It’s a bag … it’s a pack … it’s a versatile tote.

The Packbasket and Market Basket are not your average reusable grocery bags, these carriers are built with lightweight frames that keep your bag structured and also collapse easily for storage. The idea came from Doug Rumbough, who wanted a better alternative to disposable plastic shopping bags and their flimsy reusable substitutes. Doug has visited the Adirondack Mountains his entire life, and he was inspired by traditional Adirondack pack baskets, which are made with woven wood splints and have been used to carry hunting and fishing supplies in the mountainous region of upstate New York since the 1800s.

Doug founded ADK Packworks with Scott Hardy, and together they created the Packbasket, which was originally called The Grocer. Their structured bags incorporate framing that provides stability when you’re packing, keeps items in place when you’re on the go, and also folds flat for easy storage. Optional insulated liner keeps your food and drinks cold while you’re on the go, and the backpack system allows you to convert your Packbasket into a functional and comfortable backpack.

These versatile totes are not just for carrying groceries, but also for hauling beach supplies, packing a picnic, hiking, and toting everyday items to school or work. We’re all trying to break the disposable bag habit, and bans on single-use plastic grocery bags are gaining steam across the country. A durable, more versatile option is just what we need, and ADK Packworks delivers.


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