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7 Best Foley Catheter Bags

7 Best Foley Catheter Bags
HPFY Staff Writer

A foley catheter, also known as an indwelling urinary catheter, is a flexible tube passed through the urethra to the bladder in order to drain urine. It has an inflatable balloon on one end that keeps it in place while the other attaches to a urinary drainage bag collecting urine. 

There are two types of drainage bags – a foley catheter leg bag and a foley catheter night bag (also known as a bedside drainage bag).

Leg Bag

A leg bag is only used during the day, whether engaging with your daily routine or going out. It is attached to your catheter and worn on the thigh, slightly lower than the level of your bladder. However, the leg bag can also be attached to the calf by using extension tubing

Leg bags are versatile. They come in different sizes and styles with button and Velcro closures. They are attached to the leg with the help of leg bag straps. The straps are tied to your leg, and the bag is secured with the buttons. However, if you do not like using straps, you can also experiment with leg bag holders, a type of legging with a pocket to securely hold a leg bag. 

Caring For Your Leg Bag

Important things to remember:

  • Tubing should fit the length of your calf with your leg slightly bent. Any extra length should be cut off.
  • Use a leg strap to secure the leg bag to your thigh or calf.
  • Ensure the straps are not too tight, as they can restrict the blood flow.
  • Empty the bag when it is 3/4th full. Do not wait for it to fill completely.
  • Do not lie down for more than 2 hours while wearing the leg bag.

Night Drainage Bag

A foley catheter night bag or an overnight urinary drainage bag is larger than a leg bag and has long extension tubing. These bags hold more urine than a leg bag, so the user does not have to get up in the middle of the night, disrupting sleep, in order to empty the bag.

The long extension tube allows you to move around in bed without accidentally pulling or disturbing the catheter. Because they are larger than day bags, these bags cannot be tied to your legs. Instead, they are hung on the side of the bed and should be hung lower than your bladder level to allow easy urine flow.

Night bags also come in various sizes and styles, have varying closure valves, and have a capacity between 2000mL and 4000mL.

Caring For Your Night Bag

  • Keep the night bag below your bladder level.
  • Line a garbage bin with a clean plastic bag and hang the drainage bag on the inside of it.

Points To Consider While Choosing A Drainage Bag

  • Quality: The drainage bag should be high-quality, reliable, and durable. It should be strong enough to hold milliliters of urine for hours and not burst or tear. It should protect from accidents and embarrassment. 
  • Budget: You will need the drainage bags for as long as you use a catheter. This may require multiple purchases, so search for products that fit your budget.
  • Online Reviews: Before ordering, make sure to check product reviews. The real experiences of actual users will help you to decide which one is right for you.
  • Additional features: Research the different features offered, such as anti-reflux valves, flip-flo design, length of extension tubing, odor reduction, and any other available accessories.

Also, remember that sometimes, it is all about trial and error, and you may have to try a few different types to find the right one for you.

7 Best Foley Catheter Bags

HPFY carries a wide range of premium-quality foley catheter bags and accessories. Some of our best sellers are:

1. Bard Urine Drainage Bag with Anti-Reflux Chamber

FSA Eligible Items FSA Approved

This highly efficient foley catheter collection bag contains an antimicrobial agent to avoid the risk of infection. It has a rounded teardrop shape that facilitates urine drainage. The EZ-LOK sampling port eliminates needlestick injuries for needle-free urine drawing.

Features of Bard Urine Drainage Bag with Anti-Reflux Chamber

  • The latex-free urine bag is used for post-surgical recovery and pre-surgical preparation.
  • The bacteriostatic collection system is impregnated with a novel antimicrobial agent to repel pathogens commonly associated with CAUTIs.
  • It comes with a capacity of 2000mL.
  • The anti-reflux chamber prevents the backflow of urine.
Bard Urine Drainage Bag With Anti-Reflux Chamber



2. Bard Bardia Closed System Urinary Drainage Bag

FSA Eligible Items FSA Approved

Designed to collect a large volume of urine with the help of an 18" catheter tube. Graduation marks on the bag help identify the volume collected, and the strong vinyl construction prevents leakage. The bard foley catheter bag also features an anti-reflux valve that prevents urine from flowing back into the catheter tube.

