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Sarah Wells Lizzy Review

Spacious, easy to clean bag that holds lots of supplies
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Price:   $100 List | $100 at Amazon
Pros:  2 carry methods, picture pocket, spacious
Cons:  Hard to keep organized, narrow shoulder straps
Manufacturer:   Sarah Wells
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz  ⋅  Dec 19, 2019
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The Skinny

The Sarah Wells Lizzy is a stylish and spacious bag with dual side pockets for easy pup access and accessory storage. This bag fits most commercial grade pumps and the side pockets do double duty as insulated spaces to keep milk cool when combined with ice packs. This bag can fit smaller laptops and most of your personal accessories in addition to your pumping supplies, but the internal storage is somewhat lacking leaving a need for better internal organization features. We like that the Lizzy is discrete, is cheaper than other Sarah Wells options, and uses quality materials that will keep it in play long after your pumping days are behind you.

Our Analysis and Test Results

In 2011, a new working mother, Sarah Wells, was pumping at work for her daughter. Sarah was disappointed with the bags available for carrying her pump, accessories, and personal items to and from work. As a result, Sarah designed a new kind of breast pump bag naming it for her daughter (Maddy). In 2013, Sarah Wells launched its first widely available bag and continue to make a variety of quality options today.

Performance Comparison



The side pocket on the Lizzy fits almost any size pump.
The Lizzy can fit just about everything you'll need for a pumping day on the go to work.

Ease of Use


This bag is fairly easy to use, but it could use more internal organization and utilizing a separate organizing system could be really useful with the Lizzy. We like that you can use the pump while it stays in the bag and the insulated pockets are nice even if you need to supply your own icepacks.

The hardware on the Lizzy is nice and functional without being flashy and shiny.
The fabric on the Lizzy is fairly water repellent which is good for pumping mothers who might suffer spills.

Quality


The Lizzy uses durable nylon that is thick and easy to clean. The strap connections are double stitched and the hardware is higher quality. This bag sports metal feet to keep the bottom clean and the zippers run smoothly. Sarah Wells has a lifetime warranty should anything go wrong, but the materials are nice and the bag looks like it will last for a long time.

With an average weight and compact design  the Lizzy is a good choice if you need a smaller option that still holds all of your supplies.
With an average weight and compact design, the Lizzy is a good choice if you need a smaller option that still holds all of your supplies.

Weight/Bulk


The Lizzy is a larger bag that is relatively lightweight with an empty weight of 1.4 lbs. The bag itself has ample room for lots of supplies, so you'll want to be careful not to overfill the bag or it could become quite heavy. This is not a bag that will fit in smaller spaces, but it will accommodate all your supplies which is the trade-off.

The Lizzy has an exterior pocket useful for your personal items such as smartphones and keys.
The interior of the Lizzy has a zippered pocket good for items you don't want lost in the bottom of the bag.

Features


The Lizzy has several features for organization including outside and internal pockets. This bag features two side pockets for your pump and accessories. The pockets are insulated and can keep items cool up to 6 hours with the use of ice packs. When you aren't carrying a pump, the pockets can be pushed aside to open more space in the main compartment. The bag fits all portable pumps and 13-15 inch laptops with a case in place.

The crossbody/shoulder strap on the Lizzy could use some padding.
The Lizzy shoulder straps have a nice attention to detail  but they aren't as comfortable as they could be if they had padding.

The bag can be carried with dual shoulder straps or an adjustable crossbody strap. Neither are padded and we think it would be nice if the crossbody strap were thicker or had some padding for comfort. The Lizzy also has a picture pocket so you can gaze on your little one when pumping which some experts believe increases milk production or "letdown."

The Lizzy has stylish metal feet designed to keep the bottom clean.
The Lizzy has stylish metal feet designed to keep the bottom clean.

Style


This stylish bag comes in a variety of colors/patterns. The style is simple and functional with attention to detail that allows it to blend into a variety of situations from lunch to business meetings. We think this bag is discrete enough to work for other uses when your pumping days are over including everything from a diaper bag to a travel companion.

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Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz