A review of the brand new Brug – both a bag and a rug

I love going on days out with the girls, but in the Winter it can be a nightmare. You see if we go for a brilliant indoor day out somewhere like the National Sea Life Centre, it means taking coats. As soon as we get indoors the coats come off and I end up carrying them. So when I was offered the chance to review the Wunderlife Brug – a large bag that will fit in my handbag, I jumped at the chance.

The Brug is both a bag and a rug. It packs down small enough to slip into a handbag and can be used to carry things or sit on. It is both waterproof and washable and is the perfect multi-use item.

What makes the Brug different?

There are lots of reusable bags around that pack down, but none are as large as the Brug. So for Winter, it’s perfect to throw into my handbag and when the coats come off, I only have one thing to carry. But because it’s a rug as well as a bag, it’s perfect for outdoors too. So when it rains, we can throw it over a bench and sit down. Did I mention it’s waterproof?

The Brug is both a bag and a rug. It packs down small enough to slip into a handbag and can be used to carry things or sit on. It is both waterproof and washable and is the perfect multi-use item.

How it works

To turn the Brug from a rug into a bag, you just tighten two elastic straps and hook the two ends together. You can see the size of the Brug from this photo. I’d tightened up the elastic to the edges of the cushion. Bubbles could still sit comfortably on the cushion and she’s a medium sized dog.

The Brug is both a bag and a rug. It packs down small enough to slip into a handbag and can be used to carry things or sit on. It is both waterproof and washable and is the perfect multi-use item.

In this photo, I’d hooked the bag up and put the elastic inside with the cushion. The next step is just to zip the bag up as you would with any normal bag. To open it up again you just unzip, unhook and loosen the elastic. And you’re back to a rug.

The Brug is both a bag and a rug. It packs down small enough to slip into a handbag and can be used to carry things or sit on. It is both waterproof and washable and is the perfect multi-use item.

The Brug at home

Whilst I thought the Brug would be brilliant for days out, it has been really useful at home too. Because it is machine washable, it’s the perfect thing to keep the floor clean if the girls want to do something messy. When they were painting, I was happy to chuck the Brug on the floor and let them get on with it.

The Brug is both a bag and a rug. It packs down small enough to slip into a handbag and can be used to carry things or sit on. It is both waterproof and washable and is the perfect multi-use item.

Even when there was a spillage, it didn’t matter because the Brug is waterproof. This means that the water didn’t reach the floor, and I could either wipe it off or just chuck the Brug into the washing machine.

The Brug is both a bag and a rug. It packs down small enough to slip into a handbag and can be used to carry things or sit on. It is both waterproof and washable and is the perfect multi-use item.

For the summer

For all its uses in Winter, the Brug will see even more use here in summer. Because it’s just perfect for picnics. So far this year it’s been a bit chilly for eating outside, we’ve been wanting to get indoors by lunchtime to warm up. But by spring, we’ll be off for a picnic.

And instead of lugging a picnic blanket around, I’ll put our picnic things inside the Brug. When we arrive we can unzip it and sit on it for a picnic. Bubbles wasn’t supposed to be in this photo, she didn’t even have the decency to smile. Thank goodness the Brug washes easily.

The Brug is both a bag and a rug. It packs down small enough to slip into a handbag and can be used to carry things or sit on. It is both waterproof and washable and is the perfect multi-use item.

About the Brug Kickstarter campaign

The new Brug launched this morning on Kickstarter. If you back the campaign quickly, you’ll be able to purchase the product at a 40% discount. That’s just £38 instead of £63. Head to the Brug Kickstarter campaign to take advantage of this offer.

Kickstarter is a way for small companies to get their products to market. It allows them to cut costs by marketing straight to the consumer.

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Please note, I was sent the Brug for the purpose of an honest review and compensated for my time. All views, opinions and unusually grumpy looking dogs are my own.

6 Comments

  1. February 28, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Ah your dog is the cutest!

    I love the product! We went to the Just So Festival last year and this would have been ideal as we had to lug a picnic blanket around with us everywhere. I love that it’s waterproof.

    • monsterid March 2, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you Sam, she’s a good dog really 😉 Yep this would be perfect for festivals.
      Nat.x

  2. March 1, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Hi Nat, a very handy convertible bag to have. Having a guaranteed dry place to sit is always a bonus when out and about and as for being able to carry stuff too? Perfect! I would love to have seen Bubbles peeping out from the top of the bag for demonstration purposes.

    xx
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    • monsterid March 2, 2017 / 12:39 pm

      Thanks Debbie, it’s so useful. Great idea on Bubbles, I thought about putting Lia in it too, it’s so big!
      Nat.x

  3. March 2, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    This looks fab! I love it when you find something that works so well as many different things. I like the fact I would always have somewhere the girls could sit, when they want to rest when we are out and about. x
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