Reisenthel Market Basket, Black/White Flora
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I have several of the cheaper versions of the Reisenthel Carrybag and they are all junk compared to this tote!! By using this type of market tote to do my shopping I won't have to use paper nor plastic bags. Plus the handy zipper pocket can hold my valuables.
This tote finally answers one of my design questions with the cheaper knock-offs of this bag - how do you keep the "spines" in place. Well, this quality tote finally gave me the "ahh haa" moment as this bag has a unique way to keep the "spines" in place.
Go for quality and buy this tote! It is a keeper! By the way - the seller had super fast shipping and nice packaging...
The second problem with the ergonomics here is that the design of the basket puts the weight too far out from the centerline of your body due to its structured basket design. The best way to carry any weight is as close to your body as possible not suspended out six to eight inches in some structured basket. So while I think this design is great for looks and cuteness, it functions poorly at helping you handle heavy grocery items without causing extra strain. I guess if I was a Parisian style master and only used my cute basket to impress others and carry a few fresh herbs and loaf of bread, I wouldn't have returned it.Read more ›
-This thing does not collapse easily, as other reviewers have mentioned. You need to take out two 'spines' on the sides. You CAN easily fold the handle down, but know that this thing does take up some space
-Potentially difficult to clean. I have no idea how you are supposed to clean it. I had a watermelon mishap that filled the basket with watermelon goo. I hosed it down a couple times and it was as good as new. However, if you use it for your regular shopping, you might want more 'sanitizing' options.
-Flat and STURDY: I haul gallons of milk in this think and don't worry about it collapsing, the bottom falling out, etc
-Shape allows for produce to happily coexist. One disadvantage of the reusable grocery bags is that everything is squished to the middle of the bag (unless you have a box of cereal or something in there to preserve the shape). Here, the basket allows you to gently stack apples, kale, and peaches--all without worrying that something will be crushed!
-Handy zipper is good for phone/(small) wallet or keys. I still drop my keys in the bottom sometimes but that's just because I'm a bit spacy.
-Nice handle: it's pretty cushy (although mine is starting to discolor from age) and is comfortable to carry.
Overall, I really enjoy using this basket and don't mind the disadvantages (I store it on a shelf) and ignore that whole cleanliness part (note that I haven't researched how to clean it because it's not that big of a deal for me). I think you really only need one of these baskets though. Two would be difficult to store and too hard to carry around while shopping. One is just perfect though!
I do love the idea of going shopping with my *own* basket and carrying my items home in the same basket. I hope this type of shopping gets more popular here.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it ! When at home it makes a great knitting project basket.Published 22 months ago by Kindle Customer
My daughter-in-law uses this all the time. A great gift; compact to store, very useful to keep in the car and adorable.Published on April 19, 2014 by Sue H
Great size, function, and quality. I love it . I use it daily for the market, work and organization. People in the market want one too!Published on August 10, 2013 by Lilla