Very disappointed - not strong enough to support weight”
by Penny Lawrence
I purchased these storage bags in all three sizes. The other sizes are fine, but the straps on this size are just not strong enough to support the weight - they ripped as soon as I tried to lift it after filling and vaccuuming. I bought two of these, and both broke (my husband broke the second, not knowing the flaw). Poor, and I recommend you avoid this size which is a great pity as they would be fantastic if only the outer fabric were more sturdy.
Published 28 Aug 2014
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If the ziplock on these closed then there might be a chance of the vacuum cleaner sucking out the air. However, given that it repeatedly opens there isn't much chance of that. They function fine as storage but won't hold as much as I'd hoped. I'm disappointed as I expect better quality from Lakeland.
Published 03 Mar 2014
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These are GENUIS! I am completely delighted with these storage bags. All my spare/ winter duvets and spare pillows are nicely, neatly, cleanly stored away now. Well done Lakeland!
Published 18 Dec 2013
Ordered 2, liked them so much, I bought 3 more”
These are brilliant. Took a king size duvet and 4 pillows (in padded protectors) easily. Two things to watch out for with vacuum packing: a) anything you put inside will almost certainly get crumpled so I wouldn't use it to store ironed clothes b) not everything shrinks down as much as others - ironed linen hardly shrinks at all, towels are a bit better, duvets are magical. It took several goes of packing and un-doing before I got this right & the bags weren't too full - I was pleased I'd got the better quality as I don't think think cheaper ones would let you do this.
Published 06 Nov 2013
Just purchased 2 and am about to purchase another 2. These may be more expensive than other vacuum storage bags available but the quality far exceeds others. I would definitely recommend to other customers
Published 25 Oct 2013
straps not strong enough/ripped off when lifting”
Just bought a variety of these and generally very happy but this jumbo version doesn't have reinforced straps to account the the extra weight it'll contain. Picking up to carry in a vertical position to take upstairs the whole side ripped open. Initially I thought I might have been too heavy handed with it so gently lifted the other side and the same thing happened. Would be a 5 star product were it not for this. To be fair to Lakeland they were great when I called and were happy to offer a refund or replacement and pass the problem on to their product design team to be rectified.
Published 23 Oct 2013
excellent product...I have spent fortune on cheap versions from high street shops all of which filled up with air again in no time. These are quick and efficient to use and do exactly what they promise to do.
Published 08 Aug 2013