Fewer Trips

This grocery bag carrier lets you carry many bags, comfortably. Cut down on trips from the car or make urban grocery hauling easier. The simple nylon-webbed strap balances weight evenly over your shoulder and wrist—so you can carry more. You’ll even be able to hold your phone or keys while your wrists and shoulders to do the heavy lifting. And by heavy lifting, we’re talking up to 200 pounds. Maker Patrick Hopple wanted to prevent that infamous circulation-cutting finger strain and—what he calls—the “bend and wait.” It’s that awkward pose where you wait with your fingers lingering on your bags. Thread the grip through you bag handles, then bring the fasteners together to carry them seamlessly from the store to the car or bus to the house.

Grocery Gripps

Hands-Free Bag Carrier

Fewer Trips

This grocery bag carrier lets you carry many bags, comfortably. Cut down on trips from the car or make urban grocery hauling easier. The simple nylon-webbed strap balances weight evenly over your shoulder and wrist—so you can carry more. You’ll even be able to hold your phone or keys while your wrists and shoulders to do the heavy lifting. And by heavy lifting, we’re talking up to 200 pounds. Maker Patrick Hopple wanted to prevent that infamous circulation-cutting finger strain and—what he calls—the “bend and wait.” It’s that awkward pose where you wait with your fingers lingering on your bags. Thread the grip through you bag handles, then bring the fasteners together to carry them seamlessly from the store to the car or bus to the house.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Patrick
    Patrick

    Hello Grommeteers! My name is Patrick and I am the founder and president of Grocery Gripps. I am SO excited and honored to share my invention with you on today's Grommet, and am here to change the way you carry life's annoyances. . . forever! I created Grocery Gripps after years of carrying bags and dry cleaning and getting sore fingers and having to set my bags down, then gather them up one at a time, every time I wanted to use a key, open a door, or push a button. With a little inspiration from my time in the army, Grocery Gripps, the simple yet super effective solution, was born.

  • Jason
    Jason
    3/31/2017 10:23 AM

    good luck patrick..

    looks like a great product... and a big time and energy saver with multiple grocery bags.. a must, if you live in a city townhouse. :)

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 10:29 AM

    @Jason Thanks! We have found that people in apartments and townhouses love it for sure, what with all the elevators, parking garages, and public transportation. However, tons of people in single family homes love the fact that the move from the cart to the trunk (where it prevents spills on the drive home) and the trunk to the counter (going easily through the front door without having to set the bags down to use keys) saves tons of time and effort, considering how many times they shop in a lifetime! Thanks for the comment!

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    3/31/2017 10:29 AM

    This look like a great item, but I'm wondering if it will fit over a heavy winter coat without slipping off.

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 10:34 AM

    @Deborah It absolutely will. It rests on the trapezius muscle, and the shoulder bone works great to keep it on your shoulder. We havetested multiple variations to strike the best balance between length and compactness (for easy storage in a purse or pocket). This length has plenty of room for pretty much anything you could ever wear. Trust me, I grew up in Michigan and went to school in Boston, I know how to dress for the cold! haha. Thanks for the question!

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    3/31/2017 10:39 AM

    @Patrick thanks for the quick response. I am on my way to the ordering page. I live in Center City Philadelphia and this will help greatly.

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 10:40 AM

    @Deborah I LOVE Center City! My wife went to school in Philly! ;) Enjoy!

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    3/31/2017 11:20 AM

    @Patrick :)

  • Paula
    Paula
    3/31/2017 11:07 AM

    This is a great idea! I could have used this yesterday when I was carrying four heavy plastic grocery bags in each hand, just so I wouldn't have to go back out to the car. My fingers were killing me! Definitely buying!!

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 11:12 AM

    @Paula *tear* That's why we are here, to save your fingers! It is really our sole mission in life... Thanks for the comment, it is greatly appreciated!

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    3/31/2017 11:37 AM

    My grocery shopping mantra is to only purchase what I can carry in one trip-- which sometimes leaves me looking ridiculously off-kilter trying to manage everything, not to mention killing my fingers. Now I can purchase more without looking ridiculous. What a great idea!!

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 11:42 AM

    @Sandra Thanks for the comment, and that is SO true! The other thing you will find is you can save tons of money by stocking up on your staples when they are on sale and you won't have to worry about whether you can carry it all! So excited for your to try it, Sandra!

  • David
    David
    3/31/2017 11:54 AM

    This looks great. Does it work as well with those paper bags from Trader Joe's with the short (and sometimes unreliable) handles?

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 12:29 PM

    @David, We have tested it with them many times, and it absolutely does. The Paper handles are no more likely (and in fact, due to the patent pending design that distributes the weight over more surface area, actually less likely) to break than using your fingers/knuckles. If you ever have doubts, just have them double bag it, for your peace of mind. ;) We have yet to have a customer complain that it broke any handles and have never experienced it ourselves over years of testing. Thank you so much for asking that question, David!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    3/31/2017 11:57 AM

    Does this work ok on paper grocery bags? Concerned about the handles breaking off.

