I have a car, but there is no parking at my building, so you have to park on the street in the surrounding four blocks. I live at the top of a hill too. It was AWFUL having to carry two weeks of food (pandemic times) for those couple blocks in 90°F heat – until I got these handles. My stuff’s still heavy, but it is SO MUCH EASIER to carry it on my shoulder with one bag in front and one behind. I don’t have to stop to give my hands a break, no stops to re-balance the weight distribution of the bags or worse, multiple trips. These are spectacular. Even better for people who take public transport to/from the store. Absolutely worth the money.