When I was last gallivanting in Hong Kong and Bangkok, I found myself wishing more than once that the RuMe bags I was using to carry my shopping had a zip top (I carry the Medium RuMe when I travel). That way, I could use it as a spare bag and even possibly check it in. Instead, I was left lugging back groceries in an open bag, afraid it will tip over and spill at the airport (It never did) and yes you saw it right – I shop for groceries in foreign countries and bring them back 😛 I can’t possibly be alone in this!
Someone at RuMe must have heard my grumblings because tada! RuMe has a new foldable reusable bag that you can zip up – the RuMe All Bag! Like the RuMe grocery bags, you can roll it up into a nice little compact package that weighs under 100g. Tuck it into your handbag or suitcase and take it out at your destination when you go shopping. You can see how “expandable” it is above. I picked mine out in Fuchsia a bright bright pink. Those who know me will think its not quite me and you would be right.
The reason I went for fuchsia is because I’d stand out in a crowd (useful when you are travelling in a group and get separated) and its bright and I like bright colours! More pictures below.
There are 3 exterior pockets (zip in front and elastic at the sides) and it holds a ton! On the tip off from a friend, I used the RuMe All to carry documents at work. When I carry documents, I mean a few kilos of documents. The bag did not fall apart and in fact, is pretty sturdy which belies its light texture.
I do prefer carrying my documents in an open top bag so I will be using my other Rume bags for this purpose (or getting a new one on office expense hah!). Its cuter than boring old business bags or *gasp* paper bags 😀
Since getting it, I’ve used mine for carrying documents, grocery shopping and on an overnight trip most recently to Penang where I whipped it out at the cashier to lug bottles of water from Gurney Plaza back to the hotel after a yummy seafood dinner. The black bits you see are non slip shoulder straps which is great for stability.
I can’t wait to use mine as a spare bag for impending holidays or perhaps for a beach holiday – goodness knows I need one! I always carry a spare bag when I travel because I know I will always return with much more than when I go – as we all do 😉 Its more compact than most travel bags and best of all, its light, takes up little space and I look good carrying it while I shop – haha! 😀
p/s Incidentally, I just realized that Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and coincidentally, last year I featured the RuMe Bags on Earth Day! 😀
In Malaysia You can get your RuMe All bag or RuMe bags from tinytapir.com. It comes in 5 bright colours and costs RM89. I might get the Teal one next. Elsewhere, look on rumebags.com for your local retailer.
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yea i go grocery shopping when i’m travelling too. and i tend to stock up for things that are not available here. i think women just shop everywhere they go. lol.
Yep! Visiting grocery stores are always the highlight of any trip I make
Happy Sunday! You are definitely not alone in the grocery shopping part..I do it all the time, no matter where I go 🙂 And I love the fuhsia..! Thanks for the info…been looking for one with zip that is not associated with a certain supermarket..hehe.
Happy Sunday! I know exactly what you mean! I keep resisting getting those supermarket bags because it just bugs me and they don’t fold up as small either 😀
Awesome! Would definitely like eco bags to come with zippers. I shall check out Tiny Tapir for one of these 😀
I might need another you know – just coz its more practical to carry around. Eeps! 😛
I always carry around 2 bags! Daily!!! I love eco friendly bags! And this is a wonderful idea!! love your suitcase by the way! 😀 Sorry out of topic! hahhaa
Haha I love my suitcase too! 😀 When I take it out I know I’m going somewhere fun 😀
Tiny Tapir has a small booth at Ikano’s Earth Day carnival (until next Sunday, 25th April) – I think I saw the All Bag there until I read this post!
Thanks for the heads up! 😀
I have accumulated quite a few of these roll-up bags over time. But I always fail to bring them out. And haven’t use any since! I just can’t see myself carrying them no matter how nice they look. Prefer a recycle bag from one of favourite brands.
I always have one in my bag and I keep them by the house keys on the way out so I can grab them if I forget 🙂
Nice color indeed! if I were to get the same color, hope we won’t swap our bags yea…;) kidding….
Really a good idea to bring them shopping and for holidays, esp as part of carry-on on the plane. And it’s ‘waterproof’…so definitely good for the beach!
Haha who knows, in the rush we might just end up grabbing the wrong bag. Perhaps its time for a Teal one 😀 I really can’t wait to take this on holiday. I just know its going to be such a great success
I love eco friendly bags and this one sounds so useful. I love the color too, so pretty and bright.
I also like to go shopping from groceries when I’m travelling so that I can try new things that aren’t available here.
Yep! That’s the reason I go grocery shopping on holiday too. There are loads of products we might not get here or might be cheaper overseas
wow! got zipper!!!! i also want!~i have been using my RuMe alot too. last was tesco shopping few days ago on a sat (no plastic bag day). so i carried carrots, milk, toilet cleaner, etc and it didn’t fall apart 😀 love it!
Haha its so useful isn’t it? Having a zip is way useful.
The RuMe All Bag sounds like LOTR… one bag to rule them all… teeheehee… 😛
Teehee… A little impractical if you have long things that stick out e.g. baguettes or files but otherwise, its great 🙂
OMG!!! RuMe with Zip!!! Gotta have ’em. Don’t you love RuMe ? 😛
I do! 😛 Of the eco bags I’ve tried using, these are by far the best for me. I now even use it for work!
I love RuMe bags! altho i might be bias… :p
but i also am a fan of onyas… although not as stylish as RuMe’s, they’re good for travel because you don’t need to fold them, and since they’re a ‘rougher’ material, i don’t mind roughing it up a bit with them…
then again, the zips on the All Bag are awesome… not to mention the side pockets (which kind of make them less unisex, but what the heck, right?)
I haven’t tried the Onya. Maybe next time I should? 🙂 But I’m quite happy with the bags I have now and er… they never spoil so no excuse to get another 😛