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Nice bags... but not 5 stars.
on April 19, 2011
I'm a cashier, I've seen a lot of bags. If you want your bags filled fast and well - these are much better than the flimsy windbreaker-fabric bags. Whenever someone has those bags, they fumble around trying to unfold them (a lot of times they are folded/wadded up into pouches), and then they are difficult to fill because they don't stand up on their own. It takes longer, it's sloppier, and since the bags don't have a square bottom everything gets crushed together when the bag is picked up.
Compared to the reusable bags sold by Walmart/Target/etc. these are bigger - they are also tall and narrow. If you are going to get a lot of large boxy things (toys, cereal, paper towels, kleenex boxes) these bags would be a great size. They would be too big for a lot of yogurt/baby food/makeup sized items.
These bags are well made (they are not too stiff, not too soft - sewn well - reinforced seams), the reason I'm not giving them five stars is because they don't have the little loop (so the bagging person can hang them on the plastic bag holder to keep the bag up and open so they can fill it up better/faster) and they don't have an insert in the bottom. Most reusable bags like this have a rectangle of plastic that fits in the bottom - which I think is pretty important. Let's say you put a bunch of cans in the bag... if the bottom of the bag is just fabric, everything is going to move and squish together when the bag is picked up. I'm going to put some plastic canvas in the bottom of mine. Another option would be wrapping cardboard up in duck tape (so it doesn't get wet).