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RNLI Jute Shopper
Member Name: SusanLesley
RNLI Jute Shopper
Advantages: Strong, smart, good price, helps to save lives
Disadvantages: None for me
I recently wrote a review about the large jute shopper that we have stocked in our lifeboat shop and, while I was on the subject, I thought I would tell you about another favourite of mine.
This one is the Jute Shopper and is a smaller version of the large shopper that I have already reviewed, with the addition of some extra decoration.
This bag itself is again plain light brown in colour but this time there is a decoration on each side in shades of light and dark blue with white contrast. It is an attractive, swirly pattern with the words 'LIFEBOATS NEVER TURN BACK' and 'ESTABLISHED 1824' written across it. Take a look at the picture at the top of this review for more details.
This bag retails at just £3.50 and we sell an awful lot of them in the shop. People seem to think that it is an ideal option if they have bought a few items - they like to buy a small reusable lifeboat bag rather than buying a carrier bag from us. Welsh law means that all shops, stalls etc. have to charge at least 5p for carrier bags now and donate the money to a chosen charity - our chosen charity is obviously ourselves!
The bag measures 30cm (12 inches) tall, 30cm (12 inches) wide and 18cm (7inches) deep, so this one has a flat base of 30cm by 18cm. Obviously this is not, made to hold as much shopping as its larger counterpart but, believe me, you can still get a fair bit in it! As it has a flat base the bag itself will fold flat for storage purposes too.
There are two strong jute handles at the top of the bag for carrying in your hand - this one won't go over your shoulder. The handles are rounded and so are very comfortable to use. One thing that I have heard a lot of our customers say is that this bag is ideal because the whole thing is not long enough to drag on the floor when it is being used even if the shopper isn't very tall. I am 5 foot 6 inches so I wasn't actually aware of this until someone pointed it out to us.
As with all the RNLI shopping bags this one is nice, strong and very hardwearing. I use mine when I am out emptying the collecting boxes and have carried some heavy bags of change it in and again when I have to take all the money to the bank in order to pay it in.
As usual these shoppers are available to buy from the website at www.rnlishop.org.uk although, if you do buy them this way, you will have to pay an extra amount of £4.95 postage so, if you can get to a shop that is obviously the more financially astute way to buy one.
So we are here again - and it is another smart, strong, practical shopper for a good price and the money that you pay for it will go towards saving lives at sea which is brilliant!
As a final bit of information we have baseball caps in the shop for £6.95 which have the same pattern on them so you could buy a matching hat and bag!
Summary: Yet another great bag from the RNLI!
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