on May 16, 2013
I ordered 9 of the "Forest/White" bags to use as wedding welcome bags for out of town guests, so they'd have treats at the hotel upon arrival. These are PERFECT! The size is great - not as big as a beach bag, but a decent size that is reusable. We couldn't find anything locally nearly as perfect... affordability a HUGE plus! We couldn't be happier with them - we eagerly filled them with goodies last night! I'll upload some pics. The green shade is pretty dark, which works perfect for us since the backdrop for our wedding is an ivy covered wall. They do have a little pocket in on one side (on the front exterior), which is quite handy; we're tucking in maps & coupon brochures there.
Ordered on the 12th, received on the 16th, which was faster than expect but highly appreciated! USPS Priority Box had a gash, but the items were unharmed. Note that they weren't wrapped in any protective layer, just loose, so had it been wet out, there's a chance the beautiful white would have been less than ideal.
on March 12, 2014
It won't hold heavy canned goods like a cotton canvas bag, and is a little smaller than paper grocery bag. Good for the beach or knitting carryall. The fabric seems to be polyester with a waterproof coating inside that also stabilizes it. The plastic smell does go away in a couple of days IF you open them up to air out. There's no stiffener in the bottom so it folds very flat. While the seams are stitched adequately, they are not finished on the inside, though a couple of colors do have taped seams. But for $3.50, they are a bargain.