Initially I thought this bag was just a little too heavy and big for me. I'm a minimalist, usually my purse only contains my phone, wallet, chapstick and a pen. However, going back to work in a professional setting meant no cutesie bags and certainly no cooler, pump bag and purse. So I bought this thinking 50/50 I'd have to return it.
I was so wrong! This bag is perfect for me. I have a spectra 9 plus, which means the pump isn't very large at all, but with all the peripheral accessories I need during the day, I still manage to find things to put inside it. Snacks, water bottles, breast pads, milk bags, pump charger, phone charger, wallet, phone, etc. And honestly, I can fit my laptop inside of it in a pinch.
There are two insulated pockets, one on either side. The larger one, meant to hold a larger pump ends up being my cooler section. I bought some extra ice packs, so am actually able to just put my bags of milk in the side with the extra packs, and it's good all day (8am-6pm). I do however put a washcloth on the outside facing part of the pocket for extra insulation. The smaller insulated pocket isn't really effective as insulation, and when I put ice packs in that side, I found condensation on the outside of the pack. I guess as far as improvements, I'd make the insulation a little thicker for the larger pocket and use the other side for odds and ends.
The pockets in the interior are different sizes, making deciding what goes where a breeze. My pump fits into one of the smaller interior pockets, leaving room in the larger two pockets for my wallet, phone, tubing and chargers. There's even a side pocket that I can store a weeks worth of pumping bags and breast pads into.
The opaque bag that comes with the purse is perfect for putting flanges, etc. inside if you were going to throw them into a work fridge instead of rinsing them out. I haven't used it yet because I have a sink readily available. However, I can see multiple uses for it in the future.
As far as the heft of the bag - initially I thought... hmmm this sure is a heavier bag than I would like. HOWEVER, it holds itself up. Never does it flop over or jar things around. It seems safer for my "liquid gold" than a lighter bag with less stability. Also, I pump in a converted conference room that many women use. We literally all pump around a table. So the bag is just tall enough to ensure some modesty without carrying around a cover.
All in all 5 stars! In spite of my initial reservations, this bag has far exceeded my expectations. And weirdly enough, I've gotten compliments on my new purse. LOL If only they knew.
As a working and traveling mom, it was important to me to have a bag that is not only durable but is also functional and stylish. This bag is absolutely worth the money. I did have a flaw with one of the zippers but Shannan worked to correct it quickly! I have my first business trip next week and have no doubt that this bag will make life away from baby a little bit easier. My favorite thing about the bag is the shoulder strap and multiple pockets on the inside. The bag also comes with a blue pouch to keep pump parts in so they aren't just free floating. This is a must have for any working mother!
As a new mom, I've stopped purchasing any extra luxury items for myself, in favor of buying things for my baby. This is the exception. Since pumping is a HUGE part of my life (I work full time and have weekly overnight trips away from home), I decided to treat myself to a pump bad that did not look like one. After extensive research, I discovered Juno Blu and fell in love! It's discrete, attractive and professional. I use it with the Medela PISA, which fits easily into it's zipper slot. The main compartment had plenty of space and pockets for my pump parts, bottles, hands-free bra, nursing cover and assorted other items. My only negative feedback is with the size of the cooler area. It's very small. With the small ice packs provided, you can fit a max of 2 milk bags OR bottles. Granted I travel overnight, so I have to bring a separate cooler to transport my milk most of the time (idea: create a Juno Blu cooler bag that matches and affixes to the pump bag so I don't have to carry around an ugly Coleman cooler bag!). The cooler area serves it's purpose if you're on the go for 8 or so hours, my needs are just a little different. Love this bag. It's a little pricier than I'd like but again, it was my one new mommy treat. :)
Love this bag. It is perfect for what I need and I have gotten so many compliments on it. My only complaint is that the leather in the side seams appears to be rubbing off. I only use this bag for work and then just from my car to desk and desk to mothers room. It just seems like it should hold up better than that. But it does make pumping more efficient by having EVERYTHING in one place.
Edit: the handle started to have the material rub off after 6 weeks of use. I contacted the company and I must say it was GREAT customer service. They are sending new handles and were quite wonderful about the whole thing.
Finally a professional looking bag that I can use both as a purse and to carry my breast pump to work! The side pockets securely hold and conceal the pump and bottles so that they do not fall out when I am getting items out of the inside of the bag. The Medela cooler fits perfectly in the side pocket. Lots of inner pockets to organized personal items. The bag is a little on the large side but comfortable to carry and, by far, the best bag I have found for this purpose.
I purchased this bag in July ahead of a business trip that I had to take overseas. It was a lifesaver to be able to carry my pump discreetly and still look fashionable. I have since continued using the bag daily for work. It is convenient to be able to carry my pump, accessories and even my laptop on occasion all in one bag.
The reason for the two star review is that the faux leather fabric on the handles has begun to fray -- badly. It is to the point that I have stopped using the bag, as it's embarrassing to walk around with a handbag that looks this way. It's very disappointing given how expensive the bag is. I expected much higher quality.
Gorgeous and discreet. My fashion forward friends complimented me on the great bag and those who are moms were surprised to learn that it was for my pump. I can use it as a purse and to carry work files between home and office.