Rumpsack Pocket Diaper Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 10/13)

by Maria Moser on October 6, 2010

in A Year of Fluff,Cloth Diapers,Giveaway,Inserts,Made in the USA,Natural Fiber,Natural Fiber Diapers,Review,Sized Diapers,WAHM made



I’ve asked readers to make suggestions for diapers they’d like to see me review/give away, and Rumpsack has been mentioned several times!  WAHMs don’t have deep pockets for advertising or reviews/giveaways, so it meant a lot to me when Rumpsack agreed to participate in my “Year of Fluff” event!

Rumpsack diapers are made by work-at-home-mom Janelle. Right now, she makes sized pocket diapers and inserts, though she is branching out!  When I took the diaper out of the package, I noticed not only how soft it was, but how well made it was.  The stitching was neat and even!

rumpsack pocket diaper rumpsack diaper back

I received a size medium pocket diaper, with a minky outer and microchamois inner.

rumpsack diaper snap closure

Rumpsack diapers are front snap diapers, but the diaper closes closer to the hip to prevent wing droop.  Janelle is a La-Di-Da approved seamstress, and Rumpsacks are designed to scoop below the belly.  Size Newborn fits 6-12 pounds, Small 10-20 pounds, Medium 15-30 pounds, and Large 25-40 pounds.  Prices vary between $14.50 and $17.00 depending on the materials used.

rumpsack pocket opening

The pocket is easy to stuff.  Inserts are not included with Rumpsacks, but Janelle makes a great insert that’s available as an optional purchase.

rumpsack pocket diaper insert

The insert is 2 layers of organic hemp fleece, which makes 6 layers of absorbency when tri-folded.  The inserts are available in 4 sizes to match the diaper sizes, and retail for $5.00 each.  Janelle included one with my diaper, and I’m grateful!  I much prefer to use a diaper with an insert that has been designed for and tested with the diaper, and this was far easier to fold than a microfiber towel!

A nifty feature of the Rumpsack is that the snaps on the front panel are female on one side and male on the other. 

rumpsack diaper

This means the tabs actually snap to each other.  If you find yourself with a dirty diaper and no wetbag, simply roll the diaper up into a neat little package, and snap the tabs together!

rumpsack diaper tabs diaper tabs
rumpsack diaper roll uprumpsack diaper

The Rumpsack medium seemed a smidge smaller than some of the other mediums I have, but I think it may be partly because of the below the belly design.

rumpsack measured folded
Measured Folded
rumpspack measured stretched
Measured Stretched

rumpsack medium vs rumparooz medium
Compared to O/S on Medium Setting

The diaper fit my son really well, and he has plenty of room to grow into it (he’s about 18.5 lbs in these photos.)  We had no leaks, and the insert made the diaper nice and trim, as well as super absorbent (I love hemp!)  Thank you Janelle for allowing me to review a Rumpsack, I love this diaper!

rumpsack diaper back on babyrumpsack diaper side
rumpsack pocket diaper rumpsack diaper front

Giveaway: Janelle is offering one winner a Rumpsack Pocket Diaper in pink or blue, in the winner’s choice of size.

Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below.  Feel free to leave a comment about the post, or simply to remind yourself that you entered however, comments will not be counted as entries.  Mandatory entries include name, email address and visiting Rumpsack Diapers on Hyenacart and/or in the Cuties with Cloth Booties Congo on Hyenacart, and telling me which of her previous diapers you like best.  You may “like” Rumpsack on Facebook for a bonus entry.  This post will be updated daily (or so) with the # of entries received, for those of you who like to know your odds.

I will accept entries until Wednesday, October 13th 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern.  I will select a winner using’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email.  Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen.  View my giveaway rules page for complete details.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Entries as of October 13th, 2010 at 9:00 P.M.: 432

FTC Compliance: I received the above diaper and insert at no cost in order to write my review.  I was not compensated for this post; I was not required or requested to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.

{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tori October 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

>Is Microchamois more like the liners of Rumparooz or more like bumGenius?


2 Maria October 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm

>More like Rumparooz, it's soft and fuzzy!


3 beccajoy October 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm

>These diapers are so cute! They look really well made too!


4 Anonymous October 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm

>we have one rumpsack and love it hope to get more.


5 Maria October 6, 2010 at 3:02 pm

>I think they are very well made! Janelle has been making diapers for a year, but you would think she had been doing it much longer!


6 Anonymous October 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm

>The diapers are too cute and well made!


7 keilerts October 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm

>I love Rumpsack diapers! Janelle makes such a quality product and she has fantastic customer service!


8 Sarah October 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm

>Cute! How does minky hold up for being waterproof? When I tried fleece it wasn't very waterproof – or does this have a hidden PUL layer?


9 Maria October 6, 2010 at 4:37 pm

>Sarah, this is laminated with PUL, so very waterproof & no wicking.For fleece, I think it really depends on the quality of the fleece. The Dypes by Dixon sweet slumber I have is Walden Mills Pro fleece. Also fabric softener helps it repel. Try rubbing the fleece (not the inner though!) with a dryer sheet & see if it helps.


10 glenda October 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm

>I have about 10 Rumpsack diaper, each are very well done! Customer service is more then great shipping is super fast and she is sooo sweet!


11 Madeline October 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm

>Thanks for the giveaway!


