15 Christmas gifts - a hit
By janek, , February 4, 2016
My first review - well - scroll down to August 2013 - "My Everything Bag"
Late Nov 2015, I purchased 15 bags - both Market Totes and Mini Totes for Christmas gifts. I put in copies of the various reviews of how to use the bag.
The gifts went to men & women, and some young men and young women. The gifts went to 4 different states. The recipients ranged from college age to seniors age 60+.
I received phone calls, emails and letters from every single recipient of a tote.
All simply loved it and told me how they were using it; how amazed they were at how well put together it was; and how did I know that tote was made with their favorite colour!
As for mine, that I purchased 2 plus years ago, well, they are still going strong, look like new because they are easy to clean with castile soap and I still use it for everything!
Dear Red Oxx - you just may be getting a few more orders for more totes from the recipients of those 15 gifts.
Money-wise, well, it was a bargain! They will last for years and years and years!
And thanks for paying for the postage Red Oxx - that was a great gift for me!
By Anh Nga, California, January 31, 2016
I love this bag. I bought one as a gift and decided to get myself one.
I use my bag as a utility bag and it take it to work everyday.
I stuff alot into my bag and have had no signs of wear or tear. (Which I love alot) I would definitely recommend purchasing this bag. It is well worth the investment.
By Anonymous, Indiana, January 14, 2016
This is my third market tote. The first one was a gift. It was so great I wanted a second one for groceries. Soon I was using it to stay overnight at my daughters and to carry items that were heavy. Therefore, I needed a third one so I could keep two in the car for groceries. I'm thinking of getting a 4th one to keep items in the trunk of my car.
Tote vs Kelty Camp Carton
By Anonymous, Upstate New York, November 30, 2015
I bought 4 to use weekly: 2 food shopping, 2 dirty clothes bag.
Pros: good material, nice sheen.
Cons: I am 5'8 tall and the bag has about 1 inch clearance off the ground when full.
Vs. Kelty Camp Carton: I think the Kelty Camp Carton is better for the following reasons: stands up better, zipper top, and adjustable handle for any height. Kelty no longer makes the Camp Carton.
By Anonymous, LA & VN, June 25, 2015
my husband is working out of the country where shopping totes are needed. the tote is excellent. I use mine to keep my cleaning job needs handy.
By Adam, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, April 30, 2015
I purchased some of these in black. I have to admit that these bags are functional and fashionable in the extreme. Though you will pay a lot, they will last a lifetime. Mine are able to handle the abuse of moving books around. Great bags that won't disappoint. If you need a luggage extender or don't want those cheap reusable ones that grocery stores give out, purchase these after a quick look-over.
By Kyle, Washington, February 15, 2015
I got my tote when it was $25 and would certainly be interested in another one if they hadn't raised the price $10. I think it's worth the $25, but with shipping I couldn't justify buying it alone. I ended up getting my wife a duffle (Safari-Beanos PR5, which she also loves) for Christmas last year so I grabbed the tote at the same time. I love the bag and use it often, I just think $35 (+$9 shipping) is a little much. If it lasts forever, I suppose it's worth it.
----------Red Oxx Replies: Thanks for the review Kyle, alas life marches on, material costs go up, labor goes up. The Market Tote was at the introductory price since its inception 14 years ago. We compared our prices with the market share and concluded it was ready for an increase. Most agree for what you get, it's still a superior reusable grocery bag at a comparable price.
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
By Adam, Philadelphia, PA, February 8, 2015
These babies might as well be bullet proof. I use them for hauling books and groceries and they have yet to give way. The virtue in these becomes apparent once you stand them next to the wimpy, flimsy cloth bags that stores give you. Mine went to charity the next day. If you have any doubts about making a purchase, don't. They are durable, cost-effective and very green. (The only caveat would be for the under 5' 4" crowd, they might end up dragging these on the ground.)
By rkk, TN, June 20, 2014
Another great product. Just like their other products, this was made with quality materials. The only thing I would change is the length of the straps. They should have another style/modle that has longer straps so you can shoulder carry this bag. Should last a life time.
Big Hit at Family Reunion
By Rick V., Greenville, PA, March 20, 2014
I bought one of these last year to donate to our family reunion auction. I got it embroidered with the family name at a local shop. It was a huge hit with everyone there. This year I'm doing the same. The bag is typical of Red-Oxx products. It will outlast me.
Get one now...thank yourself later
By Len Dillon, Bassett, VA, January 27, 2014
I purchased several Market totes for gifts. What a versatile and useful tool this bag has become. Do yourself a favor and buy several today!
