A wicketed bag is a type of plastic or paper bag designed to aid in the handling or packaging of products. These bags are defined by the wicket, or metal wire, that is used to hold the bags together, and streamline the packaging process. In addition to the wicket, wicketed poly bags are known for their strength, and can often carry more weight than other types of bags. They have one or more holes in the top that allow the bags to be hung on a rack, making them convenient to display at retail stores. 

What Are Wicketed Bags Used For?

Wicketed bags are used for carrying items, storing items, and protecting items. These bags are very popular because they are lightweight and easy to carry around. They can also be folded up easily and stored when not in use.

A few common applications for wicketed bags include:

Food Bags

Wicketed food bags are used when you buy fresh produce from the grocery store or farmer’s market. The food will stay fresh longer if it is kept in a wicketed bag as there won’t be as much air getting into it, which would cause bacteria growth. They are often made using low-density polyethylene for durability and moisture resistance. 

Bakery Bags

These types of bags can be used by any bakery shop that sells bread, cakes, or pastries as they will keep these items safe from damage while still being able to see what’s inside easily with their clear plastic design. Metallocene is generally used when producing these bags thanks to its high level of clarity and its ability to stay strong at thin measurements.

The wickets that hold these bags up make it easier for bakery employees to wrap and package breads. 

Product Bags

You’ll find these types of bags at many stores where you can buy products such as cleaning supplies, clothing, and car parts. They can be made using a wide variety of resin types based on the use case. For instance, VCI (vapor corrosion inhibitor) is often used for metal parts, thanks to its resistance to moisture and rust. 

How Do You Know if You Need a Wicketed Bag?

Whether you’re a produce stand, bakery, or grocery store, wicketed bags are an easy way to give your customers what they want without compromising your brand. If you sell fresh food or baked goods and need quick access to bags for goods, it may be time to invest in a wicketed bag dispenser.

If you offer small items in bulk—such as candy bars, gumballs, or even small parts like screwsand nails —a bag dispenser can streamline packaging and reduce waste by providing an efficient option for customers to grab just the amount they need. .

Wicketed bags are also highly customizable and can come in various colors: any shade of red, yellow, green, blue, white, black, and more. We can even add your company’s logo to each bag, which helps with local brand awareness. 

What Are Some Common Wicketed Bag Sizes?

Wicketed bags are available in a variety of sizes, depending on the purpose for which you’re using them. The most common sizes are:

  • Small – For single-use items such as floss and dental picks. These bags typically range from 4″ x 8″ to 9″ x 12″.
  • Medium – For things like dog treats, candy, and other snacks. These bags generally fall between 12″ x 14″ to 14″ x 16″.
  • Large – Used primarily for bulk foods such as rice or oatmeal; this size is also commonly used by restaurants to package leftovers. These bags can get as large as 25″ x 37″.


Wicketed Bags Suit a Variety of Applications

The beauty of wicketed bags is that they don’t need to be handled quite as much as other bag styles. This means less chance of contamination and less chance of cross-contamination from other products to feel confident about the quality and safety of your purchase every time. They may not be for everyone, but if you are looking for a way to pack up a lot in little space, then wicketed bags might just fit the bill.

No matter what you need a wicketed bag for, the A-Pac Manufacturing team can deliver in whatever quantity you need. With no minimum order and custom manufacturing capabilities, we’re here to get you the wicketed poly bags that best suit your needs.

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