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upcycled usps mail sack tote

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Mail Carryall

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night shall keep you from carrying it all to wherever your travels may take you. Handmade from repurposed mail sacks, this sturdy, canvas tote delivers edgy style. Weathered stamps that read "U.S. mail" run across the tote’s front, and a grommet-decked back pocket provides an accessible spot to clip and stow keys, electronics, your wallet, and more must-haves on your route. Made in Mexico.

Due to the upcycled nature of the materials the rivets, graphics and worn look of these accessories may vary. Distressing, light fraying, and patch marks (all gathered through years of postal use) add character to this one-of-a-kind bag. Each tote will feature varied block printing from the original sack.

Take a studio tour to see where the Upcycled USPS Mail Sack goods are designed.

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Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
20867
Made from
canvas, wool
Measurements
Straps: 20.5" L x 1.5" W, Bag: 13" L x 6" W x 16" H
Notes
Machine washable.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE
 
4.2

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy access (36)
  • Good strap length (36)
  • Attractive (27)
  • High quality (25)
  • Great color (18)

Cons

  • Color not as expected (7)
  • Not enough compartments (6)
  • Straps too short (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (26)
  • Shopping (25)
  • Travel (23)
  • Office (18)
  • Computer (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (30), Stylish (26), Comfort-oriented (23), Classic style (14), Modern (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45), Yes (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (16)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (16)

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4.0

Love it.

By 

from Rock Island, IL

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Access
  • Easy to carry
  • Enough room
  • Enought Room
  • Good Strap Length
  • Love That It's Upcycled
  • Nice size

Cons

  • Front Pocket Needs Closer

Best Uses

  • Computer
  • Office
  • Traveling

Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE:

My job requires that I travel between buildings/sites so I use this to carry my materials and laptop.

Service and delivery comments:

Initial delivery was prompt; however, the product was defective (seam ripped). Getting the replacement took a little while and a reminder e-mail to customer service. In the end, they came through and I love my bag.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No, No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Grimy and not at all what I expected

By 

from Boulder, CO

Pros

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Color Not As Expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE:

      I read the reviews about the quality of this bag being spotty, but chose to ignore them. What I got was a filthy, grimy bag with holes that had no organization to it. Am returning it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Works for Me!

      By 

      from Greenville SC

      About Me Career, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Enough Compartments
      • Good Organization

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Office

        Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE:

        Perfect size for my "take to work" items without being too stuffy or controlled. I need a fun bag for a stress-filled job! Looks like it can handle the job!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No, No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Exactly as described

        By 

        from Memphis TN

        About Me Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Access
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Color Not As Expected

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Shopping

        Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE:

        The bag is exactly what it said it is. It's very sturdy and a great reuse of materials. But as the description notes, it is not the same as the one pictured. The one in the pic seems trendy and cool, but the one I received has a bit of fraying at the top and is a bit more stained than the one pictured. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but it's just not the conversation piece I thought it would be.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No, No

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        5.0

        Love It

        By 

        from Cincinnati

        About Me Classic, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quite Accommodating
        • Straps Are Good Length

        Cons

        • Nary A One

        Best Uses

        • Everyday To Work Or Shop

        Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE:

        Thought about this unique bag for awhile and finally purchased it as a selfie birthday present! Have been so pleased with it since.
        Love the idea of repurposing products in a far too disposable world.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service and delivery was prompt, and as always great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self

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        5.0

        Love this bag

        By 

        from Houston, Tx

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy Access
        • Good Strap Length
        • Great Color
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Books
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • IPad
          • Office
          • Shopping

          Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE:

          I carry this everyday as my work bag. It holds my IPad and books and lunch bag too. The straps are a great length and once you have main compartment full you don't have any problems with pocket gaping. I love that it is up cycled . By far, my favourite purchase from this awesome co.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          A fun tote or shoulder bag

          By 

          from Ruidoso, NM

          About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Access
          • Enough Compartments

          Cons

          • Straps Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Shopping

          Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE:

          This is a nice everyday tote. It does fit on my shoulder, but I wish the straps were just a few inches longer. The front pouch seems to hang open a bit, but as stuff is added to the inside, the outside pouch seems 'sturdier'. I may sew on a piece of Velcro to help hold it tighter. I've even thought about some kind of tie through the metal rings to keep the top of the bag closed - using a material similar to the black straps. Overall, I like my mailsack bag.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
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          • Other

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          5.0

          Even better than what I expected!

