Dicky Bag Review - Dog Poo Bag Carrier
Updated: Aug 23
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One of the best things about adding a dog to your family, is having the perfect excuse for exploring off the beaten track. It can really open your eyes and let you see the world from a completely different viewpoint. Returning to nature can have such a beneficial and energising effect on your mental state.
The downside (of course there's always a downside) of these invigorating dog walks, is that dog poo bins are few and far between. We end up swinging those delightful bags of dog poo for miles. So could there be a solution?
A British inventor from Cornwall, has designed and patented a possible solution. A simple bag, designed to hold nasty dog poo bags, hands-free and odour-free until you can find a bin. Could this be the answer? We decided to buy one of these bags and put it through its paces.
A Clever Bag of Tricks
The Dicky Bag is a neoprene zipped bag which attaches to your coat or belt via a clip or velcro loop. It's a cleverly made little bag with lots of smart ideas integrated in the award winning design.
The fundamental job of a dog poo bag holder is to stow your dog’s business without you being able to smell or see what you're carrying until you find a bin.
So the main design feature is the airtight seam alongside the lid with a unique odour prevention seal so those nasty little odours don't escape.
Secondly, the Dicky Bag is made from neoprene so it's machine-washable.
Lastly, a really smart addition is the renewable fragrance disc which fits perfectly into the base of the bag. When you've finished your dog walk and disposed of the poo bags, your Dicky Bag smells as fresh as a daisy!
Dicky Bag - Tried and Tested
We tested the Dicky Bag on dog walks for a full month, so what did we think - is it worth the money?
The bag itself feels sturdy and well made yet because it's made from neoprene it's surprisingly soft and incredibly light.
The lid forms a separate compartment for storage and easy access to new poo bags which means you don't need a separate poo bag holder or alternatively have your pockets full of poo bags.
The Dicky Bag simply attaches to your belt, coat or jeans using the handy carabiner clip or alternatively the velcro loop.
It's so lightweight we didn't notice any extra weight on our belts.
A perfect solution if you're wearing a belted coat or trousers with loops. However, if you prefer dog walking in your running gear or leggings and a hoodie, you might not find it so easy to attach.
Once filled, the poo bag is simply placed inside, ideally removing air before you tie each bag.
Then zip up the Dicky Bag, leaving you hands and odour free to continue your walk.
For cold winter walks when you want to keep your hands firmly in your pockets it is a perfect partner.
A Pawsome Bag !
The Dicky Bag is so good at preventing odours from escaping and it's extremely lightweight so the only problem we had was simply remembering to empty it!
One word of caution though, the scent from the fragrance disc is very strong, which whilst ideal in the zipped up bag, can be overpowering if the bag is left unzipped when not in use. So remember to keep it zipped up.
After a month of testing, I can honestly say that I wouldn't be without my Dicky Bag - it's a game changer! It's so simple yet innovative and very effective.
With a 12kg Cockapoo we opted to buy a medium size bag for the review. In hindsight, the medium size was a little too big and a small size would have been ideal. Available in a range of 5 different sizes from extra small to extra large, there's a bag to to suit all breeds of dog :-
X-small 10cm x 8cm
Small 12.5cm x 8cm
Medium 12.5 x 10cm
Large 16cm x 10cm
X-large 18cm x 11cm
If you're not keen on the camouflage design, don't worry, the Dicky Bag is available in lots of colours and patterns (it even arrives with a few poo bags which was a nice touch).
Amazon stock a wide range of the Dicky Bags if you too are persuaded that this is the civilised way to carry your dog poo !
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