Top positive review
13 people found this helpful
on October 31, 2012
As all new mothers, I searched a long time before buying my 2nd diaper bag as the 1st one wasn't working out. (my first one was a lower priced skiphop bag)
I bought this bag, although the price was above my budget, because of the large insulation pocket. I recently took this bag out on a day trip and couldn't believe what fitted in there.
In the insulated pocket I had, one 8oz Dr Brown bottle (fits standing up), sippy cup, 2 x 4oz containers with food and one banana + spoons. In the main compartment I had her back up outfit, 5 diapers, wipes, stuffed animal, hoodie, formula dispenser, sunhat, pacifier, bibs. In the mommy pocket, my credit card wallet, 2 sunscreen bottles, cell phone, sunglasses. Through the large item pocket I had a folded receiver blanket.
So yes it does fit a lot and the bag looks very compact, with all of this in there I still had great oversight. The clear pockets in the main compartment and the contrast lining work very well.
Also, my husband doesn't mind carrying this bag at all, that was important to us.
Why not 5 stars, the side pockets with insulation are very small, they fit a small sippy cup well (without the handles) but not very good for a bottle, they aren't high enough.
The smart phone pocket is not wide enough for an iphone and the sunglass pocket is rather small too, my sunglasses don't fit easily. But that is not the reason why I bought the bag, although since it is in there it would be nice to be able to use it. The main reason for the 4 stars is that the shoulder strap is not padded, it would be nice to have little bit of padding on the shoulder strap especially because the bag does carry a lot of items.
Overall, a great bag, worth the money I believe.
(other options considered : babymel messenger diaper bag, oioi man diaper bag and landsend)