By ED , Maryland, January 7, 2014
I've been putting-off buying totes for years. A friend showed me a video he made of the HUGE floating mass of plastic bags and other insoluble plastics in the Pacific Ocean. I was just mortified to think that I was unwittingly contributing to this horrific, Texas-sized floating trash pile. Soo, I ordered 4 Red Oxx totes to do my share in not further contributing to this mess. These totes are fantastic! They are super strong, just the right size, and have transformed my grocery and other tote worthy shopping experience. EVERYBODY should buy a supply of these totes and use them for EVERY toting job. You won't regret it!
By SHG , NYC, December 26, 2013
Use it for grocery shopping in city. Roomy and strong. Could use a zippered pocket for keyes and wallet.
Carry it on shoulder with a different bag in other hand.
By Anonymous, Everywhere , November 21, 2013
So many uses . .... Touring tote, carrying supplies from town vendor back to room. Very versatile & handy!
By Anonymous, Illinois, November 21, 2013
Pro's-Very durable. Strong. You can fit alot in this bag. The green color looks great.
Con's- The straps are too long for my liking, if this is not over your shoulder, it comes very close to the pavement, which I do not like.
A zipper might be a nice addition in order to use it in bad weather.
Frankly I thought I would use this all the time, it is very well made. The straps for me is the downside, and I would not purchase another.
I bought 4 more...'nuff said
By Shelley, Hudson Valley, NY, August 22, 2013
You'll see my longer review below. Love these bags so much (you fit a BIG grocery shopping trip into 4 bags really easily), I bought 4 more for our other car. Lots of cool colors, beautifully made, and the deep shoulder straps make carrying a heavy load into a breeze.
Market Totes aka My Reusable Everything Bag
By janek, , August 12, 2013
I ordered and received 2 Market Totes, then on March 28, 2013 was asked to review my 2 bags. Well, after 5 months I decided to do so. Here is my review.
They are my reusable for everything bags. Why it took me 8 years before getting one - I haven’t a clue. I think I’m making up for it.
Since March 2013, this is how I have used (at least what I can remember) the 2 reusable everything bags.
1. traveling - mercados, bringing gifts to hosts, overstuffed redoxx airboss and more
2. picnic stuff
3. beach stuff
4. flea market stuff (coming & going)
5. fishing gear
6. overnight stays
7. camping gear
8. activity stuff for ATV & off-road
9. horsie stuff (yeah, great for hay & feed when on rides) even hauled water in it (never leadked) for a horse and first aid stuff for a human
10. pot luck stuff to take over to friend’s house
11. game stuff to take places such as horseshoes; a few bats, gloves & baseball; badminton equipment and more
12. party stuff to take to a friend’s place for decorations
13. gifts when going to a party
14. toy stuff for certain events to give out to kids
15. homework & books for my short courses I take on occasion - last two were computer & history
16. doggie stuff (food, bowls, treats, toys, leashes, sweaters when cold, blankets for sleeping etc) when traveling or visiting
17. recycling stuff includes magazines, paper, plastics, glass bottles/jars, metal cans, clothes, nick nacks
18. returning stuff to stores and items to take to the cleaners
19. tractor parts, truck parts, ATV parts, mower parts, auto store stuff purchased
20. funny farm stuff (fence mending, gate fixin’, water bottles)
21. shopping at stores like box stores, fish market, farmer’s market, mall stores
22. post office/UPS/FedEx package stuff
23. and oh, yeah, once a week to the grocery store
A friend made a canvas insert for me to tie on the straps which I use when hauling “dirty” stuff to keep the reusable everything bags clean. Otherwise I clean the bags about once every 7-10 days with soap & water. I also spray them on occasion with a fabric guard. Sometimes a simple wipe does the trick.
I usually do not review products, but decided after 5 months of regular use, these reusable everything bags are the best. The long straps give me options on how to carry the bag. If it’s full and heavy, I just grap the two straps at the edge of the bag to lift - even two handed if necessary. If lightweight, I just haul it over my shoulder or grasp the straps closer to the top of the bag and carry it like a handbag with short handles.
Despite my constant almost daily use of these two bags, they still look sharp, clean and crisp. Everywhere I go, people ask me about my bright red & yellow bags and who is RedOxx!! I just give them the URL redoxx.com.
All I can say is, if I didn’t like the Reusable Everything bag aka Market Tote, I wouldn’t be writing this review. Thanks RedOxx!
Don't leave home without it
By Benjamin, Boston, MA, July 29, 2013
I always have this bag in my RedOxx CPA Briefcase. It never hurts if you're stopping by a market or liquor store. I agree with the other reviews that marvel at how much this thing can hold. One of these equals about two of those cheap bags you get at the super market. Like other RedOxx products, I could hang from the ceiling on this thing and it wouldn't break.
One quick note for those on the shorter side. I am 6'2" and the bag nearly touches the ground. If you are shorter it's very comfortable to throw this over your shoulder so it doesn't scrape on the sidewalk.
