My cousin – a new mom – and her family live in Portland, which is a very trendy place. That’s why I’m so pleased to have a hip new diaper bag to give them that looks hip and Earthy just like the Pacific Northwest! But this isn’t any old diaper bag: This one is specifically made with dads in mind. Daddy & Co., the purveyors of papa-friendly products, have introduced the Daddy Slide Bag, the perfect bag for any dad of little ones, retailing at $135.
Let’s take a look at the inside of the bag. It comes loaded with lots of pockets for various doo-dads (pun intended), and comes fitted with a Velcro divider that you can flatten out our expand. The divider seems a little clumsy and hard to snap in place – it’s a cool idea, but I could see the Velcro wearing out and being harder to snap down. That being said, it still saves on space and flattens it out, which is always good. This bag has been designed with laptops in mind, which is SO SMART!!
The opening of the bag seems small to me – I guess the idea is that it has more space than it appears, but the smaller opening seemed harder to navigate to me. Keep in mind, I carry the most gigantic purses on earth, so perhaps a man may find this to be plenty big enough. 😉
One of the cool things you’ll find tucked inside the back is this matching wipes case.
Another matching accessory you’ll find is this padded changing mat, which tucks conveniently into an outer side pocket.
On the outside, you’ll notice matching bottle holders on either side. They are not only ideal for baby bottles, but could also hold water bottles or a coffee tumbler for daddy.
The front pocket has a small clip cord attached that you can use to secure rogue baby items that get lost easily, like pacifiers.
The shoulder strap has a padded portion to stop the bag from digging into your shoulders when it’s weighted down with stuff. But there’s more: The strap pad, which affixes with Velcro, can slide up and down the shoulder strap to change the width. So for example:
The strap pad also has a pocket on the front that is the perfect size for an iPhone; just don’t turn it upside down or the phone might fall out. 😉
The Daddy & Co. Daddy Slide Bag is perfect for the hip young dad set with its rugged and stylish design and highly practical features. This could adapt for everyone from the outdoorsy dad to the computer nerd dad, making it a versatile and useful accessory!