Pack and Press Set of 12 Space Saving Anti-microbial Storage Bags
Get the Space Bags Instead
I saw these advertised and was excited that I would not need a vacuum to compress the bags around my clothes I was packing into suitcases. They arrived in time for my trip and all seemed well until I tried to use them. First of all, there needs to be a large sized set of bags included not just small and medium. Secondly, I couldn't get these bags to compress even with a vacuum hose. Rolling the items in the bag did not compress them either. Two of us did it together and couldn't get these bags to flatten. I just so happened to have two space bags left from years ago and immediately removed the items from these bags and tried to seal them in the space bags. The difference was night and day. The items compressed immediately creating space in my suitcase for more clothes. There is a reason why a real competitor to the space bags has not emerged in all these years. You absolutely need a nozzle on the bag to suction the air out of the bag. Finally, the antimicrobial seemed like a great idea but it is pungent. I wrapped my items with sheets to prevent that smell from transferring to the clothes. These are going back....save your money or invest in space bags. Very disappointed.
Great storage option!
--I purchased these to store off season clothes and linens as well as to use when traveling. They work just as described and items that I packed in them weeks ago are still "vacuumed packed" with no leakage at all!
--The large bags are my favorite as they hold a complete set of bed linens or several towels. We will be using these to pack my son's footlocker for camp.
--The "zipper" seal took some figuring out as it doesn't work quite like food storage zipper bags. I found just prying the top open works and then using the white "zipper" tab to slide across to seal the bag.