Saturday, January 14, 2012

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

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama and Natural Parents Network. I'm also cross-posting it here at Hobo Mama Reviews. 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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72 comments:

Bhav said...

I really like the Planet Wise Sandwich Wrap!

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Bhav said...

I love the Lime Coco Bean fabric!

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Bhav said...

I learned that Community and family has always been a leading value for Planet Wise Inc.™. Multi-generations are employed as well as fellow neighbors. Employees are given the opportunity for flexible schedules allowing them to work around family time and school schedules. To further promote family values, employees are welcome to bring their young children to work with them.

Amber said...

meadows tweets looks cute! So I pick it!

Amber said...

The wet dry sholder bag

Alicia Crenshaw said...

I'd love to have a shoulder Wet/Dry bag. Does "retired" mean they don't have them in stock anymore? Because I'd love to have one of those bags with the Spring Green fabric!

Alicia Crenshaw said...

If I were to win, I'd choose Organic Garden!

Alicia Crenshaw said...

I learned that their zippers are lead-free. I never even thought about lead in zippers!

Mrs. Martinet said...

I like the detail they put into their bags. Coordinating fabrics and liners and lead-free zippers!

Mrs. Martinet said...

I love the Funky flowers pattern.

Mrs. Martinet said...

I'd also like a shoulder bag!

mamawj said...

I aloso like the planet wize sport bag so many designs to offer and I really like the Peace on earth design in that product thanks
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mamawj said...

I would chose the peace on earth print I love browns and aquas
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mamawj said...

I learned from Planet Wize that Employees are given the opportunity for flexible schedules allowing them to work around family time and school schedules, so important for self esteem and makes a better employee who will be friendlier to the customers because of that fact
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Kami said...

I love the art Deco print! Also love that they are USA made!

Amanda said...

I like the napkins.

Megan said...

snack bags!

Sarah said...

I like the strawberries and spring dots snack bags and the spring dots wet/dry bags.

Alison said...

I visited the website and definitely want the Planet Wise Shoulder Wet/Dry bag- seems so practical!

Alison said...

Art deco is my favorite print!

Alison said...

I assumed I'd need to wash the snack bags the way I wash my diapers, but they say to rinse and reuse! Makes reusable snack bags sound much easier!

rebecca m said...

I would love to try their wipes. We have a pail liner from them and love it.

rebecca m said...

I like daisy dream and river rock.
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Loretta said...

i would choose organic garden

Mrs.Smitty said...

I'd love to try their Flannel Wipes!
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Mrs.Smitty said...

I'd choose the Pink Daisy Stripe
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Mrs.Smitty said...

I learned that they do their research and only use "safe" products, including lead-paint-less zippers!
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Manic Mrs. Stone said...

No way! I totally just put a brown diaper-pail liner of theirs on my baby wish-list a couple days ago. So that would be my fave item :)

Valerie said...

I love the Planet Wise Sport Bag.

Kelly @ The Homeschool Co-op said...

I would adore any of your wetbags. In fact, they are exactly what I've been looking for. Here's hoping!

Janeen said...

I like the wet/dry bags in spring dogs and would be perfect for cloth diapering and all the dirty baby clothes while on the go.

Alex said...

Flannel Wipes!
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S said...

I'd choose the owl wipes pouch. daniellemsheppard@gmail.com

Jelli Bean said...

I'd like the shoulder wet/dry bag.

Jelli Bean said...

I'd choose the lime somersaults pattern,

Jelli Bean said...

I learned that they also make sandwich bags.

Kambrea said...

I like their sandwich/snack bags
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organicpatchwork said...

I would pick the River Rock pattern

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

oooo I would love to try their snack bags:)

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

I really like the love forever print, and the butterflies-so many to choose from:)

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

How durable they are no matter what temp. you wash them with:)

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

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Sadie said...

I like the Planet Wise Wipes

Sadie said...

IN the butterfly pattern

Sadie said...

Made in the USA

Chelsea Ballou said...

i'd choose the owl print for the wet/dry bag. if i could choose another item, it'd be the wipe pouches in "owl" also

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Chelsea Ballou said...

I've also learned that planetwise is a family company, making sure to have flexible schedules for all of their employees to work around their busy family lives! that makes the company even more awesome in my eyes... Not only am i getting a quality eco-friendly product, but i'm supporting a company that supports their employees!

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Tammy D said...

I really like the Planet Wise Sport Bag
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Tammy D said...

Wow I love all the prints I dont know which one I like the most but I really love the daisy dream print.

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Tammy D said...

I learned their zippers are lead free. wow who would have thought there was lead in zippers...?

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Mrs. B said...

Sandwich bags.

Mrs. B said...

I would choose Outer Space.

(both this post and the one above it are from Jojo. mrsbinoh at gmail dot com)

Katy said...

I have always loved Flame, but it's hard to choose a favorite!

Katy said...

The mini wet/dry bag would be perfect for me at work! I could put it in my apron and keep my phone dry when splashes happen.

Katy said...

Planet Wise seams are like no others in the industry.

lilpinksocks said...

I like the snack bags in Blue Vines
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Annie said...

the snack bags are adorable and not to mention very useful!

Annie said...

midnight curl is the pattern I would choose

Annie said...

all PVC-free and lead-free!

MamaHunfy said...

I'd love the Planet Wise Snack Bag Gift Set


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MamaHunfy said...

I'd choose Art Deco!

Vashti M

MamaHunfy said...

I learned that During development we carefully researched raw materials and chose as many USA-made materials as possible.

Vashti M

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I like the Planet Wise Nursing Cover

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I'd choose the orange woods design

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I learned that Planet wise is a family owned company run by a husband and wife team.

Katherine said...

I'd love to get a pail liner from them as well, mine are all de-laminating!

Rebekah said...

I just love the ocean color changing pad!

Taylor @ Mama Java said...

Oh wow, I could definitely use a hanging wet/dry bag. I love the geometric studio print - so mod!

The second item I like from the website...I love the medium sized wet bags. I always end up packing plastic bags in my diaper bag for wet/dirty diapers, but an actual wet bag is so much better.

Taylor @ Mama Java said...

I'd opt for the geometric studio print!

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Taylor @ Mama Java said...

I think it's awesome that they encourage family values by letting employees bring young children to work on occasion!

paganista said...

I'd love to try their flannel wipes!

Emily G. said...

I would love a diaper pail liner!