The Original Large Shop Bag in Olive Cotton Twill. The Original Large Shop Bag in Island (blue) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Tidal (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Iberian (red with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Steel (dark-grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Sitka (forest green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Acuity (light blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Coyote (tan with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Nordic (blue with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Grass (bright green) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Black 210d Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Viridian (blue-green) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Canyon (bright brown) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Cloud (light-grey) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Coyote (brown) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Red Blend 1000d Cordura. The Original Large Shop Bag in Orange 152 1000d Cordura. The Original Large Shop Bag in Olive 1000d Cordura. The Original Large Shop Bag in Mayura 1000d Cordura. The Original Large Shop Bag in Canary 1000d Cordura. The Original Large Shop Bag in Beaver Camo 1000d Cordura. A close shot of the o-ring on the inside of the Original Large Shop Bag.
The Original Large Shop Bag in Olive Cotton Twill. The Original Large Shop Bag in Island (blue) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Tidal (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Iberian (red with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Steel (dark-grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Sitka (forest green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Acuity (light blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Coyote (tan with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Nordic (blue with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Original Large Shop Bag in Grass (bright green) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Black 210d Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Viridian (blue-green) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Canyon (bright brown) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Cloud (light-grey) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Coyote (brown) 210 Ballistic. The Original Large Shop Bag in Red Blend 1000d Cordura. The Original Large Shop Bag in Orange 152 1000d Cordura. The Original Large Shop Bag in Olive 1000d Cordura. The Original Large Shop Bag in Mayura 1000d Cordura. The Original Large Shop Bag in Canary 1000d Cordura. The Original Large Shop Bag in Beaver Camo 1000d Cordura. A close shot of the o-ring on the inside of the Original Large Shop Bag. A close shot of the pocket on the inside of the Original Large Shop Bag. A close shot of a padded handle on the Original Large Shop Bag. A close shot of the o-ring on an Original Large Shop Bag. A top-down shot of the interior of an Original Large Shop Bag. Original Large Shop Bag in Mayura 1000d Cordura. Original Large Shop Bag in Mayura 1000d Cordura. Person sitting on a bench with the Olive Cotton Twill Original Large Shop Bag sitting next to them. Person carrying the Olive Cotton Twill Original Large Shop Bag. Person carrying the Olive Cotton Twill Original Large Shop Bag. Person holding the Large Original Shop Bag on the left and the Small Original Shop Bag on the right. Person carrying the Large Original Shop Bag in Island. Person carrying the Large Original Shop Bag in Mayura while walking on the beach. People of different heights standing side-by-side holding Large Shop Bags. A person holding an Original Large Shop Bag in 210 Ballistic. A person carrying a partially filled Original Large Shop Bag in 210 Ballistic with the handles slung over their shoulder. A thumbnail for video showcasing the Original Shop Bags.
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The Original Large Shop Bag

$50.00

Ultra-lightweight reusable shopping bag with padded handles.

25 liters (1500 cu. in.)

Olive Cotton Twill
Olive Cotton Twill
Canary 1000 Cordura
Canary 1000 Cordura
Beaver Camo 1000d Nylon
Beaver Camo 1000d Nylon
Red Blend 1000 Cordura
Red Blend 1000 Cordura
Mayura 1000 Cordura
Mayura 1000 Cordura
Dawn 210 Ballistic
Dawn 210 Ballistic
Black 210 Ballistic
Black 210 Ballistic
Viridian 210 Ballistic
Viridian 210 Ballistic
Island 210 Ballistic
Island 210 Ballistic
A close shot of the o-ring on the inside of the Original Large Shop Bag. A close shot of the pocket on the inside of the Original Large Shop Bag. A close shot of a padded handle on the Original Large Shop Bag. A close shot of the o-ring on an Original Large Shop Bag. A top-down shot of the interior of an Original Large Shop Bag. Original Large Shop Bag in Mayura 1000d Cordura. Original Large Shop Bag in Mayura 1000d Cordura. Person sitting on a bench with the Olive Cotton Twill Original Large Shop Bag sitting next to them. Person carrying the Olive Cotton Twill Original Large Shop Bag. Person carrying the Olive Cotton Twill Original Large Shop Bag. Person holding the Large Original Shop Bag on the left and the Small Original Shop Bag on the right. Person carrying the Large Original Shop Bag in Island. Person carrying the Large Original Shop Bag in Mayura while walking on the beach. People of different heights standing side-by-side holding Large Shop Bags. A person holding an Original Large Shop Bag in 210 Ballistic. A person carrying a partially filled Original Large Shop Bag in 210 Ballistic with the handles slung over their shoulder.

Description

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

"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?

