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Nowhere near big enough for a family
on April 27, 2011
Despite the rather passionately dismissive words of at least one reviewer--who apparently finds it ridiculous that someone might need a trash bag big enough for, you know, an entire family--I am going to come down on the "not big enough" side of the argument.
I'm going to venture a guess that those reviewers who think this bag has plenty of room are either single people or childless couples. If you're typically the only person in your car and you usually grab a Starbucks on the way to work, or you want a place to toss candy bar wrappers, gas receipts and trash from an occasional solo trip to McDonald's (provided you aren't a big eater), this bag is large enough that you will probably only need to empty it once every day or two. If, however, you are like me and you have a family of six (or even four) this bag isn't big enough for even one trip to Subway. At 10 x 6.5 x 9 inches it is really ridiculously tiny when you consider how much trash a bunch of kids on a road trip can produce. The XL designation, in my opinion, is somewhat misleading. If this is XL I can't imagine how tiny the S or even the M size bags must be. I guess maybe you could get a coffee cup in them, but not much else.
As for durability and quality, it seems to be very well made. It doesn't tip over, the material seems pretty good quality and I really like the fact that it has a lid to hide the unsightly garbage. I primarily gave it three stars because I think the manufacturer shouldn't be claiming "XL" size--I know I should really have looked at the specs before ordering, but in my mind XL means XL and I feel like I was a little mislead.
If you are generally the only person in your car, this bag is a good choice for you. For families, though, keep looking. Since this bag wasn't terribly expensive I will probably hang onto it to use in the front seat for those days I don't have my kids with me, but I'll be looking for something larger for the back seat.