We have been asked to review the Alcott Essential Ball & Treat Bag. I always like to be prepared on our walks and take all the essentials with me but have found it difficult to find the perfect carrier for all what we need without feeling like I’m lugging a huge unnecessary bag with me.
The Alcott Essential Ball & Treat bag comes in one size which is 13cm long, 16.5cm high and 12cm wide. It is a good size and I am able to fit my whole hand inside with space to spare. It is well made with durable, water resistant materials, the inner lining is 100% polyester and can be completely pulled outside of the bag making it easy to wipe clean. There is an integrated plastic clip on the back for attachment to a belt or waistband. It is grey in colour with black edging giving it a smart look that will go with anything.
A brilliant feature of this bag which I particularly like is the internal magnetic clasp which makes opening and closing very easy without having to fiddle about with zips, drawstrings or velcro. The top simply snaps open and snaps shut, which with practice can be done with one hand. The top also opens widely and due to the design of the magnetic clasp has a rigid edge making it easy to slide your hand in and out when trying to access things quickly, meaning if I needed to find a treat quickly I am able to do so without too much fuss. Perfect for rewarding a recall. The secure closure of this bag also makes it brilliant for agility as no matter how fast I run the contents will not be able to spill out.
Depending on what sort of walk we are going on I take different things with me. There is a small pocket on the side which is perfect to stuff a good few poo bags in and the large pocket is plenty big enough to fill with treats or if necessary I was able to fit treats, 2 mini balls, my phone and my large bunch of keys inside. The clip on the back fits both comfortably and securely on my waistband leaving me with 2 hands free to deal with whatever I need to with my 2 dogs.
Overall this is a brilliant treat bag which can be used for a variety of different activities/adventures with your 4 legged friend. The winning feature for me which sets this bag apart from the rest is definitely the wide easy access top. It will definitely be joining us on many of our adventures.
Where to buy (Trade): https://petdreamhouse.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=28049
Where to buy (Consumer): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alcott-TVL-ES-OS-TB/dp/B00JSD877I
Review by Karen, Rodney & Mabel