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 12:31 PM

    @Barbara, are you and David above, friends!?! haha. As you can see above, we have tested this extensively and Grocery Gripps design is actually less likely than your fingers/knuckles to break the handles (we have NEVER had that happen). But, as I told David, if you have any doubts, have them double bag it. With that you should be able to run a marathon if you want! ;)

  • Amily
    Amily
    3/31/2017 12:18 PM

    Love this! I am a bag-o-holic, often have 2-3 bags I take with me when I leave the house and if I'm shopping then they come home "with friends" that all need carrying in. Can I order two different colors and still get free shipping or must they be the same color?

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 12:34 PM

    @Amily hahaha, they do, right?? I believe you can order any combination of colors you want for the free shipping. If I am wrong, someone from the Grommet will correct me... ;) Have a great day and ENJOY carrying more, farther!

  • Susan
    Susan
    3/31/2017 12:39 PM

    Patrick, what a clever device! Due to physical problems, I cannot use one, but wanted to tell you of a far less elegant solution I used one time (your device I would have continued to use!) that I used years ago: the wood and metal "handle" provided by stores selling nice coats in boxes—which I had saved, and from which I suspended string bags. It was a very busy Christmas season at the mall. One woman whose arms and fingers had stretched several agonizing inches stopped me to demand "Where did you get that!" I hope she sees your device!

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 1:14 PM

    @Susan, I'm so sorry to hear about the physical limitations preventing you from using Grocery Gripps. :(. However I LOVE hearing stories like that, Grocery Gripps started not too differently from that! I tried EVERYTHING, but just refused to give up until I figured out the best balance of compactness, strength, freedom of movement, and ease of use. I have been told I am a pretty determined person sometimes, or as my wife often says....a "bull-headed" one :) Here's hoping that that woman finds us! Thanks so much for your story.

  • Cathie
    Cathie
    3/31/2017 1:27 PM

    Not available in Canada?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/31/2017 1:31 PM

    Hi Cathie, unfortunately we do not yet ship to Canada, but it is something we hope to do in the near future.

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 1:47 PM

    @CATHIE. We will ship to Canada if you would like to order on our website, grocerygripps.com. Hope that helps! Thanks for reaching out.

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    3/31/2017 2:11 PM

    Hi Patrick-

    Grocery Gripps looks like a useful item that will help many who have lugged pounds & pounds of groceries over the years. I am a Grommet customer,Wife & Mom and also a General Manager at a Contract Manufacturer that specializes in manufacturing webbing products in the USA. If you would like to consider making your product in the USA we would love to partner with you. Our New website launches next week-MarpacCustom.com. -Email [email protected] Best of Luck to you & Grocery Gripps!!

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 2:18 PM

    @Michelle, Hi Michelle! Thank you SO MUCH for reaching out with this. Yes, as someone who has been trying to eat healthier lately, I have realized how heavy fruits and vegetables are! I now say, "Healthy eating is heavy eating." haha. We would love to look at partnering with you. I will send you an email soon! THANK YOU AGAIN!

  • Judy
    Judy
    3/31/2017 3:05 PM

    It looks like a great product to take to the farmer's market! How long is the strap and is it adjustable? I am only 5' tall and I'm worried that with the length of the Grocery Gripp combined with the length of the bag handles I'll be forced to bend my arm to keep the bags from dragging on the ground. Carrying anything with a half-bent arm is tiring. Or that over the shoulder, the bags will be so low on my back that walking will be awkward. I'm hoping that this product will work for the height challenged!

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 3:22 PM

    @Judy thanks so much for bringing this up! bottom line, it does work, and quite well, for the "height challenged." Now, the explanation:

    - The shoulder version adjusts based on where you want to place the bags for your comfort. It will slide up and down easily, simply by moving your wrist to the position that is most comfortable for you.

    - The wrist version is usually fine for most people and most bags. If, however, a person is particularly short (it doesn't seem like you are, by the way... ;), and the bags are particularly long, there is another way to cinch it so it will work wonderfully. You simply leave it like it comes in the package and then pretend like you are doing the shoulder version from there. You pass the label end through the loop that already exists. If you look at the wrist version picture that is here on thegrommet.com, that one is actually configured that way (we did that because we were anticipating someone insightful to ask that question). We are going to put that configuration in the next set of instructions as well. But there is your answer. Hope that helps, and thanks!

  • Judy
    Judy
    3/31/2017 3:38 PM

    @Patrick That does help. It's very apparent that you've put a lot of thought into this product. I'm excited to try it. Thanks so much for your prompt response.

