For working and type-A moms who want to maintain their simplicity and class, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway Pack is the bag for you! I was so excited to receive this bag. As a mother of a 2-month-old boy and 2-year-old girl who runs her own business, I needed something to meet my hectic day-to-day needs. To stay organized and keep up with my schedule, I needed a bag that could haul everything but not feel like I packed my entire house inside. The Pathway Pack proved the perfect candidate for the job.
I received the black/birch model, which I love, but the bag also comes in stone/birch. The material is a glazed canvas, which keeps the bag from getting scuffed on the sides of the kitchen counter or table as I am hustling past in the morning. It is extremely easy to clean—simply wipe with a handy-dandy diaper wipe, and it is good as new.
The water-resistant interior has more than enough room for diapers, wipes, blankets and small toys for both of my children. As well as, of course, snacks. The flap of the bag has a zippered mesh pocket that’s ideal for a second outfit or important items that you don’t want in the mix of the large interior. The bag is held closed by two buttons that connect the flap to the front of the bag. I don’t mind the lack of a zipper, but when the bag is full, it can sometimes be difficult to button it. So we find ourselves leaving it unbuttoned more often than not, which occasionally leads to spilling disasters, especially thanks to our curiously busy toddler.
The bag has two front pockets that come with a removable changing pad, and a removable thin plastic case for wipes. There are two side pockets that are large enough to hold multiple milk bottles, a cellphone and keys.
The bag has two sets of straps. One strap allows you to wear it as a cross-body bag, and the other straps let you carry it as a backpack. The backpack option is a sportier look that is a major bonus because now my husband feels comfortable carrying the diaper bag.
This gorgeous bag travels easy from the office to play dates. It is a decent sized bag that can be used for anything, but we like it best for day-to-day and the occasional overnight at Nana’s.
The dimensions of the bag are 15” W x 14” H x3.5” with the long strap drop 12”-24”. The bag only weighs 2 pounds, which makes it easy to carry even when it is full.
All in all, I think the Pathway Pack is a fab bag. The price matches the quality and durability you receive in return. I am reassured that my style is still intact as my fellow mom friends ask where I bought my diaper bag. The biggest bonus is that I know I will still carry this bag post baby era as my business continues to grow!
To buy: petunia.com