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Are those vacuum pack storage bags any good?

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Katymac Sun 08-Jan-17 17:16:49

We bought some ages ago and they didn't last five minutes before splitting

Are they better quality now or are they still useless?

Can anyone recommend a brandv can anyone recommend a brand? Mainly for clothes and bedding

Katymac Sun 08-Jan-17 19:25:27


Namechangingbastard Mon 09-Jan-17 09:20:59

I've had this problem too. The longest lasting ones I had were from tesco. The home bargains 99p ones were worth 99p 😂

Katymac Mon 09-Jan-17 09:43:32

Thought they might be wink

SortAllTheThings Mon 09-Jan-17 09:44:25

Yep, there's a great brand that doesn't split, will find the link

OokSaidTheLibrarian Mon 09-Jan-17 09:44:45

I have found that the gusseted ones that stand upright are much better than the other type, but they are more expensive

SortAllTheThings Mon 09-Jan-17 09:47:26

Compactor RAN3254 Vacuum Pack Storage Bag

They're expensive, but you can get a vast amount in them. I got several coats, blankets, and lots of clothes in the one linked and it fits on a shelf in the wardrobe. You do have to fold things carefully though, or you end up with a ball shape rather than a cube . Lots of sizes available.

SortAllTheThings Mon 09-Jan-17 09:48:21

They're fantastic for things like duvets and pillows too. Squash down to nothing.

sycamore54321 Mon 09-Jan-17 15:29:47

I have a Ziplock brand ones for guest bedding and they are good quality and have lasted two years so far, being opened maybe four or five times a year.

Best though is to try to declutter to the max if you can.

Katymac Mon 09-Jan-17 21:14:29

Yes but some stuff I have to keep winter/summer clothes, spare bedding & towels etc

DaisyQueen Mon 09-Jan-17 21:23:21

I have tried lots of different but these have been the best so far and they're cheap which is an added bonus

shovetheholly Thu 12-Jan-17 13:40:35

Thank you so much sortallthething - that's just the kind of thing I've been looking for!

Manumission Thu 12-Jan-17 13:41:48

The John Lewis Ines are pretty good.

I bought some truly crap Ines from Amazon recently so they must vary considerably.

Manumission Thu 12-Jan-17 13:42:15

ONES. Bloody auto cucumber blush

SortAllTheThings Thu 12-Jan-17 13:56:27


No worries. They're really good! You can literally stack them about 3-4 times the height of the bag that they're in, and then you hoover out all the air and everything just squishes into the bag. It's got a clip/strap too, to keep everything together.

shovetheholly Thu 12-Jan-17 15:11:03

They look really sturdy. I've bought 2 lots of vacuum bags previously, and both have punctured within one use, which is really frustrating since they weren't the cheapest kind! Hopefully these ones will be better.

Katymac Thu 12-Jan-17 20:00:49

Think I may get this one

katymac Tue 14-Feb-17 09:09:29

OK - I must be being daft - this one says it is less than 5 cms deep, surely that isn't right??

woodhill Tue 14-Feb-17 09:13:23

I still have some Betterware ones which are 15-20 years old plus some from the USA.

katymac Tue 14-Feb-17 11:28:26

Betterware don't seem to do them anymore (or at least not big ones)


Whathaveilost Tue 14-Feb-17 12:04:10

I think I got mine from Argos and use them for storing summer clothes in winter.
I travel a lot and also use them to get a decent amount of clothes into cabin bags.

The ones I got have lasted a few years and I got some more for DS.
One did split on me recently but to be fair I did overstuff it!

katymac Fri 17-Feb-17 16:39:28

Well I bought 3 from Argos & packed the first one - 20 minutes later it had expanded

I paked the second & I could hear the hiss straight away sad

So back to argos & back to the drawing board

May09Bump Fri 17-Feb-17 16:51:17

I'm not stalking your threads smile John lewis own brand, brilliant - lastest three years until I unpacked them. Got shipped to USA and back!

Whathaveilost Fri 17-Feb-17 18:22:29

Oh dear katy
My argos ones have been in rucksacks while ive been on back packing holidays, they've just been to Australia and back and have now got the summer dresses in.
Sorry yours didnt last.

katymac Fri 17-Feb-17 18:54:23

I don't think it's tht they didn't last - they didn't even start wink

I have ordered some from B&Q & we will see how it goes

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