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 3:44 PM

    @Judy, so nice of you to say that. We really have put tons of thought into the unique design. This product is the best balance of a lot of things I thought were lacking in other things I have tried. It is pretty great, and I'm not just saying that! Enjoy, it is AWESOME at farmer's markets. Grocery Gripps keeps your stuff together when you need to grab some delicious local market food too!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Grocery Gripps

Hands-Free Bag Carrier

Fewer Trips

This grocery bag carrier lets you carry many bags, comfortably. Cut down on trips from the car or make urban grocery hauling easier.

The simple nylon-webbed strap balances weight evenly over your shoulder and wrist—so you can carry more. You’ll even be able to hold your phone or keys while your wrists and shoulders to do the
heavy lifting. And by heavy lifting, we’re talking up to 200 pounds.

Maker Patrick Hopple wanted to prevent that infamous circulation-cutting finger strain and—what he calls—the “bend and wait.” It’s that awkward pose where you wait with your fingers lingering on your bags.

Thread the grip through you bag handles, then bring the fasteners together to carry them seamlessly from the store to the car or bus to the house.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Patrick
    Patrick

    Hello Grommeteers! My name is Patrick and I am the founder and president of Grocery Gripps. I am SO excited and honored to share my invention with you on today's Grommet, and am here to change the way you carry life's annoyances. . . forever! I created Grocery Gripps after years of carrying bags and dry cleaning and getting sore fingers and having to set my bags down, then gather them up one at a time, every time I wanted to use a key, open a door, or push a button. With a little inspiration from my time in the army, Grocery Gripps, the simple yet super effective solution, was born.

  • Jason
    Jason
    3/31/2017 10:23 AM

    good luck patrick..

    looks like a great product... and a big time and energy saver with multiple grocery bags.. a must, if you live in a city townhouse. :)

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 10:29 AM

    @Jason Thanks! We have found that people in apartments and townhouses love it for sure, what with all the elevators, parking garages, and public transportation. However, tons of people in single family homes love the fact that the move from the cart to the trunk (where it prevents spills on the drive home) and the trunk to the counter (going easily through the front door without having to set the bags down to use keys) saves tons of time and effort, considering how many times they shop in a lifetime! Thanks for the comment!

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    3/31/2017 10:29 AM

    This look like a great item, but I'm wondering if it will fit over a heavy winter coat without slipping off.

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 10:34 AM

    @Deborah It absolutely will. It rests on the trapezius muscle, and the shoulder bone works great to keep it on your shoulder. We havetested multiple variations to strike the best balance between length and compactness (for easy storage in a purse or pocket). This length has plenty of room for pretty much anything you could ever wear. Trust me, I grew up in Michigan and went to school in Boston, I know how to dress for the cold! haha. Thanks for the question!

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    3/31/2017 10:39 AM

    @Patrick thanks for the quick response. I am on my way to the ordering page. I live in Center City Philadelphia and this will help greatly.

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 10:40 AM

    @Deborah I LOVE Center City! My wife went to school in Philly! ;) Enjoy!

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    3/31/2017 11:20 AM

    @Patrick :)

  • Paula
    Paula
    3/31/2017 11:07 AM

    This is a great idea! I could have used this yesterday when I was carrying four heavy plastic grocery bags in each hand, just so I wouldn't have to go back out to the car. My fingers were killing me! Definitely buying!!

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 11:12 AM

    @Paula *tear* That's why we are here, to save your fingers! It is really our sole mission in life... Thanks for the comment, it is greatly appreciated!

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    3/31/2017 11:37 AM

    My grocery shopping mantra is to only purchase what I can carry in one trip-- which sometimes leaves me looking ridiculously off-kilter trying to manage everything, not to mention killing my fingers. Now I can purchase more without looking ridiculous. What a great idea!!

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 11:42 AM

    @Sandra Thanks for the comment, and that is SO true! The other thing you will find is you can save tons of money by stocking up on your staples when they are on sale and you won't have to worry about whether you can carry it all! So excited for your to try it, Sandra!

  • David
    David
    3/31/2017 11:54 AM

    This looks great. Does it work as well with those paper bags from Trader Joe's with the short (and sometimes unreliable) handles?

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 12:29 PM

    @David, We have tested it with them many times, and it absolutely does. The Paper handles are no more likely (and in fact, due to the patent pending design that distributes the weight over more surface area, actually less likely) to break than using your fingers/knuckles. If you ever have doubts, just have them double bag it, for your peace of mind. ;) We have yet to have a customer complain that it broke any handles and have never experienced it ourselves over years of testing. Thank you so much for asking that question, David!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    3/31/2017 11:57 AM

    Does this work ok on paper grocery bags? Concerned about the handles breaking off.

