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The Small Zip-Top Shop Bag

$50.00

Ultra-lightweight reusable shopping bag with padded handles and a zippered top.

16.5 liters (1000 cu. in.)

Red Blend 1000 Cordura
Beaver Camo 1000d Texturized Nylon
Canary 1000 Cordura
Olive 1000 Cordura
Mayura 1000 Cordura
Orange-152 1000 Cordura
Island 210 Ballistic
Black 210 Ballistic
Coyote 210 Ballistic
Dawn 210 Ballistic
Cobalt 210 Cerylon
Sangria 210 Cerylon
Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Person carrying a Small Zip-Top Shop Bag in Mountain Cerylon over their shoulder; they're wearing glasses, a red beanie hat, and a plaid flannel shirt. Person carrying a Small Zip-Top Shop Bag in Mountain Cerylon by its padded comfy handles. Person standing and holding two Zip-Top Shop Bags by the handles. On the left is a Large in Cobalt Cerylon; on the right is a Small in Mountain Cerylon. Close-up of the zipper closure on the Zip-Top Shop Bag. Person standing and carrying the Zip-Top Shop Bag, Size Small, in Beaver Camo. Person standing and carrying the Zip-Top Shop Bag, Size Small, in Beaver Camo. Person standing and carrying the Zip-Top Shop Bag, Size Small, in Beaver Camo and also the Zip-Top Shop Bag, Size Large, in Coyote. Person standing and carrying the Zip-Top Shop Bag, Size Small, in Beaver Camo and also the Zip-Top Shop Bag, Size Large, in Coyote. Person carrying the Zip-Top Small Shop Bag in Olive 1000d Cordura. Person carrying the Zip-Top Small Shop Bag in Olive 1000d Cordura. Person carrying the Zip-Top Small Shop Bag in Olive 1000d Cordura. Person holding various Shop Bags. From left to right: Cloud, Canary, Mayura, Island. Cloud, Beaver, Coyote, and Olive Zip-Top Shop Bags. Left to right: Red Blend, Dawn, Mayura, Cotton Twill, Island, and Canary. So many colors of Shop Bags! Left to right: Olive, Dawn, Canary, Coyote, Cloud, Mayura, Olive Twill, Island, Beaver, Red Blend. Folks of different heights lined up side-by-side holding Small Shop Bags.

Description

Super light but doesn’t sacrifice comfort: the padded handles, dare we say, rock. Folds up small. Zips securely at the top.

Here are some key facts about the Small Zip-Top Shop Bag. Read below for the full scoop.

 

 

Way back when, we received this request: “Can you please, please, please make a reusable grocery bag? Yes, I already have ones that I've been given for free or bought for cheap at the store. The trouble is that the thin straps dig into my hands and shoulders and the bags themselves wear out pretty quickly. I want a Tom Bihn grocery bag." – K.M.

How could we refuse? The bag that Tom designed as a result — the Original Shop Bag — has been one of our most popular designs for the last decade. People use the Original Shop Bag as a lunch bag, personal carry-on bag, every day carry tote, all around hauler, and, yes, as a reusable grocery bag.

Over the years, we received feedback from folks who asked if we could add a zipper closure to the Original Shop Bag—particularly from those who used it as a personal carry-on bag, everyday carry tote, or lunch bag that would get stuffed into a locker or cubby. Darcy, who often carries an Original Small Shop Bag as her EDC, finally convinced Tom and Nik to tackle the project of adding a zipper to the Shop Bag.

Seems simple enough, right? Just add a zipper to an open-top tote bag so you can zip it shut. However, a zipper has a beginning and an ending that must be engineered into the design. If that’s not carefully thought out, the zipper can constrict the size and utility of the very opening you’re trying to close.

We think we’ve managed to nuance these conflicting realities quite well in our Zip-Top Shop Bags. The zipper is longer than necessary, and thus does not reduce the effective size of the opening. The fabric we added to the top of the bag on either side of the zipper (which allows you to close the bag even when it's chock-full) graciously drops away from the opening when unzipped, and in doing so doesn’t encumber access to your stuff. And there you have it.

One of the things you’ll notice first about the Zip-Top Shop Bag is that it has comfortable, PORON® padded handles that will never break down or lose their padding. These padded handles prevent that awful hand-slicing experience of traditional non-padded fabric handles, and they're extra comfortable on your shoulder. The handles have been designed to be an ideal length that will allow most folks to wear the bag over their shoulder or carry it in their hand.

It’s a sturdy enough tote to hold beer, wine, canned goods, and other heavy items, but we wanted the bag itself to be light—something you can carry with you everywhere just in case you were stopping by the store. That's why we make the bag out of our ultralight 200 denier Halcyon ripstop fabric (made in Japan). Even though it's light in weight, it's also a tough fabric. Because the Halcyon fabric lacks the stiffness of our other heavier-weight fabrics, we've piped the seams with the same stiff plastic material that's used on hat brims, and which we cover with 400 denier pack cloth. This gives the Zip-Top Shop Bag enough body to stand up while you are filling it, and the structure the piping provides also keeps the bag looking smart.

The inside of the Small Zip-Top Shop Bag has two deep, open-top pockets designed for items like bottles of wine or juice. The pockets are contoured and pleated so they have volume enough for even a 24 fluid ounce mineral water bottle.

The Zip-Top Shop Bags are easy to clean—they resist dirt and water rolls right off. You probably won't need to wash it that often, but if you do, put it in the kitchen sink with a little bit of mild dish soap. Rinse it out, shake off the excess water, and hang it up on a clothesline or over a doorknob to dry.

Materials

Specs

Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials 100% finished seams

External Dimensions: 13" (w) x 10.6" (h) x 9.4" (d) / 330 (w) x 270 (h) x 240 (d) mm
Weight:
1000d Cordura: 10.5 oz / 300 grams
210d Ballistic: 8.6 oz / 245 grams
Volume: 1000 cu in / 16.5 liters
Handle Length: 22" / 560 mm
What's Included:
1x 8-inch Black Webbing Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap
Total O-rings: 2 (2 in the main compartment)
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Sewn in Seattle

Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

THE BIHN Guarantee

Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and we stand behind what we make.

If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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So versitile

This bag is way too small for my shopping needs; I used it mostly as a combo purse/diaper bag. I don't love a ton of built in organization (the Parental Unit didn't work for me at all) and the shop bag is a great way to cart around all of my various stuff sacks, ghost whales, side effect, etc. I love the side pockets inside to hold smaller items or water bottles. I usually left it unzipped, and the zipper didn't get in the way at all but was nice to have when we were on the move or to keep things from spilling out all over the car. It's also a great size to keep a spare rolled up in my backpack for unexpected overflow. I have the ballistic versions and they have taken A LOT of abuse and don't show any signs of wear!

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Great EDC

This is my first TB bag. I bought it in coyote as an EDC to the office. I love it! The weight (almost weightless!) and size are perfect. Each feature is very thoughtfully designed and therefore very functional. I use the compartments inside the bag to organise my stuff - glasses in one pocket, tissues in the other, purse in the centre (you get the idea). On first use, the straps feel like they are a tad long (I'm 1.6m) but it's not an issue once I start using the bag. In fact, this length allows me to access stuff easily in the bag when I'm using it. If I could make one suggestion, it would be a pocket on the outside so that I could reach for my handphone and maybe my train ticket or office pass without having to open my bag. This will be my first of many TB bags!

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