After several years of conferences, events and other things I have accumulated a lot of shopping totes. So many that I actually use them to wrap gifts for friends and family and hand them out like they’re candy. I still have so many left over that I have a large plastic tote filled – no… overflowing with shopping totes in the back.
So why would I review a bag from ADK Packworks? Even before the Packbasket Grocer was sent to me I could tell it was different. This wasn’t just any bag that was going to join the others in the dark abyss or would used as quick gift wrap to get it out of the house, like so many other bags have become.
Besides the wonderful red fabric, the Packbasket Grocer had a more rigid frame. I cold unfold it and the base would create a solid flat surface for me to put items. The walls were re-inforced with metal X’s that helped it keep it’s shape. I could easily fill this to the brim and not worry about it falling over.
But that’s not the best part about the Packbasket Grocer – Yes, it’s a shopping tote and has metal re-enforced handles (awesome for those heavy trips!). But it comes with a strap so you can change up how you carry the back. It has the handles, but you can use the strap and make it a shoulder bag, or even wear it as a backpack. Now add on the rain shield and bungee it closed and your items will be safe and sound (and dry) inside!
The Packbasket Grocer doesn’t seem like it’s a huge bag, but let me tell you it can hold a lot! I filled the bag with a huge stack of construction paper, scrap book paper, pint jars, gauze, googly eyes, tape, glue, knifes and a lot more. Everything fit inside and nothing didn’t have a place. I carried the back through school, and back to my car. I even set it standing up in my trunk and drove around with it filled for a week. When I finally pulled it out of the trunk, everything was still inside. The bag was still standing – and nothing was spilled all over the inside of the trunk. I know that none of my other bags would do this! The Packbasket Grocer has become my “go to” tote for when I’m running between classes, projects or even just going out and shopping.
One more fun thing about the Packbasket Grocer – you can actually get a cooler liner that you can add in and remove so it can be your go to cooler bag too!
ADK Packworks designed the Packbasket Grocer after the old shopping baskets from the Adirondack area in New York. I love how functional and simple the design is. It’s a great solution and will get a lot more use than any of the other totes that are in the bin the back room. ADK Packworks wants one of my readers to try out a Packbasket Grocer – read how you can win one below!
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Enter to win with the form below. The mandatory entry is leaving a comment on this blog post where you would shop with the Packbasket Grocer – or what you would use it for! If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form linked below!