I have used a Diaper Genie for both of my kids (exact same Diaper Genie actually). For my daughter I only bought the "name brand" bags (all the wasted dollars!) and they worked great. When I bought the same bags for my son (6 years later) the quality either dropped or my son takes big dumps compared to my daughter. I had 6 failures at the seams. That is not fun to deal with. I am pretty sure I wasn't overloading them. I figured I might as well save a few dollars and buy the cheap stuff. What's the worst that can happen? So far the worst thing that has happened is I regret I didn't do this sooner. Not a single failure, and I am definitely over stuffing them. Granted I haven't used these as long as the "originals" but I think they will hold up just fine. The feel of the plastic is at least on par with the name brand and I don't detect any odor leak. I will be back to remove a star if I have a seam failure with this brand.