CompactorÂ® Storage Boxes
It does the job
The construction of the box is pretty sturdy, but like another reviewer said the velcro closures don't keep the lids (that actually go around the box as seen in the photos) closed. Although I did not over fill the box, the velcros still will not "stay put". But, overall it does the job.
April 21, 2015
flimsy and failure-prone
These boxes seem like a great idea and I purchased quite a few. Unfortunately, the seal on the plastic vacuum bag didn't hold. Also, the velcro on the sides of the box don't hold the lid securely closed, and while using the vacuum to remove air, it is difficult to make sure the plastic bag collapses in the proper cube shape - often the bag becomes distorted and so the outer box isn't a true cube shape for stacking, etc. One of the very few C Store purchases that I truly regret. The gray storage boxes work better but also difficult to stack on each other on shelves
April 17, 2015
love it but could use improvements
I used to use the ziploc storage bags which you also use to store big/lots of things and then vacuum all the air out to save tons of space, but I found they would always leak over time and puff up again. Also theyre not uniform sizes once you vacuum pack them so they dont pack/store well. This product is AMAZING in that the bag is attached to the BOX!!!! I used it to store my daughters old baby clothing and I got 2 large-ziploc space saver bags' worth of clothing into the large compactor box!!
NOTE- do not use the handle to lift if you really jam packed this box- my husband used it to lift the box after we filled it and the handle ripped right off- it wasnt even 5 hours old! I probabl could have gotten a replacement if I brought it back but it took so much time to sort and pack the box i didnt bother.
BOTTOM LINE- IM GETTING MORE!!! LOVE IT!
December 30, 2014
I bought two of the Large Underbed Box to store bedsheets, blankets, etc. Unfortunately, just a week after a purchased the boxes, both handles ripped right off while I was simply pulling it our from under my bed. It was not caught on anything either time, but the handles ripped of with little force. I would not recommend this product to anyone who has carpet underneath their bed as I feel this may have contributed to the handles tearing off when pulled.
This item is way over-priced for how easily it tore.
October 23, 2014