I don't take this bag out with me but I use it to store all of my reusable pads and I really like it.
Pretty and sturdy for alternate use
As I have a heavy flow and needed a lot of space for my dry pads and soiled ones, I actually use this bag in Sapporo for my makeup. It's not the intended use, but works wonderfully. It's a great low profile size but holds many items, is smooth and water resistant material, and has washed well. This bag might work for pads along with a wet bag. For me it's easier to use a two compartment wet bag. Still, I recommend this awesome bag for other uses.
Perfect size to throw in your purse
Wouldn’t have been able to last my weekend away without this carry bag! Was at a weekend seminar and needed something to store my gladrags in during the day when I was away from my hotel room. The print on the bag is cute. It looks just like a makeup bag, so I wasn’t embarrassed to pull it out of my bag and take it to the bathroom. It was the perfect size to carry in my purse, not too bulky.
I placed in my supply of reusables as backup. I prefer the old model I have (2012?) I lined it with cotton canvas as the gum was wearing out, but it fit more, felt sturdier, and I like that everything is fully contained. This new product feels flimsy, it's plastic, is smaller in size (but new pads seem larger), maybe fine for light back up, but not for a day at work when heavy menstruation is occurring. Plus it's easy to see your clean supply... Which feels sketchy to me. It's a pretty color though.
Hi Kerri, We appreciate knowing the aspects you're not as satisfied with so that we can consider them for future products, so thank you for your feedback! - The GladRags Team
Perfect for the workday
I have this in the Rita print - a nice happy pattern :) It is just the right size to fit two day pads (with both inserts) in the front pocket that snaps (the clean or dry pocket; the wings need to be folded but the length of the day pad fits). I fold dirty pads when they go into the zippered pocket, so the bag itself is typically not getting soiled (so I’ve not had to launder it often, but I love that it can go through the washer!). The day pad plus would be too long to fit without folding front-to-back in addition to folding the wings, so I would expect it would be bulkier if packing it with the same number of longer pads. I like that it looks like a cute clutch—not making it obvious that it is carrying period products. I have been able to (just barely) fit it into the inner pocket of my fleece jacket; it fits more easily into a lab coat pocket. I also can carry it in my hand or tuck it under my arm without feeling too awkward while walking to the restroom at work. This would not be big enough for an overnight trip; for that I would bring the small wet bag (stash clean pads in a corner of my suitcase or a separate bag the doesn’t have to be waterproof, use the wet bag for dirty pads, and still use this carry bag for while I’m out and about during the day).