Most Bang for Your Buck: The Affordable Package Bag

Package Guardian Anti-Theft Slashproof Bag

Amazon rating: 5/5

Overview

The Package Guardian has a lot to offer at an affordable price. It can hold up to 14 adult-sized shoe boxes and has a weight limit of 200 pounds. Its durability comes from more than 44 feet of sewn-in steel cable that prevent slashing. It also comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, all at an affordable price of $79.95.

A steel cable connects the bag to a hook that hangs over the door. We like that it's prominently located on the door so it's hard for your delivery person to miss. Once you shut and lock the door, the entire bag is secured inside. After placing your item inside the bag, the delivery driver can lock it by closing the padlock and scrambling the combination. The bag is collapsible and can be compactly stored away on days when you don't expect deliveries.

Drawbacks

While we do like the bag's placement on the door, we also find it to be the Package Guardian's only drawback. Its off-the-ground location could make it difficult for delivery professionals to hoist heavy packages up and into the bag, and deter them from using it.

Specs

  • Price: $64.95

  • Color options: Black

  • Dimensions: 28 x 18 x 14.5 inches

  • Weight: 5 pounds

  • Construction: Ballistic nylon, weather-resistant polyester, and steel cable

Most Space: The Largest Package Bag

Package Panther

Amazon rating: 3/5

Overview

Like the Package Guardian, the Package Panther has steel mesh in the lining of the bag to make it slashproof against porch pirates. But unlike the Package Guardian, the Package Panther offers more space—32 x 40 inches.

And since it's designed to sit on the ground, rather than over the door, the Package Panther is more versatile in what you can secure it to. Using a stainless steel cable, you can attach the Package Panther not only to the door but to railings, windows or even heavy patio furniture.

A delivery professional can lock the Package Panther by pulling a stainless steel cable that loops through the top to cinch it shut. It also comes with a combination lock so you can use it to secure multiple deliveries in one day. As an added bonus, we like that the Package Panther comes with an instruction card that tells delivery professionals how to use the bag properly.

Drawbacks

The biggest setback to the Package Panther is its price. At $149 it’s the most expensive porch delivery bag on the market and its features are similar to other, more affordable options.

Specs

  • Price: $149.00

  • Color options: Black

  • Dimensions: 32 x 40 inches

  • Weight: 3.82 pounds

  • Construction: Stainless steel mesh

Most Fresh: The Best Package Bag for Food

DropSak Fresh

Amazon rating: 4.5/5

Overview

If your deliveries are of the edible sort, the DropSak Fresh is a great option. Like the Package Guardian, the DropSak Fresh is an over-the-door style package bag. It is primarily used to store groceries or fresh food deliveries, which is why we love its thermal insulation feature.

The bag can hold up to 30 pounds of goods or up to four full Amazon fresh green containers. It’s easy and intuitive to use with a zipper at the top to open and place groceries inside. Once your delivery person does this, they can secure it with a flap that closes over the top and locks into the bottom half of the bag.

Drawbacks

You might consider the food-specific use of this bag as a drawback. It's possible that you could use the DropSak Fresh for package deliveries and not just groceries, but the 30-pound weight limit would prevent you from securing large or heavy packages.

Specs

  • Price: $59.99

  • Color options: Green

  • Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 24 inches

  • Weight: 1 pound

  • Construction: Not listed at this time