When these Glad ForceFlex garbage bags landed on my desk for review I must admit to thinking – ‘shed, is this what my career has come to… reviewing garbage bags? Seriously?’ There are heaps of shiny things landing in my inbox all the time so the Glad bags lay there for a while, sorry Jodi. I eventually took a closer look at the Glad ForceFlex garbage bags and given Glad are punting them as tear resistant and are said to contain liquids better, I decided to put them to the test at home.
In short, (I wasn’t actually planning on reviewing them here) but these Glad ForceFlex bags are definitely a notable upgrade on the old black bag which tears way, way more easily, especially with the pizza box test they talk about in the PR below. They stand up really well to sharp box corners as well as handling weight very well. Besides the obvious benefits of having a more robust and waterproof bag, I really liked the red drawstring that allows you to tie the bag off around the rim of your bin easily. The drawstring also makes removal a cinch. I found I didn’t have to drop the bag onto the kitchen floor to tie it off then sprint out of the kitchen before the grim bin ooze leaked out. My wife loved them so much that when I looked again they’d been depleted quite substantially and I had to sneak the last few into my ‘quick escape camping box‘ for use on our next outing. I stole them back because I think these bags’ll work really well as a backup for keeping luggage or similar items dry in an emergency as well as protect the car’s carpet from stale beer and baked bean ooze that inevitably leaks out on the way home over a rough trail.
At R27 for 10 they’re more expensive than the thin black variation but for their benefits it’s worth keeping a pack on hand for more hardcore refuse or for camping/expeditions.
The recommended retail price is R26-99, but may vary between retailers. They are available through leading supermarkets.
Now you can confidently fill your rubbish bin to the brim, because GLAD ForceFlex is TEAR RESISTANT. So fill ‘em, stretch ‘em and stuff ‘em with just about anything and everything!
Features of the latest GLAD ForceFlex bags:
GLAD ForceFlex bags represent a new generation of garbage bags, redefining strength in the bag industry. Over the past 20 years little, if any, technology has been applied to an item in everyday household use – the refuse bag. This is surprising considering the many limitations the bag suffers such as tearing, leaking and puncturing, often resulting in having to “double bag” and also having to deal with a smelly, unhygienic bin. The solution lies is the latest innovation from GLAD which boasts Stretchable Strength technology found only in their ForceFlexbags. Its unique diamond texture stretches around objects and awkward edges, preventing rips and tears, making them ideal for all types of garbage. Now you can confidently fill your rubbish bin to the brim, because GLAD ForceFlex is TEAR RESISTANT. So fill ‘em, stretch ‘em and stuff ‘em with just about anything and everything! GLADForceFlex bags are a must-have for everyday kitchen and garden trash and refuse. They can be used anywhere strong bags are needed, such as spring cleaning, moving, storage, holiday, office or birthday party cleanup. Perfect for all seasons and reasons.
Please visit www.glad.co.za for more information. The recommended retail price is R26-99, but may vary between retailers. They are available through leading supermarkets.