Paravel Travel Bags

Do you have any trips planned for the holidays? Traveling is great, but getting there can be bananas (flight delays, nutty seatmates). I’ve found that when you organize whatever you can, it helps keep things calm. To that end, I recently discovered these genius bags from Paravel, which weigh almost nothing and make organized packing easy…

Paravel was started by two design-obsessed travel junkies who craved the perfect travel bags, without sky-high prices. They teamed up with the world’s best mills and factories — the same ones used by luxury brands for years. But because they sell direct-to-consumer, their bags are available at lower costs.


I love their the fold-up duffle, which comes in four punchy colors, is made of super durable nylon and weighs hardly anything — it’s like packing a piece of paper. It’s the ideal size for overnight trips, for your personal item on flights (the back pocket lets you slip it over the handle of your carry-on) or every day for the gym. And when it’s not in use, it zips itself into a little pouch for easy storage — or to throw in your luggage as an extra bag for the trip home.

Paravel fold-up duffle bag

Look at it go! The duffle was also just chosen as one of Oprah’s favorite things.

Packing Cubes

For trips, Paravel’s packing cube trios are also a game changer. Have you ever tried them? They keep everything organized, while saving a ton of space. You can separate items by category (makeup, pajamas, clothes) or by look. Pop everything in, then stack them inside your luggage.

paravel packing cubes

Voila! Perfectly organized packing, and they work in both checked and carry-on size bags.

Like the duffle, the backpack folds flat in a teeny tiny pouch, so you can store it anywhere when it’s not in use. Like the rest of Paravel’s nylon collection, it’s virtually weightless and fits a ton. I love it for hands-free travel, whether I’m holding my kids’ hands at the airport or going on adventures around town. Thank you, Paravel!

Do you have any upcoming trips? Or any packing tips? I’d love to hear…

(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Paravel, a brand whose products we love. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep Cup of Jo running.)