Paying for carry bags these days is a thing. A thing we hate. So in come this raft of re-usable tote/carry bags made of cotton, often printed with fun and stylish messages. Good to go. Or are we? Let’ start with a conundrum. What to do when you cycle to work, pit stop at M&S to get supper, and then have to navigate balancing bags of shopping on your bike to go home and cook? Tote – Shmote. This, does not work.
Notabag was born out of the creator’s Adnan Alicusic’s need for a functional yet eco friendly bag that could change from one situation to the next – just for situations like these – so he created Notabag, which is a smart combination of a tote bag and a backpack. and is available for kids and adults alike. Look how it works.
With a single pull on the straps, it transforms itself from a sleek eco-friendly carry bag to an easy-to-carry backpack. And after you’re done using your Notabag, it folds up neatly into a small pouch. No wonder it was a German Design Award Winner 2016. Look how it works.
Inside of the bag is an attached pocket where you can keep your wallet or you keys. When the bag is not in use, it can be folded into that pocket, which becomes a hand-sized pouch and can be easily carried around. Each Notabag is entirely made out of a single material, without any additional features such as buttons or Velcro. It has a distinctive shape that allows it to transform itself seamlessly.
These bags would be perfect for the school run or for school trips when your kid needs to bring their own lunch and after they are done they can simply fold up the bag and pop it in their coat pocket. Also, those dreaded end of the year dates when the kids have to lug the weight of several elephants-worth of books and tut home. These bags are brilliant for loading up and being good to go.
The bags come in a variety of different colours which would suit any kids picky taste, including the very clever reflective Notabag which is perfect for those budding cyclists and runners. The bags are also (crucially for our lovely British weather) water resistant and machine washable.
I think these bags are a great Xmas present or stocking filler. It is one of those gifts that will definitely keep on giving. You can purchase the Notabag from their webstore here with prices from €16.90- €19.90. Trust me you will not look back. Get busy.