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The Large Zip-Top Shop Bag

$70.00

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

27 liters (1650 cu. in.)

Cobalt 210 Cerylon
Beaver Camo 1000d Texturized Nylon
Orange-152 1000 Cordura
Canary 1000 Cordura
Mayura 1000 Cordura
Red Blend 1000 Cordura

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 Large 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 Large 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

Dimensions

15" (w) x 13.4" (h) x 11.8" (d) / 380 (w) x 340 (h) x 300 (d) mm
Handle Length: 26" / 660 mm

Weight

1000d Cordura: 13.5oz / 380 grams
210d Ballistic: 10.9 oz / 310 grams
210 Cerylon: 8.5 oz / 240 grams

Volume

1650 cubic inches / 27 liters

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 since 1972 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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Great as Carry On and for Excursions

Holds so much! Two interior pockets great for holding items you need to pull out for airport security (liquids, tablet etc). Large space for packing a scarf or sweater, sunglasses, hand sanitizer, extra face masks, phone charger, snacks or any other items you want to reach quickly. Used for market shopping too. Easily carried two 1.5 liter bottles and other groceries.

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Great for traveling: planes, trains and automobiles.

I’m using this one to haul coffee and small food prep for our road trips to Mayo. The zippered too means I don’t worry about it tipping off the luggage cart and spilling.

Thanks for the great product.

Would love more lightweight colors!

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I got this in addition to the monster truck because I needed something I could fold up and put in my backpack or other tote. Portable and very useful. Love the side pockets for water or other upright things like flowers. Great size for a smallish shop.

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Travel Bag?

Purchased as a travel bag and will know if it works well in a few weeks. We plan to just use our carry on and one personal item for a two week trip to Norway. As expected - great quality, lightweight and loads of room. The red is a little less vibrant than I would like but still close to perfect. I have a smaller no-zip version that I have used for years as an all purpose bag and it has held up well. Expecting same quality with this item.

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Bought one in orange, thinking of buying another in the small size :)

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