Does what it says it does
Great at collecting the microfibers and keeping them from heading into the ocean. After about 5 months of use the metal zip broke and is now really sharp and will rip any clothing that touches it while in the machine. Sadly the bag is now waste unless we can find someone to repair the zip. This really surprised me and is a bit of a bummer really.
We appreciate that you purchased this bag and are sorry to hear the zipper broke. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) that back to us and we are happy to get you a new one.
I appreciate the effort by Patagonia to undo the effects of using and washing these fibers. Pretty dismayed by the cost of the bag.
Hi Kimberly! Thank you for your feedback. This item is actually made by one of our grantees, [STOP! MICRO WASTE](http://stopmicrowaste.com/), and we do not make any profit on the sales. We appreciate your support and efforts to reduce microplastic pollution.
I feel better about doing something to alleviate the microfiber pollution issue since it's quite the challenge (and waste) to throw out clothes made of synthetic fibers that are still perfectly good. However, I don't really like that you need to remember to fill the GuppyFriend bag only up to halfway. It also seems a bit subjective and li... Read Moreke wasted capacity. It's too soon to see any microfiber build-up in the corners of the bag, but based on what I've read about the bag, that's normal.
Good and not so good
The Guppy Friend bag does a good job at collecting microfiber -- but it leaves the residue all over the garment, especially if it is large, like a fleece bathrobe. I also made the mistake of washing two fleece vests of different colors in it and found the darker one had stained the lighter one. Also, it is hard to scrape out the microfiber residue ... Read Morefrom the inside of the bag. A cheaper paper towel (fairly coarse textured) seems to work best, and can then be put in the trash -- but where's the sustainability in that??
Every household should own this
Such a simple yet effective method of promoting change to a very real issue in direct runoff from our coastlines. Municipal water treatment only does so much, and this is a simple way to stop microplastics at the source. Of course, you can make an effort to reduce the amount of fleece you buy, but if you choose to wear fleece, you should own this.
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