Features of Bard Bardia Closed System Urinary Drainage Bag

  • The disposable drain bag comes with an easy-to-drain outlet tube with a clamp and tube holder
  • It comes with a capacity of 2000mL
  • It has an anti-reflux chamber to keep it from spilling urine.
Bard Bardia Closed System Urinary Drainage Bag



3. Rusch EasyTap Leg Bag with Flip Drain Valve and Strap

FSA Eligible Items FSA Approved

A great choice for an active lifestyle with its anti-reflux valve to prevent urine backflow and bacterial contamination. The flip drain valve makes it easy to drain and increases overall comfort.

Benefits of Rusch EasyTap Leg Bag with Flip Drain Valve and Strap

  • Reduces skin irritation
  • Soft, breathable material
  • Disposable design to reduce the risk of cross-contamination
  • Easy-to-read graduation markings
Rusch EasyTap Leg Bag With Flip Drain Valve And Strap



4. McKesson Vinyl 2000mL Urinary Drainage Bag with Anti-reflux Valve

FSA Eligible Items FSA Approved

Designed to collect urine while offering odor protection, this foley catheter bag is constructed with a durable material. It features a convenient clamp that attaches to clothing to prevent the tube from twisting. It also has an anti-reflux chamber to prevent urine backflow.

Features of McKesson Vinyl 2000mL Urinary Drainage Bag with Anti-reflux Valve

  • The durable vinyl construction of the drainage bag promotes odor containment and leak resistance
  • All-in-one drainage system for convenient application
  • A convenient clamp attaches the tube to the patient’s clothing or bedsheet to avoid getting twisted or dragged on the floor
  • The unique diamond shape allows for even filling and residual-free emptying
McKesson Vinyl 2000mL Urinary Drainage Bag With Anti-Reflux Valve



5. Medline Urinary Drainage Bag with Anti-Reflux Tower

FSA Eligible Items FSA Approved

This urinary drainage bag allows urine to flow from the bladder to the catheter and directly into the bag. The heavy-duty hanger provides sturdy security, while the anti-reflux valve makes the bag easy to use even while sleeping. 

Benefits of Medline Urinary Drainage Bag with Anti-Reflux Tower

  • Increases patient safety by preventing urine backflow
  • A non-wettable air filter allows airflow to prevent vacuum 
  • Anti-reflux valve minimizes urine backflow
  • Useful in urinary retention, incontinence, and post-surgical recovery
Medline Urinary Drainage Bag With Anti Reflux Tower



6. Bard Dispoz-A-Bag Leg Bags with Flip Flo Valve And Fabric Straps

FSA Eligible Items FSA Approved

Ideal for those with reduced mobility, urinary incontinence, post-op recovery, and wheelchair users. This leak-resistant catheter bag is made of high-quality, reliable material for durability and provides excellent odor protection. 

Benefits of Bard Dispoz-A-Bag Leg Bags with Flip Flo Valve And Fabric Straps

  • Comfortable to wear
  • Minimizes skin irritation
  • Lightweight and reusable
  • Fabric straps for extended support
Bard Dispoz-A-Bag Leg Bags With Flip Flo Valve And Fabric Straps



7. Covidien Urine Drainage Bag with Spout

FSA Eligible Items FSA Approved

This easy-to-use urine bag increases patient comfort and features a filter to prevent airborne bacteria from getting into the drainage system. The luer lock sample port protects against needle sticks.

Features of Covidien Urine Drainage Bag with Spout

  • Pivoting hanger hooks
  • Features an anti-reflux device
  • Tube management and sheet clips improve flow dynamics
  • Updated enclosed drain spout with clear markings
Covidien Urine Drainage Bag With Spout



Using a leg bag or a bedside drainage bag will depend on the time of the day. If you have an active lifestyle, using a leg bag will be helpful during the day by giving you the freedom to enjoy your life without being restricted to bed. A bedside drainage bag is used during the night to provide a good night’s sleep and also for those confined to a bed. However, it is equally essential to ensure you are using the bag correctly. 

Visit HPFY for our complete line of catheter bags and accessories. Remember to consult your doctor if there is any leakage or discomfort.

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