Hip diaper bags for dad

May 29, 2008 at 1:08 p.m. ET

Why are moms always in charge of diaper bags? Men can carry baby's necessities, too! His excuse: The diaper bag is too girly. To get your man to carry your infant's diapers, bottles and bibs, we rounded up the hottest diaper bags for dads out there. Guaranteed, if dad sees these sweet man-totes - no more excuses - he'll carry it all.

Brad Pitt's pick

Just tell your man that, according to People magazine, this bag is Brad Pitt's diaper bag of choice so he won't question why he's carrying the diapers in the first place. Brad's onto something – the black Storksak Jamie Diaper Bag ($198, pictured) features two insulated side zip pockets, a detachable key holder, mobile pocket, pen holders, and a changing mat.

The Tough Approach

Dad might be a sweetheart to baby, but he wants his diaper bag to be the polar opposite. If he carries around this DadGear Messenger Skull and Flames diaper bag ($79), that mission will be accomplished. He won't feel "girly" carrying baby's things around in this tough carrier.

Camo Print

Dad might be carrying around baby stuff, but nothing's tougher than camouflage print. This Action Jackson Messenger Bag ($30), featuring useful compartments and practical straps, is the perfect "undercover" diaper bag for dads who like the wilderness.


Dads can lend mother and Mother Earth a helping hand with this eco-friendly diaper bag from Kalencom, one of the oldest diaper bag companies in the U.S. Dad can carry around the Urban Sling in Chocolate ($70, pictured) for diapers, and when baby is potty-trained, he can use the bag for his own personal use.

The Professional

The Diaper Dude ($103) may sound less than professional, but pair the design with the black-and-grey herringbone fabric and you have yourself a diaper bag for the working dad. This diaper bag is also smart – it is ergonomic, adjustable and padded for extra comfort. As for baby's things, dad can take advantage of this bag's various pockets, pouches and clips.

Urban Outfitting

Does your baby-daddy like to shop at Urban Outfitters or wear Diesel? If so, this DadGear Messenger Route 66 diaper bag ($79) has his name written all over it. The rugged carrier is funky on the outside, but serious on the inside with its heavy-duty fabric, high-quality coil zippers, practical compartments, and changing pad.

Retro Metro

Ideal for the metro male with a keen fashion sense, this Retro Stripe Courier Diaper Bag ($59.99, pictured) features a stylish retro stripe in reflective tape. The messenger-style diaper bag will allow dad to change, feed and entertain without having to set the bag down. Adding to its practical features, this diaper bag also comes equipped with a universal stroller hanger.

So Clutch

Dad may not want to carry a diaper bag so offer him a clutch alternative. He can throw this Chocolate Brown and Blue Stripes diaper clutch ($36) into his backpack. It might not be able to hold much, but it's a great way to keep his personal belongings organized with baby's.

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