Shopping made easy: A review of Trolley Bags [Giveaway closed]

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When I took my career break in the summer of 2013 we looked at ways to reduce our expenditure.  An obvious way was to start shopping in a discount supermarket.  While I love my choice of supermarket for the uninitiated the check out experience can be mildly hair-raising.  You need your wits about you as products seem to fly off the end of the check-out conveyor belt.  You need to be on your game if you want to pack your bags at that point and not end up with a massive pile of goods hanging precariously off the edge of the check out.  I’m usually not on my game so just fling them into the trolley and then have to pack them afterwards in the packing area which is a total pain.

Trolley bags

So when I was contacted about trying out Trolley bags  I was super excited.  What a simple but super clever idea.  Shopping bags that are durable, reusable and easy to place into your trolley to keep your hands free to do the packing, even at speed in a discount supermarket!

I couldn’t wait to give them a go.  They roll neatly up and have handles to carry them into the supermarket and hang them off your trolley while you go about your regular shopping.

Tolley bags rolled up

Once you empty out your products onto the conveyor belt you can unclip the velcro strap and spread the 4 different coloured and different sized bags across length of the trolley.  The edges of the bags are designed to sit on the edge of the trolley, keeping the bag open and in place.

Trolley bags unfolding

It makes the whole process so easy.  It just comes down to remembering that bag number 1, the biggest one, should be used for the bulky but light items and the smallest bag for the heaviest items.  I’m sure once I’ve given them a go a few times I will get even quicker but I can tell you then sense of satisfaction to be able to walk out of the supermarket and not have to stop for ten minutes to take everything out of my trolley again to pack was blissful (it is the simple things, isn’t it?!).

If your local supermarket has a scan and shop facility then there is no fumbling around trying to get your product into the bags.  Just scan and pop them into the appropriate bag.

Once at the car the bags unclip from each other and go into the boot as any other shopping bags.  At home, again, like any other bag, they are just carried in, unpacked and then clipped back together and rolled up for next shopping outing.

Check out this video that explains them perfectly!

Trolley Bags – The revolutionary trolley bags system that takes the hassle out of shopping from Laura on Vimeo.

In Ireland, and I am sure in many other countries, plastic shopping bags are now chargeable.  You can buy slightly more durable bags that give a bit more time but eventually they rip.  Investing in Trolley bags at only €23.99 + p&p / £17.99 + pp in UK  certainly seems like a no brainer to me.  I haven’t even mentioned the environmental impact of not using plastic bags and the time savings at the till.  These bags are just a win all round.

Trolley bags come in two sizes; regular for a regular trolley and express for the trolley that is less deep.  The only real difference being the depth of the bag.  I got to try the express size and would certainly be in the market for the regular sized ones.

Would I recommend them? Hell yes! I love my set.

Like what you see? I am delighted to have another set to giveaway to one lucky reader. There are loads of ways to enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Of course if you are not the lucky winner Trolley Bags are available to buy online on the Trolley bags website.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.  I was provided with a set of Trolley Bags for the purposes of review and one to giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

74 Comments

  1. Nicola

    November 25, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    They look great, so convenient. That packing area is a complete pain! 😉

    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 26, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Complete pain….especially with kids! They are really convenient.

  2. Aedin

    November 26, 2015 at 10:57 am

    What a great idea!
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    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      They are a great idea aren’t they! So simple, but innovative. Good luck in draw.

  3. Nicola Cassidy

    November 26, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Have entered (I think) look great!

  4. Lisa - Four Walls, Rainy Days

    November 26, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    These are ingenious – I live in fear of the checkout in Aldi, it’s as if they’re working towards some speed challenge and expecting the customer to have practiced for this at home! These bags look like they’d definitely reduce the blood pressure by a tiny bit at least! Fingers crossed for a win!
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    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 26, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      lol, yes definitely some undisclosed speed challenge happening! Good luck!

  5. Tracey Peach

    November 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Lovely giveaway now you have to pay for plastic bags

    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 27, 2015 at 8:31 am

      Yes, the are a good investment rather than paying for plastic. Good luck!

  6. iain maciver

    November 26, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    fantastic giveaway very useful

  7. Jo hutchinson

    November 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    These look so practical and pretty.

