People seem to be obsessed with backpack diapers bags. Just 4 short years ago when I had my first daughter, I didn’t even know they existed, and now they’re everywhere. To me, they seem to have just come out of nowhere. Every diaper bag company has their version, and each one is unique and exceptional in their own right.
Now that I have another little one in the house I have jumped on the backpack diaper bag bandwagon. Only this time I’m packing for two.
I have put together a list of what I think are the best backpack diaper bags out there today.
But First, let’s talk about what makes these bags so popular.
Why are Backpack Diaper Bags so darn popular?
There are so many reasons why these diaper bags are so great, and it’s hard to know where to begin.
The amount of space is fantastic, especially when you’re packing for more than one child. You can cram so much stuff in there it isn’t even funny.
The pockets for packing are generally numerous and roomy. Not to mention all of the specialty pockets you can find. These pockets can include but are not limited to wipes pocket, bottle pockets, mommy pocket, and change pad slot.
Being able to wear your diaper bag on your back and be hands-free for playtime outside, all-day outings and even diaper changes are quite handy. The straps are so very comfortable. You never have to worry about your diaper bag hitting the dirty public washroom floor again. I don’t even want to think about the germs stuck to your diaper bag after that encounter… Yuck!
There are so many different styles out there that you will be hard pressed not to find one that works for your needs.
Here are my top picks for backpack diaper bags:
1. Fan Favourite
SUNVENO DIAPER BACKPACK
The Sunveno backpack is the most recognizable style of backpack diaper bag out there today. Though there are many brands and knock-offs that look the same, the Sunveno Mummy Backpack stands out from the rest.
With its large capacity, fish-mouth opening, Anti-theft pocket, adjustable straps, insulated bottle holders and wet pocket, this diaper bag is the leader of the pack.
Average Price: $89.99 CAD, $42.98 USD
- Lightweight and easy to carry.
- Comes in 7 colours: Gray, Pink, Green, Blue-Purple, Navy, Black, Olive.
- Made from polyester fabric, waterproof and easy to clean.
- Back D Rings Design: can be linked to strollers, trolley, making travel more convenient.
- There has an opening in the back of the bag for easy access to the bottom.
- Back Anti-theft Pocket design that keeps your things safe.
- Front 3 insulated bottle pockets can be suitable for most baby bottles.
- Max suitable bottle size : diameter about 7.8cm( 3 inch), Height about 20cm(7.8 inch)
- The insulating layer can keep warm for 2-4 hours
- Wide open design (Fish – mouth Openings)
- The top zipper opening has metal support inside
- Metal hardware
- Internal pockets: 4 slip pockets, one 1 zipper pocket and 1 waterproof pocket (located on the back opening).
- External pockets: Front bottle pocket which also has mesh pocket inside, Side bottle pocket, Side wipes holder and Back security pocket.
Dimensions: 42 x 27 x 20 cm OR 15.8 x 8.3 x 11 inches
Weight: 1.2 Kg, 1.54 lbs
Accessories: No additional accessories included
Care: Wipes clean
2. Frugal Friendly
GRACO GOTHAM SMART ORGANIZER SYSTEM
Not only is the Graco Gotham Smart Organizer system frugal friendly, but it’s also fully functional. It has great internal structure and features a lot of pockets to keep your things organized. The large storage pocket includes individualized storage compartments along with zippered internal pockets to keep mom and dad’s things organized as well.
This bag is excellent for the whole family, with enough room for short outings or all day trips. The straps are really well made, they have venting and padding for maximum comfort, and they have lots of length for big and tall wearers, great for the dad’s out there!
The added features of the bag are a definite plus as well, with the external wipes holder and insulated bottle holder, you can’t go wrong.
One thing is for sure; you will want to have this bag at your disposal.
Average Price: $65.99 CAD, $49.99 USD
- Adjustable backpack straps have venting and padding
- Tote carrying handle
- Multiple exterior zippered compartments
- wipes dispenser pocket provide quick access
- Large interior pocket includes individualized storage compartments and zippered pockets
- Insulated bottle pocket can hold up to 2 baby bottles
Dimensions: 46 x 38 x 14.5 cm OR 18.1 x 15 x 5.7 inches
Weight: 794 g, 1.75 pounds
Accessories: Removable change pad and Wipes container
Care: Spot clean with a damp cloth
3. Fully Functional
JU-JU-BE BE RIGHT BACK
Ju-Ju-Be is one of my favourite diaper bag brands, they are on the higher end but worth the investment, in my opinion. The Be Right Back is a bag that is completely functional and fashionable, what can be better than that? You can get this bag in all the Ju-Ju-Be prints, so your options are vast.
The Be Right Back is great for everyday use or keep it for your all day excursions. You can pack a lot of stuff in this bag.
Like all of the Ju-Ju-Be diaper bags, this one features the mommy pocket, perfect for your wallet, keys, sunglasses and any other small item you like to have with you at all times. It has two Thinsulate lined bottle pockets and a zippered back pocket to store your change pad.
This bag will stand up against the everyday use and abuse. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty when purchased through a reputable dealer.
The bag featured in is the Black Out print, also great for Dad’s to carry.
