I am completely head-over-heels for this diaper bag! It is so stylish, classy, completely functional … and does not feel like an old gym duffel. I chose the rich brown color, which is constructed with a faux leather that could easily be mistaken for the real deal.
When I first saw it, I never would have thought it was a diaper bag—it appears more as a trendy backpack or cross-body style purse. In fact, I completely plan to use it beyond my diaper-toting days. With that said, my husband does feel like he’s carrying a handbag, so he isn’t crazy about using this one on his own. He can stick with our standard black duffel.
Overall, the quality is top notch. The stitching is strong, the material is thick and durable, but still soft, and the zippers and hardware are not only a beautiful gold, but are sturdy and easy to slide. I also appreciate the adjustable straps, as I’m 5’9” so it’s often hard to find bags that feel long enough.
The bag can be worn as a backpack and also has a strap (51” at its longest length) that can fit cross-body or just over-the-shoulder. When worn as a backpack, it’s super comfortable and not too heavy—even filled, as the weight is well-distributed. Alone, the bag weighs a mere 3 pounds. It is also easy to hang on a stroller due to the adjustable nature of the straps and reasonable weight.
In considering my lengthy experience with diaper bag usage, this is not the largest on the market, but is still great for daily errands or day-trips. With two littles in tow, I’m able to pack a handful of diapers, wipes, changing pad, extra change of clothes for each, nursing cover, water bottle, and a few snacks and toys.
There is a total of nine pockets—five on the inside and four outside. Only one small pocket on the outside is secured with a zipper. The main compartment of the bag seals with a zipper so I don’t have to worry about dumping my life in the middle of the grocery store. My biggest complaint is that none are very wide or deep, making it hard to stuff anything of a substantial circumference.
It is very easy to feel organized due to its simplistic style and absence of hidden zippers and compartments. The small zipper compartment on the outside is best for my cell phone and keys. It cannot fit much more than that, but is the easiest for quick access while being secure. When filled, it can stand on its own, but it collapses if empty.
This bag is so easy to clean with a damp cloth both inside and out. It does not have feet on the bottom, so I’ve had to clean some dirt here and there, but it comes off pretty easily. There are no accessories that come with it, but a changing clutch, tassel keychain and buggy hooks can be purchased on the Fawn Design website.
I’ve spent a lot of time receiving compliments on this bag, but I’m not complaining. It retails for $146 in brown and black, but is also available in a gorgeous gray and navy for $160. If you’ve been searching for that perfect, everyday diaper bag, but not so diaper bag-like, this is the one for you! You’ll be seeing me carry this around for years to come (even without diapers).
To buy: fawndesign.com