i've been getting compliments on my baggus from grocery checkstand clerks from the new, huge chi-chi whole foods to my local, modest but granola trader joe's to my ghetto, panhandler-plagued albertson's , so i thought i'd share.
they're shaped like your standard, plastic grocery bag. except they're made of very durable rip-stop nylon. the handles are long enough that you can even sling 'em over the shoulder. you may definitely need this functionality as the bags can hold about 3 times the capacity of your standard plastic bag. yep, they get heavy.
they fold up very flatly and neatly into their own little pouches.
because they're so compact, you can stash one in your back pocket or even keep a couple to a few in your purse. that way, you always have one or three handy. i keep paper grocery bags in the trunk of my car, but i never can seem to remember to bring them into the store with me.
they come in basic, solid colors. i know you can get much cheaper re-usable bags at whole foods, trader joe's, and even target now, but they are all so...branded. while i like all of their graphics and don't find them too offensive, i love the baggus' minimalist approach.
to maximize the value, i got the pack of 6. yes, i know it's a bit much to spend on grocery bags, but i figure i can use and re-use these for a lifetime. they're machine washable, and the strawberry juice that stickied up my grey bag last week came out with no problems.
so come on, hug a tree with me, why don't ya? [insert pic of me here hugging an imaginary tree that is lost somewhere on the bear's hard drive.]