Average Price: $199.99 CAD, $154.99 USD
- Comes in a wide variety of Ju-Ju-Be prints
- Backpack style diaper bag with ergonomically curved and padded shoulder straps
- 4 main pockets, 5 zippered pockets and a “mommy” pocket
- Quick grab handle.
- Cell phone pocket.
- 2 exterior insulated bottle pockets with Thinsulate™ by 3M™
- Top storage pocket for your MP3 player or digital camera
- Back zippered compartment for the Memory Foam changing pad.
- Includes Teflon treated outer fabric and AgION protected linings
- Metal Hardwar
- Light-coloured linings to help you see what’s in the bag
- Comes with a 90-day limited warranty against manufacturing defects
Dimensions: 30.5 x 13 x 40.4 cm OR 12 x 16 x 5 inches
Weight: 934 g, 1.98 lbs
Accessories: Memory foam change pad
Care: Machine Washable and air dry
THE HONEST COMPANY CITY BACKPACK DIAPER BAG
This very chic backpack diaper bag by The Honest Company is perfect for stylish parents on the go. Both spacious and cleverly designed, this bag has large compartments, insulated pockets and an exterior rear pocket into the main compartment
Made from 100% polyurethane vegan leather, with NO toxic foams or PVC often found in diaper bags. It’s no wonder why this bag made my list.
Average Price: $189.99 CAD, $149.99 USD
- Water-resistant wipeable lining
- Large zippered front closure
- External Insulated pocket
- External accessories pocket for phone, key and other items
- Padded inside pocket for laptop or tablet
- Roomy main compartment
- Key fob
- Five interior pockets keep you organized and de-cluttered
- Includes rear zipper that opens into the main compartment
- Cushioned adjustable straps
Dimensions: 45 x 38 x 46 cm OR 19 x 16 x 5.5 inches
Weight: 1.06 Kg, 2.33 lbs
Accessories: Includes changing pad features a zippered pocket and travel/storage bag for easy carrying
Care: Do not machine wash. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Use a damp cloth to spot clean.
5. For Fantastic Fathers
JU JU BE VECTOR DIAPER BAG
Yup, another Ju-Ju-Be. Can you tell that I really love this brand? This one was designed specifically with Dad in mind and is super functional.
This Unisex bag features 4 internal mesh pockets to help keep you organized. It also has a few functional external pockets including the extra tall insulated bottle pockets on each side of the bag and the hidden electronics pocket. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Ju-Ju-Be upgraded their already fantastic memory foam changing pad just for this collection.
As with all Ju-Ju-Be bags, this one comes with Teflon treated outer fabric and AgION protected linings. Let’s not forget about that limited lifetime warranty when purchased from authorized dealers.
Dad also deserves to look great while out and about with the kids, and the Vector is just the bag to do it.
Average Price: $179.99 CAD, $134.99
- Made from 100% Polyester.
- Cooling back panel with wicking tricot fabric to minimize sweating.
- 3 colour options: Black, Blue and Grey.
- 2 extra tall external bottle pockets with zippered closures.
- 4 internal mesh pockets help you organize while seeing what’s inside.
- Hidden body facing electronics pocket keeps items safe in crowded locations.
- Padded internal changing pad pocket accommodates tablets or small laptops as well.
- Metal Hardware.
- Lifetime limited warranty against manufactured defects when purchased from a Ju-Ju-Be authorized seller
Dimensions: 30.5 x 16.5 x 44.4 cm OR 12 x 6.5 x 17.5 inches
Weight: 907 g, 2 lbs
Accessories: Upgraded changing pad
Care: Machine washable and Air dry
6. Family of Four or More
ITZY RITZY BOSS DIAPER BAG BACKPACK
Not all families are the same, and many have more than one little one to pack for, that’s where this large backpack diaper bag comes in. There’s more than enough room for the entire family in this fully functional bag by Itzy Ritzy. This brand is really high quality and another one of my favourites.
In addition to its full internal structure that allows the bag to stand upright even when empty, it also features mesh to hold all your contents in place if you have to open it all the way up while standing upright. The Itzy Ritzy Boss bag has a total of 17 pockets for all your organizational needs.
The thing I love most about the entire Itzy Ritzy line is the patent-pending rubber feet. These are a real lifesaver when you have to put your bag down in some not so desirable places.
Average Price: $189.99 CAD, $149.99 USD
- 100% vegan leather tassel.
- Currently, there are 4 colour options with two more will be released in the fall of 2018. Heather grey is shown in the picture.
- 10 internal, including zippered interior pockets
- 7 external, including two insulated bottle pockets and a zippered back pocket for the Change Pad
- Felt-lined valuables pocket to protect contents.
- Internal Mesh
- Front-facing zipper opens easily for quick access
- Patent pending rubber feet are inspired by driving moccasin soles help to keep the bag clean
Dimensions: 26.7 x 17.8 x 45.7 cm OR 10.5 x 7 x 18 inches
Weight: 1.13 Kg, 2.5 lbs
Accessories: Includes matching changing pad and stroller straps
Care: Spot clean with a damp cloth
No matter the backpack diaper bag you choose, one thing is for sure; you won’t regret your choice. With so many different options out there, I’m confident that you will be able to find ‘The One’ the fits best with your family.
Drop me a comment to let me know your experiences with backpack diaper bags and why they are your diaper bag of choice.
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