Update-01/22/2014this product works great with bio bags. I’ve been using this all wrong. After using this for a while i got tried of the bag falling in to the container during filling the bag with leaves. Here the trick that i use with bio bags. Fill container with leaves, if the leaves are in a big pile, put the container on it’s side and shove the leaves in2. Once you get about 3/4 full you open the bio bag and slip the bag over the opening of the container like a shirt. Get it down as far down as possible. Flip container over and tug up the on bottom on the container and the bag will fill up and slide down. This action will also cause a vacuum which will keep the leaves from falling out. The only complain is that this doesn’t work as well for the biodegradable bags that i have to use for leaves and lawn clipping where i live. It’s a little to big where after three bins of leaves will cause the bag to slip from the lip of the container.
I can’t garden without these totes. They are so light, i can take them in the beds to weed. Light enough to haul around. My first one died of old age after many, many years. My second one, purchased a few months ago, was smaller and got run over by my husband. So i ordered the larger one. It is still very light, even when full of weeds, and of course holds lots of garden debris. I went with fishers because i find their quality and durability is worth the small extra cost.
Fiskars 30 Gallon Kangaroo Gardening Bag (94056949)
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- Ideal for collecting weeds, grass clippings, other types of yard waste or even toys or laundry off the clothesline
- Folds to 3 inch for space-saving storage
- Internal spring pops it up for use
- Dimensions: 1.25Lenght x 22.8Width x 23.75Hight
- Lifetime warranty
I own several of these – they are perfect if you have a green thumb & do a lot of pruning. They are so light i can easily move them around with me when i’m doing yard work they are super lightweight yet sturdy enough to handle 1. 5′ diameter limbs, prickly roses, or woody shrubs. I can pack them full with partially mulched, compacted leaves & am still able to lift it & dump it into the green-waste can. (i’m 5′ 100 lbs) the collapsing feature is great for storage once collapsed & hung against he wall of my shed, they take up almost no space. I’ve also put big garbage bags inside & used as trashcans. I would definitely recommend.
I love this thing, every once in a while you buy a product that you think to yourself, ‘dang, good thing i bought this thing because i it came in handy again,one of the best decisions i made in a long time’. When we moved to our first home in the burbs i knew nothing about lawn maintenance, little did i know that pulling weeds and stuffing them in a garbage bag would be the bane of my very existence and i’m pretty sure one of the layers in hell in dante’s inferno. Then i saw this pop-up garbage bag, and i’ve essentially used this thing for everything outdoors. . I of course use it for pulling weeds, trimming hedges, etc. I just put a contractor sized black garbage in there and then i don’t have to worry about opening up the bag with one-hand and shoving in weeds with the other. (it’s the simple things in life, am i right?) aside from yard work, i’ve used it as a portable garbage can for outdoor parties a bunch of times, you could even throw some ice in there and use it a cooler if you want to (i personally haven’t done that but i don’t see why you couldn’t). Maybe i’m blowing this whole thing out of proportion but i hate yard work so much and this help helped make it not be horrible so for that, i say thanks fiskars.
I made the mistake of going for the cheaper gardening bag. This fiscars bag can only be used for very light weight work such as collecting leaves. It rips much too easily when adding twigs and carrying and kind of weight. It also tears on the bottom if you drag it across the driveway. They do make one with a plastic bottomfiskars 30 gallon hardshell bottom kangaroo garden bag (9413 ) since this one has a cloth bottom – but the one i found to be the best is the toro bag. toro 29210 43-gallon gardening spring bucket it is much thicker cloth and has the plastic bottom that does not tear.
Fiskars 30 Gallon Kangaroo Gardening Bag (94056949) : Built to last more than one season, let’s hope it’s as heavy duty as it appears. We use our pop up garden bag for plant debris and occasional dirt/rocks which is probably not recommended. Still, for a light weight, easy to stow, big payload garden bag i’ll just get another one if/when this one shows signs of distress. Once they start to give up their strength, you can still use these bags for quite a long time – until the metal which holds up the bag is no longer hidden in it’s channel. Even then, if you want to use it as an unstructured trash bag, it’ll work that way too.
