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Trip Grip, 4050 Trip Grip


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  • Long lasting comfort
  • Self-locking handle makes car loading easy
  • High impact ploastic allows up to 50 pound capacity
  • Multiple uses
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000RZ6XL8
  • Item model number: 4050
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,222 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

One Trip Grip locks bags together. Ergonomic design makes heavy bag carry, easy with soft grip.

Customer Reviews

Nice idea; poor execution.
Amazonian
I bought the Trip Grip so I could put several plastic grocery bags on it making it one handle to carry.
dawn Yarnell
It flexes and twists with even one plastic grocery bag, with two or more it wouldn't even close.
Nicholas P Harrigan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By G. Wells on October 7, 2009
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had two gallons of milk in two plastic bags hooked up to this, and the thing bent, unlatching itslef (the latch is weak anyway). while it seems designed to hold a lot of weight, in reality, it's not.

additionally, the curved shape causes the bags to slide together into one big car-crash, so there's less balance and maneuverability.

it's also about 4" tall, so that makes the bags four inches closer to the ground... short people, beware!

i have a cheap $1-store bag handle (with small hooks on each end) that does a better job. but because they're probably so simple & cheap, there's probably no profit margin on them... whereas thsi big useless doohickey is destined for the junk drawer, where it will collect dust for a decade and then finally be thrown away.

don't waste yer money.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By R. Metzelar on November 30, 2009
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Doesn't hold as much weight as one would expect. Also, after a certain point the clasp begins to open on its own, forcing one to hold it at an awkward angle to keep bags from falling off. Bought this to help carry groceries up the stairs to apartment in complex with no elevator, while also holding infant, purse, diaper bag and keys. What's the point of purchasing? If groceries were feather light, they could easily be strung along someone's arm. Incredibly disappointed.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Calamity Jane on April 27, 2011
This unit can't handle normal grocery weight. The clasp snaps open under the weight of two regular grocery bags. Once open, the lower unit that carries the weight becomes unstable. It bows outward and wobbles under the strain. To accommodate, your wrist must change position as gravity pulls the grocery bag handles towards the now-open clasp. That puts a strain on the wrist and fingers, which is what this device is supposed to prevent. Failure to maintain that awkward position will cause your grocery bags to slip off the end of the device and spill to the ground.

If you're only going to carry lightweight bags of clothing, this unit might work for you. But be advised that the button that opens and closes the lock is difficult to operate if your hands are arthritic. The gray button must be pushed fully down to release the clasp.

Lastly, the grip on this unit is too thin and hard for comfort. If you've got to travel some distance between your vehicle and apartment or home, this device isn't going to please you. You'll either lose your groceries or hurt your fingers and wrists.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr.DJ on May 23, 2010
I have been looking for such an item after seeing a similar item on the PBS television program 'Everyday Edisons'. An inventor there had created an item later branded as 'Citilug'; however, I could not (and I still cannot) find this particular item anywhere. Then, one day while at my local kitchen supply store, I had asked a clerk there if she had such an item. What she had was this orange/gray plastic 'One Trip Grip' grocery bag holder which looked as if it just might be 'the answer'. Since it was the last one that her store had left (they no longer carry this product) and since its actual retail packaging was missing, I was able to buy if for only a few bucks. I used it only two times until it became obvious that its design was just too 'flimsy' for carrying other than just a few lightweight items; i.e., chips, bread, cookies/candy, marshmallows (heh...heh), etc. Problem: It has a tendency of actually separating (coming apart) whilst carrying a (grocery store-sized) plastic shopping bag containing only a few canned food items, or a bag containing a few frozen food items, or a bag containing a gallon milk jug (only weighs about 8lbs I believe), etc. Heck, anything lightweight, I can just carry the bag myself without having to utilize such a specialized carrier. So, I will continue my search for a more suitable/durable replacement (made from either solid plastic w/ no moving parts, or better yet from metal)...cheers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joan Bohnert on April 2, 2009
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This is a terrific gadget given to me as a gift by a friend. I then ordered more for my sister, who has MANY stairs. Even when young people carried her groceries for her, they previously had to make more trips. They really help distribute the weight as well as making it easier to carry several bags at once. Just be sure you don't accidentally turn them upside down and hold them by the bottom (the grey button needs to be on top as you use the handle) as the weight of the bags will cause the handle to open if it is upside down.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christian Arenas on August 21, 2009
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This product is awesome... even when the weight still being the same, it's a lot easier to carry it. I've carried up even 6 grocery bags of around 30 pounds.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matthew D. Champine on November 27, 2012
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... but it was more flimsy than I expected. I wouldn't dare put the advertised max of 50lbs on it - it flexes so much with only 20lbs that the lock slips. It's basically a carabiner, so next time I'll probably go find a heavy duty METAL carabiner instead. Still, 3 stars so far.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By SRFireside TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 1, 2009
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I live in an apartment complex where they have one single dumpster that is over a block away from me to put our garbage in. I don't mind the walk so much (I need the exercise), but when those trash bags are heavy the handles bunch up and pinch at my fingers like nobody's fool. I end up with purple fingers from the loss of circulation. It wasn't until I saw somebody use one of these at my office building that I realized they even existed.

So I sought to get a pair for myself and I haven't regretted the action since. Now I just use the One Trip Grip to keep my hands from pain when I take my garbage out. The Grip is a simple design and easy to use. Just press the button and the latch opens. Hook your bags in and you're ready to rock and roll. The packaging says they can handle loads of up to about 40-50lbs and I believe it. Just make sure you hold it the way you see it displayed in the picture or you may cause unnecessary strain on the plastic.

I haven't used it for anything but taking out the garbage. However I do know I could be using it when we need to carry those plastic grocery bags in from the car, laundry bags that use those tie strings, when moving a mess of hanged clothes, and just about any time you have to carry something that by itself is difficult due to the handle. If you have a lot of times like the ones I mentioned where it would be a lot easier if you had a better handle this is the one to get.
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