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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Sure, Amazon present luggage have handles now

As skeptical as I’m of Amazon the corporate, it is aware of its packaging. Its paper-tape cardboard bins are splendidly simple to tear aside for recycling, its paper mailers are promising (although lacking agency dedication), and its present luggage are far too good to toss within the trash. Particularly these new blue luggage with built-in buying bag handles.

We simply bought three of them within the mail for my daughter’s birthday. Was this some kind of experiment? Nope! They’re legit, Amazon spokesperson Nicole Pampe confirms to The Verge. The brand new present luggage with handles can be found in each the US and EU.

“We’re happy to supply clients a handy method to wrap varied sizes of items in our retailer, together with our new medium-sized present luggage with handles. The present luggage are produced from 100% recycled materials, and may be reused for future wrapping, storage or different makes use of,” Amazon writes.

Three present luggage, with handles.
Photograph by Sean Hollister / The Verge

Pampe writes that Amazon technically started including handles this previous vacation season to the medium-sized luggage, however we didn’t see them on any of the vacation items we gave or obtained, and I haven’t seen anybody writing about them but.

They’re good! Just about the identical as Amazon’s traditional luggage, however now with some robust material reusable-grocery-bag-esque handles sewn onto the within of the bag. They’ve nonetheless bought the twin drawstrings, and you’ll simply stuff the handles down contained in the bag in the event you desire the traditional giftbag look.

Amazon’s traditional luggage, for comparability.
Picture: Amazon

I gave the handles a superb yank, and was undoubtedly capable of pull a sew unfastened once I pulled in reverse instructions, arduous, however they appear simply as sturdy as all of the reusable recycled material grocery luggage we have now stuffed behind the automotive.

The handles are lengthy sufficient we are able to sling them over one or each shoulders as an impromptu purse or backpack. Maybe one of the best half, although, is that they don’t have fairly as a lot of a Christmas decoration really feel as the corporate’s earlier luggage. Relying on the sunshine, the blue tinsel sample nearly blends in.

Would I pay the $4 for one myself? Nah. However after we get gifted some, we in all probability gained’t simply stick ‘em within the closet anymore. There are every kind of jobs for a powerful material bag with handles, significantly one we’ll be completely satisfied to present away or shred within the course of. Distributing leftovers after a potluck? My daughter’s Lady Scout cookie deliveries? I’ll def be taking one alongside the following time I do a crawl below the home.

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