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Flip & Tumble Reusable Bags

photo1Flip & Tumble Reusable Grocery Bags—cute, convenient, reusable shopping bags “for those ‘oh f%*!’ moments at the check-out counter”

I recently wrote in an article about great green travel gear that I often like to stick a small, nylon reusable bag in my luggage when I travel. This way you have a small, lightweight bag you can bring with you on market trips, jaunts to the grocery store or even to throw your stuff in on the way to the beach.

Having been a big fan of the idea of a lightweight reusable bag as a great travel accessory, I was delighted when I heard about Flip & Tumble bags and checked out their web site. These bags are not only made for durable ripstop Nylon and fold into a ball with just a 3 inch diameter (smaller than a peach), but they are also cute.

In addition to being big enough to hold as much as 3 gallons of milk and carry up to 25 pounds, the bags also come is a wide variety of great colors and come with a small felt strip on the strap to keep it from slipping off your shoulder.

Flip & Tumble bags also fold up into a delightfully small little pouch that’s super easy to stuff. I’m constantly forgetting to bring my reusable bags with me to the store, but with a Flip & Tumble just hanging out inconspicuous in my purse, I always have a reusable bag on me.

The Quick & Dirty:
Where you can get them:
Flip & Tumble Reusable Bags $9 for 1-2

Why they rock:
According to the Flip & Tumble Web site:

    • bag size = 12” x 14″ x 5” = large enough for 3 half gallons of milk and then some

    • ball size = 3” in diameter = the size of a peach

    • weight capacity = 25 lbs. = strong enough for a bowling ball or two

    • material = ripstop nylon

    • felt patch = keeps the bag on your shoulder

    • washing instructions = machine wash cold, drip dry

    • plastic bags spared = 1,000+

Other bonuses:

    • Comes in a variety of different colors and even some cute prints
    • Felt strip to prevent bag from slipping off you shoulder
    • Stretchy pouch makes it super easy to re-pouch
    • Small and easy to just keep in your purse
    • Great for travel—a market or shopping bag, impromptu beach bag or day bag on the road

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9.5 out of 10

I have to admit that I kind of fell in love with these bags before I even received a sample in the mail. But the Flip & Tumble bags I had drooled over on their web site did not disappoint. I slipped the bag into my purse a day before–and then after a spur of the moment, post-pitcher stop at the grocery store for sweet and sour chicken ingredients, I was delighted to be able to pull out my brown and sky handled Flip & Tumble bag and use it rather than bring home more plastic bags I hate. The bag held heavy ingredients beautifully, had a long enough shoulder strap to be comfortable to carry and folded back into its pouch super easily afterwards.

These bags are terrific for day-to-day use at home, but could also be a valuable travel accessory. They would be a great addition to a full suitcase for an extra day bag, market bag or just shopping tote when you’re on the road. Plus, they come in sets that are cheaper the more you buy, so you can get enough for the whole family, or give them as gifts to your traveling companions.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get ‘em:
Flip & Tumble Reusable Bags $9 for 1-2