Laundry Bag Guide
Laundry bags come in all sorts of sizes and styles. The typical laundry bag is manufactured from nylon, rayon, cotton, denim or a poly/nylon or poly/cotton blend.
There are a few things to consider when purchasing a laundry bag.
One is the thickness of the fabric, measured in denier. The lower the denier number the finer the fabric.
To give you an idea of the thickness, Ultra Sheer pantyhose are less than 10 deniers, while Sheer pantyhose are 10 - 20 deniers and most backpack cloths begin at 420 deniers.
Some laundry bags are as low as 75 deniers while others typically range between 100-200 deniers. All our laundry bags are 210 deniers and our 30x40 Heavy Duty bag is 600 deniers.
Another thing to consider is size, which is directly related to your laundering habits. A small 22x28 laundry bag can hold a mix of clothing up to 30 lbs. or 1 week of laundry.
Often referred to as a counter bag by dry cleaners because they have two metal grommets for hanging it behind the counter which allows easy sorting of starched and non-starched shirts. This size bag also comes with a convenient carry strap for easy handling.
A medium size bag like our 24x36 laundry bag is ideal for 2 weeks of laundry and can hold up to 35 lbs.
Larger size bags, typically a 30x40 laundry bag or an extra-large 30x45 laundry bag can hold up to 40-50 lbs. or 3-4 weeks of laundry. Both sizes can be used to transport bulky clothing like jeans, sheets, blankets, and comforters to and from the coin-op.
Drawstrings are used to secure the bags’ contents, consider bags that have a locking closure to keep the contents from falling out during travel.
There are generally three types of locking closures, a spring-loaded ball type, a cylinder tube type that slides down the drawstring and the spring-loaded bottle type used on the bags we sell.
The spring-loaded closures require it to be squeezed before it can be moved. The tube type is narrower at one end allowing it to have some resistance when moved.
Both types require that the drawstring has a knot at the top end, so the closure won't fall off.