The Brug – A Bag and a Rug in One!

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November 29, 2017

Regular readers of the blog will know that we love getting out and about in the great outdoors.
I am also fairly organised when we go out, carrying food, drinks, first aid kit and even a change of clothing.
I used to carry everything on the buggy but now Sebastian doesn’t need it I am back to carrying everything we need for a day out in a bag.
This is where the Brug, from Wunderlife, comes in!
The Brug
The Brug is a water-resistant and machine washable picnic blanket or playmat that quickly and easily transforms in to a bag, making it very easy to pack for a family day out or tidy up in the house after messy play.
The Brug
It is compact when folded up for storage and can be used inside or outside. However, its real selling point is the ability to pack all your goodies inside, drawstring the edges and clip them before zipping shut to carry as a bag.
The Brug
It is the perfect travel companion. Load it with buckets and spades for a trip to the beach, with food for a picnic, or toys if you are staying away from home. It works brilliantly as a Lego play mat too, simply pull the drawstrings together and the mat bunches together to keep the contents contained.
The Brug
Once both sides have been drawn in, do up the clip to secure the contents and zip up! ‘Voila’, it’s a handy bag.
The Brug
The Brug comes in two colourways, navy blue with an orange trim, or navy blue with a yellow trim and you have the option of having your name embroidered on the carry handle. It has handy tags on the edge so you can peg it into the ground, which is very helpful on a windy day at the beach and elastic to hold it together if you want to carry it as a picnic blanket.
The Brug measures 150cm as a picnic mat, or 75cm x 40cm as a bag and is able to hold up to 40 litres. It is available from and amazon for £49.99
I think it is a brilliant invention and will get lots of use from us on our outdoor adventures and at Camp Bestival.

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    November 30, 2017

    This is such a lovely idea and it looks so soft, brilliant for babies and young children.

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    November 30, 2017

    What a fab idea. I would have loved something like this when my children were small. I remember the mess they made and how many times I stood on Lego, ouch, ha! This looks great.

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    Sonia Cave

    November 30, 2017

    What a fantastic item…I’m liking the idea of using it for all that pesky lego!

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    five little doves

    November 30, 2017

    wow what a fab idea!! I hate picking up lego, this is genius!

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    Helen Wills

    December 1, 2017

    Oh this is such a good idea. My mum used to like quilting, and she made me a bag that turned into a waterproof backed quilt when the children were little. it was so useful!

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    December 1, 2017

    Wow, this is so cool! How creative and innovative the creator of this is. Such a great and useful bag!

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    December 1, 2017

    This is a clever idea and a great idea for when getting toys out. Very useful x

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    Cathy Glynn

    December 3, 2017

    These are such a great idea, I once made something along these lines for keeping lego all neat and tidy x

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    December 4, 2017

    What a brilliant invention!! Me and the girls could really use this for our picnics next year 🙂

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    December 4, 2017

    Fantastic idea, great for all the picnic stuff when going out too

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    Zena's Suitcase

    December 5, 2017

    That is a really brilliant idea. It would come in handy for all sorts of trips with kids I think

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    December 5, 2017

    You had me at lego-catcher! I love this idea, really.

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    DJT @ Thinking Thrifty

    December 12, 2017

    What a great idea to keep all the mess in one place. My main nightmare of taking my nephew anywhere is the amount of stuff he ‘needs’ to take with him!

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