Chevron Stuffle Laundry Pack by UmbraÂ®
SO CLOSE to being great. Needs adjustable straps.
I saw this in store and it looked really cute and practical. It has 2 outer pockets (one with a zipper, one without), and opens two different ways (from the top with a drawstring, and along the side with a zipper). It's spacious and holds a lot of laundry. I was excited about my purchase and looking forward to using it.
However I didn't account for what it would be like when it was heavy/filled with clothes. The shoulder straps are way too long, their material is scratchy/uncomfortable, and they're not adjustable, so the bag hangs way down my legs and hits them with every step I take. I got this because I'm on a 5th floor walkup and a few blocks away from the nearest laundromat. Without adjustable straps it pretty much defeats the purpose of the thing and renders it unusable.
I'll be returning it and looking for another option elsewhere - hopefully something with padded & adjustable straps.
July 12, 2014
great laundry bags
I got these for my son, who is leaving for college soon. They are sturdy, yet soft. Strong straps, and large pockets for detergent, etc. Nice color also.
July 20, 2014
Needs a tougher zipper!
I don't know what counts as "two full loads of laundry," but I put about 20-25 lbs. of laundry in this bag, and just as I was zipping it shut, the zipper pull came clean off the zipper!
Unfortunately there's no easy way that I know of to get the zipper back on, and when the bag was taken to my local cleaner's, they didn't know how to repair it, either.
The bag held up for me for a good three months, doing laundry every 2 weeks or so. I used it mainly for my dark clothes, and it seemed to hold up pretty well, even with the lack of adjustable straps that were previously mentioned. I tended to just dump it into my laundry cart and push that a few blocks to my laundromat.
But with the zipper broken, I can't use it at all--the thing is almost entirely open on the side, which means clothes spill out everywhere! What I thought would be a great convenience for loading up the bag has turned into the bag's poorest feature for my usage needs.
July 26, 2014