Space BagsÂ® by ZiplocÂ®
Good product in concept, bad execution
I bought numerous of these space bags - the flats and the cubes. I got so many it really added up. I got home and packed pillows, blankets and comforters as directed in the appropriate sized bags. I thought it was amazing at first how everything shrunk to such a small size... I put them up in the closet, came back a couple days later and they were ALL re-inflated with air. I was careful not to manhandle them or overpack, but it made no difference. These bags just are not made well. I took a close look at the air valves and saw tiny perforations around the base of it where it attaches to the plastic... If the plastic were sturdier/thicker it would be worth it to buy. To salvage my purchase I re-vacuumed the items, patched any holes I could find, and put them in lockable storage bins. I shouldn't have had to do that, but that's the only way I can make use of them. It's my fault though, I should've read online reviews in advance from other sites as well.
May 2, 2015
Where have these been all my life?!
I really can't believe I'm just discovering these bags! They're amazing! Now I've gone crazy in my house looking to see what ELSE I can vacuum seal for storage. lol! I love knowing that they're air tight, and being able to finally put things AWAY for the season! Items have been hogging valuable space in my closet for far too long... I'm on a mission now... these are amazing!!! Heading to buy more now!
April 8, 2015
I must be the only one...
who has issues with the bags doing what is promised by Ziplock: 1. are reusable 2. save space
I've yet to find any of the bags which are usable beyond a single season because when reused (if they work at all) (1) they will not remain compressed which (2) does not save you space after air infiltrates .
Only the hanging space bags are usable beyond 1 season. It's frustrating and expensive bc when you factor in shopping and costs associated with time and driving (gas & traffic & parking), waiting in line to pay, return or exchange *if* you successfully locate the exact receipts used to pay and within 90 days of purchase. If I cannot find the receipts from different orders and/or are outside the return date I have not choice but to throw them out- not great for the environment. I've contacted Ziplock numerous times and yes, the graciously apologize and send a coupon for a % off the next purchase which still adds to the cost of the purchases. I'd rather they make a reliable product.
July 6, 2014
Needs stronger zipper tabs
The bag itself works great, but the zipper tab keeps falling off. It will be easy to lose the clip in the closet.
June 3, 2014