Features & Benefits:
- Comfortable and easy to use Ardo Calypso Double Plus Breastpump
- Great for working moms or busy moms on the go who pump frequently
- Compact and quiet, perfect for working moms and moms on the go
- 64 total settings
- Includes: Calypso breastpump, 2 pumpsets with multiple breast shells (26 mm and 31 mm), 2 breast shell inserts (28 mm), 2 Optiflow 26 mm, brush for cleaning, bottle holder, battery compartment, power adapter, 2 lip valves (spare part)
- Soft Optiflow massage inserts (26mm) actively massage the breast to help express milk efficiently and gently
- Simultaneous pumping with double pump saves time and may boost ability to produce milk
- Cuts pump time by 50%
- Suction strength (vacuum) and frequency settings (cycle) can be adjusted individually and independently from each other
- Vacuum Seal technology protects milk from contamination and pathogenic agents
- 3 three different sizes of breast shells ensure best fit
- Extended 400 hour or one-year guarantee, whichever is preferred by the mother
- AA battery operation for use without electrical power
- WHO Code Compliant
REVIEW SNAPSHOT®by PowerReviews
- Quiet (30)
- Closed system (11)
- Lightweight (8)
- Compact (6)
- Easy to clean (5)
- Not enough suction (3)
- Travel (6)
- Pumping at work (5)
- Was this a gift?:
- Yes (38), No (21)
Most Liked Positive Review
Overall good pump
I had the opportunity to try this breast pump as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. I was initially excited because part of the hype of this pump is the soft Optiflow massage inserts...Read complete review
I had the opportunity to try this breast pump as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. I was initially excited because part of the hype of this pump is the soft Optiflow massage inserts and I thought these would help maintain a seal while having to do hand expression while pumping (my body does not always respond as well to a pump as I would like). Unfortunately these inserts are ONLY available with a certain size of shield - and that was not the size I specified. I was disappointed not to have the opportunity to try these.
Overall, this is a good pump. It's not an AMAZING OUT OF THIS WORLD pump, but it is a good pump. It is effective and got the job done. The motor is quiet (as advertised) and that is a big bonus. Many people probably appreciate the ability to have control of vacuum strength and cycle number. I honestly did not find that control very helpful - but I suppose it's nice if I wanted it.
There are a couple of aspects of this pump that I like over any other pump on the market that I've tried. The closed system is great. I really appreciate this as that is my major problem with my favorite pump on the market. I have to say that the closed system was difficult to master at first (I had a really difficult time getting the green caps to stay appropriately on the bottles) but they have videos that help with this, and in general, over time it got much easier to do (practice makes perfect and all). The bottle design is AWESOME. They have a stand that completely prevents them from tipping over and that is golden. That being said - I wish the markings themselves on the bottles were easier to read. It's impossible to tell how much I had pumped just by looking at the bottle while pumping. The entire system itself is compact and that is nice.
I gave this product 4 stars because it deserves it. It's a good system that will definitely get the job done and serve you well.
Most Liked Negative Review
I love this pump! At least, I love it as much as anyone can actually love a breast pump. I really appreciate being given the opportunity to try it out and put it...Read complete review
I love this pump! At least, I love it as much as anyone can actually love a breast pump. I really appreciate being given the opportunity to try it out and put it through its paces, thanks to the WeeSpring Parent Panel for that!
Features I loved....
First off it is quiet. Having a quiet pump isn't necessarily a "must" but it it's definitely a plus in my book. It's quiet enough that I can do other things while pumping and not be distracted by the noise from the motor. Second, it has very durable membranes and was incredibly easy to clean. Additionally, because it it is a closed tubed system it is easy to clean and keeps the milk sanitary, win win! Finally, I can customize the amount of suction to exactly where I need it to be and I can change it throughout my pumping session to better mimic baby's natural sucking patterns. I can feel the milk being drained from my breast while using this product and I can see the suction working... Definitely a winner for me.
Features I'd like to see improved...