          By 

          from Michigan

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Easy Access
          • Good Strap Length
          • Great Color
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE:

              This bag is even better than what I had expected! I read the comments and knew that the pocket was too big and loose, so I just used a safety pin as someone else suggested - it worked out perfectly!

              Thanks for a great product that carries history and tells a cool story!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              I found the perfect bag!

              By 

              from KC

              About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Easy Access
              • Enough Compartments
              • Good Strap Length
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Office
                • Shopping
                • Traveling

                Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE:

                I wanted a bag that I could take to work and travel with. I just throw in my wallet, sunglasses, lunch and ipad...and off I go.
                I love this bag because I dont have to be worried about it showing dirt and will take the wear and tear that I will put it through.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                awesome bag

                By 

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Modern, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Easy Access
                • Good Strap Length
                • Great Color
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Office
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK TOTE:

                  Outside pocket a little too open/short; can't be sure things wouldn't fall out. Otherwise LOVE this bag. Sturdy and cool.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  Q and A

                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                  397votes, 76 comments

                  Candice
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I really like this item, but it's very expensive for basically being a canvas tote.

                  Jane
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I agree with Candice, this item is really neat, but incredibly expensive. Impractical.

                  Laura
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Agree on the pricing comments, too much for a canvas bag.

                  Seneca
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I would love to have this but can't afford that price.

                  Michelle
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Who would pay that? Although very cute, I could find 10 other cute bags for a fraction of that.

                  Carrie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Hmmm. A re-purposed bag at the store? $1. Now I can spend $74 dollars on groceries. $75 for a BAG? No spank you.

                  jen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Of course you can find less expensive bags out there, but if your less expensive bags are anything like the one's I've purchased, they wear out pretty quickly. Mail bags are known for lasting for ages. I think this is an awesome bag!

                  Dee
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I agree with the "too expensive comments." HOWEVER, this bag is FANTASTIC! To me it is almost like a piece of artwork - I don't mind paying more for "art." :)

                  denise
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  reminds me of a horse feeding bag

                  Sandi
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  If that's a pocket in the front, I like it even more.

                  Beverly
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  $30 to $35 tops

                  elena
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Expensive...but awesome!

                  Kathy
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Way to costly

                  Kathleen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  The canvas on the USPS mailbags are virtually indestructible and you have a piece of history - that may not be around much longer!

                  Carol
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it, for packing along books/magazines, water or other things as such. Love the idea it's from repurposed mail sacks.

                  Jessica
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it, it would be great for people going to tafe or to uni whilst it's horrible weather outside.

                  Elena
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love the canvas and upcycled aspects but I prefer my bags with a flap to keep stuff in.

                  Rachel
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  really too expensive for what it is.

                  Amanda
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Way too expensive and I like my bags to have a flap to keep everything inside.

                  Michelle
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  It's the perfect size for taking all you need with you for whatever. Would be even better if the price wasn't so high, though.

                  Susan

                  Awesome! love it. Stylish and trendy making great use of repurposed fabric. Definitely would purchase.

                  Heather
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  The price is a bit steep, but they are pretty awesome.

                  Lisa
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I like it, but for $75 it NEEDS to have a shoulder strap (I mean you wouldn't ask a mail carrier to carry their bag with just hand straps)!

                  Heather
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Cute, but would never pay that much for it.

                  amber
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  cute but to much money for it.

                  Elisa
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I agree with the others - the price is too high and it needs a shoulder strap.

                  Tiffany

                  I know there are a lot of comments out there about the high cost of the bag. When you are repurposing materials, there is a cost associated with the sorting, cleaning, and handling of the materials. What's viewed as "free" actually has a lot of labor involved in storing and processing the old mail bags These handmade bags were washed and sorted to bring you a whole lot of upcycled love and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed designing and creating them!

                  Mariesa
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Really cute, the price is a little high, but could be worth it if the straps are large enough for the shoulder. This bag would definitely last!

