8 Double-Duty Diaper Bags
- Editors of FitBump
- Oct 21 2014
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We love a good bag. And we love a good bag that can do double duty even better, which makes these eight carryalls—from traditional diaper bags to souped-up carry-ons to versatile gym totes—some of our favorites. No matter your style, tend to your little one and to your fitness in equal measure.
Companion Satchel, TwelveLittle
TwelveLittle’s roomy duffle-style quilted diaper bag ($200) has a sporty, broken-in feel and comes in a cheerful (and surprisingly neutral) teal hue. Made of water-resistant nylon with leather trim, it has pockets galore (six exterior, five interior, one on each side), a changing pad and a secure zip top. nordstrom.com; buybuybaby.com.
PureSport Sling Tote, Apera
Apera, known for its antimicrobial technology, may not have created its PureSport Sling Tote ($110) with babies in mind. But with its waterproof base, easy to clean linings, ample venting, commodious interior and pockets that are as handy for holding, say, a swim cap and pair of goggles as they are a bottle, the bag goes both ways with ease. The top opens nice and wide; wear it on your shoulder or cross-body style. aperabags.com.
The Kate, MZ Wallace
Named for a mom of triplets, MZ Wallace’s the Kate ($395), which debuted in 2008, is a classic. Its water-resistant exterior made of coated Bedford nylon, zip top and gold hardware and zippers give it a chic feel, but the long straps (with a 10.5-inch drop), ample size (big enough to hold a 17-inch laptop) and pockets for everything make it utilitarian enough to hold all you need for a little one or the necessities for a gym visit. mzwallace.com.
Kessler Duffel, Tumi
Tumi’s Kessler Duffel—available in olive (pictured here, $795) and hickory ($595)—is a splurge-worthy choice for holding baby items, gym gear and even the basics for a weekend getaway. Two large external pockets are perfect for flat items and an interior mix of open and zip pockets offers a variety of storage options. The look is streamlined and unisex. Carry it by the handles or sling it over a shoulder. tumi.com.
Eddie Bauer, Zen Tote
Eddie Bauer calls its new Zen Tote ($70) the “ultimate gym bag,” and its configuration backs up that claim. Look for exterior side pockets, interior mesh pockets, an insulated inside pocket for a water (or baby) bottle and lashing straps to hold in a yoga mat or a changing pad. A detachable travel pouch can hold liquids and the like. eddiebauer.com.
Duo Double, SkipHop
A take on SkipHop’s Duo diaper bag, the Duo Double ($80) is designed specifically for a side-by-side stroller, attachable to the handlebars via the brand’s patented Shuttle Clips. Sixteen pockets offer a bonanza of stash-friendly real estate, which comes in ultra-handy whether you’re packing up the kids to go to the park or heading to a spin class. And the large size gives you even more room to play with. skiphop.com.
Turbo Transit Pack, L.L. Bean
We still have an L.L. Bean backpack from our college days, so it’s safe to say that the Turbo Transit Pack ($80) has the potential to a long time. Perfect for those who prefer a backpack style, it has a separate compartment at the base for shoes, workout clothes, bibs, blankets or even diapers. Made of ripstop nylon and constructed ergonomically (padded back panel, dual-density straps)—with a side handle for a third carrying option—it’s comfortable, too. The color pictured here (dark orchid) is available November 1. llbean.com.
Baby Travel Bag, LeSportsac
Classically cute, the Baby Travel Bag ($150) has mesh inside pockets, a changing pad, outside pockets for diapers, insulated pockets for bottles and straps for stroller attachment. The charming animal print pictured here is a delight, but it also comes in an alternative zoo motif, hearts and simple black. lesportsac.com.