It was tricky (not impossible) to assemble without instructions. I'm a reader, I like to know what I'm doing and be able to get all the info I need about how to use a product and I like detailed instructions to be included with a product like this. It wasn't hard to figure out with a little help from the Internet, but would have been nice to have with the product. It isn't a hands free pump for me. I have to use my hands to help make sure all the milk is drained and to keep the pump where I want it and working... With 3 kids having my hands totally free to do other things is always a bonus. Finally the tubing attracts dirt and hair via static like crazy. It's not easy to keep the exterior tubes totally clean, which means you have to be careful not to get them on the other pump parts. Not a deal breaker.
Overall, I loved the pump and I will continue to use it!
Reviewed by 62 customers
I was a Medela loyalist until the weeSpring Parent Panel gave me an opportunity to try out this pump. These are my own unfiltered thoughts and my 100% honest opinion.
The best things about this pump:
- It's super quiet. I was used to feeling so self-conscious in my office when pumping because I felt like everyone could hear me. Not so with this pump.
- It has a closed system. I didn't even really understand what that was, but now that I know about it, I would never consider a pump that wasn't a closed system (it means that your breastmilk is insulated from the pumping mechanism with a silicon cap).
- It's really customizable, so you can adjust both the strength and the speed.
The one downside, in my opinion, is that I didn't always feel like I was getting as strong suction, even when it was on one of the really high settings. That may have been because I didn't have the valves tightened properly, so be sure to watch out for that.
Overall, highly recommend!
- Was this a gift?:
- Lacks instructions
I had the chance to try this breast pump as part of the WeeSpring Parent Panel.
I am overall very pleased with the performance of this pump, and it lives up to it's reputation. It really is impressively quiet, I mean really, really, quiet. I was so used to my previous pump which made an obnoxious and consistent noise almost like -- if you can just try to imagine this -- a mix between a honking sound and a gear. No one can sleep through that noise, much less try to focus on anything.
I also appreciate the ease of use (once over the learning curve, more on that in a second), and the ability to truly adjust the suction and speed.
What I was disappointed by were two things. First, it lacked proper instructions. If it weren't for a nice email from the people at WeeSpring which clarified that issue, I would have had a very difficult time. The second issue is that despite it being a closed tube system, which is very sanitary, it still manages to get very dirty. I'm not sure how that can be improved though. As it is the outside, the tubing, etc. that just accumulated microscopic particles, dust, lint, etc.
Overall, I would recommend this pump to anyone. I would just be sure to pass on some learning tips and instructions.
- Was this a gift?:
- not strong suction
- too many pieces
- at work
i was given this breast pump as part of the wee spring parent panel. i was initially excited since this pump definitely has been a hot topic. i like that the pump was light making it great for pumping at work and travel. this pump was also less noisy than other pumps i have tried. i was kind of overwhelmed opening the box, there were way more parts than other pumps i have used. i also found the suction to be not as strong as other pumps i have tried. overall i'd say this is a good, not great pump, especially good for travel or at work pumping.
- Was this a gift?:
I got a chance to try this breast pump as part. of the weeSpring Parent Panel. Love how versatile this pump Is! Its easy to use & I feel like it collected More breastmilk over all.
Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this breast pump!
- Was this a gift?:
- Quiet and makes pumping peaceful and relaxing
- Size and Ease of transport
- Suction does not hurt
- Production not as good as with other pumps
- Too many parts
I was excited to try this pump as part of the WeeSpring Parent Panel. I have two children and am currently exclusively pumping with my youngest, who is 11 months old. I have tried the Medela Symphony, Pump In Style, and Spectra and now the Calypso.
Pros: This pump is quiet and that makes pumping peaceful and relaxing. The suction doesn't hurt which is something I loved. The initial suction/let down is my least favorite part about pumping. I love the size and ease of transport for the pump itself.
Cons: I didn't like all the parts. Even though some came pre-assembled, I just felt like there were a lot of pieces. I could see that being very intimidating to a newbie. In addition, while the suction didn't hurt, I never really got great production with this pump, compared to the Pump in Style.
Overall though, a great pump! Thank you WeeSpring and Ardo for the chance to try it out.
- Was this a gift?: