I stuffed these bags with blankets, pillows and baby clothes. I used the small ones and all the way up to the Jumbo Cube for stuff and they are amazing. I wish that we had these back for college and our moves because it would have made moving material things so much easier. I only had one slight issue when I didn't properly slide the sealer all the way and air was rushing in. I just resealed it and it worked great. I think that folks must have gotten defunct bags or are missusing them to have problems. NBD return them to the store and get new ones if they aren't working for you.
I thought these bags were great at first, and they vacuum flat just like it says they will, however, they lose their seal after some time and once that happens you can never vacuum them flat again, also they leave your items with a chemical plastic smell.
I ordered these so we could take a carry on rather than check a bag on our last trip. It worked well and I was able to pack all of my and my son's clothes in one carry on. I also put an entire outfiit, washcloth and socks in a small space bag to use in the over the shoulder carry on. I liked it so much that I now toss it in the car so we always have a back up outfit without taking up a lot of room. Also, it keeps the clothes clean and dry. I LOVE space bags!
I have purchased these items from your store before but now that your website indicates that these are an on-line items only, you have forced me to go elsewhere. Hopefully, your web site is correct.
I've had some with blankets in them for several years and they're still holding. No leaks or anything. I have opened some and there were no problems. They don't lie flat, but they're flatter than just stacking the blankets.
I remember awhile back my parents were talking about how bad SpaceBags were because they lose their seal quickly, so when I bought these I was hesitant. I really needed space bags though to store my dorm sheets over the summer.
I bought them back in April, but of course didn't want to write a review until now, because I didn't know how they would hold up until I took my stuff out of my unit.
When I opened the box with the SpaceBags in it, I was surprised to find that over the past 4 months they have held their seal! I don't know if it was the box that helped or what, but I was shocked. --And this is coming from a girl that PACKS her spacebags to their full capacity. I remember seeing on commercials that things should come out of the bags smelling as fresh as when you put them in, and to my further surprise, my sheets really do smell fresh. I'm happy that I don't have to do laundry and can just make my bed and sleep on them.
I'm very satisfied with this product.
Sarah Sep 1,2012
5 of 5 stars
Original Space Bags are the best. Others don't compare.
These things really do work! It was so much fun to watch them get super tiny. They work best with fluffy items that have a lot of air in them, such as pillows, sweaters and comforters. I put sheets in one of them and they didn't get much smaller but that is expected since sheets are pretty dense.The best part about these is that they fit under my bed. I have a platform bed that has about 4 inches of clearance under it and nothing really fits under it. These fit perfectly and I have opened up an entire shelf in my closet!