                  Elizabeth
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Looks stury and rugged, but unisex looking. Nice!

                  Patricia
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love it,to expensive.

                  Mary
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Cute, but the price is too high!

                  Margie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Looks like it will last, but I wouldn't spend $75 on a tote bag.

                  Catherine
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Too expensive for the look

                  Kaitlin
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  It's really cute but I think that the price is too high, especially for the size of the bag.

                  Ginger
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I like the look, but the price is too high.

                  Samantha
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Looks decent

                  Lacey
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  To costly with the amt of tote bag options that have saturated the market.

                  Emily
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Too expensive

                  Carolyn
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Great look but too expensive.

                  doreen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  i like this product, but would not purchase it for the price. too high.

                  Kara
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I like this bag but it's too expensive.

                  Christy
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Cute bag, but not for $75 and made in Mexico.

                  Anne-Marie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Cute but too expensive by far. $15-20 max

                  Heather
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  LOVE this bag! Super urban chic with a vintage flare!

                  Winifred
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Too expensive! But I do like it!

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  Hello, Voters! There's still a few days left to tell us what you think about this creative canvas tote. Don't forget to check out the comment from Tiffany, chief designer for the company that makes these upcycled sacks, to learn more about the process and why they cost a bit more than some more common bags.


                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  The price is steep, but think about it. This is a virtually indestructible bag that's pretty roomy, it's a piece of history that won't be around much longer, and it goes with anything, whether you're going to the grocery store or out to dinner. I LOVE it!

                  Alyssa
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I agree with many others, price is way too high. Also Shoulder strap would be more alluring to me

                  Kimberly

                  I love the look of this bag and agree it's a little small and the price seemed to be a bit high too. I would possibly buy it for this price if I knew why it's made in Mexico. Are the assemblers making a fair wage?

                  Mari
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Looks indestructible. I'd love one. I use bags all the time. Down to plastic bags!

                  Susan
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Like it....but way too expensive

                  Jenna
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  This is far too expensive for something made outside the U.S. and with no artist information. Plus, this bag, as cool as it is, could be made by some little kid for all we know. No fair trade practices noted in this description. If what I suspect about this bags origins are true, there is nothing uncommon about this.

                  Tara
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  $39 would fly

                  Jennifer
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  $75 for a recycled mail tote that's made in Mexico??

                  Catherine
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Too many totes available already at MUCH more reasonable prices.

                  NM
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Cute, great that it's upcycled, but WAY too expensive.

                  Janice
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I just like the design!!!

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  Thanks for all of the great questions and comments on this Mail Sack Tote! Although the product is made in Mexico, it is made using fair trade practices. The manufacturers do make sure they meet all health and safety requirements, and must pass third party inspections to make sure they continue to adhere to these standards. Please keep in mind that one of the factors in the cost of this item is that the artisans involved are given a fair wage.

                  Lauren
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Too much $$$

                  Ruth A.

                  I like the bag but agree it is too pricey.

                  Jane
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I would buy this for $30.

                  judy
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  i like this, but $75?

                  Molly
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  LOVE the bag. Hate the price.

                  Vicki
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  To expensive. To many other sacks out there

                  Amanda
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Could be cheaper

                  Sarah
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Love Love Love the bag, Hate the price.

                  Kat
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Pretty cool, but I agree with another voter - needs a shoulder strap.

                  Lara
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  too expensive for a smaller tote - would like this as a very large bag! like the idea though

                  Ed
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love this bag and with a bit of rope threaded through the grommets you could sinch the top closed as well. I do wish it were a bit bigger and the straps a bit longer and if people would read through the comments they'd see that most of their concerns are addressed concerning fair-trade practices and cost of production etc. Please put this into production!

                  MissC
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I like the bag, it looks really fun! I would never spend that much on a tote bag though.

                  Maisie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  This is really neat, and it would probably last a long time, but I can't afford to spend $75 on what's basically a canvas bag!

                  Joni
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Adorable, but pricey.

                  ann marie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Too long and too much $$$

                  Penni
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I like it but it is pricey. Still, I would consider buying it.

                  ANGELA
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Too expensive.

                  Kathie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I really like this bag and that it is from recycled fabric and NOT made in China, but....It is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to expensive.

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