Saturday, April 9, 2011

Review and Giveaway: ChicoBags




Pros:  Earth friendly and made from recycled plastic; so many great colors and designs; many styles and sizes to choose from; sturdy; light weight; easy to store, washable, water resistant,

Cons:  Magnetic closures may not stop objects from falling out, and large space capacity may tempt me to carry more than I should.

Summary: If you are looking for a wonderful, spacious, earth-friendly, reusable bag with style to tote all of your stuff in, this is a great one!

Purchase it:  at ChicoBag.com

Full Review:
I was so surprised how light weight my ChicoBag package was when it came in the mail!  I was also surprised how spacious the bag is... it seems much bigger than it looks on-line! This Messenger10 bag features 2 cocooned pockets to keep your water bottles snug, one large inner compartment as well as 2 zippered pockets, a comfortable adjustable strap, and magnetic and zipper closures.

This bag could easily fit a beach towel, sun lotion, water bottle and a good book!  It would also make a great school bag, a picnic bag, or even a great small diaper bag... Although I love the magnetic closures on the front flap, they may allow things to fall out easily if tipped or dropped.



The fabric in these bags is made with a material called rePETe™ who's main ingredient happens to be a type of recycled plastic (the same plastic used in drinking bottles)! Who knew that recycled plastic could be so pretty and useful?!  The rest of the bag (zippers, straps, pockets and tags) is made of recycled materials as well. These reusable bags are super light-weight and sturdy.  I love that they all fold up into a tiny pouch with a hook to make them super convenient to travel with!

ChicoBags come in a wide variety of styles, colors and uses...from school to grocery shopping, biking, or camping, or a day at the beach...there is a bag style for every occasion!


See what others are saying about them on the ChicoBag Facebook page.
Want to Win it?!

ChicoBag has offered one Messenger 10 bag in the color Amethyst to one lucky reader!

You may enter ANY or ALL of the following ways:

  1.  Become a follower of this blog through Google Friends Connect and/or subscribe to emails. This counts if you are already a follower too! (2 entries each)
  2. "Like" Be Blessed on Facebook and/or vote in my giveaway poll in the upper right.
  3. "Like" ChicoBag on Facebook.
  4. Like the post about this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment here. (2 entries)
  5. Follow ReviewMama on Twitter.
  6. Post about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog and let me know that you did. (Enter daily if you'd like..) Tweet or facebook this: 
    Win a Chico Messenger Bag! http://tinyurl.com/3z9tl7b @
  7.  Leave a comment telling me how you would like to use this bag.
  8. Let me know where you heard about this giveaway.
  9. Add the Be Blessed button to your blog or website.. (3 entries)
  10. Enter to win any other current giveaway on this site and let me know that you did.
This giveaway will end May 10th, 2011 at 11:59 pm (EST). The giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen using random.org and I will be notifying you by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.

***Please leave a separate comment for each entry, and also your email if it is not on your profile.  Happy Entering! :)

Disclosure: We received  a sample ChicoBag to review and one to giveaway.  The opinions I have expressed are my honest opinions and have not been influenced by the companies providing the free product.  No other compensation was received.  All pictures in this post came from the ChicoBag.com website.

135 comments:

bsyb said...

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bsyb said...

I would love to have this bag for holding important stuff on the go for soccer practices, up coming summer outings and ballet practice.

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Aisling said...

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Aisling said...

This bag would be handy for travel or for running around town, but I'd probably use it primarily as a shopping bag for the mall. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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Elena said...

I'd like to use this bag for trips--this would be nice to carry around Disneyland!

Elena said...

And I found you from Online-Sweepstakes!

littlelatina said...

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Stephanie said...

I'm following on Google Friend Connect.

Stephanie said...

I'm following on twitter. (@monkeystevie)

Stephanie said...

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Stephanie said...

I would use this bag for pretty much everything... I love messenger bags! Probably for carrying books. I carry books with me everywhere I go. :)

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Shawndi Prest said...

I would use this bag as a diaper bag. I am due May 12. Love your site, thank you for posting this giveaway. PrestSN@gmail.com

Shawndi Prest said...

Liked Be Blessed on Facebook!

Shawndi Prest said...

Liked Chico Bag on Facebook!

Shawndi Prest said...

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trishden said...

I would use this bag for day trips. It could hold all my usual escentials pluss my ipad, camera and snacks for the kids. Thanks!

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JULIE said...

Following via GFC!!

JULIE said...

I'd totally use this bag as my run around town getting errands done bag...or my take the kiddo to the park bag...or my take the kiddo to swim lessons bag...yeah...pretty much anywhere where a compact, washable bag might be better than a nice purse!!

JULIE said...

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I would use the bag for grocery shopping

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Amanda said...

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Amanda said...

I would use this bag for our family trip to the zoo, childrens museum and parks. It looks like it has great storage!

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Jennifer said...

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Becca said...

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Becca said...

I would love to use this bag on trips because of how small it folds up!

Becca said...

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Cherice said...

I did the following

Like" Be Blessed on Facebook and/or vote in my giveaway poll in the upper right.
3."Like" ChicoBag on Facebook.
4.Like the post about this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment here. 6.Post about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog and let me know that you did. (Enter daily if you'd like..) Tweet or facebook this:
Win a Chico Messenger Bag! http://tinyurl.com/3z9tl7b @ReviewMama #win #giveaway
10.Enter to win any other current giveaway on this site and let me know that you did.
7. Leave a comment telling me how you would like to use this bag.

Comment being that I love to go hiking and camping and think my children would really get good use out of this :)

Christi said...

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I follow you on GFC #2

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Mama Swears said...

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Mama Swears said...

I would use this bag in place of plastic bags at the store. It would make a nice addition to the ChicoBag I inherited from my mother.

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Julie said...

I would love to use this bag at the library

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