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.
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.
Of Course, It’s A Diaper Bag Too!
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 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!