Great addition to the lawn care repertoire. I have a massive oak tree in my backyard that dumps huge leaves every fall. This device has been a timesaver as i deal with these leaves. I bought some larger bags (it’s a large 30 gallon bin so some normal yard bags won’t fit around the rim) and was able to easily fit them over top the outside. Growing up i always remember helping my mom in the yard by holding the bag for her. With this bag holder i can do it all by myself without the help of anyone else. Keep in my the bags will get heavy with leaves (especially if they’re wet) so stop filling it up once it’s got to a point where you can’t lift it anymore. All in all, it’s a worthwhile investment as it saves quite a bit of time.
This is bigger than i expected, i meant to get the 10-gallon, but i’m glad i got this one. Very light-weight, so you can carry it around the yard as you collect gardening waste to dump in the compost bin. When i am trimming a plant, i just set it right underneath, and the trimmings fall right in. Has handles for easy carrying, and clasps to flatten down when empty. Just hang it on a hook in your garage, and it’s out of the way.
I was so pleasantly surprised when i got this. I belong to a community garden and always saw people with pop-up bags and thought i need one of those. Saw this one and was a little worried because the price seemed low but thought i would give it a try. Well, i’m so glad i did because this bag is so nice.It is bigger then any of the others i have seen, made of a nicer material, and seems very strong. (i haven’t had it long so hard to say how it will hold up- but i am optimistic).
I have had this since august 2015 and it is nice but has two issues. (1) capacity: advertised as 30 gallon capacity but it is much larger than that. First my glad forceflex that are advertised as 30 gallon bags are substantially too small for this kangaroo bag to the point that they rip if i try to attach around the rim. Secondly, using the basic formula to compute the volume of a cylinder i calculated that the actual capacity is roughly 45-gallons. >>>bag dimensions converted to feet>>>2. 27 gallons}(2) the seam that circles the metal ring on the bottom is not very sturdy in that the cloth material is already rubbed thru where the metal ring is exposed. I will shore it up with duct tape to make it last a bit longer. Next time i will spend the extra $10 and buy the fishers bag that has the hard bottom.
This is a very well made and sturdy gardening bag. It’s just the right size to fill up with yard stuff, and not be too heavy to empty. I, however, cut off the bottom and turned it into an indoor ‘tunnel’ for my dog, who is learning beginner agility. It hated to cut the bottom off of such a quality bag, but it makes a terrific tunnel for the long winter months, before we can play outside again. I might even buy another one for the yard, in the spring.
I have owned an older kangaroo container for years and the fabric stood up bravely to every demand in my yard duty checklist. Finally, i had to repair the metal ring that circles the bottom because it was becoming detached from the container. I also decided to purchase a second fiskars kangaroo. The new kangaroo is made from a different fabric. The mesh fabric is coated and very water resistant. Good if you want to keep damp leaves and muddy plants from leaking onto your garage floor. However, after two days of use and my usual dragging and not lifting the full container, the bottom was abraded in several areas. For a taller individual with more upper body strength this would not be an issue. At 5’4′ and female, i usually have to toss the filled container in my wheelbarrow to move it. For the shorter distances i must drag the container.
How did i manage without this bag for so long?. I wasn’t sure what a great help this bag is until i saw one at a friend’s garden and the many uses to which she put each one of her three, different size, bags that i decided to go for one. A year later i am still not convinced that dragging the bag around without consequences to the bottom is a great idea. Besides, it’s a lot easier to pop it into a wagon and haul it around together with the rest of the tools of the moment. The fiskars brand speaks for itself. And the quality is evident in the bag itself. Gathering leaves is the most often used example of its usefulness. But i had found it useful when mixing soil whether bought from the store or reclaimed from the composter, to adjust its contents according to the plants’ needs, or to haul fireplace wood from the shed, or to quickly collect and transfer garden stuff back into the garage at the sight of dark clouds and imminent rain in one quick haul. Whether big or small, the bag has become so useful that i don’t remember if i had ever, even once, considered collapsing it for storage.
Nice barrel, using as an outdoor trash container while camping and bought because it collapses and takes up little room collapsed. Would be 5 stars if a 30 gallon trash bag would fit properly. You can get the 30 gallon flex bags on there but very tight and not deep enough which makes the bag tippy. Will try 39 gallon size next. Also has a great plastic coating on the inside making it very easy to clean. Time will tell how long it lasts. Last brand we bought, the metal rings blew out of the bottom in about 18 months.
