The Original Small Shop Bag in Red Blend 1000d Cordura. The Original Small Shop Bag in Tidal (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Acuity (light blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Sitka (forest green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Iberain (red with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Coyote (tan with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Small Shop Bag in Black 210d Ballistic. The Original Small Shop Bag in Coyote 210 Ballistic. The Original Small Shop Bag in Dawn 210 Ballistic. The Original Small Shop Bag in Island blue 210 Ballistic. The Original Small Shop Bag in Viridian 210 Ballistic. The Original Small Shop Bag in Grass 210 Ballistic. The Original Small Shop Bag in Cloud 210 Ballistic. The Original Small Shop Bag in Olive Cotton Twill. The Original Small Shop Bag in Canary 1000d Cordura. The Original Small Shop Bag in Olive 1000d Cordura. The Original Small Shop Bag in Mayura 1000d Cordura. The Original Small Shop Bag in Orange 152 1000d Cordura. The Original Small Shop Bag in Beaver Camo 1000d Cordura.
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Original Small Shop Bag

$35.00

Ultra-lightweight reusable shopping bag with padded handles.

Red Blend 1000 Cordura
Red Blend 1000 Cordura
Canary 1000 Cordura
Canary 1000 Cordura
Beaver Camo 1000d Nylon
Beaver Camo 1000d Nylon
Orange-152 1000 Cordura
Orange-152 1000 Cordura
Mayura 1000 Cordura
Mayura 1000 Cordura
Olive 1000 Cordura
Olive 1000 Cordura
Olive Cotton Twill
Olive Cotton Twill
Black 210 Ballistic
Black 210 Ballistic
Cloud 210 Ballistic
Cloud 210 Ballistic
Coyote 210 Ballistic
Coyote 210 Ballistic
Dawn 210 Ballistic
Dawn 210 Ballistic
Grass 210 Ballistic
Grass 210 Ballistic
Island 210 Ballistic
Island 210 Ballistic
Viridian 210 Ballistic
Viridian 210 Ballistic
A close shot of the o-ring on the inside of the Original Small Shop Bag with a Key Strap attached. A close shot of the interior pocket on the inside of the Original Small Shop Bag. A close shot of the padded handle on the Original Small Shop Bag. A close shot of the o-ring on the inside of the Original Small Shop Bag. An above shot of the Original Small Shop Bag. Person holding the Large Original Shop Bag on the left and the Small Original Shop Bag on the right. Person carrying the Small Original Shop Bag in Canary. Person carrying the Small Original Shop Bag in Canary. Person carrying the Small Original Shop Bag in Dawn. Person carrying the Small Original Shop Bag in Red Blend. Person carrying the Small Original Shop Bag in Red Blend. Olive Cotton Twill Shop Bag held open so you can see groceries inside. Original Small Shop Bag in Red Blend, held in hand. Close-up of the Olive Cotton Twill Shop Bag. Photo showing folks of various heights side-by-side holding Small Shop Bags. Dawn Shop Bag held open with groceries inside.

Description

Super light but doesn’t sacrifice comfort: the padded handles, dare we say, rock.

The Original Small Shop Bag is super light, super durable, and super comfortable to carry. Constructed from light fabrics, it's easy to carry around with you just in case you need to do some shopping in the course of your day. At the same time, it's sturdy enough to handle carrying bottles of beer, cartons of milk, canned food, and other heavy stuff. We've piped the seams with the same stiff plastic material used on hat brims (we cover it with 400 denier pack cloth); this piping gives the Shop Bag enough structure to stand up while you're filling it and keeps the bag looking smart.

The inside of the Original Small Shop Bag has two deep, open-top pockets you can use for items like wine or water bottles. Additionally, you can fold the bag into one of the pockets if you want to save space when storing it or packing it into your larger bag.

In addition to its good looks and organization, you'll notice that the Original Small Shop Bag's PORON®-padded handles make it comfortable to carry, even when it's laden quite heavily. Designed to be an ideal length that will allow most folks to carry the bag in their hand or wear it over their shoulder, these handles successfully prevent that awful hand-slicing or shoulder-tugging experience of lugging traditional non-padded fabric handles. The PORON® will never break down or wear thin, no matter how many trips you make to the store.

