Best Manly Diaper Bags 2018

Best Manly Diaper Bags 2018. Last Updated: Jul 19, 2018 @ 10:34 amCan we talk? Not too long ago, diaper bags used to look like this:

diaper bag from the 1970's

Yep, that is a 1970’s era diaper bag from Fisher Price. For decades, diaper bags were festooned with cartoon characters and cutesy colors—and most dudes wouldn’t be caught dead carrying them.

Good news, fellow dads—there are now many more options that are, well, more manly. As the authors of the best-selling guide to baby gear, Baby Bargains, we’ve been researching diaper bags for 20 years to find the best brands. Here’s our list of the Best Manly Diaper Bags 2018 that not only combine smart looks but all the features one needs in a diaper bag:

Best Manly Diaper Bag #1: Tactical Baby Gear Daypack 3.0

The Best Manly Diaper Bag #1

Tactical Baby Gear Daypack 3.0 Full Load Out Tactical Diaper Bag Backpack Set (Black Camo)
We love the spacious main compartment—as well as the touch of whimsy with the “Drop Zone” diaper changing pad. Excellent quality, say our readers.

“Ditch the Girly Diaper Bag” is the tagline for Tactical Baby Gear, a South Carolina-based company that makes diaper bags and accessories with a rugged aesthetic.

Forget the cheap vinyl you might see on some diaper bags—the Tactical Diaper bags feature “military-grade” fabric. We’re not sure exactly what makes it military-grade, but it certainly is durable. The diaper bag features all that you expect from a diaper bag: changing mat, wipes pouch and some things you don’t expect (three carabiners, anyone?). Here’s how it looks:

We also like the company’s sense of humor. Here’s their diaper changing pad:
Tactical Baby Gear Changing Ma
The backpack is also available as a conventional bag ($80) too. If camo isn’t your color, the bags come in three other colors: khaki, black and grey.

Best Manly Diaper Bag #2: DadGear Backpack Diaper Bag

The Best Manly Diaper Bag #2

DadGear Backpack Diaper Bag – Universal Camo
This is one of our favorite diaper bag brands overall (manly or not)—and this diaper bag in universal camo hits the right spot at a good price.

We like this diaper bag’s clamshell opening—you can lay the main compartment out flat to get to the clothes or gear you need. We like that you can see everything so easily.

Storage pockets abound in the two front zippered sections and on the sides. You can fit large water bottles or smaller baby bottles in two insulated side zip pockets too. Diapers can be stored in the smaller top compartment for easy access.

The DadGear backpack includes a changing pad, key loop, stroller strap and light colored interior for easy viewing. At $100, DadGear certainly isn’t the least expensive diaper bag backpack on the market, but we think the features and quality make it worth the cost.

Best Manly Diaper Bag #3: Ju-Ju-Be XY Base Small Diaper Bag Backpack

The Best Manly Diaper Bag #3

Ju-Ju-Be XY Base Small Diaper Bag Backpack

Ju-Ju-Be is among the best-selling diaper bags in America, thanks to their overall quality and attention to detail. Yes, they have lots of girly bags, but the XY Base Backpack is a winner for its take-no-prisoners black style.

Ju-Ju-Be started making diaper bags back in 2005 and has climbed the best-seller charts with clever designs.

Key features include shoulder harness with padding and internal insulated bottle pocket—because who wants to have a baby bottle hanging on the outside of your backpack? We liked the Teflon fabric protector—but if it gets gross, this bag is machine washable.

Best Manly Diaper Bag #4: KINBUILT Large Unisex Baby Diaper Bag

The Best Manly Diaper Bag #4

KINBUILT Large Baby Diaper Bag, Tool Bag Design (Black)

The secret sauce to this diaper bag is its tool bag design that stays open when you need it too!

The KINBUILT diaper bag’s superpower is its clever tool bag design trick—it stays open when you need it . . . like when you’re changing diapers. Taking a design cue from a doctor’s bag, the KINBUILT features 20 storage compartments. Yes, 20.

We liked the wide footprint that keeps it from tipping and the overall minimalist design aesthetic. As of this writing, Amazon was offering an additional $10 off coupon for it as well.

Best Manly Diaper Bag #5: HSD Diaper Bag Backpack + Changing Pad

The Best Manly Diaper Bag #5

HSD Diaper Bag Backpack + Changing Pad, Insulated Pockets, Stroller Straps for The Tactical Dad (Black)

Got twins? Or two kids in diapers? The HSD Diaper Bag is the most roomy dad-friendly diaper bag we could find.

High Speed Daddy (HSD) diaper bag back pack is not only roomy but features two large insulated side pockets—great if you’ve got twins or two kiddos in diapers. We loved the waterproof fabric (600D polyester) and thickly padded shoulder straps.

The attention to detail here is nice—there is a rear-strap for luggage (you can attach it easily to most roller boards), for example. Yes, the large main compartment is the star here, but we also give bonus points for the integrated baby wipes holder and padded hydration bladder.

A winner at this price ($100), plus there are four colors to boot.

 

That’s our round-up of the Best Manly Diaper Bags 2018. Let us know what you think in the comments below. If you find something even better, shoot us a line!

Best Manly Diaper Bags 2018