I recently committed to giving up plastic grocery bags and was looking for an alternative. I chose these because they were rated highly and looked nice. I'm very happy with my decision. They are thick and hold their shape well. When you load them up, you can set your bread and eggs on top of whatever is in the bag and because they hold their shape nothing gets smashed. They are fairly large. I use these and two other insulated bags for my frozen/refrigerated items and I can buy a full cart and not need another bag. I highly recommend these!