I love to feature things in the Practical Travel Gear blog that can perform double duty. This 24-7 Flip & Tumble Bag sounded like a perfect candidate and I'm happy to say that it delivers. It's a bag! Yes indeed. It's a ball! Works well for that too.
OK, you may be saying, "I don't really need a ball, I just need a bag." Well, as someone who just spent 20 minutes playing catch with my daughter with this thing, her laughing as it tumbled down the stairs, I say, "You never know." If you will ever have kids around to entertain, you're always prepared. In practical terms though, the fact that it rolls up into something slightly larger than a hacky sack means you won't have any trouble stuffing it into a purse, a messenger bag, a daypack, or a glove compartment. It'll even fit in the car cupholder (but don't forget and put your hot coffee on top of it).
How 'bout that bag? It holds up to 20 pounds and is the right size for a few quick items from the deli, wine shop, or grocery store. Carry this around all the time and you'll have a lot fewer plastic grocery bags to throw away. Naturally, it weighs next to nothing and it slings over your shoulder nicely.
You can be the first on your block to have one in your choice of four colors - they start shipping next week. You may seen these bag balls in retail stores later, but for now get it at the Flip and Tumble 24-7 site.