The ChicoBag Vita Nature Collection bag has shoulder length straps, comes in beautiful nature inspired prints and can carry up to 40 lbs. The bag is produced using a technique which offers a softer hand feel and unsurpassed graphic quality for prints that really pop. Fold it up into its integrated pouch and throw into your pocket, purse or glove box. It's a cinch to pack and carry. Strong, durable and abrasion resistant woven polyester is super lightweight & highly compressible allowing the bag to be rolled up into a compact size so that it's always easy to have one with you.
ChicoBag's reusable shopping bag is another tool to help you cut down on disposable plastic and paper bags. Using ChicoBag products can save the average American 300 to 700 plastic shopping bags per year, which will save 3 to 7 gallons of crude oil. A population of 100,000 people can save up to 14,000 barrels of oil per year using reusable bags! Made to last and designed to be reused over and over, using them can help eliminate thousands of throwaway bags over the course of their lifetime. As with other Ultra-Compact shopping bags we carry, this innovative bag compresses down to a tiny size for easy storage and portability so it's easy to always have handy.
• Lightweight reusable shopping bag helps you carry items without the waste • Can carry up to 40 lbs • Folds up into its own pouch • Made of durable, abrasion resistant polyester • Available in 4 colors
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Dimensions Expanded: 19.5" W x 15.5" H (approx.) Pouch Size: 3.5" x 5" Holds 40 lbs. (One gallon of milk is approximately 7 lbs.)
Materials Strong, durable and abrasion resistant woven polyester
I just bought a couple of these to replace my old Acme Workhorse bag that was wearing out, and I really like them. They're a huge improvement on that one in several ways: first, they're much bigger, holding almost twice as much, while still folding up into a compact pouch that's almost as small as the one the Workhorse bag went into. Second, the straps are longer, so that I can easily carry them on my shoulder, and also wider, so that they're more comfortable to carry, whether on my shoulder or in my hand. And third, the designs are lovely.
I only have a few small criticisms that stand in the way of my giving these bags a 5-star rating. First, although this is really just a cosmetic issue, the material they're made from holds wrinkles like crazy, which is a bit of a nuisance with a compact bag that gets squished into a tiny pouch when you're not using it. Once it's expanded, it looks very, very crumpled and wrinkly, and stays that way for quite a while, though the wrinkles to eventually hang out if you're carrying heavy stuff in it for some time. The second is more of a functional issue: as with the workhorse bag, the little pouch is attached sideways to the inside of the bag, so that when the bag is expanded, the pouch just sort of hangs uselessly inside. It would be really nice if someday someone would make a compact shopping bag where the pouch served some kind of purpose when using the bag - like if it stayed right-side-up so that you could put your keys or other small items in it. Plus, in this case the positioning of the pouch is a little awkward and you have to twist the bag at a weird angle to get it in there when rolling it up.
However, both of these are pretty minor issues, and don't detract all that much from how great these bags are. I use them all the time, and will happily buy more whenever these ones eventually wear out. Was this review helpful? Yes / No
By Mary Ellen G from
6/25/2012 7:06:00 AM
Comments about Product:
I bought a bag for myself, my daughters and my grandchldren a few years ago. Now that my food store no longer uses paper bags I thought it was time to buy a couple more. I love them!!!!! They are very pretty, they hold quite a bit and are very durable. Store employees have asked me where I've gotten them and I pass the word on. Was this review helpful? Yes / No
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