My family and I do our best to use recyclable bags for grocery shopping whenever possible. And while it’s a great way to save some pennies and tossing excess plastic bags, it’s a pain to stash bulky bags and a hassle at checkout. It needs to change and Nanobag aims to do so.

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The Small, Adjustable Shopping Bag

Nanobag 4.0 is the newest lightweight shopping bag from TipTop Things. You would think, since the bags are a mere 0.05 mm thick they would rip as soon as you drop a head of soggy lettuce into it but no, these babies can carry up to 66 lbs (or 30 kg) easy.

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Depending on the style of bag or the amount of items you need to carry, there are six variations of Nanobags: The Standard, the Mico, the Mini, the Pack, the Sling, and the ever dependable XL. Each have their own dimensions, carrying capacities, and graphic design.

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If there was a secret to them, it could be that the bags are made from Oeko Tex 100 standard fabric and are inlaid with a diamond-shaped mesh which prevents rips and tears. This allows the Nanobag 4.0 to carry 12-25 liters without showing the strain they are under.

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But the best feature of these paper-thin reusable bags is how much they compress. You can crumple up the Nanobag 4.0 and fit it in all kinds of places: from your backpack or satchel/purse to the useless tiny front pocket of your jeans. Since the bags weigh practically nothing (the Standard weighs in at 22g), they store like a tissue packet – you may even forget you’re carrying them.

The Nanobag 4.0 is currently live and already fully funded on Kickstarter, starting at $11 for the earlybird option and your choice of design. Bulk options are available in quantities from 10 to 200 with all options expected to deliver December 2020.

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