It seems odd that no bag manufacturer in the UK actually makes a bag the full 20 x 20 cms that is allowed for on-board liquids for air travel, instead we are only able to get a smaller size 19 x 20 cms, so we squash the bottles in to a smaller size than needed. Plenty made in the US though! It annoys me that this regulation is still in place anyway and even though there is talk of abolishing it, this never seems to happen. I often wonder if the confiscated collection of expensive perfumes, aftershaves that are always visible as you pass through security affords some sort of financial gain for the airport - but maybe I'm just a skeptic! So fed up with buying the smaller food bags that only last one journey or the equally small but heavier ziplock bags, I decided to try these.
The bags -The zip end stops on these bags are a bit flaky, in that they have been clamped in place in a rather hap hazard way, often crooked and not quite squeezed as flat as they could be - a pair of pliers sorted the problem. These would actually work without the the zip mechanism, just like any other re-seal bag so if the little metal parts do break, it won't make any difference and sealing it this way would make them leakage proof. The best thing is the thickness of the plastic, really durable and heavyweight. As the company that makes these does them in different sizes for office use, I can also see these being useful around the house/office for small items/documents. All in all a good product (perhaps not the most well made zip system) a little on the pricey side, but there is nothing out there in the UK market to compete so I would buy them again.