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Treat bags

Postby WackyJacki » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:44 pm

Ok dog people... let's talk treat bags.

I'm looking to add something to my product line. I love the idea of fun, fashionable treat bags that clip to your belt/belt loop (probably using carabiners), but are still lined with something tough and durable, moisture resistant, machine washable, etc.

I was also thinking of adding a front/side pocket to hold a cell phone, keys, poop bag, whatever.

Ok, so... any ideas? What would be your ideal treat bag? What size? Zipper style? Snap? Velcro? Elastic? Pull string?

Looking for ideas. :)

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Postby Savage Destiny » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:06 pm

My favourite, most precious, most treasured treat bag ever is an old Ruffwear one. They don't make them anymore. They were nylon on the inside, canvas-ish on the outside. The thing that makes me love it is the top though... it has rigid plastic around the lip of the bag, and you can snap it closed into a halfmoon shape. It is sooo handy to have that rigid plastic lip, I can easily reach in and snag treats without fighting with the bag.

I would love you forever if you could make something like that. lol

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Re: Treat bags

Postby WackyJacki » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:18 pm

Hmmmm.... so it would stay open easily so you wouldn't have to fight with it, but still retained flexibility so that it could snap shut?

I wish I could find a picture example! lol

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Re: Treat bags

Postby FransterDoo » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:24 pm

LOVE this one.

Even better - would love it in stylish patterns, etc.

http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fusea ... rentCat=54

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Re: Treat bags

Postby Adrianne » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:28 pm

FransterDoo wrote:LOVE this one.

Even better - would love it in stylish patterns, etc.

http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fusea ... rentCat=54

omg thats WAY better than mine!!!!!!

I would enjoy it in cool patterns tooooo ;-)

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Re: Treat bags

Postby WackyJacki » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:29 pm

Thank you! That gives me some ideas to work with.

Now I'm just wondering what I would use that is flexible to keep the pouch open....hmmmmm....

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Postby louie » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:39 pm

I have the older version of this treat bag: http://www.doggonegood.com/index.cfm?fu ... rentCat=14. My favorite feature of this treat bag is the belt clip. It has teeth so it doesn't fall out when you're running/moving.

They're kinda pricey for a treat bag (I think I paid $15 for mine) but I probably would have saved money if I tallied up the cost of "cheaper" treat bags I've previously used.

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Re: Treat bags

Postby WackyJacki » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:47 pm

I think I need a lightweight, flexible pvc piping to make it pop open like that... but I reallllly love that idea.

What if I had two different options:

A) Carabiner clip on style
B) include an adjustable, nylon belt sort of thing...


???

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Postby FransterDoo » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:59 pm

It's metal and has hinges on both sides. I know this because Franny pulled it off the mantle and shredded it the other day.

I like the cheesy strap thin b/c we both wear running type shorts and the weight of the bag can make them pull down on one side a bit.

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Re: Treat bags

Postby WackyJacki » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:01 am

Ok, thank you. I am doing some Googling lol :))

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Re: Treat bags

Postby WackyJacki » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:06 am

Can't really find something specific. I'll try and get to the hardware store down the street next week and see what goodies I can find. :)

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Re: Treat bags

Postby FransterDoo » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:17 am

We'll take a photo of it for you! Leslie says that she's looked for them and they are hard to find.

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Re: Treat bags

Postby WackyJacki » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:28 am

Thank you!

I'm wondering if a collapsible type of lightweight pvc piping would work? The kind that springs back to shape. Then I would use a magnetic snap to close it up.

Maybe make the additional side pockets and add-on thing, so that people can choose what they like.

It is too dang late at night for my brain to be working so much... I should be in bed... lots of sewing to do tomorrow. lol

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Re: Treat bags

Postby Alyssa » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:41 am

I've been using this treat bag, and I have been pretty pleased with it overall:

http://www.petco.com/product/100508/PET ... SiteSearch

But have been keeping an eye out for other options, so would love to see what other folks are using and have tried and wound up liking the best!

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Re: Treat bags

Postby mtlu » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:16 am

I usually put treats in a small ziploc sandwich bag and carry it in my coat pocket. However, I sometimes want to carry more stuff on my "urban hikes" and now with warmer weather and not wearing a coat that often, I use one of these:
http://www.lesportsac.com/store/7627_4033.html

The strap is adjustable so I can wear it over the shoulder or around my waist (it actually falls right above my hips). What I like about it is that I can fit my phone, wallet, keys, poo bags, a break stick and treats. I put my ziploc bag of treats in the lowest zippered compartment and leave it unzipped.

What I don't like about it is that it is flat (no gusset or depth). I would be okay if there as only one main zippered compartment (so wallet/phone/keys don't fall out) and two open compartments for easy access to treats and poo bags. Honestly, I would probably continue to use ziploc bags for the treats because I tend to carry stinky salmon treats and they really leave a smell. Waterproof material to protect the phone would be a bonus but I have nerdy hydroseal bags that I can continue to use for waterproof protection.


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