Exactly What I Needed
These folding crates are exactly what I needed for the back of my SUV. My previous SUV had a built in crate and I really liked that when I went grocery shopping. It kept the bags from falling over. My new SUV does not have the built in version. I wanted something that would hold my bags up securely. These crates are perfect for the job. I put two of them in the back, secured them with bungee cords and I still have room for my re-usable cloth bags. Each crate can fit 3 of my cloth bags. I placed mine in one next to the other, long-ways, and I can still fit several other bags in between the crates and the back hatch.
Some of the reviews said the crates are cheaply made. I would say they are light weight plastic. If you are looking for something to haul heavy stuff around, then get molded milk crate style crates instead. I don't use these to take the grocery bags inside, I leave the crates in the car, secured with the bungees. But if I need to take them out to make more room for hauling, they come down in a flash, and fold nice and flat.
I ordered two crates, and one did come in with a broken corner, which make them unusable. I sent an email to The Container Store and they replied immediately. They replaced the broken crate in 3 days at no charge to me. Their customer service is wonderful. I have bought from them numerous times in the past, and will continue to do so. It is so refreshing to find a company that takes customer service seriously, and offers innovative products at reasonable prices. Good product, good prices, great people!
January 15, 2014
I needed something for the cargo area of my car that could be collapsed down when not in use. This looked to fit the bill. I like its size (both folded and open).
The problem I have with the crate is the sides that are suppose to hold it constructed came bent and will not actually click into place causing to to want to fold .The way it is constructed if you have any weight on it while closed it will bend the cheap plastic (which looks to be what happened with this one).
September 4, 2013
I have several foldable crates that I purchased a few years ago from The Container Store. I believe they were a different manufacturer. Those crates are super and high quality. I purchased 4 of these newer folding crates. Only one worked as it should. The other 3 wouldn't stay constructed and they seem very flimsy. I don't trust them to carry much and not fall apart. I am returning all of them.
August 24, 2013
have been looking for awhile
We had been looking to replace an older one which cracked. Perfect replacement and more sturdy!
August 11, 2013