If it were up to your husband, he’d just use his smelly gym tote for transporting diapers. But you know that a functional yet stylish diaper bag is an absolute must-have. The best ones don’t just fit all the stuff you need, they keep everything organized so that you can quickly grab the wipes in a blowout situation (not to mention the hand sanitizer). And with so many fashion-forward options out there (without any flowers or frills), there’s no excuse not to sport a bag at the park, into the office and, yes, even to the gym. Here, 14 great diaper bags for dads.
14 Diaper Bags for Dads (That They’ll Actually Wear)
1. Skip Hop Weekender Travel Diaper Bag
Just because you have a baby in tow doesn’t mean you can’t travel in style. This parent favorite boasts a spacious main compartment with a wide “drawbridge” opening for easy access, two packing cubes to save on space and a handy sleeve at the back that slides over rolling luggage handles. Bon voyage.
2. Vianetic Smart Baby Diaper Backpack With Changing Pad
Think a diaper bag can’t be cool? Think again. Sure, it costs as much as your car seat, but with ten compartments, an external USB port and a pull-out changing pad, it’s luxurious enough to justify the cost. Oh, and it also includes an insulated thermal pack to keep breastmilk, formula or food cool for hours.
$259 at Amazon
3. Herschel Supply Co. Sprout Diaper Bag
For the dad who sticks to nap time with military precision, this lightweight diaper bag in hard-wearing canvas is the ideal fit. It has snap-down sides that expand for extra packing space, plenty of pockets, an adjustable strap and a matching changing pad for convenience, and it’s also available in black and navy.
4. Dadgear Diaper Bag
Designed with dads in mind, this carrier features 13 storage compartments and a cushioned pad for on-the-go changes, plus ergonomically designed, padded and adjustable shoulder straps. We especially love the easy-access wipes compartment that fits most brands. And the high-quality fabric in a modern shade means it won’t look out of place at the office or the gym.
5. Ruvalino Diaper Backpack
Leave no essentials behind thanks to this durable bag’s 16 pockets and two large compartments. It also includes a waterproof changing pad and an extra-wide opening so that you can quickly find what you need (wipes, you always need wipes).
6. 7 A.m. Voyage Bk718 Diaper Bag
It’s no surprise that a bag named after Brooklyn oozes cool. Featuring seven interior pockets plus three exterior ones, this pick also includes a laptop compartment (up to 16.5 inches). It has the prerequisite changing pad, plus it’s water resistant and machine washable.
7. Mancro Diaper Bag
Fact: Babies are expensive. So it makes sense to save costs where you can. Enter this budget-friendly backpack that boasts seven pockets (including two insulated ones to keep your drink cool or warm), adjustable stroller straps and easy-to-wipe fabric (because accidents happen). Also available in gray, black and red.
8. Fisher Price Fastfinder Deluxe Messenger Bag
The clue is in the name: This diaper bag for dads features nine organizational compartments in total, four of which are neatly labeled with icons of bottles, wipes, pacifiers and diapers, so that you can quickly access what you need when you’re on the go. A changing pad is included, of course, as well as a large, Velcro-close pocket to stash your phone and keys.
9. Tactical Baby Gear Diaper Bag
For dads with a sense of humor (the changing mat says “drop zone” and “stand clear”), this bag is the ideal fit. Labeled as a “military-grade diaper backpack,” it features a roomy interior and dual bottle pockets. If you’re packing a lot of stuff (um, every time you leave the house), the removable waist strap will come in handy for extra support.
10. Travelon Anti-theft Heritage Rfid-blocking Messenger Bag
For the dad who would rather be safe than sorry, this high-tech diaper bag is chock-full of built-in safety features like slash-resistant material, locking closures on the compartments and radio-frequency identification blocking technology to protect your personal information by keeping your cards from getting scanned.
11. Hp Powerup Backpack
Is your spouse a tech geek? This gray canvas backpack with leather handles is made for dads who want to stay connected. Its mega battery can charge up to three devices multiple times, self-regulates when it gets too hot and meets security requirements for in-flight carry-ons. (Note: You’ll need an adapter to charge an iPhone or iPad.)
12. Fossil Men’s Buckner Large Crossbody Messenger Bag
For the parent who’s looking for a bag that will take them through the Pampers years, potty training and beyond, this sophisticated pick is more than just a diaper bag. Made from 100 percent genuine leather, it features double hidden magnetic snap closures (because who has time for zippers when you’re dealing with a poopsplosion?), four interior pockets and one front plus one back slip pocket. Is it the most practical diaper bag? Maybe not. But you’d be hard-pressed to find one more stylish.
13. Columbia Vista Hills Messenger Diaper Bag
This pick has everything you expect and need from a diaper bag, including a large main compartment, multiple accessory pockets, a thermal pocket for bottles and a padded changing mat. It can also be carried on the shoulder strap or attached to a stroller. It’s basically the full package (at a great price).
$49 at Amazon
14. Jujube Base Lightweight Commuter Backpack/diaper Dad Bag, Xy Collection
Weighing just 1.7 pounds, this lightweight backpack is great for family outings; it features ergonomic shoulder harnesses, an insulated bottle pocket and a changing pad. The bag’s interior is treated with agion, a substance that helps the fabric resist bacteria, mold and mildew. Bonus: The whole thing is machine washable.e.
$60 at Amazon