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 12:31 PM

    @Barbara, are you and David above, friends!?! haha. As you can see above, we have tested this extensively and Grocery Gripps design is actually less likely than your fingers/knuckles to break the handles (we have NEVER had that happen). But, as I told David, if you have any doubts, have them double bag it. With that you should be able to run a marathon if you want! ;)

  • Amily
    Amily
    3/31/2017 12:18 PM

    Love this! I am a bag-o-holic, often have 2-3 bags I take with me when I leave the house and if I'm shopping then they come home "with friends" that all need carrying in. Can I order two different colors and still get free shipping or must they be the same color?

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 12:34 PM

    @Amily hahaha, they do, right?? I believe you can order any combination of colors you want for the free shipping. If I am wrong, someone from the Grommet will correct me... ;) Have a great day and ENJOY carrying more, farther!

  • Susan
    Susan
    3/31/2017 12:39 PM

    Patrick, what a clever device! Due to physical problems, I cannot use one, but wanted to tell you of a far less elegant solution I used one time (your device I would have continued to use!) that I used years ago: the wood and metal "handle" provided by stores selling nice coats in boxes—which I had saved, and from which I suspended string bags. It was a very busy Christmas season at the mall. One woman whose arms and fingers had stretched several agonizing inches stopped me to demand "Where did you get that!" I hope she sees your device!

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 1:14 PM

    @Susan, I'm so sorry to hear about the physical limitations preventing you from using Grocery Gripps. :(. However I LOVE hearing stories like that, Grocery Gripps started not too differently from that! I tried EVERYTHING, but just refused to give up until I figured out the best balance of compactness, strength, freedom of movement, and ease of use. I have been told I am a pretty determined person sometimes, or as my wife often says....a "bull-headed" one :) Here's hoping that that woman finds us! Thanks so much for your story.

  • Cathie
    Cathie
    3/31/2017 1:27 PM

    Not available in Canada?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/31/2017 1:31 PM

    Hi Cathie, unfortunately we do not yet ship to Canada, but it is something we hope to do in the near future.

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 1:47 PM

    @CATHIE. We will ship to Canada if you would like to order on our website, grocerygripps.com. Hope that helps! Thanks for reaching out.

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    3/31/2017 2:11 PM

    Hi Patrick-

    Grocery Gripps looks like a useful item that will help many who have lugged pounds & pounds of groceries over the years. I am a Grommet customer,Wife & Mom and also a General Manager at a Contract Manufacturer that specializes in manufacturing webbing products in the USA. If you would like to consider making your product in the USA we would love to partner with you. Our New website launches next week-MarpacCustom.com. -Email [email protected] Best of Luck to you & Grocery Gripps!!

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 2:18 PM

    @Michelle, Hi Michelle! Thank you SO MUCH for reaching out with this. Yes, as someone who has been trying to eat healthier lately, I have realized how heavy fruits and vegetables are! I now say, "Healthy eating is heavy eating." haha. We would love to look at partnering with you. I will send you an email soon! THANK YOU AGAIN!

  • Judy
    Judy
    3/31/2017 3:05 PM

    It looks like a great product to take to the farmer's market! How long is the strap and is it adjustable? I am only 5' tall and I'm worried that with the length of the Grocery Gripp combined with the length of the bag handles I'll be forced to bend my arm to keep the bags from dragging on the ground. Carrying anything with a half-bent arm is tiring. Or that over the shoulder, the bags will be so low on my back that walking will be awkward. I'm hoping that this product will work for the height challenged!

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 3:22 PM

    @Judy thanks so much for bringing this up! bottom line, it does work, and quite well, for the "height challenged." Now, the explanation:

    - The shoulder version adjusts based on where you want to place the bags for your comfort. It will slide up and down easily, simply by moving your wrist to the position that is most comfortable for you.

    - The wrist version is usually fine for most people and most bags. If, however, a person is particularly short (it doesn't seem like you are, by the way... ;), and the bags are particularly long, there is another way to cinch it so it will work wonderfully. You simply leave it like it comes in the package and then pretend like you are doing the shoulder version from there. You pass the label end through the loop that already exists. If you look at the wrist version picture that is here on thegrommet.com, that one is actually configured that way (we did that because we were anticipating someone insightful to ask that question). We are going to put that configuration in the next set of instructions as well. But there is your answer. Hope that helps, and thanks!

  • Judy
    Judy
    3/31/2017 3:38 PM

    @Patrick That does help. It's very apparent that you've put a lot of thought into this product. I'm excited to try it. Thanks so much for your prompt response.

  • Patrick
    Patrick – Special Guest
    3/31/2017 3:44 PM

    @Judy, so nice of you to say that. We really have put tons of thought into the unique design. This product is the best balance of a lot of things I thought were lacking in other things I have tried. It is pretty great, and I'm not just saying that! Enjoy, it is AWESOME at farmer's markets. Grocery Gripps keeps your stuff together when you need to grab some delicious local market food too!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.