Redbubble Tote Bag Review (Fabric & Print Quality Reviewed for All Over Print & Cotton Tote Bags)

Redbubble is an online marketplace that allows users to upload their own designs and artwork onto a variety of products. One of the most popular accessories on the site is their tote bags.

But are they any good?

Since I bought 21 tote bags from Redbubble over the years (they make great Christmas gifts), I thought I would share with you my thoughts. Plus, I’ll also include what 177 customers [RES] had to say about the materials, construction, and design of Redbubble’s tote bags to see if they’re worth your money.

From how the quality of the fabric and printed art, to how they hang on your shoulder, everything you need to know about Redbubble’s tote bags is right here!

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Redbubble’s All Over Print Tote Bags

Fabric Quality

If you’re looking for a useful, sturdy tote bag, then you definitely want to check out Redbubble’s premium All Over Print tote bags (even the straps are super sturdy).

When I bought my first All Over Print tote bag, I was actually quite surprised by how high-quality it was. But what was more surprising was that it was double-lined.

From all the customer reviews I read (and from my own experience), most customers agree that these tote bags are very sturdy but SOFT. This makes them perfect bags for daily use, not just for groceries.

This bag was even better than I expected. The fabric has a slightly silky feel, excellent quality. It’s a perfect size too as most totes are quite large and sometimes you want something less bulky. – Jo-Anne on Feb 3, 2021 [RES]

I carry a tote bag wherever I go! The only time I carry a purse now is if I’m going to a super fancy place.

And the best part:

If you get your tote bags dirty, all you need to do is put them in the washing machine on a gentle cycle.

I do want to mention that there was one customer who complained about the straps being “awkwardly placed”. I personally think the straps are a great length and placed correctly.

Pretty solid bag. The handles straps are awkwardly placed but overall it’s fine. – Chelsea on Aug 3, 2016 [RES]

Im very happy about my new Tote bags. Good size and perfect lenght on the straps. Love the print on both tote bags. Good design and good quality. – Anne-Grethe J. on Dec 22, 2020 [RES]

Print Quality

At Redbubble, I find that what you see on the site is what you get. And the tote bags I bought were no exception.

Just like the fabric of the bags, I was really impressed by the print quality. The printed designs on every bag I’ve bought were sharp and the colors were vibrant.

Redbubble uses a process called sublimated printing, which is a fancy term that means that the ink is part of the material and isn’t just laying on top of the fabric. This gives the fabric a nice canvas painting effect.

I was also happy to see that the art was printed on both sides of the tote.

These totes are AWESOME. They’re super sturdy, with woven straps, and they’re double-lined too… They wash well, and I’ve now got 3 in different prints. The print quality is lovely and gives a canvas-y effect. I’m often complimented on them because of the interesting artwork. Couldn’t love them more. Nice work, RedBubble. – Eleanor on Mar 19, 2019 [RES]

I want to mention that one customer mentioned that one side of their tote was printed clearly on one side but was blurry on the other side.

The print was ok on the other side but unsharp on the other. – Kirsimarja S. on Jan 19, 2017 [RES]

If ever something like this happens to one of your tote bags, just contact customer service. I’ve dealt with them in the past and from the many reviews I’ve read over the years, most customers will agree with me that they’re helpful, quick to reply, and will do anything to resolve any issue.

I’ve gotten a few items I purchased from Redbubble replaced, hassle-free.

I used Redbubble for the first time last month and not only do they have a great range of products but their customer service is exceptional. I made a mistake in filling out the order and they fixed it quickly and super effectively. I was embarrassed at my error, but more than impressed with how happy they were rectify it. They are a wonderful organisation to deal with – Stephen Allanson on Oct 20, 2021 [1]

Redbubble’s Cotton Tote Bags

I noticed the NEW cotton tote bags in August 2019, so I’ve only bought 7 so far but the quality is pretty much the same as Redbubble’s All Over Print tote bags.

The basic differences between the All Over Print tote bags and the cotton tote bags are as follows:

  1. The cotton tote bags are definitely more lightweight than the All Over Print tote bags.
  2. The cotton tote bags have to be washed by hand. The All Over Print tote bags can be put in the washing machine on a gentle cycle.
  3. The cotton tote bags only have the artwork printed on one side.
  4. I just find that the colors on my cotton tote bags look a little less vibrant than the All Over Print tote bags, which is great if you’re looking for a more vintage, earthy look.
  5. The cotton tote bags are actually REALLY made of 100% cotton.

I want to mention that some people do think the straps could be a little longer on the cotton tote bags. So this might be an issue for you if you like really long straps or if you’re very tall. I personally have no issue with the size of the bag or straps (and most reviewers agree with me).

The print looks great and the bag is durable but the arms need to be way longer. – Jacob on Dec 30, 2019 [RES]

What Is Redbubble’s Most Popular Tote Bag?

With all the reviews I’ve read, Redbubble’s All Over Tote bag was definitely the style that was bought the most (I would say 2 to 3 times as much).

I’m not really sure of why the All Over Print tote bags are more popular, but it could be because they come in 3 sizes: small, medium, and large. The cotton tote bag only comes in one size.

Which Redbubble Tote Bag Is Better?

Both types of tote bags have their own unique benefits that make them great choices for different people.

Here is a comparison of the two types of bags to help you decide which one is right for you:

The cotton tote bag is made from 100% natural materials, so it is environmentally friendly and biodegradable. It is also very sturdy and can hold a lot of weight.

The cotton bag is also my preferred bag if I’m looking for a vintage-style print.

The All Over Print tote bag is made from polyester, so it is not as environmentally friendly. However, it has a more stylish, contemporary design with a variety of vivid colors.

And remember, the cotton tote bag has to be washed by hand, while the All Over Print tote bag can be put in the washing machine.

So which type of Redbubble tote bag is right for you really depends on what’s important to you when shopping for a bag.

I personally use most of my cotton tote bags to go grocery shopping and I use the All Over Print tote bags as purses.

Conclusion: Are Redbubble Tote Bags Worth the Price?

The answer to this question is, it depends.

For starters, Redbubble tote bags are made with high-quality materials. I find the straps a great length and durable. Plus, there’s a lot of room inside for all your belongings.

But unlike other tote bags on the market, Redbubble tote bags are designed by independent artists. This means that each tote bag has its own unique style. And because they’re produced in limited quantities, you’re unlikely to find someone else with the same tote bag as you.

So if you’re looking for a tote bag with personality, then Redbubble tote bags are definitely worth the price. However, if you’re just looking for a cheap, generic tote bag, then there are other options available (Amazon).

All customer reviews were taken from Redbubble’s customer review section. To view these reviews, click on any tote bag and then click on the “Read all reviews” button on the product page.

You can also visit Trustpilot for more up-to-date reviews on Redbubble’s tote bags.