It does what you want it to. The mallet seems overpriced, I didn't buy it with the mallet, I should have bought it with the mallet in hindsight. I have a plastic and metal meat mallet with a flat side I can use instead, and it simply doesn't have the heft I think the wooden mallet would give to crush the ice easily and finely. Pretty good, I don't know what the recommended way to clean it is though.
SIZE: 7" wide, total length is 11.5", but 2.5" flap, which when folded over reduces usable length to ~7". If fill with ice then just enough for two drinks. MATERIAL: Very heavy canvas, quality. USE: Hit my thumb first use, sugar! But works great at crushing ice. RECOMMENDATION: Would buy again and should have bought years ago!
This was made very well but to small for what I wanted to use it for, to bad this does not come in bigger sizes.
I bought the hammer/bag combo. Then I bought a spare bag so that I could have one bag drying while the other is in use (mold prevention). This bag is great. Before , I was using a plastic bag and the ice would tear it. Get them both hammer and bag.
I love this thing! Simple! Easy to crush my ice with just a hammer!!! Use it all the time in the summer making my fancy drinks.