12 Stephanie H October 6, 2010 at 5:37 pm

>Thanks for the giveaway!! I am currently expecting so I haven't tried her diapers yet, but I have seen pictures and they look so trim fitting and they are super cute. Great work!!


13 Alecia October 6, 2010 at 5:38 pm

>This would be great to win! I've heard nothing but fantastic things about Janelle's diapers!


14 LaGatis23 October 6, 2010 at 5:49 pm

>Rumpsack diapers are the best; they are very well made and her customer service rocks.


15 Diaper Dad October 6, 2010 at 6:32 pm

>Thank you again!


16 kearsten October 6, 2010 at 6:39 pm

>Rumpsacks are awesome!! I own 3 but I want more! They are so cute and trim. They are very well made, you can tell a lot of time and effort goes into making them!


17 Kelly Jo October 6, 2010 at 6:53 pm

>I love Rumpsack Diapers! Janelle is super sweet and I know she takes pride in her work.


18 Amanda Morrissey October 6, 2010 at 7:03 pm

>Super cute diapers! Maybe my husband will allow me to buy one sooner than later! hehehe.


19 Brandi V. October 6, 2010 at 7:34 pm

>I can't wait wait to try these diapers! I have heard many good things about them.


20 Tiffany Ambriz October 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm

>I can't wait to give these a try! A coastie wife recommended them. They look fantastic and so cozy.


21 Jackie October 6, 2010 at 8:01 pm

>My friend Tiffany is a Rumpsack FANATIC – when the etsy store is more stocked up am going to pick up a few…and am ALWAYS cruising craigslist to pick up gently used one!


22 hannah October 6, 2010 at 8:47 pm

>Awesome! I'm always excited to hear about cloth diapers made by hand.


23 Ms. Angie October 6, 2010 at 11:24 pm

>Rumpsack diapers ROCK!! Awseome diapers made by an awesome Mama.


24 Terri October 6, 2010 at 11:25 pm

>We now own 5 Rumpsack's and I only bought my first a few months ago! They are awesome diapers, but be warned they quickly become an addiction :o)


25 Terri October 6, 2010 at 11:27 pm

>Jackie check out the CWCB congo on Hyena Cart(the link is in the original post). They stock on the 15th of every month and there are always a lot of cute Rumpsack's :o)


26 Sarah Warnick October 7, 2010 at 2:12 am

>Thanks for the giveaway! I love chances to win WAHM made diapers! Especially a rumpsack, I've been wanting to try one so bad but money is tight so this is just awesome! Thanks!


27 Anonymous October 7, 2010 at 2:17 am

>We LOVE our Rumpsack and are looking very forward to getting some more in the near future! Sammy LOVES minky…..hahaha, especially his giraffe print!


28 Anonymous October 7, 2010 at 4:38 am

>We love our Rumpsacks!!! Like, Terri said, they quickly become an addiction… they are a very solid diaper… well made, no leaks or anything. I have seen great reviews of the new tester one size rumpsacks and I can't wait to try those as well.


29 Sarala October 7, 2010 at 4:44 am

>Thanks for the chance to win! I have some other WAHM diapers, but they're too small now, so would be nice to try out some others.


30 twinmomoftwins October 7, 2010 at 3:28 pm

>I like the Pink Giraffes Large Pocket Diaperortizvelasquez at yahoo dot com


31 Ethel October 7, 2010 at 3:35 pm

>Looks like everyone loves this diaper. It looks really soft and comfy! Thanks for the giveaway!


32 JustCorey October 7, 2010 at 6:29 pm

>It does look soft and is super cute. I love all the different prints :)Thanks for the great giveaway


33 Wendy October 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm

>These are my FAVORITE pocket diapers. And her covers are super awesome too. Great momma to work with and really high quality. I hope I win lol!


34 One Southern Girl October 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm

>Those are some great diapers she has. I had never heard of them before now.Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!


35 Danielle October 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm

>I read that it was US only after I completed the form, if you were to pick me as the winner I would be happy to pay shipping :(


36 Maria October 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm

>Danielle, I'm more concerned with the Canadian laws regarding chance sweepstakes. As I've said before, I don't look good in stripes. ;-) But, we'll cross that bridge if/when we come to it, ok?


37 Ashley October 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm

>Thanks for the giveaway! These diapers are cute!


38 Brittani October 8, 2010 at 3:03 am

>Thank you so much for this giveaway! =) Diapers are soooo cute!


39 Brie October 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm

>These diapers look amazing! She goes an awesome job making them! Looks really time consuming but VERY well made. :) Great job Mama!


40 Crunchy Beach Mama October 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

>Love homemade diapers! Are you liking the form? I'm not but maybe I made it to difficult… :)


41 fancygrlnancy October 10, 2010 at 4:50 am

>that diaper you got is so cute! I love it.


42 MomNtheRes October 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm

>I can't wait till the congo opens, I've been wanting one for a few weeks now!


43 lvbgmum October 11, 2010 at 5:54 pm

>I love how this is written! Between the in depth descriptions and the pictures, I might just have to buy a whole stack!


44 Maria October 11, 2010 at 8:14 pm

>I'm so glad you read the review lvgmum! I do hope you all enjoy the reviews and not just the giveaways. ;-)


45 Lindsey October 14, 2010 at 12:41 am

>I really want to try some of these diapers. I've heard great things!


46 tina reynolds October 14, 2010 at 1:11 am

>I love the Green Frog's design thanks for the chance to win


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