Cool or … What?
Sackaroos will get to you
By Cindy Widner,
8:53PM, Mon. Dec. 22, 2008
On one hand, its hempy-looking fabric seemed a little too granola. On the other, unlike most hippie-wear, it's crisp and smartly constructed rather than lumpy – a preternaturally tidy little shoulder bag that holds two neatly folded mesh grocery bags and has a front pocket for keys, checkbook, credit card, list, etc.
Then there's the fact that it's really quite useful. And that hidden design perks slowly out themselves: You can hang it saddlebag-like on your grocery cart to leave more space for groceries, for instance.
Of course, ultimately I had to face the reality that the most stylish thing I've ever hauled groceries around in is a matched set of stained SXSW swag bags. Who am I kidding? There are also far kickier designs and a variety of styles that Sackaroos (ahem) didn't send – but for me, almost anything is a vast improvement.
I doubt I'm the only canvas-bag slob out there. Let's face facts, people: We could all be a little more stylish when it comes to grub hauling. Sackaroos are a damn good place to start.