Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack Review

Comfortable with plenty of pockets for staying organized on the go

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4.8

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack

Verywell Family / Michelle Piccolo

What We Like
  • Stylish

  • Lots of storage

  • Comfortable to carry

What We Don't Like
  • Magnetic closure pocket isn’t that strong

  • Changing pad is too small for toddlers

Bottom Line

The Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack is an affordable bag with 14 pockets that make it easy to keep supplies organized during your travels. Padded shoulder straps and a padded back area keep you comfortable, too.

4.8

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack

Verywell Family / Michelle Piccolo

We purchased the Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack so our reviewer could put it to the test with her toddler. Keep reading for our full product review.

When traveling with little ones, it seems like we have to bring everything we own with us: diapers, wipes, cream, bottles, a change of outfit, toys—you get the idea. And when you need something, the last thing you want to worry about is digging around a diaper bag, inevitably during a meltdown. When my husband and I came across the 14-pocket Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack, we knew we had to test it out during an upcoming vacation. So we took the backpack diaper bag on a trip to Italy with our toddler and put it to the test to see if it made our life easier when exploring. Read on to see what we thought!

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack
Verywell Family / Michelle Piccolo 

Design: Lightweight and comfortable to carry

At 14 inches, this bag is a little wide for day-to-day use, but it’s ideal for traveling. It weighs less than 3 pounds, so it won’t add a ton of weight when you already have a lot to carry. For our trip to Italy, we used the backpack as one of our carry-ons, and it fit perfectly under the seat in front of us. The spacious bag was a lifesaver on the overnight flight, as we were able to fit our toddler’s pajamas, diapers, diaper cream, milk, and loads of snacks. 

We used the backpack as one of our carry-ons, and it fit perfectly under the seat in front of us.

This bag features adjustable shoulder straps, which freed our hands for luggage. The straps, as well as the back of the bag, are padded for extra comfort. After wearing the bag all day, we didn’t feel any shoulder pain. Depending on the stroller you have, you can also attach separate straps to the stroller handle and not have to wear it like a backpack at all. 

After wearing the bag all day, we didn’t feel any shoulder pain.

The materials that make up this bag are non-toxic (BPA- and phosphate-free), and it’s available in either gray and black. We tested the latter, and while we liked the neutral exterior, we didn’t love the bright turquoise interior color. Something a little more muted would please more consumers.  

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack
Verywell Family / Michelle Piccolo 

Organization: Pockets keep everything in place

We liked that the pockets contained everything we needed for our toddler. The eight exterior pockets were perfect for snacks and for keeping our own personal items separate from our child’s; we used one of the side pockets to hold our passports so they were easily accessible when we were checking in. However, the magnetic closure on the front lower pocket didn’t feel that strong to us, so we worried it wouldn’t be safe to store any belongings there.

The Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack’s pockets contained everything we needed for our toddler.

When touring, the six interior pockets held diapers, a change of clothes, sunblock, toys, keys to our Airbnb (the bag features an extendable keychain) and any souvenirs we bought along the way. Even with everything we packed for our daily outings, we still had plenty of room, so this bag can definitely be used for two children. 

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack
Verywell Family / Michelle Piccolo

Special Features: Designated wipes and bottle pockets, changing pad, and sundry bag

There were two pockets in particular that we really appreciated. The first and best of them all was the designated wipes pocket, which was a lifesaver after a stop for gelato. (Have you ever seen a 1-year-old eat ice cream?) You don’t have to unzip anything to get to a wipe—just pull one out of the open slot on the outside of the bag. Genius! 

The second was the insulated pocket, which was able to hold one bottle. This was great for carrying milk to the airport for our trip. You could definitely fit other water bottles/sippy cups in the main compartment, but there was only one dedicated insulated pocket if you need that feature. We also appreciated the included sundry bag, which was great for keeping any clothes that got dirty during our day out separate from everything else in the diaper bag.

The changing pad was too small for our toddler to lie down and have his backside and head completely protected from the changing table.

This bag also comes with a changing pad, but we weren’t pleased with the size. It was too small for our toddler to lie down and have his backside and head completely protected from the changing table. We had to bring our own to supplement.

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack
Verywell Family / Michelle Piccolo 

Ease of Cleaning: Water-resistant fabric makes for an easy cleanup

One of the great benefits of this diaper bag is that the twill polyester material is water-resistant, so if you’re out in the rain or wiping down the bag with a wet cloth, your belongings will stay nice and dry. The black colorway of this bag actually beads water on the outside of the bag, making it even easier to wipe down when wet. 

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack
Verywell Family / Michelle Piccolo

Price: Affordable, but not cheap quality 

With all of this bag’s features, we were surprised to see it costs less than $60. The cheapest backpack diaper bags tend to price out at around $30 and go up to around $200, so Bag Nation’s style is very reasonably priced. And yet, it didn’t feel cheap to us at all. The company claims the stitching doesn’t fray, and the zippers won’t break. If for some reason there is an issue, though, the brand stands by the product, offering a lifetime warranty.

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack vs. HaloVa Diaper Bag Backpack

Another diaper bag backpack I tested, the HaloVa, was one of the cutest, most stylish diaper bag backpacks I’ve seen. And while it also held what I needed for a day out, I still would pick the Bag Nation option hands down. 

The Bag Nation backpack is amazing for travel and was definitely more comfortable to carry on long walks. It also included a changing pad, which the HaloVa lacked. The Bag Nation bag is a bit more expensive (about $10 more), but well worth it in my opinion.

Final Verdict

A must-have for traveling with your little one.

The Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack is a great bag for keeping your life and your child’s belongings completely organized when traveling. It’s affordable, lightweight, and comfortable to carry during a day of exploring and activities.

Specs

  • Product Name Diaper Bag Backpack
  • Product Brand Bag Nation
  • MPN NG-BPK-001
  • Price $69.95
  • Weight 2.4 lbs.
  • Color Black, gray
  • What’s Included Changing pad and sundry bag
  • Warranty Lifetime
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