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April 9, 2008

The Mi-bag- No flowery title needed.

Stylish, eco-friendly and lightweight, need I say more? Yes, I can say a lot more about ID-A Designs Mi-bag. The Mi-bag, which comes in four designs (zebra, cat, elephant and birds), is one of the best products I have reviewed to date. This compact little bag stores easily in my purse or suitcase and then expands to W 18" x H 23" x D 7" from a pocket that is only W 6" x H 7". You can see how it works here. It is not only practical and cute but it is also very durable. The 100% nylon rip-stop bag holds up to 22 lbs. It is light as a feather and folds up so nicely you can take it anywhere.

I put the Mi-bag ($24) to the test the first day I had it by loading it up with dry cleaning. I fit one men’s suit jacket and pants, a dress, four men’s dress shirts, one woman’s blouse, a sweater and a pair of dress pants for men into the bag with no problem. Once I unloaded it, I folded it quickly into its pocket and dropped it into my purse. It was that simple. It is that easy! The look on the dry cleaners face was priceless. Since then I take it with me everywhere I go. I use it at Target, the library and on trips to carry additional purchases. The Mi-bag has become a new appendage for me. It is always on my person because it is so convenient and easy to use. The double insulated straps are comfortable on my shoulders and I love the animal designs. I feel instantly stylish when I break out this bag and tote it around even if it is filled with toddler supplies like diapers, wipes and a sippy cup.

This bag is very versatile and fun to use. Everywhere I go with it people comment on the design and practicality. I recently received another bag very similar to the Mi-bag that starts out small and expands, is made of 100% nylon and can be tucked away easily. Except that it isn't as easy. It doesn't roll like the Mi-bags folds and quite honestly, it not as user-friendly all around or as nice looking. I wouldn't trade my Mi-bag for anything.

When designer Naoko Shibata founded ID-A Designs she wanted to create something usable and life improving. Her eye for aesthetics and quality shows in every detail of the Mi-bag right down to the satin piping. The Mi-bag is fashion but is also a wonderful balance of form and function.

I'm giving away two Mi-bags today to two lucky readers! Be the first to email me (veamason AT gmail DOT com) and I'll send a bag your way!

Congratulations to Stephanie and Andrea our Mi-bag winners!!


Adventures In Babywearing said...

What a GREAT bag!!


Stimey said...

They sound very cool! I can always use a bag that stashes as a tiny item.