Bogg BagThere are a few qualities I really admire in people.  One is creativity.  I love creative people.  I also love risk takers.  Risk takers are the ones who change the world, they don’t just live in it.  A third quality I appreciate are those folks who follow through on an idea.  A great idea is only as good as the action that fuels it.

These are qualities that inspired me to write today’s blog about a cool product I just became acquainted with called the Bogg ™ Bag.    Kim Vaccarella created this bag with her husband after years of frustration with canvas or cotton beach bags.  According to her recent interview in she said “Everything lent itself to bacteria, spilling and molding, and all those things you don’t want wet products in,” she says. “Suntan lotion is getting in it. You get molding and you couldn’t wash them, because they’d shrink up to nothing.”

Inspired by the injectable foam that makes up Crocs sandals, Vaccarella created a beach bag made out of the same material.  In fact, she even pitched the idea to Crocs who rejected it.   Instead of giving up, Vaccarella decided figure out how to do it herself.  This also included patenting the concept.  Smart cookie.

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The Bogg Bag floats (Photo courtesy of

The “Bogg” can be used for just about anything that needs to be carried to the beach, gym, pool, sporting events, camping, boating, carrying groceries, diapers, gardening supplies, work materials, toys, books, laundry and more.  It has sturdy sides and a flat treaded bottom keep your items where you want them and not on the floor. Soft shoulder length handles make carrying heavy items a breeze, and the straps fold down for easy storage.

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Kim Vaccarella with her colorful Bogg Bags (Photo courtesy of

Here are some of the awesome features of the Bogg Bag taken from their website:

  • Tip-Proof – bogg™ stands up on its own
  • Non slipDurable EVA Foam
  • Antimicrobial
  • Hose it off and hang it upQuick dry
  • Three accessory bags hold all of your essentials
  • Wipe clean
  • 22.5”Wx17”HX9.5D (approx.)

In less than a year that the Bogg Bag has been on the market, it is already selling in five stores in N.J. in addition to being available online.