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On the Superiority of Target Brand Ziplocks: A Photo Essay

Postby mitchellisdumb » Sat May 14, 2016 4:47 pm

Exhibit A – a Ziplock brand quart size freezer bag (10.1¢/bag) after approx. 1 month of moderate use:

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Exhibit B – a Target Up & Up brand quart size freezer bag (6.8¢/bag) after I-don’t-remember-but-at-least-six-months of moderate use:

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In my experience, the edge of the closure on Ziplock brand bags is always the first part to fail. The fused edges on the Up & Up line keep the zipper closure intact well past the point where the rest of the bag has failed due to puncture or abrasion. This feature isn’t only on their freezer bags, it’s on the whole product line, even the dinky little snack bags. At the end of my JMT trip, almost all of my Ziplock bags had failed but the Target ones were all functioning perfectly.

I posted this over at BPL a bit ago, I figure y'all might find it useful as well. These little things add up to make for a much more smooth and enjoyable backpacking experience.



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Re: On the Superiority of Target Brand Ziplocks: A Photo Ess

Postby ERIC » Sat May 14, 2016 5:11 pm

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Re: On the Superiority of Target Brand Ziplocks: A Photo Ess

Postby The Other Tom » Sat May 14, 2016 5:41 pm

I have also been frustrated by the failure of zip lock bags, exactly as you have described. Thanks for posting a solution.
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Re: On the Superiority of Target Brand Ziplocks: A Photo Ess

Postby ericZ » Sat May 14, 2016 11:08 pm

Target rocks!

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