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Gear: Clever Crates help lighten your load

Gear: Clever Crates help lighten your load
You can fold down one of these Clever Crates and put it in a shopping bag to double your carrying capacity. (Clever Crates)

Clever Crates are collapsible, lightweight stacking plastic shopping baskets that can also hitch a ride in another bag, then pop open for use at your destination.

Or you can keep a stack in your car for a space-saving pop-open organizational system on a road trip.

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Head out with a collapsed crate in your shopping bag and you double your storage options The 15-by-10-by-8-inch crates collapse to just 2 inches thick and have double fold-down carry handles, sturdy solid bottoms and open "thatch" plastic walls so you can see the contents.

A layer of wrap-around reinforcement bumpers top and bottom make for extra strength.

The crates come in green, blue, turquoise or black and can be cleaned in a dishwasher.

Info: Clever Crates cost $9.99.


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