Sackville ShopSack Medium - Olive
L and M are made to fit perfectly into Wald Large and Medium baskets.
Obviously a MED Shopsack will fit into a L basket, but less obviously
until you think about it, a Large Shopack not flled to the brim, will
also fit into a MED basket. Does that make size-selection confusing?
Sorry! Get the size to fit your basket. Then if you have get another
basket or another size Shopsack later, use whatever combo's at hand.
secure them, use a Captain Hook Net or a small carabiner or other handy
hooky thing you get at a campling store. Sometimes the load itself will
keep it all down, but if you ride bumps, best to hold it down with
something other than gravity.
We used to offer both olive and tan
models, but now have 50/50 also. We'll probably shift to the 50/50s
entirely by the end of this year.
The Sackville ShopSack is a
better shopping bag than anything you can buy at REI or at the checkout
counter. It's wider than tall, so it's way easier to load, and things
don't pile up as much and get squished so easily. It has handles made of
the best U.S.-made military spec webbing that will never, ever crap out
on you, and a zipper to hold everything inside, inside.
combination of expensive Scottish all-cotton fabric we import ourselves
and American labor don't make a cheap bag, and at one point in the
development, we were looking at retail price of close to $75. For a bag
whose main purpose (grocery tote) was so mundane, and the $75 price
seemed insane, and so we stripped it of complications until the only
things left were a handle that works in your hands or over your
shoulder; and strips of reflective tape so you'll be seen at night.
no cell-phone pocket or Kangaroo pocket, no wallet sleeve inside, no
zipper guard, no shoulder strap, no leather, no mesh water-bottle
pocket. There's no feature surprising, excessively thoughtful, or
clever. It's just a shopping bag that works with a basket (or without)
and will last twenty years.
We know from experience that it also
works great as a tote bag, a camping/touring bag, and a briefcase-type
thing. All of our prototypes are used daily, in baskets. They'll be
replaced with real ones soon, and sold at the weekend garage sales.
Outside of a basket, your ShopSack is a nice tote, a great shopping or beach or camping bag or carry-on.
Large ShopSack - 28" x 13.5"
Medium ShopSack - 21.5" x 10.5"
*We shouldn't have to say this, but please don't put waxed cotton bags into a washing machine -- especially not hot wash!