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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 132.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addictive to cats I bought two of these to move stuff up and down stairs -- one at the top, one at the bottom. They're supposed to collect things that need to be somewhere else. Then, one day, my cat jumped into it. Okay ... I picked up the basket and moved her down the stairs. Now she will not stop jumping into the basket, asking for a "basket ride." She'll pat me on the thigh, then go jump into it. I am now hauling my cat up and down the stairs. This product nicely transports one 8 pound cat. I'm betting it could fit a 12 pound cat, but I think our 18 pound cat is a bit large for it.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best laundry bag Great size, sturdy material and comfortable handles to carry heavy loads to laundry machine. This size only sold at Container Store. Love it, just replaced the old one from years ago.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy bag I own 5 of these multi purpose totes. Great sized bag with a sturdy structure. I use these bags for laundry, beach trips, shopping and transporting bulkier items to and from. The interior is lined with some sort of plastic coating. Makes it a lot easier to clean if something spills. The handles are a bit thin, but for the price you can’t beat it.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indestructible!!!! Full disclosure: I purchased 3 of these baskets 15 years ago...the exact same baskets are still being used today. They've been used as laundry baskets for my kids' rooms, grocery bag corrals in my minivan and sedan, beach bags, storage baskets for Elfa pieces, trip bags (one for me and one each for the kiddos) where all our clothes, shoes, toiletries, etc. went in for the 2 week stays with Mom and Dad. The cool thing is not only do they scrunch down, but they scrunch around to fit into odd shaped places like a car trunk so your stuff stays together while you maximize all available space. These basket are easy to clean (rinse them off with a hose and let dry) but they also have a water repellent surface on the inside so even if you have a spill it stays cool is that!
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really big I love this can. It fits so much stuff and the fabric is strong.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for storing bedding These are perfect for keeping the closet organized. We keep throws in one and bedding for the sleeper sofa in the other. They look neat in the closet and are a great size.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great laundry baskets! We have several of these we have added to our house over the past 6 years and absolutely love them for laundry. The don't break and leave craggy plastic edges like the ones we had growing up and there are really no signs of wear even after 6 years on our oldest one. The straps have held up great to the weight of carrying laundry. Bonus, our toddler can play in them without breaking them!
Date published: 2017-06-08
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!
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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.
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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!
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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 :)
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Community Q&A

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

Asked by: PonyParty
A lot! I currently have one basket filled with Elfa metal shelf supports that probably weighs 25 pounds with no problems at all. That may exceed the manufacturer's operating tolerances but these baskets can take a lot of punishment.
Answered by: Outnumbered
Date published: 2018-09-08

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
Yes, it does stand erect even if it's empty.
Answered by: Outnumbered
Date published: 2018-09-08

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

Asked by: J3nn
Yes, you should be able to squeeze it in since the basket isn't rigid.
Answered by: Outnumbered
Date published: 2018-09-08

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

Can you wash it - either machine or hand wash?

If it gets dirty/dusty, is it possible to wash it?
Asked by: greencrvgirl
I just take it outside and use the hose, although you could use the shower as well. I wouldn't attempt to machine wash it because of the frame.
Answered by: Outnumbered
Date published: 2018-11-07

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: 2018-10-19

Board games?

Hello, I am interested in using these to store board games and other larger items on black open shelving units in my living room. Would this work well for that purpose?
Asked by: TuttleJ
Our Large Rectangular Shimmer Crunch Bin would be ideal for storing and transporting board games and other large, lightweight items. The maximum capacity of our Crunch Bin is 5 or 6 pounds of evenly distributed weight.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-02-24
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