Monday, February 8, 2010

CHICO BAG™: TRENDY & ECO FRIENDLY BAGS


















NEW FOR FALL 2010

Outdoor Retailer 2010, Salt Lake City, UTAH

Words/Images Judith Ecochard
Fun, stylish and labeled with its exact recycled materials’ contents…ChicoBags™ are green and massively popular. The colors pop, the designs are user friendly, they’re sturdy, durable, packable…as a lot of the products can be folded down into compact pouches.

AND the company keeps coming out with new stuff and very affordable prices!!!

WHAT’S NEW:

A water BOTTLE SLING rePETe™ (99% recycled contents!!!) with three different size pockets on the side and easily adjustable straps…are the answer to what to bring to those looonnngggg outdoor concerts---when a purse is not practical…and increasingly, backpacks are not allowed. Roomy enough…for water bottles, iPod, and wallet. ($10)







































A new more feminine Messenger10 is a slightly smaller, curvier silhouette for gals that we think is big enough to be an everyday carryall. Made from 85% recycled content---and a cocooned pocket to keep water bottles (or wet umbrellas) snug. Nice colors too---Meadow green, Sapphire blue, Amethyst purple, and Smoke grey. ($20).



































A Daypack 15 rePete™ (95% recycled content-pictured up top) is a gal sized backpack…with subtle curves…handy side pockets…and available in the same fashion colors as the new Messenger.

There is also a slew of accessories ChicoBag™ fans can use to make the haulers just right. Priced at $4.99 ---the sternum strap for the Daypack 15 and 20, and a waist strap for the Messenger collections…give added support and stabilization…and come with extra carabiner (made partially from recycled aluminum) to help attach a Chicobag™ anything.
























FYI: Quality YKK zippers and Duraflex buckles are used…

SHIPS MID-MARCH