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Costco's Frozen Food Tote Bag is back - Red at $7

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Last Edited by PetSpy April 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM
about 24"x18"x8"

every year or two costco sells these excellent messenger style tote bags that are white plastic lined for freezer items and to contain spills. outside is a heavy canvas on the bottom is an extra layer and a strap the goes all around. similar bags sell on ebay and amazon for $15-$35, so $7+tax is a steal at your local Costco now. the blue version was being sold 2 years ago. the only improvement i made on this bag is to add a velcro strap to keep the 2 canvas handles tied together, otherwise i find they slip off your shoulder too easy. i often carry 30-40 pounds of produce and groceries in these bags, and even after 100 miles walking like that, they have not blown a seam or torn the lining. the costco logo is only on the on zipper pocket side. the other side is a simply plain canvas with the handle strap continuing down to the bottom. there is no internal pocket or keychain ring.

here's a link to the make/model of the bag maker:
http://keepcoolusa.com/bag-design...-polyester
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No pistol pocket?
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The blu-ray or DVD?
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The blu-ray or DVD?

50 cents @ Target, today only. Big Grin
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I've found the Trader Joe's insulated bags to be handy as well, often dumped ice in them for to keep drinks cool at picnic parties, easier to carry vs ice chest; anybody that owns both care to compare? (I also have the Hawaiian flower 2 pack from Costco which are similar to the TJ ones).
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No HDMI Frown
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I've got one of these in blue from a couple of years ago. Has held up well.
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this bag can fit a lot of stuff
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I have a few of these. Definitely worth it and saves you from using the empty boxes near the checkout lines at the clubs.
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Quote from PetSpy View Post :
about 24"x18"x8"

every year or two costco sells these excellent messenger style tote bags that are white plastic lined for freezer items and to contain spills. outside is a heavy canvas on the bottom is an extra layer and a strap the goes all around. similar bags sell on ebay and amazon for $15-$35, so $7+tax is a steal at your local Costco now. the blue version was being sold 2 years ago. the only improvement i made on this bag is to add a velcro strap to keep the 2 canvas handles tied together, otherwise i find they slip off your shoulder too easy. i often carry 30-40 pounds of produce and groceries in these bags, and even after 100 miles walking like that, they have not blown a seam or torn the lining. the costco logo is only on the on zipper pocket side. the other side is a simply plain canvas with the handle strap continuing down to the bottom. there is no internal pocket or keychain ring.

here's a link to the make/model of the bag maker:
http://keepcoolusa.com/bag-design...-polyester
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walk 100 miles carrying 30-40lb of grocery!?! that is some haul. op you are fierce.
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No HDMI Frown
Maybe it runs Linux.
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walk 100 miles carrying 30-40lb of grocery!?! that is some haul. op you are fierce.
it's actually 100 1-mile hauls,
(weekly for two years)
I just wanted to pimp da bag.
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i often carry 30-40 pounds of produce and groceries in these bags, and even after 100 miles walking like that, they have not blown a seam or torn the lining.
Always great to see a long-use review.

Here are some similar totes to start a comparison:
http://www.amazon.com/Large-Coole...008Q2N34Y/ - looks like the closest match in design
http://www.amazon.com/Insulated-z...B002NI4PD0 - smaller, and I think this one is closer to the one Trader Joe's has
http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Zone...00314FBVA/ - about as big, but I'm not sure if the handles go around the bottom for support

This Costco one looks like a great price if you've got membership or a gift card, and don't mind the color and branding on one side. I'll pick up a couple next time I'm there, big sturdy cooler totes are great to supplement a hard cooler in the car for unplanned grocery trips, especially in L.A. where plastic bags got dimed.
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How washable are these? Does the interior hold up well to being machine washed?
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How washable are these? Does the interior hold up well to being machine washed?
If it's like the Trader Joe's one and the other Costco ones I wash them in cold water, delicate cycle, then air dry. (I have a top-loading washer with a short stubby agitator)
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