The traditional role of “fatherhood” has changed quite a bit in recent years—and for the better. Today’s dad is hands-on, changing diapers, prepping bottles, and taking the kids on errands—just like moms always have. In fact, studies are finding that millennial dads spend more time with their kids than dads of any other generation so far. Go dads! We love to see it, because this means women are getting more opportunities to focus on their careers (which they 100% deserve) and there is more equal parenting at home (which is how it should have always been anyway). Also, dads are fighting for paternity leave in record numbers, and the population of stay-at-home dads grows with each passing year.
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So, knowing that dads are more involved than ever in the raising of their children—including those early baby days—it’s not surprising that companies are marketing a lot of products toward dads now, rather than just gearing them toward moms, as it has been in the past. One such product is diaper bags! With endless options out there for style, design, features and price range, we rounded up our top diaper bags for dads. Now how about putting changing tables in all public restrooms, amiright?!
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Best diaper bags for dads
Made by Obersee, a family-run company who gets how hard parenthood can be, this backpack has a large storage capacity (those tiny humans need a lot of stuff!), a removable insulated cooler pouch that can fit several bottles, lunch or snacks, an easy-to-pack changing mat, and lots of pockets and compartments to keep Dad organized when he’s out and about.
Best overall diaper bag
If you’re tired of your diaper bag becoming a black hole, the hyper-functional, parent-designed bag from Huhu has got you covered. The genderless diaper bag backpack is great for all day and even weekend-long adventures given its impressive capacity. It’s also loaded with features you don’t find in most diaper bags like a one-handed opening, moveable dividers and removable pouches, in addition to standard amenities like internal and external quick-access pockets, and wide cushy backpack straps to make carrying all the things as easy as can be.
Best diaper bag for the outdoorsy dad
The Summit Rush Backpack is perfect for that active dad taking the little one biking or hiking or any other outdoorsy place adventurous dads like to go. It has a thermal bottle pocket with Therma-Flect radiant barrier that holds two bottles as well as a padded back, adjustable straps, stroller attachment clips and breathable mesh panels.
Best vegan diaper bag
This luxurious Cross Country Diaper Bag is made from vegan leather, has a wipeable, easy-to-clean lining, two large insulated pockets for snacks or bottles and a convertible crossbody strap making it easy to carry. Dad will keep this bag forever and use it long after baby outgrows it!
Best diaper bag for the traveling dad
The best travel diaper bag offers easy access to anything and everything Mom, Dad and baby might need. This bag’s 11 organizational pockets as well as two exterior insulated bottle pockets will definitely make Dad and baby’s trip a little bit easier. Combined with a spacious interior and padded shoulder straps, padded back, and stroller loops, it’s easy to see why this one made the list.
Best messenger style diaper bag for Dad
Features of this very “cool dad” messenger bag include an easy-to-wipe nylon fabric, a zip flap with a fold-out changing mat and a magnetized exterior flap that lifts up for easy access to wipes. Also, this bag’s adjustable strap allows Dad to carry it as a backpack or shoulder bag, or just clip it to the stroller. And bonus! There’s also a padded zip compartment for his laptop.
Best diaper bag for the chic and trendy dad
Upper New York
Another show stopper, this vegan backpack style bag from Upper New York comes in black or brown and has a lot of features any parent would love, including double insulated pockets to keep bottles warm, over 10 pockets for organization and a padded laptop pocket with zippers.
Best convertible diaper bag for Dad
If Dad wants the option of either a shoulder bag or a backpack, this gorgeous diaper bag from Stokke is the one. The Xplory X bag comes in six colors including golden yellow, ruby red and royal blue, and has a detachable smaller bag inside which can be used for quick changes on-the-go.
Best diaper bag gift for a new dad
Gift the new dad in your life a YETI diaper bag to let him know that his fun days aren’t over—they’re only just beginning! The Camino 35 Carryall Tote comes in three color options, is insulated, has interior pockets and is super easy to clean. Dad can definitely use this tote for lots of other fun days out too, once baby is older and the diapers are gone.
Best diaper bag for the dad shopping on a budget
You don’t have to spend a lot to get a bag with great functionality and style—and this diaper bag backpack from Mancro proves it. This practical and affordable bag comes in three colors, including this vibrant blue, as well as gray and black. It’s got lots of multi-functional pockets, including a side wipes pocket, two side insulated pockets for bottles, two front zippered pockets for other essentials and a laptop compartment too.
Diaper bag with the coolest style
Mark & Graham x pbk
This chic camo diaper bag screams “I’m not a regular dad—I’m a cool dad” doesn’t it?! With its water-resistant 100% nylon twill, interior pockets that include elastic pockets for wipes, toys and blankets, detachable zipper pocket, dog-leash clip, AND magnetic, adjustable shoulder strap, what’s not to love?
Most sustainable diaper bag for Dad
Rive Droite & Smallable
For the eco-friendly dad, we have the Darcy Diaper bag. This sustainable satchel is made from up-cycled or recycled materials and and is repackaged in its own reusable, 100% recycled cotton pouch.
Best diaper bag for the rugged dad
For the tough, rugged dad, the HighSpeedDad Bag is made of military-grade materials to help him tackle the toughest of fatherhood challenges. With features such as a felt-lined pocket for sunglasses or cell phones, a built-in elastic baby wipe pocket, a laptop sleeve and 4 hard rubber feet to offer protection and support vertical standing, this one is quite the bag.
Also, HighSpeedDaddy is veteran owned and operated and offers a military and first-responder discount.
The diaper bag for Dad with all the bells and whistles
How many pockets and compartments does Dad need? Well, the FirstBorn Ultra-Tough Diaper Rucksack from FlyDad has 21! But that’s not all. Add in breathable mesh foam back padding, an easy-access Travel Wipe compartment, a cell-phone pocket on the strap, a universal charging cable and an insulated milk pocket for bottles, and you’ll wonder how one bag can be so magical. But it is.
Best overall diaper bag for Dad
The SkipHop Iconic Due Tote is our best overall, as it’s consistently been a best-seller since hitting the market. Featuring side elasticized, mesh bottle pockets, multiple zippered compartments and an easy-access tech pocket, this one has everything. Also, Dad can carry this tote three ways—using tote handles, a shoulder strap, or patented shuttle clips that convert it to a stroller bag.