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Umbra Natural Round Crunch Can with Handles

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Umbra Natural Round Crunch Can with Handles


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Made from natural, polypropylene-lined cotton canvas, the intriguing Crunch Can by Umbra is an interactive, kinetic, multi-purpose container. It starts in the "crunched" position. To use, just pull it open and form it into a shape of your liking. It crunches back down for storage. The polypropylene lining and a metal ring at the top give each crunch can its structure. It features two loop handles for easier transporting. Use this fascinating can for loads of laundry or dry cleaning, toys, stuffed animals, or trash and recyclables. Keep one in your car trunk as an instant container while you're on the go. To clean, simply wipe the inside with a damp cloth and spot clean the canvas exterior, machine washing is not recommended. Apply a light coat of Scotch Guard to protect from dirt and stains.Shop all Umbra.

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  • Made from cotton canvas lined in polypropylene with steel wire rim
  • Crunches down flat for storage; pops-up for use
  • Two loop handles for easy transport



  • 17" diam. x 25" h

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Umbra Natural Round Crunch Can with Handles is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 125.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great slim storage with huge capacity We live in a tiny city townhouse, and yet host our 3 grown children, their partners & the great dane when they all visit... so we need spare bedding x 3 (double bed, sofa bed, & air mattress). These great bins live up high on a narrow ledge; each holds 2 pillows, blanket & sheets for a bed.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this basket! I've had one for years--I can't even remember how many. Has lasted forever. I use it for returnable soda bottles and cans. It fits perfectly in a pantry cabinet and when it's full I pull it out and take it to the grocery store recycling machines.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient for it's large capacity, though when full I need help getting it down the stairs :-). I have had this size and one of a smaller size for years and they are well made and sturdy.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar kids storage! I purchased 3 of these for my sons' walk in closet reorganization and I'm more than pleased! They are lightweight yet very durable and hold a TON! And I love the fashionable, nubby chambray-ish material. I hung these off the ground and used for storing soft toys, costumes, and nerf/sporting equipment. My closet was organized in minutes! You won't be disappointed with these. Amazing value-I imagine these will be around my house for years to come.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for a toy bin! I bought this to use as a toy bin and it has not disappointed! My toddler spilt water in it and all I had to do was wipe it clean!
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Umbra Laundry Bag is the Best Sturdy, durable, holds a ton of laundry. No more ripping of mesh laundry bags. These very sturdy Umbra bags are the best - super strong handles that will never break.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good decision A great improvement over my old plastic hamper. It's attractive, light, collapsible, and fits well into a newly renovated space.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for A While I've had these about 2 years and I loved them at first; lightweight, flexible, collapsible. Then the frame started to bend, yesterday one of the cotton twill tape handles ripped away from the fabric and frame leaving a hole in the fabric and in the hem. I have two of them that I use to take laundry from my bedroom to the car to the laundry facilities and back, I wasn't carrying them long distances. Each basket holds about 2 loads of laundry and I wasn't over filling them; between the two baskets were clothes for two people for a week, two towels, a bath mat and a set of sheets. I was hoping they would last at least another year.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wonderful with One Disappointing Drawback I have the blue large rectangular crunch can and love its color. With its waterproof lining, I thought it would be perfect for my pets' toys so that it could be wiped out, and pleasantly decorative. (One of my dogs has even made it her nap time bed.) Unfortunately, I tried to wipe off a smudge on the outside, and learned that the fabric is not colorfast. The large blotch on it defeated its decorative purpose. It's seems ironic (or not) that something lined in vinyl would not be colorfast. Really disappointed because it was attractive and could have served some other storage needs as well.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product ever made, love that it is water proof!
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crunch can is the best I use the crunch can as a laundry basket . It is perfect.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what we needed The crunch can is a beautiful solution for our laundry needs. We wanted a laundry basket that we could easily carry to the laundry room, something light weight. This product delivers on all the levels I expected and more. It stays upright and to my surprise didn't collapse under the pressure of overflowing laundry. I absolutely love the grey color we chose.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Laundry Baskets ever I have just purchased my second 2 baskets after 6 years of the first 2. My kids moved out of the house and took my 2 with them so I bought 2 more! They scrunch up to fit between the wall and the washer and pop back out when I need to fill them with laundry. The first 2 are still in really good shape and I am excited to have new patterns to change things up! Love Love Love
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for many things I first bought these for my car. It is great to keep items from rolling around the trunk and cuts trips into the house with multiple bags in half. I later purchased one for all my nieces and nephews as laundry baskets. They are light weight and since they fold flat, they take up minimal storage space. They look like fabric but have an easy to clean interior. Will likely buy more.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great laundry hamper I have 3, tan, blue, pink. I like being able to color code the laundry hampers to the members of our household. If you are trying to do the same, something to consider.. I originally wanted gray in place of tan but found it a little too similar to the blue. I have previously used the original crunch can in natural canvas for over 10 years and it is moving to a different room in the house as it is still in amazing condition. I am thrilled with the continued quality of these new ones and look forward to having them for many years as well.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great buy My daughter bought this at the store and when we got home I realized I needed one too! Love the cylinder style, love the color scheme, love the handles. Perfect for me and my husband to share :)
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for recycling I bought two of these for my kitchen to sort recycling. Very sturdy and they hold alot. The handles make it super easy to take them downatairs for sorting the recycling in our garage. They crunch down flat to store away when we have company over.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taller than most & very well made I was wondering if I should get this just because I was thinking I could probably find something similar in a local store. Well, I'm so pleased that I did order this particular basket. Not only is it beautiful & sturdy, it is taller than any laundry baskets that I've seen around. I also like that I can fold it flat if I finally get caught up from all of this laundry that has been packed in boxes for months :D I'm sure I'll keep using it, though. As a former industrial seamstress, I'm also quite impressed with the quality of this product.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Laundry Bag I bought this for my son's room, and now I am going to buy another for my daughter's room. It is well made, and is very lightweight. This is a durable bag that is constructed well .It is also available in different colors which is nice
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This item is very durable and is high quality. It carries lots of clothes but also not too heavy. Perfect for my daughter who is going to college!
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase ever So much easier to take loads of laundry down to the basement. I can actually take 2 at a time. With baskets that would never happen.
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serves the purpose This basket is lightweight, does crunch down to easier carrying size, and holds a large amount of clothes. Only complaint would be that it isn't the easiest to carry up and down the basement stairs. That being said, what heavy laundry basket is? We ordered one several months ago and really like it so ordered a second for another room.
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I own a small inn on the beach in Rosemary Beach. These crunch cans are perfect for my guests to drop their wet beach towels in before heading up to their rooms. And the fact that they crunch down for easy storage when not in use is a huge bonus.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Useful! I really like this laundry bag can it works great!. I use it for holding our dirty bath towels, I do like how it's lined on the inside with a plastic and how the circle part has a wire in it to hold it up so it doesn't fall down.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty way to store things! I had purchased these originally to store books while I was shopping for bookcases in my new apartment, and it held a lot of books. Now, I use it to store my workout equipment, my magazines, and my purses. Love them. I also got them for my parents to store their grandchildren's toys.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Update to a previous review I found a new use for these Crunch Cans. Is there anything they can't be used for? I have added them to my patio gardening this summer. They are actually out performing my whiskey barrels this year. I will keep the whiskey barrels for perennials, but will use the crunch cans for annuals and added color.
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great laundry bag This bag holds so much wet laundry I almost couldn't carry the bag- love that it folds down to store
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product This bin is perfect for hauling my laundry down to the laundry room. When I am done using it, it crunches flat for easy storage behind my dresser. This is FAR superior than the pop-up laundry totes, as I always had trouble with the wire poking through those. This only has a wire in the top rim to help it keep its shape. I love this product!
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gotta love it I received one of these crunch baskets as a gift for my beach house and ended up buying several more. They are so versatile and decorative. I use one for laundry, one for beach towels, one for kids books and one to hold sport stuff. They wipe clean and are easy to fold and put under the bed when not needed. I thought the price was right and the variety of color and design choices were great!
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Durable I love these canvas crunch baskets! I have two that I purchased several years ago, and they are still in perfect condition. I leave them standing up in my closet for easy sorting, and use them to carry my laundry down to the laundry room in my apartment building. They can carry heavy loads of clothing and laundry supplies, and the handles have never ripped. The coating on the inside makes them easy to wipe clean, and the wire rim helps keep their shape. I would highly recommend this product!
Date published: 2015-03-16
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Community Q&A

