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Product Review: biaggi ZipSak

The Ranting Chef does not get paid or receive any revenue from manufactures or retailers of products reviewed. I occasionally receive products that I am asked to use and see what I think. I take a look, try them out and tell you all about them.

While I normally focus my product reviews solely on kitchen and cooking related items, while at the International Housewares Association show I saw some pretty cool other items, so you may see a few of them. One of them is below.

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I received an email the other day that demanded my attention. Why? Two reasons really. The first was that it came from former Bond Girl (Rachel Grant from Die Another Day). When a Bond Girl calls, you better read it.

The second, and more important reason, was it was from biaggi.

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The Ranting Wife and I were watching Shark Tank last December and saw a great product called ZipSak from biaggi. The ZipSak was a piece of luggage that collapsed into a small carrying case. We both thought it was a great idea. So did Shark Tank’s Lori Greiner. biaggi‘s founder, Stephen Hersh made a deal with her.

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Months later, I was able to see the product live at the International Housewares Association show.

Photo Mar 14, 7 26 12 PMThey sent me a sample to take a look at. They had me instantly with the scarlet and grey colors (Ohio State University colors for those that don’t know). The ZipSak is very light and deceptively small.

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To give you perspective, you can see the size of it against my hand. Time to see what it can do.

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When you unzip it (and turn it over), this is what you see. Four sturdy caster wheels line one side. The other, is the whole rest of the ZipSak. When in the storage mode, the casters and the rest of the bag is tucked inside. To use, you end up turning it inside out and zipping it shut again. This process is very easy.

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When you complete unfolding it, you have a really good-sized bag. The material is a high-performance crinkle nylon fabric. There are three sizes of the ZipSak (22″, 27″ and 32″). They come in a variety of colors (red, black, purple and winter blue). The one they sent me was the 27″.

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Again to give you perspective, here is the size.

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OK, luggage is for moving clothes about, right? I emptied out my t-shirt drawer and filled it into the ZipSak. There was still quite a bit of room to spare.

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Photo Mar 19, 8 32 53 AMTime to take it on a trip. Here it is in the back of the mini-van.

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And in the hotel room. Note the ZipSak also unzips from the side to make easier to pack and unpack.

 

My Take: There are times when you need a good-sized piece of luggage but you either don’t have space to store it, or you don’t want to lug it around. Live in a small apartment? ZipSak takes up very little space. Going on a cruise and staying in a small cabin? ZipSak won’t trip you up like your big, bulky suitcase. Going to do some shopping and need a wheeled bag to easily bring home your new purchases? Whether it is from the mall or from Singapore, ZipSak is for you. The ZipSak simply just works. It is a study, but light bag that will carry what you need but practically disappear until you need it again. Take a look at ZipSak.

 

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