20 Oct 2015

Trolley Bags - Review and Giveaway

The current changes to the law governing use of plastic carrier bags means more and more of us are now choosing to bring in our own bags to do our shopping. That, and the fact that it is environmentally friendly to do so.

Trolley Bags are a novel concept in re-usable bags that promise to make shopping and packing that much easier. I was sent a set of original Trolley Bags in pastel colours and I have been putting it through its paces during my weekly shop.

Trolley Bags
The original set consists of four bags designed to fit the deeper shopping trolleys. They are numbered from 1 to 4 based on size, 1 being the smallest and 4 the largest. I started the shop with all four bags rolled up and hung neatly on my shopping trolley as I went about picking things off my list.

Trolley Bags neatly hung on trolley

Once I had emptied all my shopping at the checkout, I  transferred the bags to inside the trolley and spread them out.  The velcro fastening between each bag ensured they stayed open and the rigid handles stopped them from collapsing.

Easy to sort and pack shopping

Original Trolley Bags fit deeper trolleys

Then it was a matter of placing my scanned items in the bag of my choice. A word of advice here. Make sure you place heavier items in the smallest bag. This is so that you do not end up struggling to lift the Trolley Bags. And do remember to separate the bags out by unfastening the velcro before you load them in the car.

Trolley Bags

The long, rigid handles on Trolley Bags, which are so important to support them in the shopping trolley, proved tricky when it came to placing them in my car boot. I only have a little car with a little boot space. The handles, especially on the bigger-sized bags insisted on jamming in the sides. I solved the problem with a bit of ingenuity and spatial awareness. But these rigid handles is something I wish the design team would look into for the future.

Separate before placing in the carboot

Also, I am not entirely sure why the lower half of the bags are a mesh. Would it matter if they were solid all the way through? I don’t think so, unless I am missing an obvious trick.

Set of 4 Trolley Bags

Once home, it was easy enough to lift out the bags, one at a time, and carry them into the house to be emptied. I then reattached them to each other with the velcro and fastened them into a neat roll. They are now sat in my car boot, awaiting their next outing.

Reattach the velcro, ready for the next shop

Overall, I quite liked Trolley Bags. They are easy to use, sturdy, and pleasant to look at. And at a price of £16.99 for a set of four, they are excellent value for money. Not to mention eco-friendly. You have two sizes to choose from as well. The original fit deeper trolleys and the express size fit shallower trolleys.

Trolley Bags is offering a set to one of my lucky readers. All you have to do is enter the giveaway below to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I was sent one set of original Trolley Bags for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.


  1. These look like a great idea. They look very large. I can see what you mean about fitting those handles into a small car. We have a small car too. I'm glad to hear they were useful though :-)

  2. This would be wonderful thanks so much for the chance x

  3. I loe these! They look like such a great idea that I really want to try them out - anything to make the weekly shop easier! (ps on Pinterest, I am 21st Century Family)

  4. Oops! I entered my Twitter handle instead of my Instagram one (averypjavery)
    These bags are a great idea. Just have to remember not to leave them in the car boot like I do with all my bags :)

  5. Fantastic prize, I would love to win x


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