5 Man-Friendly Reusable Tote Bags

chicobag-daypack.jpg Listen up fellow men, you don’t have to be a girlie man to go green… but sometimes you’re almost forced to look like one.

But I’m going to help you change that right now.

One of the easiest ways to live greener is to take your own reusable bags to the grocery store.

Unfortunately, most reusable bags look a lot like a dainty little purse. Unless you’re perfectly secure in your manhood, you may find yourself opting out of the reusable bags in favor of plastic bags.

Any of the following 5 tote bags will make a firm statement regarding your eco-manhood.

 

Man-Friendly Reusable Bags

You can pick up a gender neutral canvas bag for $.99, but the price of our manhood is going to cost a little bit more than that. The bags on this list aren’t uber expensive, but most of them will set you back somewhere between $10 and $20.

For the budget conscious among us, the cheapest man-friendly reusable bag on the list costs a mere $2.95.

 

#1 – Get Militant

What’s more masculine than weapons?

With the Greenaid bag you can go all Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on plastic bags. Greenaid… grenade… get it?

The Greenaid bag isn’t particularly eco-friendly in its construction, but at least you’re not wasting hundreds and thousands of plastic bags by using it. (The grenade pouch is made of neoprene and the bag is made of polyester.)

 

#2 – Camo Prints Meet Urban Style

Finally, reusable bag manufacturers are realizing that there are men out there who want our tote bags to match our masculinity.

EnviroSax has redesigned their popular Oxford series for just that reason. Check out the latest EnviroSax pouches.

From 2 different camo prints, to plaid, and even argyle, any man can find a style to match his style. These bags may look flimsy, but they hold up to 44lbs each!

 

#3 – Hemp: More Than Just a Recreational Drug

Go all minimalist and rock the Organic Hemp Peasant Bag from ReusableBags.com.

This cavernous and rustic bag is 25″ H x 10” D with a round base and 43” chest/shoulder strap.

 

#4 – Traditional Totes With Masculine Style

If all else fails, a good ole canvas tote is the way to go. Sure, this tote bag style often times resembles a purse of handbag, but you can find them with manly flair as well.

If you happen to be a sports fan, FootballFanatics.com has reusable tote bags with your favorite team’s logo emblazoned on them.

You don’t have to be a football fan to rock one of these bags, they are available for NFL, NBA, MLB, and all NCAA teams. I actually own the Alabama Crimson Tide National Champions tote. Roll Tide.

 

#5 – Actually Designed With Men In Mind

Some of my favorite reusable bags for men and women alike come from ChicoBag.

ChicoBag realizes 2 important things:

  1. Not all shoppers have cars.
  2. Not all shoppers are women.

For those 2 reasons alone they designed the DayPack rePETE and the Messenger rePETE.

The Messenger is 12” x 14.5” and the DayPack is 17.5” x 20”. Both bags weigh in at 5.6 oz and come with handy storage pouches. Both bags roll up to a tiny 6” x 7.5′ ‘and can be zipped away in the carabiner equipped pouch for easy storage.

The DayPack is made of 89% recycled content and the Messenger is constructed from 80% recycled content. What is ChicoBag’s rePETE?

 

What’s your favorite man-friendly reusable bag?

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Yo. I'm Jeffrey. I think every little step is an awesome one when it comes to living green... but eco-snobbery sucks.

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  • Kate

    Because they are good for the environment, duh. Plus, they are better for carrying groceries on the walk home than plastic bags.

  • Nicole

    They’re becoming extremely trendy, and it’s for a good cause. More people doing it? Awesome.

  • Anonymous

    I do not have a favorite. They all serve the same purpose.

  • Anonymous

    Cool and good for the environment

  • Leila

    Totally friended chicobag on facebook. That bag rocks!

  • Anonymous

    I love them because I walk instead of driving my car as often as possible. So I need a sturdy bag that’s easy to carry & still stylish : )

  • Joni

    I want to win this for my significant other so I can get him on the whole reusable bags concept.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I became a fan of chicobags. Thanks for bringing attention to the fact that more man-friendly bags are needed.

  • Shannon Baas

    I joined as shanonlbaas.

  • Wolvie72

    My favorite reusanle bags come ffrom Aldi’s. They are super cheap and work just fine. gbloganx(AT)aol(DOT)com

  • Sara

    My husband REALLY needs one of these! He’s tired of toting around my girly ones!

  • Julie

    I have kids and we’re always carrying around lots of stuff. I love bags and all the things I can put in them!

  • matthew hallett

    Lol these are awesome! Great giveaway

  • Dana L.

    I think regular L.L. Bean backpacks work just great. This is another nice option.

  • Dana L.

    I think regular L.L. Bean backpacks work just great. This is another nice option.

  • cynthia

    I think this is a great idea for guys! My guys in my life would probably use this.

