Bags are a significant part of one’s existence in San Francisco. Look around the next time you are walking down the street and take note of how many people you see with some sort of bag either in hand or strapped to one’s back. They are everywhere, and since San Francisco is one of those cities to have banned single-use plastic bags as well as requiring a fee for any checkout bag regardless of the bag’s composition, the prevalence of reusable will only continue to increase. Because of this, you need to know about ADK Packworks and their handy and innovative carry-all.
Based loosely on a once ubiquitous flat-bottomed pack basket of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, the versatile tote from ADK Packworks appears to be just the thing for lugging gear to the beach, hauling groceries back from the farmer’s market, or for the mundane, but no less important, task of carrying stuff back and forth between home, work, and school. Wrapped around an internal frame with a hard folding bottom, the ADK Grocer is roughly the size of a paper grocery bag, but is made out of 400 Denier Ripstop Nylon. The outer shell of the Grocer can be removed from its internal frame for washing which is can be very important if you use the bag to haul groceries. Here’s the specs on the bag:
- adjustable straps so the bag can be used as a two-handle tote, shoulder bag, or backpack
- folding metal frame
- folding bottom
- 15”H x 11.5”W x 8”D
- 1380 cubic inches (22.6 litres)
- cooler insert and strap pads available