This is my favorite tote bag of all the totes I have (and I have a lot because my city banned plastic bags). It's made of a super light, thin material that squashes down to a small ball. You can stuff it anywhere, even in your pocket.
It's tough, too! I had to schlep two miles with all my frozen/refrigerated items in this once when my car decided to explode. It was comfortable to carry slung over my shoulder the entire time even though it was pretty heavy.
I use this for groceries, for days at the beach, for stuffing a change of clothing in.
I've had it for over a year now, it gets a lot of use but it's still blindingly white and clean. I don't know how since it's been dragged through a lot of sand and dirt, left on the pavement and shoved in any number of places in my car. It stubbornly refuses to even look remotely dirty.
I've bought several more for myself in different patterns and even more for friends and family as stocking stuffers.
This one is my favorite because it's the biggest and I just love the stripes. I've gotten several compliments, too, on how cute it is.
You know how canvas totes can get so gross and dirty from groceries or whatever? That has never happened with this bag. Love, love, love!