  8. Andy Caldwell

    November 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    They are a great idea

  9. Naomi Lavelle

    November 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    How clever, I’d love them!
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  10. Isabel O

    November 26, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    These would be handy now that you have to take your own bags everywhere. 🙂

    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 27, 2015 at 8:34 am

      They do fold up so nicely. So much better than a big pile of half ripped bags that usually occupy my boot!

  11. Anna Nicamhlaigh

    November 26, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    OMG I so need to investigate these more, this should make everyones life so much easier. no more bags folding over while you try to pack!!

    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 27, 2015 at 8:35 am

      Oh the bags folding over. It’s how I never managed to pack while products flew off the end of the check out. These just stand up, wide open leaving your two hands free to pack. Ingenius!

  12. pete c

    November 26, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    thanks – a really useful giveaway

  13. Karen Hughes

    November 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    What a great idea,but won’t they be heavy when full?

    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 27, 2015 at 8:36 am

      The idea is you put the heavy stuff in the smallest bag so I guess it can’t get that heavy. I certainly had no issues with the weight of them. Maybe because I had express size. Haven’t tried the regular trolley size so can’t comment.

  14. Samantha loughlin

    November 26, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Fantastic idea would love to try xxx

  15. Shirley Evans

    November 26, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    These look brilliant

  16. laura banks

    November 26, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    very handy for when the hubby goes shopping

  17. Sara S

    November 26, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    A brilliant idea,anything to help make the supermarket shop a little easier has to be good news.

  18. Ruth Harwood

    November 27, 2015 at 8:27 am

    These look great, especially if you’re doing a big shop!

    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 27, 2015 at 8:39 am

      They are great. Absolutely for a bigger shop. Not really necessary when running in for a pint of milk and some bread! Though you could unclip one bag and bring it with you!

  19. Laura Pritchard

    November 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    These look so handy, and I imagine they get a lot of comments in the shops!

  20. Cheryl Kean

    November 27, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    These are FAB!

  21. claire woods

    November 27, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Great idea.

  22. Martina Evans

    November 27, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Brilliant giveaway. These would be a dream to have, especially when you buy lots of items!

  23. Ann Willers

    November 28, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I do so envy people who pack their shopping away tidily. I end up chucking mine in willy nilly getting squashed bread etc. These look really useful and I could do them proud.

    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 30, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Oh yes, I’m right there with you but these bags have helped me enormously.

  24. kimberley ryan

    November 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    These look amazing, would certainly make shopping with 3 young children much easier.

    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 30, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      They certainly do make it easier with three kids (tried and tested!!)

  25. Kelly Ellen Hirst

    November 29, 2015 at 8:42 am

    They look great, much nicer than the supermarket reusable bags

  26. Gemma Cook

    November 29, 2015 at 11:40 am

    What a fantastic idea. I would love to win this fab giveaway, would make food shopping so much easier.
    I really enjoyed reading this blog post x

  27. Katie Walker

    November 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Would love these trolley bags, we scan and shop so filling up as we go along is brilliant for us

    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      November 30, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Would love to try them with scan and shop. I’d say they would be brilliant.

  28. Christine Caple

    November 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I would love to try these.

  29. claire griffiths

    November 30, 2015 at 12:41 am

    these would make it so much easier to shop

  30. Nancy Bradford

    November 30, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    What a lovely prize. I love these. So useful and cleaver 🙂

  31. michelle o'neill

    November 30, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    i could really do with these!

  32. Alison Macdonald

    November 30, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Would love to try these – anything that makes the chore of shopping more enjoyable has to be a bonus 🙂

  33. Jodie W

    December 1, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    fab idea, anything that helps make nthe shopping easier is great

  34. M Allen

    December 1, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Great idea and a great prize

  35. kim neville (@kimneville2

    December 1, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    These bags are perfect for doing our food shop

  36. Vickie Jackson

    December 1, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    What a fab idea! Love this

  37. Patricia Fraser

    December 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    What a fantastic idea!

  38. Leanne Bell

    December 1, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Great idea. I think they would keep my 6 year old preoccupied around the shop too x

  39. Amy Jo McLellan

    December 1, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    So practical! 🙂
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  40. jackie curran

    December 1, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I would love to try these , they would be so handy .

  41. Alberto de Sousa Costa

    April 8, 2016 at 5:22 am

    where can I buy a hang and shop bag.

    • Lucy - Learner Mama

      April 14, 2016 at 10:51 am

      If you follow the link in the post you can buy them online. They are only available in certain countries.

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