We present to you the Original Large Shop Bag. What you'll notice first is that the Shop Bag has comfortable, PORON® padded handles that will never break down or lose their padding — no matter how many trips you take to the store. These padded handles prevent that awful hand-slicing experience of the 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. The handle length of the Original Large Shop Bag is 26" / 660 mm.

The Shop Bag had to be made sturdy enough to hold beer, wine, canned goods, and other heavy items, but the bag itself needed to be light — something you'd want to carry with you everywhere just in case you were stopping by the store. The Large Shop Bag is tough, but it's also extremely light in weight. We've piped the seams with a stiff plastic material (the material used on hat brims; we cover it with 400 denier pack cloth), which gives the Shop Bag enough body to stand up while you are filling it. The structure the piping gives the Shop Bag also keeps the bag looking smart.

The Original Large Shop Bag can fit two dozen-egg cartons side-by-side in the bottom of the bag, and it's close to the size of the traditional paper grocery store bag with handles. The inside of the Shop Bag has two deep, open-top pockets designed for items like wine or water bottles. The pockets are contoured and pleated so they have volume enough for even a 24 fl oz mineral water bottle, and also so that, if you want to carry the Shop Bag inside your larger bag and conserve space, you can fold the Shop Bag itself into one of these open-top pockets, reducing the overall size of the Large Shop Bag to 8" x 9".

Here's an example of what a fully loaded Shop Bag in size Large can fit: a large head of lettuce, bunch of kale, a pound of yams, two medium apples, four canned goods, two boxes of pasta, bag of chips, 12 oz coffee bag, large loaf of bread, four (yes, four) Toblerone candy bars, 25 fl oz mineral water, 24 fl oz beer, and two pints of ice cream.

The Shop Bag is easy to clean — dirt is discouraged from adhering to it and water will roll 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 (or on a doorknob) to dry.

For extra organization, one can add a Stuff Sack to separate hot or cold foods (like deli soup or ice cream) or toiletries (like soap) from the other items in the Shop Bag. You'd use the Stuff Sack instead of the small plastic sack they would normally give you in the grocery store — saving yet another plastic bag.

Clear Organizer Pouches and the Clear Organizer Wallet are additional optional accessories. Clip the Clear Organizer Wallet to one of the two O-rings inside the bag and use it to store your grocery store "club cards" (that way you'll never forget them). The various sizes of Clear Organizer Pouches are a smart way to store shopping lists, recipes, coupons, or other small items.

Materials

1000 denier Cordura nylon
Cotton Twill
— or —
210 denier Ballistic nylon
Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components
PORON® foam handles

Specs

Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials 100% finished seams

External Dimensions: 13.4" (w) x 12.2" (h) x 13" (d) / 340 (w) x 310 (h) x 330 (d) mm
Weight:
1000d Cordura: 11.6 oz / 330 grams
210d Ballistic: 9.1 oz / 260 grams
Cotton Canvas: 14.8 oz / 420 grams
Volume: 1500 cubic inches / 25 liters
Handle Length: 26" / 660 mm
Total O-rings: 2 (2 in the main compartment)
Want to see the specs for all of our bags?

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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We use them for everything.

We have a ton of these (and the other shop bags), and everyone in our house uses them. We keep several in every car and in our mudroom on hooks. They are the ultimate, multi-function bags, and serve a million purposes. We use them for grocery bags, tote bags, beach bags, and more. I always throw a couple in our suitcases when we travel and they inevitably get used. We take them to kids' soccer and basketball games, and I keep one filled with an extra set of clothes and shoes in my car for a quick change of clothes after a long hike. The halcyon bags in particular are my favorite, but you can't go wrong with any of them. Highly and enthusiastically recommend.

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We'll Fight

If my husband and I ever get a divorce, we'll fight over the large shop bags. Enough said.

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No Job Too Big For This Beast!

The only TB tote I own that is larger is the Monster Truck, which is really no comparison. The Large Shop Tote lives in my car or on my handle of my front door to head back out to the car. It is my go-to for any kind of shopping -- from groceries to books and games, it can carry them all. I recently flipped the bag inside out as I've started to fold it into one of the side pockets. This usually means I pack it with the pockets on the outside at the grocery store, a trick I have loved as it means I can load a bit more in without losing the "floor space" on the interior. The only thing I wish is that I had more than one!

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Great Everything Tote

I love my large shop bag and use it constantly. It’s a nice large size without being too large. I can load it up with groceries and still lift it! The padded handles are especially nice when carrying those heavy loads. It’s also nice having the two side pockets inside — to tuck items (greeting cards, b-day candles, fruit, etc) you don’t want to get lost or crushed in a full main compartment. I chose the halcyon fabric which seems plenty strong and also allows it to fold nearly flat. I’m very happy with my large shop bag purchase!

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Perfect shopping bag

This has become a essential part of any shopping trip. Not only is the bag well made and designed, it's get compliments from others as we load it up. My only regret is that I don't own two of them!

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