Today I’m finally sharing my review of the Mirano Changing Bag by Pacapod. I’d aimed to share this post soon after having Parker, but it’s become such a staple in our household that I’ve struggled to find a time it wasn’t in use!
For those who might not know, Pacapod are most popular for their unique 3-in-1 baby organising system bags. They also come with a foldable changing mat and detachable pram clips. Their aim being to, “help make the experience of being out and about as a parent a little easier.” – and that they do!
For a while I’d gotten used to simply using a canvas bag on outings with our two-year-old, Finlay but when baby no. 2 was on the way I knew I needed to find something a little more durable. I can be rather picky when it comes to “mummy bags”, so I was instantly drawn to the simple, understated design of the Mirano and how it can easily be used by both Mum and Dad.
Something I also like is how spacious the Mirano is, which is great for those like me juggling a baby and a toddler. It has 3 different compartments, each with their own purpose. The largest stores the removable feeder and changer pods with a decent sized pocket to keep the foldaway changing mat in (plus any spare clothes you might need).
As I breastfeed I tend to pack Finlay’s snacks and water bottle in the feeder pod, however it’s spacious enough to fit 3 or 4 bottles inside. The changing pod has it’s own little storage system, with a place for nappies, wipes, creams and any other changing gear you might need. Both pods can detach from the bag, so you have the choice to take out whatever necessities you need.
The second large compartment of the bag is designed specially for parents, and could easily fit an iPad or laptop. However, I mostly use it for storing a muslin blanket or two, as with a young baby I always need one on standby. It also has handy pockets (one with a key fob) to store your mobile and wallet etc. so there’s no need to take a separate personal bag out with you. The bag has both tote handles and an across body strap, which is great when you need your hands free!!
Lastly the quality of the Mirano is fantastic. The “Cotton matte coated canvas” is hardwearing and is easy to wipe clean, keeping it looking nice. We’ve been using ours for a couple of months now and the only signs of wear is that the outside now looks slightly crinkled, however it’s no worse than other bags I’ve owned. I can easily see the Mirano lasting us well into the future! Especially as it’s so customisable, it can easily adapt to different stages of family life.
The Pacapod Mirano retails at £99 and is now available in black and tan! Have you tried a Pacapod bag? What were your thoughts?
*Thank you to Pacapod for kindly sending us this bag to review. All products sent for review have been trialled and tested. All opinions on items sent for review are honest and our own, we’d never recommend an item we didn’t love ourselves.