  • cynthia

    I think this is a great idea for guys! My guys in my life would probably use this.

  • Anonymous

    I love reusable bags because they are so versatile. They are strong so I not only use them for groceries but for many other uses as well. I keep some in the car and the house. When going to a family dinner they hold our contribution without tearing or causing a mess. We use them again and again and now my family does too. It would be great for my husband to have one he can call his own.

  • Anonymous

    I love reusable bags because they are so versatile. They are strong so I not only use them for groceries but for many other uses as well. I keep some in the car and the house. When going to a family dinner they hold our contribution without tearing or causing a mess. We use them again and again and now my family does too. It would be great for my husband to have one he can call his own.

  • Anonymous

    I love reusable bags because they are reusable. The thought of all those plastic bags ending up in landfills really bugs me.

  • Anonymous

    I love reusable bags because they are reusable. The thought of all those plastic bags ending up in landfills really bugs me.

  • java

    love reusable bags for carrying all sorts of things: groceries/shopping, sports equipment, library books, farmer market, et al!!! versatile!

  • Anonymous

    These make it hip to be green.

  • Anonymous

    These make it hip to be green.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Now here is what I call a good, green solution. Men do shopping too and why not give them something that fits their image as well.
    I even became a fan on face book.
    ( RECENT ACTIVITY
    Graham became a fan of ChicoBag. · Comment · Like Remove )
    So, lets get the bag out of the bag and help save a bit of our world.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Now here is what I call a good, green solution. Men do shopping too and why not give them something that fits their image as well.
    I even became a fan on face book.
    ( RECENT ACTIVITY
    Graham became a fan of ChicoBag. · Comment · Like Remove )
    So, lets get the bag out of the bag and help save a bit of our world.

  • Laureen

    I love reusable bags because it makes me feel great to use one all the time for all my shopping (food and otherwise) knowing that I’m not wasting precious resources and causing further pollution (from manufacturing of bags all the way to discarding them). Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com Naddez

    I love reusable bags because they’re eco-friendly, and it’s less plastic bags going to the landfill.

  • http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com Naddez

    I’m a Facebook fan. (Quanda)

  • sugarpaws

    My Husband and I love reusable bags for Many reasons! I would love to win this one as a gift to him, it is so attractive and goes great with his personality! Reusable bags are must-haves for the enviroment and the economy, not to mention convieniece, bag strenth and even a fashion statement! We would not use a bag that was not reusable!

  • chris

    love reusable bags because we can save the trees and use less plastic!

  • Suzie A.

    Just became a fan on Facebook! My reason for loving reusable bags is obvious – saying no to paper AND plastic! The other reason is that sometimes you get lucky and find a really durable bag and it serves a number of functions, besides just trips to the grocery store.

  • Terri Dell

    I love reusable bags because it’s a simple way to help preserve our planet

  • Terri Dell

    FB fan of ChicoBag

  • Patricia Hill

    I love reuseable bags because I got so tired of the mass of plastic bags I would collect and not know what to do with them. I keep my reuseables on a hook by my front door.

  • Elizabeth

    I love reusable bags because they reduce plastic waste!

  • Anonymous

    I love reusable bags because there are too many plastic bags clogging up the ocean. I love the look of this tote great idea when I go traveling

  • http://jennifertramel.com Jennifer Tramel

    I love using reusable bags for several reasons. They are usually very lightweight, using them can inspire others to use them, and it helps to start conversations with others who equally care about the environment. Make a friend – use a reusable bag.

  • Amanda S.

    I like the Seattle Seahawks Black-Green Fade Reusable Tote Bag and so would my husband!

  • http://www.openlybalanced.com/blog Jess @OpenlyBalanced

    Not a man, but my husband is and he desperately needs a man-friendly reusable bag. I actually like reusable bags because they’re 1,000 times more durable than standard plastic or paper bags. Plus that nice planet-saving thing, but extra yay for durability!

    • http://www.bordencom.com Lisa Borden

      You should check out http://www.rumebags.com – kids, women, eco, glam, and definitely man…I love the new cuff too!

    • http://www.bordencom.com Lisa Borden

      You should check out http://www.rumebags.com – kids, women, eco, glam, and definitely man…I love the new cuff too!

  • Anonymous

    I love reusable bags because they’re better for the environment!

  • Anonymous

    I became a fan of ChicoBag on Facebook.

  • Anonymous

    I love reusable bags because they save the planet. They are always handy as well. I toss mine in the car or my purse and have an instant bag.

  • Anonymous

    Chico bags facebook fan

  • http://ianwelles.com/ Ian McCollum

    I think men need a bag they can just shove in a pocket and go. Not some over-deigned bag that calls attention to itself. Something like this: http://bolsalista.com/collections/totes/products/smartbag-just-in-case-foldable-reusable-shopping-bag