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Mezzo Tote REF: 92040

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Technical Specifications

I'm for when midsize is just right size. Malcom In The Middle Never Had It So Good

A "Singles" Grocery Tote for Solo Shoppers.

Our legendary Market Tote Bag has been the quintessential reusable grocery bag among the herd for many years. A few years ago, Red Oxx introduced the Mini Tote, a smaller tote that made for an ideal beer growler bag, lunch tote or even a simple daily purse or kiddie toy bag.

Meanwhile in the background the Minister of Information for D.O.R.A. (the Department Of Redoxx Affairs) was quietly testing a shopping tote somewhere between the larger Market Tote and the Mini. Being a bachelor, he needed a bag that he could carry his groceries as a singles shopper. Built using the same tough materials in the same tough design, only sized down a notch, the Mezzo Medium Grocery Tote (Mezzo means "middle") proved it's meddle and is ready to tackle farmer's markets and grocery stores worldwide.

As usual the 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.

Extra-long carry handles on the Market Tote sometimes caused complaints from side carriers because unless you are tall, the tote could drag on the ground. The Mezzo Tote solves that problem with shorter handles that gracefully allow perfectly comfortable side carry. Surprisingly spacious this medium sized tote bag is about the same volume capacity as the typical polluting plastic bag dredging our oceans and yards. The Minister recommends keeping it in your car so you'll have it with you once you get to the store. Another great way to remember taking your tote with you is hang it over the front door knob. Can't miss it on the way out.

The tested tough 1000 denier military grade CORDURA® nylon is water-resistant and twice as strong as standard nylon. In fact, out of curiosity the herd tested our standard bearer, the Market Tote with gobs of rocks. Watch the video to see how many pounds of rocks our Market Tote held. 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 frequently comment on this favorable feature.

The Mezzo Medium Tote Bag can be used for:

  • potlucks (it's large enough to hold a 5 Qt crock pot),
  • as a pool and beach bag,
  • a utility tool bag,
  • a book bag,
  • carry it to and from arts and crafts classes crammed with art or knitting supplies.
  • ideal for hauling melons, smaller pumpkins, squash and other awkward shaped vegetables or wrapped cuts of meat like roasts, chickens and whole fish that would stretch a regular plastic grocery bag to it's limits (and likely bruise your food),
  • a couple of six packs or a case of your favorite beverage,
  • a warm jacket, gloves and hat for those who live in "layered" clothing climates,
  • fold it flat and stuff it in your carry-on bag,
  • perfect size as a "personal item".

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 of our Shopping Totes along as "luggage extenders" means you can carry-on as a personal item on the trip home and bring back extra goodies and gifts from your travels.

Students could use the Mezzo Medium Tote as a college textbook 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 Lil Roy and all your loose items are organized. Be sure to buy two or more Totes, or get all three as a package, you'll always find a use for more than one! Still think it might be too big? Try our cute little Mini Tote Bag instead.

Grocery Totes exposed to food can get yucky quickly. Dirt, vegetable matter, crushed fruit, spilled juices or soda, sticky candy, leaking jars and bottles can gunk up the interior of your Mezzo 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. Easily turn it inside out and scrub out the interior. Then rinse both sides in warm water and hang up to dry on the shower head or outdoors on a laundry line. Never use a machine dryer to dry any Red Oxx bag and always avoid solvents or harsh industrial cleaning agents (including bleach) as they will damage the lining.

The good folks at the Weather Underground seem to think our Shopping Totes are a suitable 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 any Red Oxx Shopping Tote Grocery Bags. Sustainable shopping defined!"

Or as the locals at the Farmer's Market say, "If you turnip, lettuce bear your fruit..."

Dimensions: 12"H x 6.5"D x 10.5"W.
Capacity: 819 cubic inches.
Weight: 0.60 pounds.

"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty. Red Oxx lasts longer.

Thoughtfully designed, lovingly hand-crafted, and quickly shipped from Billings, Montana U.S.A..

Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Shopping Tote.

Meet the thundering herd who build your gear with pride.

Red Oxx is a Veteran owned and operated US Manufacturer.

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