Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe

I received the Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe bag to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe

Okay, here’s the truth… I appreciate a good bag like some people appreciate fine art. You’re laughing, I know, but it is totally the truth. I have bags galore and each one of them serve a very different and very specific purpose in my life. And don’t even introduce me to another bag, I will seriously find a purpose for it.

And that is exactly my deal with Ju-Ju-Be. Yes, you have seen me post about them before with my awesome Ju-Ju-Be BFF for twins and my Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared is absolutely amazing for long outings with my kids. But now I have my hands on the HoboBe which I have totally been eyeballing for months.

The Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe is a bit different for me though. I have 1,000 different ideas for how I could use this simplistic, beautiful, well designed bag. But, at the end of the day, there was one very well thought out reason I wanted it.

Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe Camera Bag

A little more than a year ago I took a leap and invested in a good camera. Just like my bags, I did a lot of looking, researching, and comparing for this camera. Eventually I bought a Nikon D3200. It is quite the camera to carry, but now that I have it, I simply can’t imagine using a point and shoot camera for our special family events.

My camera, surprising, came with a camera bag. It’s a nice bag. It’s well thought out. However, it’s a camera bag and any time I take it with us, people know exactly what is inside that bag. And if the shape alone doesn’t tell them, well that little plaque on the outside that says Nikon certainly does.

I have wanted to replace that bag for awhile, but I just hadn’t found the right bag to do it. That is until I started to look at my once thought of diaper bags as a good alternative. My camera bag had to fit well with everything I use it for. Because just using it for my camera isn’t enough. The camera bag, when traveling, also doubles as our “electronics bag” where we store charging cords, the iPad, the Samsung Tablet, and the Nikon point and shoot camera for Zadey.

In the past we have used other electronic style bags for this, but again, it just wasn’t my style and didn’t look the way I wanted it to.

At work I have recently become the “social media manager” which also means that I’m carrying my camera to and from work, a lot. This new title gave me further incentive to want to change up my camera bag since I now carry it along with my purse to and from work.

Inside My HoboBe Camera Bag

Truthfully, I don’t carry a lot with my camera. More than anything I want my camera and all the extras to be in a bag that is comfortable for me to carry, has plenty of space for everything, can keep me organized, and looks like something other than a typical camera bag.

Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe Camera Bag

As you can see I have my camera, lense, and some extras including my phone charger and iPad. Inside the bag, it all fits perfectly snug.

Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe Camera Bag

Of Course, It’s A Diaper Bag Too!

Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe Diaper Bag

As a diaper bag, the HoboBe is perfect for a mom who is a simplistic packer or has a toddler, where we tend to carry less stuff. Honestly, I would not have been able to use the HoboBe for the first 6 months or so when the boys were born. Now that I have a couple of toddlers running around, it absolutely the perfect grab-and-go bag for just a few items.

When using the HoboBe for a diaper bag, it fits:

  • 4 Diapers
  • Small Package of Wipes
  • 2 Sippy Cups
  • Couple of Snack Bags
  • My Wallet, Chapstick, Keys

Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe Diaper Bag

Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe Features

Like all Ju-Ju-Be bags, the HoboBe does not miss a single detail of the qualities that make Ju-Ju-Be bags unique, wonderful, and perfect. The HoboBe features:

  • Front zippered Mommy Pocket to keep you organized.
  • 2 exterior insulated beverage pockets … with Thinsulate by 3M.
  • Plenty of zippers and pockets for excellent organization.
  • Adjustable strap includes a top-notch shoulder pad with memory foam and a grippy textile underneath … no more straps sliding off your shoulders.
  • Light changing pad.
  • Teflon … so stains don’t stick.
  • AgION Antimicrobial Linings … kills germs, mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, and other bad stuff.
  • Metal Hardware.
  • Light colored linings.
  • Machine washable.

Here’s the product video Ju-Ju-Be has for the HoboBe, too:

Get the Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe

The HoboBe bag is available from the Ju-Ju-Be website. At the time of this post is retails for $100.00. And like all Ju-Ju-Be bags, it comes in a wide variety of amazing patterns for mom… not just baby; including their beautiful Legacy Collection.

