** We were sent an AnnaBis bag for review, but all opinions below are my own **
Ugh readers, I am so torn on writing this post that I have deliberated on it for days now. I really, really want to love the AnnaBis bags. I really, really do love them. Kinda, sorta…..
I was sent Maya:
Maya is the happiness bag for a phenomenal woman. You can throw her in a tote or keep her in your hand at a dinner party—you’ll look good either way. She’s got an easy-access but secure external phone pocket to maximize marijuana storage inside. Two internal Aroma-Bloc zippered compartments use super high technology to keep even the strongest-smelling herb contained. She also neatly organizes your tools of discretion like mints, eyedrops and perfume.
When Maya arrived I was in love at first sight. Which is why I was disappointed at how rough the interior of the wrist strap was. It was not pleasant to use it and upon a quick jaunt to the grocery store, kept scraping my arm. No problem though. It was still a super cute clutch so I decided on a test run. I loaded up two joints and a small nug for later along with a one hitter, and I was on my way. Everything fit into the accompanying storage container and the rubber zipper locked side pockets.
I picked up two friends and neither said anything about my car smelling like weed so an A+ there. However the minute I opened the bag to take out cash for valet, the tell tale scent of marijuana wafted out of the bag. Boom – the other shoe drops.
AnnaBis is most definitely one of the nicer, more luxurious looking smell-proof bags on the market, but it just didn’t work as well as others I have tested. And I think it is because of the container included in the bag. Instead of a rubber, airtight container for your nugs or wax, it is a screw top plastic mini jar, and it just isn’t smell proof. If you put your stuff inside the pockets- all good. But if you put it in the container – no bueno.
I also wish it had a lock. Another purse on the market that I tested was able to be locked, keeping the little ones hands from coming upon the goodies. This might be something AnnaBis wants to consider.
But again, it is a strong, beautifully constructed, high end feeling bag. While others feel more like cosmetic bags, this one felt like a real purse, not just something to throw in another bag. They also donate $5 from every bag sold to Realm of Caring, so you get to shop for a good cause.
Overall I am a fan, but just a few tweaks and I would be singing my praises from the rooftop. Check them out for yourself at http://www.annabisstyle.com. And if you find one that doesn’t scratch your arm up – comment and let me know!