Change-Diapers received a bag at no cost to review. I was not otherwise compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. Though I don’t regularly carry a diaper bag, I do find myself in need of a large bag with lots of organization for travel and day-trips, whether or not I have my littles with me. It can be difficult to find a bag large enough to handle cloth diapers, and it’s exceptionally hard to find a bag that satisfies someone picky like me, both via style and function.
I ended up buying a backpack at Target to use as a carry-on for my ABC trip because it was large enough for my laptop. The backpack was a staggering $70 and I felt ridiculous carrying this ugly, nylon backpack while wearing my nice, business clothes. I really wish I’d had this bag for that trip.
From PacaPod’s site: “Did you know the average baby will get through around 4000 disposable nappies in their lifetime? Just imagine what a huge pile of smelly rubbish that equates to… With this in mind we made sure that the Changer Pod in each PacaPod bag has been designed to accommodate reusable cloth nappies – with 3 billion disposable nappies being thrown away each year and 90% of these ending up in landfills we encourage you all to try out reusable nappies.”
I received the Moab style which is a carbon colored wool with leather trim.
The bag is beautiful and looks more like a designer bag than a diaper bag. What makes PacaPod unique is their 3-in-1 organization system, and this one bag will take you from diapering your baby and beyond.
The company didn’t overlook any details, including straps to attach the bag to a stroller handle.
Tote the bag by the leather handle or wear it over your shoulder messenger bag style with the removable, adjustable leather strap.
Open the rear zipper and you’ll find two “pods.”
The feeding pod is also a little backpack, so if your child goes to daycare or preschool they can carry their lunch in the insulated bag. It even has an insulated bottle wrap and zippered pocket.
The changing pod includes a generously sized changing pad which rolls up and tucks neatly inside.
There are areas for diapers, wipes, rash creams, and there’s a small drawstring bag (a small wet bag would fit perfectly in its place.)
I found that two cloth diapers, a handful of wipes, a bottle of wipes spray and a small wet bag were a perfect fit. That said, there is also a ton of room in the bag itself for cloth diapers, so you might want to use the pod to keep a few diapers within easy reach, for a quick outing where you don’t need the whole bag, or even to organize other items.
The bag is well constructed and has details like metal feet to protect the bottom of the bag, and a key hook in the front zippered pocket.
In addition to the key hook, the front zippered pocket has plenty of organization for mom or Dad’s stuff, and the main compartment is large enough for a laptop. The construction of the bag allows total flexibility to use it with or without the pods and the wipeable material dividing the two sections is not rigid, so if you need to stuff the center pocket full and leave the pods out, you can do that. Bucket style bags start at $120, and the brand even has beautiful leather diaper bags that don’t look much like diaper bags!
The PacaPod Oban is one of my favorite styles. While they do have some fun print bags, I am really drawn to their classic, upscale-look bags with sleek style and subdued colors. I think the bags would make an incredible carry-on for travel, even without children! If you’re less “Winnie the Pooh” and more “Jimmy Choo,” this is the bag for you (my apologies for the awful rhymes.)
Some styles are available in BuyBuy BABY stores and at BuyBuyBABY.com.
Which PacaPod bag style is your favorite? How would you use the bag & pods?