The Original Small Shop Bag is easy to clean: its fabric repels dirt and water rolls right off. On the rare occasion you need to wash it, simply pop it it in the kitchen sink with a little bit of mild dish soap. Rinse it out, shake off the excess water, and hang dry.

All of these features have made the Original Small Shop Bag a much-loved design. That's why—after we announced in February 2018 we'd be retiring it—we decided to offer a last production run. Use our new (and experimental) pre-order option to reserve one, whether for yourself or for anyone who wants to carry groceries or other things in comfort.

Materials

Specs

Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials 100% finished seams

External Dimensions: 12.2" (w) x 10.2" (h) x 9.4" (d) / 310 (w) x 260 (h) x 240 (d) mm
Weight:
1000d Cordura: 8.9 oz / 250 grams
Volume: 900 cubic inches / 15 liters
Handle Length: 19.5" / 495 mm
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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Reviewed by Mrs W.
Rated 5 out of 5

Small Shop Bag makes a great EDC

I have both a black and purple original Small Shop bag (I like to switch it up) which I use exclusively as an EDC for work. It's handy for carrying my work laptop and charger along with my lunch, purse (Side Effect), a Cubelet used as a med kit and other bits and bobs. I clip my keys to a small strap fastened to one of the O rings. Work folders easily slip in there too. I've tried it as a travel bag - not very successfully because apparently travel bags need to be attached to my body, i.e., backpacks & crossbody bags, so I don't forget them. A few years ago, I left the purple Small Shop bag in an airport sitting area twice on the same trip!- luckily the people next to us saw I left it behind and brought it to me as we stood in the boarding line (yes, both times). It's also easy to clean, I use very diluted dish detergent to wipe it and rinse then hang to dry.

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Reviewed by Andrea
Rated 5 out of 5

Not just for groceries

This is the first tote I reach for to carry anything. I use when I'm camping, hauling stuff to the car, to work, to friends' houses, for road trips, to the beach, to hold a large knitting project. It's easy to dig through because it stands up on its own pretty well. I also love that the strap is short enough that the bag doesn't drag on the ground when I carry it in my hand (I'm short) but long enough to also carry on my shoulder. And the interior pockets are the most functional of any tote I've used. They're sized to hold a 2L water bottle so I use them to separate out anything I want to grab easily like a scarf, sunglasses, or gloves.

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Reviewed by Jordan T.
Rated 5 out of 5

The perfect size

I love these bags! Because the price makes them a bit of an investment for me, I initially bought one large and one small one to try them out, and found the smaller one perfect for heavy groceries. The straps go over the shoulder for carrying and are padded enough to be comfortable even when loaded with canned goods. Over time I've bought 6 of these babies and the older ones are virtually in the same condition as newer ones. I love the really bright colors, the ultraviolet halcyon, and my very favorite, the wasabi halcyon which sadly I haven't seen offered for some time.

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Reviewed by Cristina
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Rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic shopper and everyday tote

This versatile bag does not touch the ground when I carry it.

The internal pockets are superb for separating tall bottles or thermoses.

You can gain an extra bit of space by turning the bag inside out and having the pockets on the outside!

It is easy to see all of the contents inside.

The padded handles on this bag are very comfortable even if the bag is heavy.

The colours are gorgeous. I use this bag for casual/everyday use as well as for shopping.

Two Small Shop Bags plus a backpack is my preferred carry for walking home from the grocery store (see item #1 about the bags not touching the ground when full).

An Everyday Cubelet fits in one of the internal pockets, making this a great bag-in-bag situation.

These bags are sturdy!

Did I mention they're gorgeous?

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Reviewed by Elisa
Rated 5 out of 5

Handiest bag ever

My small original steel dynema is almost 9 years old and I still use it a few times a week. Great shape for shopping and the padded handles make carrying a bagful of groceries much nicer. The internal sections/divisions are a great feature for me; my smoothie stays upright in one section, my drink bottle in the section on the opposite side, while all my work stuff fits happily in the larger center section between the two. I’ve bought two more over the years and figure I’m set for life! It’s a great bag.

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