The Market Tote came to being because of a broken jar of pickles. When a grocery store bag blew out and smashed a jar of pickles all over CEO Jim Markels Kitchen floor it was time to build a strong tote bag. With sides of ballistic nylon that extend, along with the shoulder carry handles, around the bottom, the Market Tote is the same size as the classic paper grocery bag. Easy to keep clean with a quick rinse or warm soap and water scrub down and drip dried, the Market Tote was tested to lift up to 140 pounds of goods without breaking. We know, we tried it. Now in two smaller sizes, a Mezzo Tote and Mini Tote, these shopper tote bags are referred to as the "Three Amigos". They'll expand your grocery, farmer's market, or flea market shopping experience to the moon.