With more dad’s carrying diaper bags than ever, it’s only fair to have a bag designed for dads. Ditch the girly diaper bag and choose a bag for your unique lifestyle. If you are looking for a basic backpack or a hiking/tactical style bag, there are more choices than ever before.
Best Around Town Diaper Bag
The Columbia Carson Pass is a great everyday diaper bag for dad. With a sporty and sleek appearance, it resembles a gym bag rather than a diaper bag. The small compact size is ideal for traveling families since it can fit nicely under an airplane seat.
It has a roomy main compartment with a small zipper pocket for personal items, several storage pockets, thermal bottle pocket and lining is treated with Microban to help against bacterial growth and stains. Secondary compartment includes a padded changing mat and elastic padded pocket for laptop or tablet. The bag is equipped with two side pockets for easy access to a sippy cup or bottle. Along with a padded back and adjustable breathable mesh straps, the Columbia Carson Pass will attach to most strollers. It is NOT machine washable. For a quick clean up, wipe with a damp cloth and let dry.
Coming in as the cheapest diaper bag on my list, the Columbia Carson Pass backpack is best for family outings around town.
Best Rugged Backpack Diaper Bag
This the perfect bag for the rugged man in your life! My husband is a tactical kind of guy and he would absolutely love the HSD Diaper Backpack. Not only is the company veteran owned and operated but they also offer a 15% discount for military and all first responders. Head over to their discount page for details.
The polyester material is durable and waterproof for added protection. The large main compartment is large enough to carry items for two kids along with a secondary laptop or hydration bladder pocket. This pocket is also great to store the extra large changing mat that is included with your backpack. There are two insulated side pockets to keep items cold or hot. The bottom outside pocket has plenty of storage pockets for small items like pens, flashlight, lotions, ointments, etc. and three hooks to attach keys or other small items. The top outside zipper pocket is an easy and discreet compartment for baby wipe storage. With multiple molle webbing locations on your bag, you never run out of storage. A popular feature is the YKK zippers, which let you open and close with one hand! That is huge selling point for me.
The shoulder straps are contoured with an air mesh cushion for ultimate comfort. along with a velcro access flap for a hydration tube if needed. The back is also padded with air mesh and has airflow channels to reduce sweating and discomfort. Stroller straps are included with your bag and are easily adjustable.
With a limited lifetime warranty against manufacture defect, top notch customer service and great price it is easy to see why this diaper bag is a favorite among dads.
Best Combo Diaper Bag
I can personally recommend this diaper bag. I have used this bag for close to a year and it is like brand new. The Deuce 2.0 is lightweight and very spacious. Being a full-time working mom, I needed a diaper bag that I could leave with my sitter during the day. With 5 exterior pockets and a large interior compartment, I had more than enough room for everything my daughter needed. If I had larger items, the interior divider is removable for even more room.
The Duece 2.0 tactical diaper bag is made from a high grade PVC tactical polyester which makes them waterproof and durable. The YKK zippers are essential for being able to open or close a compartment one-handed. A great feature when you have a newborn or toddler in your arms. The combo set includes an insulated bottle pouch, dump pouch, stroller straps and changing mat. My favorite feature is the dump pouch. Unzip and expand for a place to store wet clothes or a messy diaper. What if you need to clean your dump bag? Simply detach the bag and toss in your washer. There are several molle webbing locations on the diaper bag for your bottle pouch, dump pouch and other attachable pouches.
Tactical Baby Gear offers a lifetime warranty on all diaper bags against manufacturer defects, great customer service and a 15% discount for military and first responders.
If you prefer a backpack style diaper bag, they have a great combo set as well.
Best Minimalist and Concealed Carry Diaper Bag
I am a big fan of the Maxpedition brand. Their products are made of durable military grade nylon that holds up extremely well. They are tripled coated in polyurethane for water resistance and treated with Teflon to repel daily grime.
Not only is the Maxpedition Noatak Gearslinger durable but lightweight and very comfortable. The back panel and shoulder strap are padded with high grade closed-cell foam for maximum shock protection. The sling design allows you to wear as a backpack and have quick access to your gear. A large main compartment with several pockets and sleeves are great for storing diapers, wipes and extra clothes. The front zipper pocket has several pockets for personal items, pacifiers, small toys, key clip, and hook & loop for a small firearm. The rear compartment is also equip with hook & loop for a large firearm or a 50oz hydration reservoir. There is also a bottle pouch that can hold up to a 30oz bottle.