Bananafish Madison Review
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|Pros||Budget minded, backpack carry, lots of pockets||High quality, machine washable, fun designs||High-quality materials, great organization, useful included accessories||Perfect size, included changing pad, stylish design||Budget-friendly, simple design, liquid repellent|
|Cons||Bad zipper, inconsistent quality, doesn't fit larger pumps||Expensive, needs extra insulated area||Does not fit all pumps, not laptop friendly, heavy||Lower quality, fewer pockets, poor structure||Side zipper is main compartment, needs more dividers|
|Bottom Line||Budget-friendly backpack for pump supplies and personal items but quality control is lacking||A high-quality favorite that offers multiple features with a stylish look, but is heavy and expensive||A bag that provides next-level organization with dual compartments and sturdy materials, but will not fit larger pumps||Large capacity and multi-functional tote that doubles as a diaper bag, but is not good quality||Wallet-friendly option with enough features to get the job done on a budget, but not stylish or well organized|
|Rating Categories||Bananafish Madison||Ju-Ju-Be Be Supplied||Nanobébé Duet||Mommore Breast Pump...||Dr. Brown's Carryall|
|Ease of Use (35%)|
|Specs||Bananafish Madison||Ju-Ju-Be Be Supplied||Nanobébé Duet||Mommore Breast Pump...||Dr. Brown's Carryall|
|Dimensions||15.5"W x 7"D x 12.5"H||13"W x 6"D x 12"H||17.3"W x 6"D x 13.8"H||16"W x 8"D x 12"H||12.5"W x 7"D x 15.7"H|
|Weight||1.3 lbs||1.9 lbs||2.4 lbs||1.6 lbs||1.4 lbs|
|Laptop Friendly||Yes - 13"||Yes - 13"||No||Yes||Yes - 15"|
Our Analysis and Test Results
Bananafish started over 15 years ago with baby bedding and nursery decor. The company prides itself on bringing trends and styles to traditional and contemporary design. They are dedicated to products that offer comfort and quality, but also delight. Bananafish is part of the Betesh group that includes BabyBrezza.
Ease of Use
The Madison is a backpack style bag that fits most breast pumps on the market. The pump can fit in the side or front pocket depending on the brand and may or may not need to be removed from the bag to operate it. The bag has several internal pockets and places for putting almost anything as long as it is smaller in size. The front pocket has a mesh compartment for small pumps or tubes and accessories and we like that there is a place for everything so you don't lose items in a single giant space.
This bag struggles with some quality control issues as some folks report torn seams and hard-working zippers. It looks good on the surface but the potential for tears and stitching problems means you probably don't want to overfill it and place undue stress on connection points.
This bag feels on the smaller size even though it is about average with the other bags in the review. At a weight of 1.3 lbs, it is slightly lighter than other options and the size is smaller than the average by several inches which results in it not working for larger laptops.
The Madison has backpack carry straps and a top opening that makes it feel roomier than it is. It will hold a 13-inch laptop without the case and nothing larger will fit. This bag fits most pumps but its size will dictate where you can put it. he exterior and interior have lots of small pockets that can help you feel more organized but they are all on the small side so you may not be able to fit what you want anywhere but the larger main pocket. If you plan to use this as your only bag, it will be filled to the max which could make it hard to find what you are looking for.
This bag has a young and fresh style that might be best suited for younger moms or those outside the professional business world. The bag is cute and looks nice, but working professionals may find it more casual than they want for workdays, and might use it more for weekends than the workplace.
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