Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 23
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Barry Okay but not great
They clip bags shut pretty well but because they hinge horizontally the bag has to be narrower than the clip or you have to fold the sides of the bag in. The size specified, 10 ½ in, is the overall length of the clip. The actually size of the clipping area is more like 8 ¾ in. I think I should have got the bigger clips because most of the bags I have that I could use them on are wider than 8 ¾. I can still use them by folding the sides of the bag in a bit and I can still use it to lift the bag up. It says that you can “Pour With Control” but it doesn’t explain how. I suppose that you just clip part of the bag and leave part open. That might make it a little easier than not having the clip. I would recommend buying the larger ones for home and garden use.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by daveb714 Convenient for sealing and carrying bags up to 10 pounds
The Handy Camel clips come in different sizes but the ones I got are rated to carry up to 10 pounds. They are basically a plastic clip that opens at one end and is hinged at the other. It locks closed over a bag and has a handle that allows you to carry the bag. As stated before it is rated up to 10 pounds but it feels sturdy enough to carry more. To be safe, you should only carry what the manufacturer states. You can use it to seal a bag but you can also angle it to make a pouring spout at the corner of the bag. This is an excellent way of sealing bags, keeping out pests, helping to keep things fresh, and prevent them from spilling. I need to get some in the bigger sizes to close up and carry my larger bags.
February 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SavvyCat Useful
I actually only recommend these if you get the color you order. I didn't even know the nice off-white clips came in leprechaun green, but that's what they (direct from vendor) decided to send with a note reading "hope you don't mind, we ran out." Actually, I kinda do mind, but since they're now going to stay mostly in the garage, and returning them is more trouble than it's worth (what they probably hoped), I guess that's okay.
Many things, like my potting soil, come in large bags, and most of them these days make the bags with a zip closure of some kind. The thing is, once you use half the bag, you have to reach deep inside to get to the "stuff." I have taken to cutting down bags as the contents decreases just so I don't have to dig in up to my elbows in a bulk bag of frozen chicken meat. I have been using ordinary spring-loaded bag clips, but all they do is keep it folded over. It's not really secure.
These clips do not have a pinch spring like chip clips do--it swings open horizontally because of the carrying handle design. It took a little getting used to, but once I mastered swinging it closed without letting go of the folded over part of the bag, it's secure and easy to carry my stuff back to the shelf or fling back into the chest freezer.
February 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jswobe Heavy duty chip clips!
These things are great. I feel as though I always have bags of grass seed, fertilizer or potting soil open in the garage. These clips have closed them all up and help prevent me (or my kids!) from spilling them. I also have a bag of unused mortar that I did not like leaving open. Concrete mix would also do well with one of these on it, in order to keep it from hardening in the humidity.
The handles work OK. They aren't strong enough to lift every bag, but these are rated for 10 lbs only. Stay in the that range, and you should have no problem.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HoustonWifey777 Kid Proof!
No more chips for my kids!
My kiddos like to raid my pantry and get into bags of Potato Chips, Doritos, Pretzels etc ...
when I'm not looking ...
these clips are strong and sturdy enough that my younger children can't open them!
They are 2 pieces that hinge on one end and clip closed on the other end ...
I've used mine on chips and bags of dog food mainly ... but I can see them being used in the garage for other things (bags of grass seed, fertilizer, soil or salt) ...
These would work best on smaller bags ...
If you have 15lb bags of dog food I would recommend getting the bigger size clips.
This is a great product and I highly recommend it!
December 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fizzie Very strong for those larger bags!!
These large clips are super strong and do not let loose!
They are easy to clip, lock firmly and are very easy to release also!
I use these on my bags of bird seeds, dog and cat food and kitty litter also. They are also good on open bags of ice melt too.
The nice handle makes carrying the bags very easy and the item will not slip out either!!
These are the ones to get for all your larger bags and quite a value too!!
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reshida I Love These!
These are a must-have for the home! I'm currently using these smaller Handy Camel bag clips to secure and transport medium-sized bags of yard materials (grass seed, fertilizer, etc). The secure-hold is excellent; however my favorite feature is the carry handle, it's big and comfortable, and makes carrying multiple bags of materials such as this, so much easier.
March 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Travelynnn These are great
Great bag clip for smaller bags. I have put them on my bags requiring closure; i.e. chip bags, bags of rice, smaller bags of pet food, etc. They close very easily and will not puncture. Easy to store your opened items. These are also excellent for carrying your products. They are very sturdy and should last a very long time. Much better than other clips I have used in the past. I have the larger ones for bags of soil, dog food, etc.
February 22, 2016