I purchased this product a few years ago (bought one for my father, as well), and i use it a few times a week. As a painter, i travel all over the place and work inside many customer’s homes. One critical part of making a good impression with customers is to have an organized job site and ‘shop area. ‘ i’ve received many, many compliments from customers when they see me pop up this bag and insert a contractor clean-up garbage bag. It looks professional and is just perfect for me. Unlike some other stand-up/collapsible garbage bag holders, this one has a wider base, making it harder to tip over and much more snug-fitting for the afore-mentioned large-sized, contractor garbage bags that you can purchase at any home improvement store. I accidentally left this garbage bag holder at a distant customer’s home one time. I tried replacing it with a unit i bought at a sherwin williams store. When you’ve had the best, it’s really hard to settle for an inferior product.
I’ve had one of these for a few years. I use it for hauling yard waste to the compost bin for city pickup. I live in sf and we have city provided composting with large bins. It works well, i never tried using a liner inside as my stuff goes right into the compost bin and bags are unnecessary so i can’t speak for that. The only thing to watch for is to not drag it along the hard ground, you have to pick it up to move it unless you are on soft grass, otherwise you will wear through the material at the bottom seam and the metal wire ‘spring’ will pop out. I noticed they make a hard bottom version that you theoretically can drag without this happening which i will probably be buying when my current one wears out.
Perfect size, folds conveniently. It is made of a sort of canvas/plastic that is fairly thick and strong. It is stiff enough to hold thorn bushes compacted in it. Though wood or thick branches might be difficult to keep the bag upright. I have been putting in garbage bags (40 gallon works well) then filling it with sticker bushes (thorns). I was able to really pack it down, then slide off the gardening bag to dispose of the bagged weeds. Reading other reviews (using a cut garden hose as a clamp) gave me the idea of using an old bike tube like a rubber band. Had to tie a knot to make it the right size, but then just used it to hold the top of the trash bag on the gardening bag. It worked great for my uses.
So we use these pop-up cans as outdoor trash cans for rv camping. After our last one met an untimely end due to a broken bottle, i began looking for a replacement. This looked great, and said it fit 30 gal trash bags. Perfectit arrived, and i have mixed emotions. The vinyl fabric seems sturdy, and the lack of a lid suits us to a tee, we were always trying to tuck the attached lid of the old one out of the way. It looks significantly larger than expected, so i did a test with trash bags. 30 gal standard black trash bag was clearly too small. Not even clothespins are going to make that usable. Ok, i’ve got those husky contractor bags, those are huge.(i don’t have the box to quote exact sizes, but amazon says 39 gallon).
Initially excellent: holds a lot, collapses well when not needed. Lasted about six months before the dark green cloth covering the metal hoops began degrading. After 1 year of occasional use the metal hoop on the sheath around the top rim had decayed entirely and the metal spiral down the side had come out of the first 2′ of its’ sheath. Good design, mediocre implementation. I have been zip-tie-ing the metal hoops back onto the body of the bag with good success. Perforate the bag twice, zip tie through the bag and around the hoop, and off you go for more leaves.
This is a really nice collapsible container to put weeds in other things in. However it would be much more convenient if it had even a lift-off cover. Because we did some weeding and put a lot of the roots and weeds in there and there’s no cover so until we can get rid of it it’s it’s in this open container. So it will be much nicer if it had some kind of cover. But it does work does do the job but i think they would be just as good and wouldn’t have to be cleaned. Copps if it was used for something else the store besides things for outside like gardening and reading it be much.
Some time ago, i purchased a collapsible garden barrel. It was great, but had plastic connections to hold it in a collapsed position that broke early on, but it still provided good use. The kangaroo has toggles which should last the duration of the bag. As to the bag, it is well made, durable and should provide gardening utility for an extended period before multiple use wears it out.
This a a really great product, holds a lot of garden debris and is quite sturdy. The only thing i wish was there are only two closures, as you can see in the photos when closed it doesn’t completely close down, could use two more closures, but other than that i really like this. Update 8-24-17 now starting to get some small holes in the bottom. Would be nice to have some type of thicker plastic there to prevent this.