The 10 Best Diaper Bags for Stylish Dads with Babies
When shopping for something functional, one usually has to compromise style. Lately, however, the state of such products has improved—and that includes diaper bags. Gone are the days when a diaper bag had to appeal to kids. Yup, no more cartoon characters, vibrant prints and patterns, and plush fabrics that feel like your grandmother's sheets. (You know the ones.) We're not saying those are completely gone, but these days, you can have your pick from a variety of styles. From stylish sleek options to utilitarian-style ones, here are the best diaper bags for dads.
1| Herschel Settlement Backpack
If you've owned a Herschel, then you know that as far as backpacks go, it's a winner. Thankfully, the brand has answered the call to make a backpack that's as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. Made for on-the-go parents, this backpack has certain storage spaces specifically made for diapers, wipes, and even toys. There's also the added bonus of a folding changing mat that neatly stows in another compartment.
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2| Burberry Leather Trim Baby Changing Rucksack
Luxury diaper bags aren't particularly new but this one from Burberry is a nice, sleek surprise considering that the kind is usually patterned with monograms. Made of resilient nylon, it features leather trim that makes it nondescript. Inside, you'll find it has several pockets that let you organize everything as neatly as possible. It's also incredibly secure thanks to a buckle and drawstring closure. The drawstring is amazing for easy access, and the buckle is there for extra safety especially when traveling.
3| E.C. Know Ellison Diaper Bag
There's a reason why most of the diaper bags on this list use nylon. It's an easy-clean material, and it doesn't hurt that it looks cool too. E.C. Knox's take on the material in navy is eye-catchingly casual and it doesn't disappoint on the inside either. It comes equipped with a folding changing flap and mat, bottle holders, and a pocket for wipes. Along with having multiple pockets for your kids, the messenger also has a padded laptop sleeve just for you. You can even wear it as a backpack.
4| Columbia Carson Pass Diaper Backpack
Columbia makes a selection of diaper bags, but this one always happens to end up atop lists for the best diaper bags for dads. And why not? It's incredibly useful and fully antimicrobial. Columbia's diaper backpack comes with a standard padded back but with the added bonus of a safe, leak-proof lining that you only need to wipe to clean. The interior lining is also protected by Microban, a disinfectant that deters stains, odors, and more. It also comes with multiple accessory pockets, a zippered pocket, and other compartments.
5| Eddie Bauer Legend Flap Top Diaper Bag
At first glance, it's hard not to notice all the pockets on this diaper bag. (It has a total of seven—and the external ones easily zip open.) But really, the main draw is that it looks pretty good for a diaper bag. That's not to say that it lets down on function: One of its winning features is that it has a changing pad and a wipes storage dispenser.
6| Mission Critical S.01 Diaper Bag
Mission Critical's take on the diaper bag is more utilitarian than the rest. Described as a "low-profile, yet spacious" diaper bag, it offers quick access, easy organizing, and plenty of comfort. The main compartment features a removable divider that can separate anything from clothing and snacks to diapers, while the many pockets offer space for items such as pacifiers or even your own belongings. If that doesn't sell you, then maybe the external insulated pockets will.
7| Diaper Dude Messenger II Diaper Bag
Diaper Dude is a brand designed by a dad who wanted some more options for other dads out there. From the ergonomic design to the spacious compartments, it really is the perfect dad bag. The messenger-style bag is made of durable nylon that is available in a variety of prints and colors. Some of the bag's highlights include its design that's fit to form the body, velcro pockets on the front, stroller straps, and a padded changing pad.
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8| Ferlin Backpack Diaper Bag
If you need a simple backpack-style diaper bag, this one by Ferlin is worth considering. Made of polyester fabric, it's an extremely multi-functional diaper bag that doubles as a laptop bag. It also comes with 18 pockets that you can find on both the outside and inside as well as two main compartments that can store everything you need as a parent.
9| Fisher-Price Deluxe Messenger Diaper Bag with the FastFinder Pocket System
With a sleek black exterior, this messenger diaper bag offers a stylish look. Along with an extra-large interior, it also has six exterior pockets including Fisher-Price's trademark FastFinder pockets that are perfect for bottles, pacifiers, diapers, and wipes. Other features include an adjustable shoulder strap, padded strap cover, cushioned changing pad, and a baby wipe case.
10| Hap Tim Diaper Bag Backpack
Hap Tim's diaper backpack is one of the highest-rated diaper bags on Amazon.com. It has a large capacity that includes two big main compartments as well as plenty of pockets—a total of 17 that make storing and organizing a breeze. What's more, it's completely anti-theft and it conveniently comes with stroller straps, allowing you to attach the backpack when needed. Though the reinforced stitching makes sure it'll go live through your kids, Hap Tim also offers quality guarantee.