Wet Bag Face Lift

Human Health and Behavior
Eleanor Luecke

Alexandria Vaughn

What is your project about? My project is about redesigning my gear bag that I use when I swim. This bag is also known as a wet bag or net bag. Another goal of this project was to make a Gear bag that was 90% recycled. This is because I have not seen many good quality gear bags on the market at easy availability or price. I also wanted the bag to be fitted in a way because then it would be easier to find gear when in a rush. This is so you can easily find both of your fins or pattels, or not fight to get your kick board out of your bag. Why did you choose this project? I chose this project because I am a swimmer that has gone through lots of wet bag difficulties in my 5 years of competitive swimming. I also notice a lot of peoples gear bags go through patching and ripping at the bottom of the bag as well. In addition I wanted to make a recycled bag because I have seen a lot of gear bags go to waste and there are only a couple of holes in the bag, so you could still use the bag, but recycled. What was your result/overall conclusion? I found that the slightly chanced store bought gear bag did the best overall, but the second redesign of the first bag I designed was a close second. My first bag I designed fell apart really quickly due to the many imperfections. Why is your project important? My project is important because most swimmers will have a problem with the bag holding their gear together. So having an environmentally good and sturdy and easy to get bag is very helpful.

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3 thoughts on “Wet Bag Face Lift

  1. Redesigning your own wet bag and testing it is very impressive! Making the bag out of 90% recycled materials is a great way to reduce waste and shows great creativity!

  2. Excellent consideration of all the parameters that feed into the construction of an environmentally friendly, durable and easily used wet bag.

  3. Wow – Great collecting user requirements and setting up constraints and acceptance criterial. Also nice use of a categorical rating system to evaluate and compare each of the designs. And then, of course, nice job on being able to construct a bag out of recycled materials that is on par with a store bought one.

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