Saturday, January 14, 2012

Giveaway: Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag $30 ARV {2.14; Cont. US/Can}

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.

Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag giveawayPlanet Wise is offering our readers a giveaway of a Hanging Wet/Dry Bag.

The Hanging Wet/Dry Bag is the perfect portable solution for a selection of both dry and wet cloth diapers, clothes, towels, or swimsuits. One side is a zippered waterproof bag for wet or dirty items, and the other is a dry zippered pouch. It can hold 20-24 cloth diapers, and the handles make it portable and easy to hang over a doorknob or hook.


 

I was so excited to get to review the Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag. I'd seen their products before — they have an assortment of wet bags in different sizes and configurations, and in lots of attractive fabric choices. But the hanging style that was for both wet and dry items? So appealing.

We mostly use a diaper service, and we have a service-rented pail for our prefolds to go in. However, every week we have some undersupply and need to wash some of our own diapers. I wanted something that could hold a few days' worth of cloth diapers and conveniently hang from our bathroom doorknob.

Features

I've been very pleased with the Planet Wise bag. The first thing you notice is the vibrant print in a quality cotton. Mine is Daisy Dream. I love all the prints they offer — you're sure to find one that fits your style and decor.

The Hanging Wet/Dry Bag is divided into two zippered sections. The "wet" section is completely waterproofed with a PVC-free, hidden-seam, sealed liner.

waterproof interior of Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag giveaway
The waterproof "wet" side of the bag, for dirty or wet cloth diapers, clothing, towels, swimsuits, etc. The lining color coordinates with the print and is PVC-free.

water in the bottom of the Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag giveaway
I realize this is kind of a pointless picture, but I wanted to show that I tested out the wet section thoroughly by just pouring some water in there straight. After all, if I'm going to be hanging this bag over my bedroom carpet with a whole load of sopping diapers inside, I want to make sure it doesn't leak! I swished the water around and even squeezed the bag for good measure: Not a drop came out. The dry side stayed completely dry.


The "dry" section is just a normal, zippered pouch in the featured fabric. At first I was thinking it looked sort of insubstantial, but now that I've used it to store dry items, I've found it's quite capacious and sturdy. The zippers, by the way, are lead-free and coordinate with the bags, and they lock tight when zipped so they won't open by themselves (but are easy for you to open).

dry side of Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag giveaway
The dry side is ideal for storing fresh and unused cloth diapers, clothing, towels, and so forth. They will be kept completely separate and dry from the wet items.


Use and Care


family cloth wipes in hanging Planet Wise wet bagI've been using this Hanging Wet/Dry Bag for seven months now, and it still looks gorgeous and functions just as I'd hoped. It's obviously very well constructed, from quality materials. I hang it from our bathroom doorknob and use it for (now) two primary functions: holding our dry and unused family cloth (don't knock it till you've tried it) and holding our wet cloth diapers, family cloth, cloth menstrual pads, particularly dirty clothing courtesy of my kids — anything I don't want to put into our regular laundry pile but do want to remember to clean, pronto!

It works perfectly. Even with the zipper open, there's very little odor that emerges from the wet side (none at all for peed-on items, a potential temporary smell for particularly stinky things), and the dry items on their own side stay dry and easily accessible. I haven't had any problems with mildewing, which is also due to the fact that I wash those items pretty quickly, but it's nice to know that the lining is antimicrobial and, in my experience, leaving the zipper open seems to allow some airflow to cut down on any odors or festering.

When it comes time for laundry day, I can either shake out the items from the wet side or, if it's time for a good wash, shake out the items plus toss the bag itself into the machine. The bag can be machine laundered at any temperature and machine dried, with no damage to the bag or dye transfer to other clothing, which is great when you know for a fact there's been some rank stuff stored inside it.

emptying into laundry Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag giveaway


The cloth of the bag dries fairly quickly in the dryer. The waterproof area sometimes retains moisture, which is to be expected, but I just flip it all back into place and hang the bag up to use again. It hasn't been a problem.

