Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was not financially compensated for this post.
I love it when I find a product that meets an actual need. That's what happened when I had the opportunity to review The Gussy, a waterproof handbag cover, meant to protect your purse in the rain or snow.
The weather has been nuts in Austin this spring. Since I take the train to work, I do a lot of walking outdoors each day. I always keep an umbrella and scarf in my purse to protect my hair, clothes, and makeup as dry as I can in case of unexpected rain. The problem that I find is that my umbrella doesn't always protect my handbag (or its contents since I carry a big, open-topped tote) or laptop bag very well. It's almost impossible to keep both myself and my handbag dry, which has been a real problem for me this year. If I have to make a choice to protect my hair or my bag, sorry bag.
Enter The Gussy! I no longer have to make that devil's bargain. My umbrella has my hair, and The Gussy has my purse.
Large enough to cover even my giant tote bag (plus my laptop bag at the same time), The Gussy folds up pretty compactly to store easily inside my bag when not in use. It came in a reusable plastic bag, but I would have preferred that they included a cute bag made of the same fabric for stylish, waterproof storage. Maybe a future product improvement!
There are three top Velcro straps that allow for quick and easy on and off, but with sufficient coverage for the top of the purse. They also allow for coverage of purses of multiple shapes and sizes, and different handle spacing.
The best part? They are only $20! Plus, they come in several colors and patterns (from chevron, to skulls, and more) to match several different style aesthetics. I have the navy blue with polka-dot "Meredith" style. You can shop all the styles here.
The simple design allows for easy on and off, and versatility to cover bags of different shapes and sizes.
The Gussy folds up flat and compact for easy storage.
The Gussy easily covered my giant tote bag completely, and has protected my purse and its contents from the pouring rain in Austin for several days this week.
The Gussy adds some extra style to a rainy day.
You can get your own Gussy cover here. The low price point makes them a great gift for friends, travelers, grads, or even yourself (get yourself a few styles to match different outfits!).