Win a Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe

The people over at Ju-Ju-Be love to see other uses and new ways to use their bags. We all know they rock as diaper bags, but what more can you do with a Ju-Ju-Be bag? Time to get creative with that question, as I’m giving away a Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe bag, in the pattern of your choice (including the Legacy collection), and want to know… how will you use your HoboBe?

This giveaway will run from July 7 – July 21, 2014 at midnight PST. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents, 18 years or older. By entering this giveaway, you agree to my official giveaway rules. Winner will be drawn on July 22nd and will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn. Enter using Rafflecopter below and good luck!

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196 Comments

  1. Kami Gladis says

    I LOVE JJB! I discovered the line this winter and have been collecting ever since! It’s definitely an addiction!

  2. SUMMER PLEWES says

    The pattern you chose above is my fave, but next I would choose Tokidoki. It is wild and I could definitely find my bad easy. I love that it is used for camera and that is what I need it for. I think it would be a great traveling makeup case too!

  3. Denice P says

    I was thinking that hobo be could be used to carry a tablet and maybe a point and shoot camera . Something that I could use on day trips to carry my stuff around. I dig the Royal Envy print the best.

    • says

      Oh, I love their backpacks, and thought about getting one for my daughter for school, too. I can see that it would be so practical for her and it would wear well and probably last a few years. If you decide to do it, let me know how it is holding up!

  4. Megan F. says

    I could really use it as a gym bag since most of the time I only take a water bottle and shoes. I love the Tokidoki Iconic print! Wouldn’t miss that one if someone decided to take it! LOL!

  5. says

    I’d use it for a camera bag too, I always take my DSLR with me, but also need it to be a purse too. I guess mine would really be a multi-bag! lol

    Love these bags, plus so many of them would be perfect for twin mama – I’d know!! ;)

    • says

      It is perfect for the DSLR and all the personal stuff. There’s plenty of room for all of it.

      And yes, I totally agree, they have a great selection of bags for twin moms. My BFF and Be Prepared are essential.

  6. Pam says

    I love that camera bag! I just got a new camera and have been looking for a camera bag that is cute but also sturdy!

  7. Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings says

    I would love all the colors of this bag…I would definitely use it as a tote bag!

  8. says

    That is one HOT bag and would totally look wonderful on my arm :) I love it is so versatile. Busy people need items like this where we look fashionable and function-able at the same time. I’d use it for Camera’s and all electronics. Now a days we carry many and also use it for a picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Thanks for introducing me to Jujube.

  9. says

    What an awesome camera bag! I have this big clunky free thing that my hubbie picked up for me. It works for now but would love to have a cute one like yours!

  10. says

    I love the black and white flower print – the bag is perfect for taking my swimsuit to Six Flags water park…we have a season pass and we go a lot. The bag would hold my change purse – swimsuit and sun block spray. the kids wear their suit under their clothes – I don’t.

  11. says

    I could never use that as a diaper bag, that is too cute! I love the idea of a camera bag, I would just make it my everyday bag!

  12. says

    This is a great post! You don’t have to use a bag for what it is advertised for and I love that you showed that! This bag would make a great carry on!

  13. says

    I would totally use this as a diaper bag/purse/camera bag. multitasking mom right? I really like the Royal Envy color pattern. That blue and green combo is totally beautiful!

  14. says

    I love how versatile this is. I’m staring across the room at my old diaper bag from 3 years ago. I can’t do much with it. It’s Eddie Bauer and cost me a fortune.

  15. Dayna Wilson says

    A camera bag? I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old though, I’d be using it as a diaper bag if I won :) My favourite pattern is the Tokidoki or Shadow Waltz.

  16. Tammy Dalley says

    I would use it for a camera bag, I love it … the HOBOBE – FLOWER POWER is my favorite pattern!

  17. Mary Songer says

    The one I love is LICORICE TWIRL. Stylish enough to carry every day and practical enough to stand up to everything I need to carry daily. Love this bag.

  18. Candace Galan-Calderon says

    I would use it as a diaper bag since I also have 2 toddlers and I just like carrying the necessities. My favorite pattern is Royal Envy, even though there was a few that I really liked!

  19. Wanda Bergman says

    My favourite pattern is the Shadow Waltz. I can see myself using this bag to carry all the books I read!!

  20. ELIZABETH C. says

    I travel quite a bit and would use the bag to put my camera and other electronics inside. I like the Scarlet bag.