By Shelley, Hudson Valley, NY, July 1, 2013
We just used our totes at the grocery store this past weekend, and the checkout person said, "Wow, these bags hold a lot of stuff!" My husband said, "It's great that these bags have a long shoulder strap. That's convenient." 'Nuff said.
By Sarah K., Pasadena, CA, May 2, 2013
This is my second RedOxx Market Tote - not because the first one is damaged. Nope, far from it. Still perfect after two+ years of heavy use. I purchased a second because my other totes are just not as useful, durable, or multi-purpose. The market tote's ability to "stand" is a definite plus for groceries - checkers are always saying "what a great bag," "we wish more customers had reusable bags like this one," and (since I use this a "basket" while shopping around the store, and then unload at the checkstand) "how did you fit SO MUCH STUFF in ONE bag?" This tote gets complimented at every grocery shopping outing, beach day, gym sesh, or just around town. I never have to worry about it breaking or not having enough room for that one last purchase. This is one bag that I'll make space for in my luggage on long trips. Get one - you will not be disappointed!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the Market Tote be used for a carry-on personal item?
The Market Tote makes a wonderful carry-on personal item. Since it can be folded flat, one can also pack it into your luggage for local shopping, then bring it home as your personal item carry-on.
Why is there no zipper?
A prototype model zippered tote has been designed and is in the testing stage.
Why are the handles so long?
The Tote was designed for shoulder carry as well as a simple backpack. Shorter handles wouldn't allow these styles of carry. You can, however, easily shorten the handles by looping them over each other. See overview for a detailed description or refer to the photos tab.
This grocery tote is too big for a single person, do you have a smaller version?
We sure do, check out the Red Oxx Mini Tote Bag
, a bag for all reasons.
How many groceries can the Market Tote hold?
It can hold the same amount as the classic paper grocery bag.
Are there any interior pockets?
The Market Tote contains only one main compartment.
Is the opening closeable?
The bag is not closeable.
Can you ship USPS?
Yes, Red Oxx will ship USPS upon request. Simply state, "Please ship USPS" in the cart comments during checkout and we will adjust your billing accordingly.
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Grocery Getter! Tote It.
Montana Made. Sustainable Shopping.
Our Market Tote Bag is THE contemporary reusable grocery bag. Its measurements are the same as the old classic 'Brown Paper Bag.' This is a large tote shopping bag of outstanding quality compared to the typical cheap imported junk they hawk at the grocery store.
Our handles are stitched completely around the sides and bottom of the bag with double box stitching at all stress points. No more worries about the bottom of this grocery bag ever blowing out! Rugged, reliable and tough.
HANDS-FREE SHOULDER CARRY.
Extra-long carry handles allow you to carry the grocery Market Tote on your shoulder. We've seen folks carry the tote like a backpack! And as spacious as this tote bag is, you can use one Red Oxx Market Tote instead of half a dozen flimsy plastic grocery bags that end up around here as modern tumbleweeds! Just remember to keep it in your car so you'll have it once you get to the store. Another great way to remember taking your bag with you is hang it over the front door knob. Can't miss it on the way out the door.
SHORTER HANDLE CARRY TIP IDEA.
Don't like to shoulder carry your Tote? Straps seem too long? Drags on the ground when you hand carry it? No problem. Simply place the bag upright on the ground and drape each carry handle to your left and right. Now grasp each handle and cross them over each other. Next slip each handle under the other and pull the end loops upwards. You can now carry the Market Tote by the crossed-over loops, thus shortening the straps by about a third of their length. See Photos tab for details.
STANDS UP BY ITSELF.
The tough 1000 denier military grade CORDURA® nylon is water-resistant and twice as strong as standard nylon. And of course, you have a dozen vibrant colors to choose from...
The heavyweight 1050 ballistic nylon on the sides helps this shopping tote to "stand up" and keep its shape so you can easily fill it, or empty it -- a handy feature not seen on any reusable grocery tote we know of. Grocery clerks love this handy feature.
The Market Tote Bag has been used for:
- potlucks (it's large enough to hold a 5 Qt crock pot),
- as a pool and beach bag,
- a utility bag
- a book bag
- even to and from arts and crafts classes crammed with art or knitting supplies.
- Great for hauling melons, pumpkins, squash and other large and awkward shaped vegetables or wrapped cuts of meat like roasts, chickens or quarters, and whole fish that would stretch a regular grocery bag to it's limits (and likely bruise your food).
BOUND AND BAGGED.
Places where two separate pieces of fabric are stitched together are then bound, that is, we take a long piece of one inch wide nylon webbing and fold it over the edges of the two pieces and stitch them together, this creates a strong seam, or binding, that prevents the pieces from unraveling and gives a clean finished look. All of our binding material is vertically woven to prevent fraying, peeling or splitting that you may commonly see in competitors grocery totes that brag of "binding" their edges.
