travel related stuff. But I'll keep an eye out since they are always getting new items. There is a marshalls in Halifax, along with a MEC (I did a quick check on their website but didn't see cubes before I posted this question, I must have missed something). Halifax also has a big Atmosphere store (I think it's called...sells sports/camping gear) so will check that out as well next time we hit the big city! I wish I had thought about it when we were in Toronto, but I didn't really realize how great the cubes were until after we got home or I would have had a little look when we were shopping.

I'll check out the Amazon link...thanks again.

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...any thoughts on the eagle creek compression cubes vs regular cubes?

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I have both. I bought the regular silnylon ones first and then bought the silnylon compression ones when they came out. I like the compression ones better. I use a medium one for shirts and the regular one is a little big for what I take. I'm a plus size so it's not like we are talking teeny pieces of clothing! I usually take 5 short sleeve shirts and one long sleeve and there is slack in the regular cube so I prefer a tighter fit.

I did find that the compression one packs better if I flat fold rather than roll. The shape when compressed was kind of humped with rolling the contents and flatter when folding.

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What? I thought Canadian Tire had everything!

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I don't have any RS bags, however, I bought an Ikea Family set of 4 packing bags at our Edmonton Ikea for $7.99 Canadian!

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/30235115/

Tried them out on a short trip and loved them. Unfortunately, Ikea doesn't sell them online but at least you can look at the description/photos to see if it might be worth a trek to their nearest store. Maybe you have an Ikea store in Halifax?

Mardan

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Ugh...Halifax isn't getting an ikea store until summer 2017. On the flip side, it is gonna be a giant one! Everyone is super excited because all we were expecting was a distribution depot (not the right wording, but one where you would order stuff and pick it up there. People freaked when they find out it was gonna be a full size one).

We visited our very first ikea when we were just in Toronto and spent two freaking hours there! Part of that was eating lunch tho.

I did find the bags on the MEC site...prices look pretty good for theirs. I'll get hubby to stop in next time we head to Halifax and check them out.

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Nicole,

Are you a member of MEC? You'll have to buy a cheap membership before shopping there. It used to be $5 but I'm not sure what it is now. They just opened a store in Kelowna, so I'll be able to shop there more easily, instead of ordering online.

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Ken...I do have a membership there. We actually went in once and they had Ritter sport chocolate bar flavours that we couldn't find anywhere else so we sprang for a membership...lol. I also got my Teva sandals there.

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Just wanted to throw out really quick - we did finally make it to MEC yesterday and I picked up one of the large and very lightweight nylon cubes for $10. It'll hold a couple pairs of jeans and probably a pair of capris or pj pants as well. I gotta dig my RS bag out from behind a ton of stuff and see how it fits in, but most likely will pick up another cube for my shirts and just use the small Heys one I have for my underthings.

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I find Bentley's has a lot of things and normally some good sales.