Monday, February 6, 2012

Baggu® Reusable Bag Review

You probably know by now that I have an obsession for reusable bags. I love them; from NWPP to cotton to nylon, I can't have enough. Actually, my husband thinks we have enough, but what girl can resist a bag? Eco-friendly bags have many uses for my family, not just for shopping. This past holiday, we started wrapping our presents in reusable bags instead of wrapping paper or gift bags. There are so many different companies manufacturing eco-friendly bags and I am thrilled to discover each one of them, like Baggu®, one at a time.

About Baggu®
Baggu® is a reusable bag manufacturer based in New York. From shopping bags to backpacks to zipper bags and totes, Baggu® offers a wide range of eco-friendly bags in bright colorful and playful designs. Baggu® bags are made from ripstock nylon, leather, and recycled cotton, and are hand or machine washable. These multi-purpose bags have caught the attention of media and have been spotted in magazine and tv show features since 2007. 
Image courtesy of Baggu®.

Image courtesy of Baggu®.

Image courtesy of Baggu®.

Image courtesy of Baggu®.
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Where to buy
The Baggu is available at selected brick and mortar stores and Baggu® website for $9.

I was sent the Baggu in sailor stripes to review and it is the cutest thing. With so many colors and prints to choose from, it was tough to choose my favorite design. The Baggu measures 15" wide, 25" high, and 6" deep and folds flat and fits nicely in it's own carrying pouch (a mere 5" x 5"). The one design feature that I would suggest is to have the carrying pouch be attached to the bag itself. I always put the pouch inside the bag when shopping so I don't loose it, but being attached to the actual bag would certainly prevent any loss. I have also used the pouch as a carrying case of sorts, I put my wallet, coupons, and receipts in it while shopping. 
I have used this bag during shopping trips and just to carry items to and from. It has held up very well. I don't have to worry about ripping it or puncturing a hole easily as this bag is made from ripstop nylon, not to mention that it's well made. The Baggu can carry a lot of stuff, as you can see from all of the baby items I was able to fit in it. I like that maintenance is easy, just put in the machine and hang dry. Overall, I've been very pleased with this find. 

The Baggu is reasonably priced at $9 compared to other reusable bags of similar size. The company offers a prize reduction, per bag, with increasing amount of purchase. For example, the price will drop to $8.50 a bag if purchasing 3 bags and so on. Not only can the Baggu make an awesome gift, but it can double as a gift wrap as well.

We have not had any safety issues with this product.

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this post are solely mine. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review. I received permission to post company trademarked logo and images on my blog.