CARRY-ON PERSONAL ITEM? YOU BET!
The ladies love using it as a sewing tote, crochet bag or knitting bag. Yoga lovers carry their yoga mats, sweats, and other accouterments in the Market Tote. Then there are those adventurous types who take it with them around the world and use it for more things than we could ever think of. Since they fold flat, packing several Market Totes along as "luggage extenders" means you can carry-on as a personal item and bring home extra goodies and gifts from your travels.
FOR SCHOOL, TOO.
Even students find the Market Tote useful as a college book bag. Its sturdy build and just right size easily holds a laptop, tablet, several large textbooks, writing notebooks and project files. Toss your pens and electronic gadgets such as chargers into a Nomad or Lil Roy and all your lose items are organized. Buy two or more Totes, you'll always find a use for more than one! Think it might be too big? Try our hot little Mini Tote Bag instead.
EASY TO CLEAN.
Totes exposed to food can get dirty quickly. Dirt, vegetable matter, crushed fruit, spilled juices or soda, sticky candy, leaking jars and bottles can gunk up the interior of your Market Tote. Fortunately, it's a piece of cake (pun intended) to clean your Tote. Simply fill a sink, bucket or tub with warm soapy water (we like Dr. Bronner's), grab a nylon bristle brush and lightly scrub your bag clean. Simply turn it inside out to scrub out the interior. Then rinse both sides in warm water and hang up to dry on the shower head or outdoors on laundry line. Never use a machine dryer to dry any Red Oxx bag and always avoid solvents or harsh industrial cleaning agents as they will damage the lining.
The good folks at the Weather Underground seem to think our Market Tote is a great choice for a reusable grocery bag. Read up on their great Farmer's Market shopping tips.
"Go Green, save a tree, recycle some oil, use, reuse and well, reusable forever, the Red Oxx Market Tote Grocery Bag. Sustainable shopping indeed!"
Or as the locals at the Farmer's Market say, "If you turnip, lettuce bear your fruit..."
Dimensions: 16"H x 6"D x 12"W.
Capacity: 1,440 cubic inches.
Weight: 0.85 pounds.
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty. Red Oxx lasts longer.
Designed AND hand made in Billings, Montana U.S.A..
UPS Transit Shipping Time Map.
Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Market Tote.
Meet the thundering herd who build your gear with pride.
Red Oxx is a Veteran owned and operated US Manufacturer.
EMAIL POLICY: Online orders will receive an order confirmation email, a UPS tracking information email when your order ships and a product review request follow-up email eight weeks after delivery. In addition, backorders beyond a dozen working days may receive an order follow-up assurance email. During checkout purchasers have the option to opt-out of our other occasional email notifications. Your email address is always secure.
Every great tote needs cool accessories.
Market Tote Trivia: Modeled straight from the measurements of the original brown paper sack from the grocery store. The Tote was birthed before stores started carrying those cheap-o imported grocery totes, the kind that start unraveling after just a few uses.
Market Tote is a Red Oxx "Staff Pick" favorite.
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND hand made in U.S.A.
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® nylon
- 1150 weight black Ballistic nylon on the sides
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- Double box stitching on all stress points such as carry handles
- Embroidered Logo Patches
- Includes Cable Lock
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors
- US Dimensions: 16"H x 6"D x 12"W
- Metric Dimensions: 40.6cm H x 15.2cm D x 30.5cm W
- U.S.A. Capacity: 1,440 cubic inches
- Metric Capacity: 18.8 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 0.85 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 0.38 Kilos
Market Tote Bag Color Translator
- Amethyst = Purple
- Black = Raven
- Bordeaux = Dark Red
- Coal = Gray
- Forest = Green
- Khaki = Tan
- Mariner = Blue
- Midnight = Dark Blue
- Olive = Military Green
- Saffron = Yellow
- Safari = 1940s Olive Drab
Keep in mind: Colors on your monitor will vary from the actual color of the fabric. The only way to accurately gauge a color is to request a swatch.
If out of stock, back orders are typically filled within 14 working days. Visit our Customer Service Help Desk or call our Toll Free Hot Line: 1-888-733-6999.
Red Oxx "No Bull" Warranty
As time rolls a ceaseless course, only the genuine guarantee remains. The mountains will persist, the oceans are bound to endure and Red Oxx will continue to be rugged, reliable, and tough.
To the depths of the Amazon basin to the peaks of the Himalayas, Red Oxx Manufacturing is infallible.
Red Oxx Bags are guaranteed forever, be sure to include them in your will.
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Red Oxx Bags are handcrafted in Billings, Montana. U.S.A.