  21. Sylvie W says

    I’d like the Shadow Waltz pattern. As far as uses, when I’m out with family I tend to be the pack horse. The carrier of the bottle of water, tissues, cheese cracker packets, granola bars, sunscreen, balm, candy, gum, etc . . . So, I’ll say my creative use is Pack Horse :)

  22. Sonya Morris says

    I am sure it would be used as a snack bag a time or two when we go somewhere! I love the LICORICE TWIRL pattern.

  23. Kathleen Ophelan says

    I love the shadow waltz pattern. SO very cute, I love that it can be used a camera bag too! I always leave my spare lense at home because I have nowhere to tote it along with!

  24. Jamie B says

    This is my first time hearing about these gorgeous bags! I am in love with the Royal Envy pattern and I would use it as an everyday purse. :)

  25. Susan Chester says

    I love the Royal Envy pattern. I would use it as a beach/picnic bag. It’s so festive and fun!

  26. Ashley O. says

    I cant think of another use because I am a mom and obsessed with my daughter! I would love this bag because it’s larger than my current bag, I could carry for items in it which makes being a mom easier :)
    I love the DREAMY DIAMONDS print

  27. Pam Scott says

    I’m the official “carry-it” person for our family outtings. I have to carry iPods, cameras, snacks, as well as my wallet, keys, etc. I really like the Tokidoki – Animalini design.

  28. Natalie yeoman says

    I would love to use this for when I’m going to the pool it would fit all my stuff in it or also has one of my travel bags

  29. Steve Stone says

    I like the platinum petals one for my wife. she would use this bag for traveling and dog show stuff.

  30. Kayla Gilbert says

    I could also use the Ju-Ju-Be-Hobobe bag as a carry-on bag when I travel for short periods of time. I love the Mister Grey design.

  31. Stephanie Curtis says

    I would use it to carry my sons 3DS and games. All his things he likes to take with us everywhere we go. I like the Mister Grey

  32. Kim says

    I think it would be a great bag to take on planes with you! It would have plenty of places to store everything you need! I like the Royal Envy print!

  33. Maegan Morin says

    I still have kids so it would be full of wipes, snacks and of course my wallet and various other things I need. It would definately come in handy (and its so cute).

  34. Chic Southern Charm says

    My favorite is the Legacy Superstar- The First Lady and I would use it when I travel, as a purse, as a camera bag, etc. I love it!

  35. Megan C says

    Love the Dreamy Diamonds pattern! I still use a diaper bag for my toddler, but I could see this be amazing as a light carry-on, too!

  36. Erin Madigan says

    I would use it as a lunch bag! Definitely a great bag to take lunch in to the office! I also love the Royal Envy pattern! Too cute!

  37. Sheryl says

    I think it is a good day trip bag. Plenty of room for camera, cell phone, maps/brochures and love the pouch for a water bottle. My favorite pattern is the Flower Power or the Pink Pinwheels.

  38. cynthia Painter says

    Flower Power is my favorite pattern. I would just use this as an extra bag for short beach trips!

  39. Cassandra Eastman says

    It’d be great to use as an everyday purse, or for a picnic lunch! I love the Mister Gray print!!

  40. Junglewife says

    I love the Silver Ice pattern. I could see using the bag for a craft bag. I always am looking for cute bags to put my knitting stuff in :-)

  41. saralynns2 says

    This bag would be awesome for day outings- it can keep snacks, a little kit of necessities, etc :) So much space!

  42. Sharill says

    I am between the patterns Royal Envy or Flower Power! And I would use it as camera bag, diaper bag, carry on purse for travel, or just because! I love it and it looks so fancy!

  43. heather c says

    I have a few ideas… A make-up bag for road-trips, a snack bag for whenever, a wet bag for swimming suits, a hiding spot for a gift craft in the works (if the craft is small enough)…

    I love the crimson kaleidoscope pattern. Very cool!

  44. Sarah L says

    What a great bag! I’d use it to go to the swimming pool. I like the HOBOBE – LILAC LACE.
    Thanks for the contest.

  45. Lindsey Murdock says

    I would actually be pretty predictable and use it for a diaper bag. I have a newborn, but after 3 kids, I’ve learned the art of packing lightly so I think this bag would be the perfect fit!

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