What is maximum weight that can be carried in this tote?

Asked by: PonyParty
I do not know the answer to your question; I would suggest that you call Container Store customer service phone line and ask. They are very helpful. I can tell you that the Baskets are sturdy and made quite well; I have never had a tear or any such thing. But be aware that the bottom is "soft," just like the sides of the basket; it is not reinforced. Therefore, I would assume that they aren't intended to constantly carry a truly heavy load. I keep magazines in one of my Baskets; occasionally I move the Basket of magazines to a different place in my house, I do not believe that it would do my Basket any good were I to use it to constantly carry a heavy load.
Answered by: AbigailAdams
Date published: 2017-01-09

Can this can be laundered when and if needed?

Asked by: Blackjack
It should be fine on gentle cycle.
Answered by: Betsy01
Date published: 2017-07-13

Does this hamper stand erect when empty?

I need to fit in my laundry room spaces in the shelves to the bottom right of the photo as shown and wonder if they will work. Want them to be sturdy and attractive.
Asked by: kismet94
I am unable to see any photo of shelves that you might have posted; however, measure your shelves and compare to the measurements of the Umbra Crunch Basket on Container Store website to see if the Baskets will fit. I assure you that they ARE indeed attractive; I own a natural muslin one plus a bright striped one. Love both Baskets. In wintertime I always put the larger one in my SUV and keep our coats in it; they stay clean and out of the way. I keep magazines in the striped one.
Answered by: AbigailAdams
Date published: 2015-04-18

my space is 21 inches, will this "scrunch" to fit?

Asked by: J3nn
When you say "21", I do not know whether you are referring to height or length. the Basket "scrunches" flat only in one direction: downward: it collapses by pushing the top frame down to the bottom frame. It will always have the same rectangular dimensions.
Answered by: AbigailAdams
Date published: 2015-04-18

Is it red or pink?

We have this product in blue and love it! We want to order a red one but I'm afraid it will be pink. Is it red or more of a pink? Thanks!
Asked by: MegSmith
Our Round Artisan Crunch Can in made from variegated fibers that range from almost white to genuine red. The overall effect is more of a pink color
Answered by: maarechar
Date published: 2016-03-03

If empty, does the bin collapse on its own or will it stay standing up without me holding it open?

Asked by: CarrieDC
Our Crunch Bins maintain their shape when opened until you crunch them down for storage.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-10-08

Are these foldable?

Hello, Are these foldable and easily transportable? Thanks,
Asked by: ny101
This product can be crunched down into a flat position, which makes them easy to transport.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2017-09-21

What are the dimensions when open (Length, width, height) and then closed (Length, width, height)?

Asked by: Fatboy
Our Natural Rectangular Crunch Basket measures 22" x 11" x 13" h when open and "crunches" down to just 4" to 5" inches for compact storage.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-01-01
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