The bag is a very roomy 16.5" x 27". (Realize that this is not a bag that would fit in a diaper bag; it's its own entity.) It holds about two or three days of dirty diapers comfortably, depending on whether they're of a bulkier or more streamlined sort, and that's about how often I want to wash them, anyway. Planet Wise suggests it can hold 20-24 diapers total, though I can imagine it would be rather squishy at that point. I haven't pushed it to its limits in that respect.

I've seen a friend traveling with the Hanging Wet/Dry Bag, and I think it must be brilliant for that use. (I think it's even more brilliant for me in particular not to travel with young kids…) You can put your dry diapers/clothes on the dry side, then transfer them to the wet as they become dirty. You can hang the bag from the doorknob of whatever room you're staying in so it's always conveniently accessible, then pick it up by the handles when it's time to move on.

It would also work really well as a beach, gym, or swim bag. Even if your swimsuits or towels are dripping wet, they won't leak all over as you carry the bag back home.

About Planet Wise

Planet Wise is a family company, run by mama Nicki Maynard and her husband, Jesse. Planet Wise offers many sizes and styles of wet bags, diapering and breastfeeding accessories, reusable snack bags, and the Best Bottom Diapers system. The company prioritizes being environmentally and socially conscious.

They've sourced as many USA-made materials as possible and made sure that they meet the highest safety standards, and their products are all manufactured in a local, women-owned facility. Employees are encouraged to prioritize family time through flexible schedules and bringing young children to work. All the products are reusable and have been designed to replace disposable items which help to reduce waste that ends up in the landfills.


 

BUY IT!


You can purchase Planet Wise wet bags, wet/dry bags, reusable snack bags, and cloth diapering and breastfeeding accessories online at PlanetWiseInc.com or at other stores locally and online using the international store locator.

Wet bags start at $9.50 for the small size. The Hanging Wet/Dry Bag is $29.99.

You can also check out the Best Bottom diapering system at BestBottomDiapers.com. It features snap-in inserts with a colorful PUL shell.

Some of my favorite Planet Wise items I'd love to try:
  • Mini Wet/Dry Bag — perfect for bringing cloth menstrual pads on the go or using as a travel pouch for cosmetics and personal care items.
  • Clear Snack Bags — reusable and see-through! The quart size is the approved one for U.S. airplane travel.
  • Shoulder Wet/Dry Bag — talk about a chic diaper bag! Functional, too, since it holds both fresh and dirty dipes in separate compartments.
  • Cloth Wipes and Pouch — I love the look of these colorful and sustainable flannel wipes, for diapering, hankies, and family cloth.

So many fun things! I'd also love to get a second hanging bag for downstairs, and some smaller wet bags to use in our diaper bag (or one of the wet/dry totes to replace it entirely!).

 

WIN IT!

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67 comments:

organicpatchwork said...

I would love some of the snack bags!

Anny said...

I've been eyeballing the snack bags for months at work (teacher). I think I'm going to have to buy some.

Anny said...

If I won, I'd pick the Organic Garden fabric.

Melissa said...

The small wipes pouch would be great to put dirty bibs in when out and about.

Laura said...

I'd love to try the snack bag set... I'm making a serious effort to pack my husband's meals for lunch and it would be neat way to jazz them up! And of course, the owl pattern is adorable!

Katrina said...

love the owl snack bags!

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Domestic Diva said...

I like the snack bags -- they would be great for in the car.

Domestic Diva said...

The organic garden fabric is fabulous.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I learned all of their items are pvc and lead free.

Kel said...

The shoulder bag is fantastic. I love the Midnight Curl print! We're gradually switching to cloth diapers; it would be great to win the wet/dry bag for travel and for everyday use.

Kel said...

Midnight Curl is my favorite.

Kel said...

Learned that you can wash them at any temperature-- that's great. We use cold most of the time :)
(btw, lingomonkey at gmail dot com.)

FreeIndeed said...

Planet Wise Clear Snack Sets

anna pry

FreeIndeed said...

Organic Lime Medallions
anna pry

FreeIndeed said...

packaging is printed on recycled/recyclable paper using soy-based ink

anna pry

Brittany @ The Pistachio Project said...

Manufactured locally in a woman-owned factory.

