The Ultimate Daddy Diaper Bag

Disclosure: I received a complementary diaper backpack to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

I’m so excited to tell y’all about the coolest diaper bag I’ve ever seen! Seriously. Check out this guy just chillin’ at a rooftop bar in Nassau.

SuperDad and I took the Twins on an Adoption Celebration Bahamas Cruise just before Thanksgiving. Because we planned to use two umbrella strollers, rather than our double Cadillac, we knew that SuperDad would be the one schlepping the diaper bag.

After half a dozen ^subtle^ hints, I realized that this plan wasn’t acceptable with any of our current diaper bags. (^actually I had a plan all along, but it was funny to watch him try to hint around about it^)

I reached out to a couple of diaper backpack people and was thrilled when DadGear said they were willing to hook us up exchange a backpack for an honest review. They even let SuperDad pick out a cool rock-concert-ticket-inspired backpack. You would never know this is a diaper bag, would you???
The first thing that was clear when we received the backpack was that it was designed by dads, for dads. Whereas bags designed for moms typically have room for EVERYTHING, this bag is designed with one thing in mind – efficiency. Period.

This makes sense because Moms like to be prepared for every contingency. Dads, on the other hand, want to get in and get out, quickly and efficiently, with as little fuss and hassle as possible.

The second thing that was clear was that it is a very good thing there is a demo on the website of all the doo-dads. I’m not kidding. This bag has so many brilliant features, we had to watch the video to figure them all out. Do not take my word for it. Check out the video at the bottom!!I’m just going to hit the highlights for you.
But before I do that. I don’t want to forget – YOUR COUPON CODE!! Purchase anything at, using coupon code foster15, now through February 28, 2015, and get 15% off ANYTHING. at You’re welcome.Just to be clear – even though this bag was tailored to dads, moms are going to love it, too.
Yes, when we are planning all-day outings where lunch and cold beverages are required, I like to use an every-contingency bag just to be prepared. But when we do use the every-contigency bag, it’s in addition to this one. Because this bag is freaking awesome. I give you Exhibit One:

exhibit one


However, in my opinion, the two most convenient features are the top pocket and the bottom flap.

The top pocket is the perfect depth for diapers. Unzip, pull out a diaper, done. And it’s big, too. Keep in mind I have 3 in diapers or pull-ups. Do the math. A designated diaper pocket that easily holds 10 diapers is better than a designer handbag.

And the wipes flap on the bottom!! Where have the you been all my life?? The sheer astonishing why-didn’t-I-think-of-that-genius almost makes you want to ugly-cry. And it’s okay if you do, because the wipes are handy to mop up your face.

These two features are why we almost never leave the house without this bag. Even with the every-contingency bag, changing diapers with this thing is too convenient to leave it at home.

exhibit two

exhibit two

Exhibit Two: Did I mention that I have three toddlers? and that they’re all boys? Even a ^quick trip^ to the grocery store requires a plethora of snacks. The Dadgear backpack has me covered. We call this pocket the snack pocket and it will hold plenty of snacks for my guys.

Unfortunately, exhibit two also shows us probably the only thing I would change about this bag. And I think it’s an issue that comes up because of the by dads/for dads design. Dads don’t think about changing pads. So while there is one included, it seems as though there should be a more convenient way to store and access it. SuperDad doesn’t see this as an issue because he never uses it anyway. Which I try not to think about. 

Finally, I submit to you: Exhibit Three,

Dadgear Backpack - 2big pocket

exhibit three

The largest pocket unzips all the way around to open flat, so you can find things more quickly, without digging around. And it holds A LOT OF STUFF.

Full disclosure: when it was time to photograph the backpack for this post, I literally walked over to our diaper bag rack (yes, that many diaper bags used to be necessary around here) and pulled this down and started taking pictures. It stays packed for a trip to the park or a dinner out. I wasn’t kidding about hardly leaving the house without it.

I don’t have room to cover all the awesome features of this backpack. Please check out the video below and head over to to get your own . Don’t forget to use discount code foster15 to get 15% off anything on the website, through February 28, 2015.

Then come back and tell me how much you love the backpack – and how much you love me for telling you about it. 🙂

Hint: It has recently come to my attention that not all of my readers can easily tell when I’m being sarcastic. That is truly unfortunate, so finding a solution was imperative. ^Obviously, the easiest answer is to assume that if something can be read with sarcasm, it should be;^; but that’s not really workable, I guess. After reviewing several options for a “sarcasm font”, I’ve come up up with my own system. Whenever you see italics inside carrots (^snark^), that is my “sarcasm font”.

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