Top critical review
Lots of room for improvement
August 17, 2018
I purchased this to 1. store my winter cloth under the bed 2. “Smart” pack my suitcase for a long trip to maximize space. The bags disappointed me in both scenarios:
1. I vacuumed two bags of winter cloth and stored them under the bed. After two month, one was vacuumed As advertised, the other looked like a regular storage ziplock bag with air in it (see photo).
2. The vacume bags helped me pack more cloth in my check in luggage initially as they vacuumed pretty well and they looked sealed. After a 4 hr flight, they all had air in them.
I followed all the steps as instructed so it has nothing to do with that (because some bags have worked as advertise, if I was not vacuuming them properly, all would have inflated). For some reason, some bags just don’t vacuume as well as others. The product also needs improvement in regards to:
- The pump: the hand pump is very weak.
- The slider on the zipper falls off sometimes so it’s very easy to lose (making the bag useless).
These are great for short term storage, the “vacume” part of the product doesn’t always work as advertised.
*The company stands by its product. I have added another star as they reached out to me offering a refund/replacement. Needless to say I’m quite impressed by the customer service.
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