Vanessa Coker said...

I like their Flannel Wipes.

vnsscarv [!at]gmail [!dot]com

Vanessa Coker said...

I'd choose Lime Somersaults.

vnsscarv [!at]gmail [!dot]com

Vanessa Coker said...

I learned they're made in the USA.
vnsscarv [!at]gmail [!dot]com

amymccarty1985 said...

The Planet Wise Window Bag is cute!
amymccarty at hotmail dot com

amymccarty1985 said...

I really like the Art Deco pattern
amymccarty at hotmail dot com

amymccarty1985 said...

Their products are all PVC-free and lead-free
amymccarty at hotmail dot com

eve2570 said...

I like the Sandwiches and Snacks...Ready, Wrap, Go!™
Bags. I deal for not just snacks but organizing toys that come with ridiculous packaging that you can't use to store toys back into.
Carmen Van Deursen
eve2570@msn.com

eve2570 said...

I would choose the solid black bag.
Carmen Van Deursen
eve2570@msn.com

eve2570 said...

I am happy that this company sells products that are manufactured in a locally women-owned facility helping to support the local economy and reduce our environmental impact.

Carmen Van Deursen
eve2570@msn.com

Felicia R said...

I would like to try a few of their reusable snack bags!
fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Felicia R said...

I would pick the art deco print
fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Felicia R said...

I learned that their items are all PVC-free and lead-free!
fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristina S said...

I would like a wipe pouch

Kristina S said...

If I won I would choose Orange Woods

Kristina S said...

I learned that they are a family owned company

Rebekah said...

I'd love a diaper pail liner! Cute!

April G said...

I also love their Sport Bags!

Amanda said...

i would choose a purple honeycomb changing pad.

April G said...

I'd choose the Lime Somersaults print. :)

April G said...

I learned that Planet Wise Inc. is socially conscious and employs multiple generations, and local individuals! They also allow flexible hours- how great for families. :)

Amanda said...

i would choose the orange woods bag if i won.

Amanda said...

I learned that employees are welcome to bring their young children to work with them. I think that is awesome!

Amanda said...

@Amanda I forgot to include my email: orangeengr85 {at} gmail {dot} com

Anne-Mette said...

I would love to try the Planet Wise change pad. Looks elegant and simple, easy to store, but would still protect my little guy from getting dirty.

Anne-Mette said...

I would choose chocolate as the fabric colour. E-mail: ahermansen@gmail.com

Sassafras said...

Ready to start cloth diapering!

Bethany said...

I'd like to have a small wet bag to take on the go!
ba_harcourt{at}yahoo{dot}com

Bethany said...

Oh, and I love the owl pattern!
ba_harcourt{at}yahoo{dot}com

Nikki said...

I would also like some of their new cloth wipes with a wipes pouch! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

Nikki said...

I think I'd choose the Lime Somersaults. bgurakdu at gmail dot com

Nikki said...

They employ multi-generations and neighbors! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

Ummi said...

I would love to win the diaper pail liners.

Ummi said...

Dark Chocolate is my fabric choice.

Ummi said...

I learned that they are a family owned company.

simplymerry said...

I would love a shoulder wet/dry bag!
mary michaud

simplymerry said...

aw, they discontinued spring green. :( then i would probably choose chocolate.
mary michaud

simplymerry said...

i learned the company is owned by a husband-wife team... with three cute kids. :)
mary michaud

TopHat said...

I would love some sandwich bags as well!

TopHat said...

I would choose the purple honeycomb fabric!

click clack gorilla said...

I would love to have a few of their diaper pail liners. Love the bright blue.

Karen said...

I really like the pink daisy and peace on earth sports bags.

Karen said...

I really like the pink daisy and peace on earth sports bags.

Karen said...

I like the Pink Daisy Stripe.

Karen said...

I learned they are made in the USA

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

I love the wet/dry bag in the daisy pattern!!

I also love the snack bag gift set in Rcycle!

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Dani said...

I'd love to try their snack bag gift set.

Dani said...

I would choose the Daisy Dream print if I won.

wackyjacks said...

I love the snack bags! Such a great idea.

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