The KwicKan “Portable Instant Container” is an insertable flexible liner that can hold any type of garbage bag open for easier filling. When you’re done, it can be easily cleaned and stored flat until the next use.
It looked to be simple and easy to use, it requires minimal storage space, and was inexpensive, so I bought one.
I have been using my KwicKan for nearly 12 months now, and I still enjoy the user experience every time I take it off the garage wall. The KwicKan has been especially handy for helping me collect lawn clippings from my EGO mower each week.
How to use it:
- Grab the KwicKan
- Find and open a trash bag
- Fold the KwicKan in half and hold the 2 side handles together
- Insert the KwicKan and allow the side handles to spread apart
- Voila! You now have a light, portable, and easy to fill container
The KwicKan has eliminated nearly all of the hassle of working with loose bags. I empty my lawn clippings into the upright bag until its full. Then I just grab the KwicKan handles and lift it up for removal. The KwicKan easily slides out, leaving a full bag that’s ready to be tied shut.
Raking leaves? No problem with the KwicKan. Simply lay the bag with the KwicKan on the ground like below, and rake the leaves in.
In addition to using the KwicKan weekly to fill bags with yard waste, I have used the KwicKan to fill 5 mil thick construction-grade trash bags full of demolition debris. You can also use the KwicKan to easily create a quick container for recyclables at the house, or for trash when tailgating and camping. The KwicKan can be used in almost any situation where a trash bag is needed.
The KwicKan is very portable, and can easily be packed for any adventure or work space. You can use a KwicKan at job sites, parties, events, camping, the beach, tailgating, or at home.
The KwicKan is made from 0.060″ thick ABS plastic and, despite its thin size, it feels quite sturdy and should take some abuse. It does not get cold in my area, so I have not been able to test it in extreme weather conditions. Being ABS plastic, I would be gentle when using a KwicKan in frigid temperatures.
The KwicKan is available in 2 sizes:
- KwicKan (larger size) fits 33 to 55 gallon bags
- KwicKan II (smaller size) fits 13 gallon bags (standard kitchen bags)
Pricing: $17 for KwicKan, $11 for KwicKan II
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What are your thoughts on the KwicKan? Would this solve a problem for you?
Stuart’s Note: Yep, I’m buying one with my next HD order. I never liked the uni-tasker lawn bag chutes, and this looks like it could work better. But at the least, I’ll set one up with a bag as a place to dump clean kitchen and household recyclables. Maybe that’ll help eliminate the overflows we’ve been having with our small kitchen recycling bin.
KwicKan has a 3rd product, the Sandbagger, a shoveling tool used to fill sandbags. The Sandbagger will keep a sandbag open in the same way the KwicKan keeps a trash bag open, while doubling as a shovel to quickly fill the sandbag. This would be excellent to own if flooding or storm surges occur in your area. The Sandbagger costs a little more – $21.