Dads need diaper bags, too! Choose a diaper bag backpack, diaper bag messenger bag, or diaper bag duffle bag that fits your style and carries everything you need for daddy duty (or doody). These are the best diaper bags for dads.
1. Mission Critical S.O 1 Diaper Bag
The Mission Critical S.O 1 Diaper Bag is the ultimate diaper bag for dads. This sharp and sturdy bag—available in black, gray and coyote brown—features a removable divider in the main compartment, which is easily accessible when the inevitable blowout or breakdown occurs. This diaper bag also has two side compartments, one of which is an insulated bottle pocket.
2. HSD Diaper Bag Backpack
HSD stands for “High Speed Daddy,” who was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. HSD didn’t want to carry around a feminine diaper bag for his three kids, so he created the masculine HSD Diaper Bag Backpack out of durable military materials. The heavy-duty bag provides insulated bottle pockets, quick access to baby wipes, a diaper changing mat, and stroller straps, plus plenty of storage space. This diaper bag for dads is available in four different colors: black, coyote brown, ranger green, and camo. The large capacity of the HSD Diaper Bag Backpack can easily hold all of your essentials without weighing you down.
3. Tactical Baby Gear Daypack 3.0
The Tactical Baby Gear Daypack 3.0 is a military-style diaper bag that uses MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) webbing, a term that defines the current generation of equipment and backpacks worn by the U.S. Army and NATO forces. The Tactical Baby Gear Daypack 3.0 features a large main compartment, “drop-zone” changing mat, and two exterior bottle holders. This rugged diaper bag backpack is made to last, and can be used for other purposes after your baby outgrows diapers.
4. Eddie Bauer Back Pack Diaper Bag
With 11 pockets, dads can easily organize all of their baby supplies inside the Eddie Bauer Back Pack Diaper Bag. The interior contains two insulated pockets for bottles and baby food, and there is a zippered pocket that can hold your cell phone, wallet, and keys. The easy-access removable wipes case and changing pad also make it easy to swap out those dirty diapers on the go.
5. Columbia Carson Pass Backpack Diaper Bag
Columbia’s Carson Pass Backpack Diaper Bag resembles a hiking pack rather than a traditional diaper bag, and that’s perfect for dads. This diaper bag backpack has all the features one expects from a diaper bag, such as a changing pad, insulated bottle pocket, stroller straps, and multiple pockets. Not as large as some diaper bag backpacks, the Columbia Carson Pass Backpack Diaper Bag is a compact bag for the necessities when you don’t want to be loaded down with a bunch of gear.
6. JuJuBe Base Lightweight Commuter Backpack
One of the best diaper bags for dads on the go, the JuJuBe Base Lightweight Commuter Backpack is a small bag that won’t take up a lot of room on the subway or metro. The JuJuBe Base Lightweight Commuter Backpack has four internal pockets for a changing pad, diapers, wipes, and change of clothes. It also has a single, internal insulated bottle pocket. JuJuBe creates diaper bags with Teflon-coated, stain-resistant exteriors and Agion treated interiors that resist bacteria, mold, and mildew.
7. JuJuBe Clone Multi-Functional Crossbody Messenger/Diaper Dad Bag
JuJuBe designed the Clone Multi-Functional Crossbody Messenger/Diaper Dad Bag specifically for men. The main compartment has three zippered pockets and four open pockets. There are two exterior insulated bottle holders, as well as a cell phone pocket and microfiber-lined glasses holder. Similar to the JuJuBe Base, the Clone has a Teflon-coated, stain-resistant exterior and Agion treated interior.
8. Skip Hop Diaper Bag Crossbody Sling
The black camo Skip Hop Diaper Bag Crossbody Sling can be worn in front or in back and has two insulated exterior bottle pockets, a changing pad, and a roomy main compartment for supplies. This compact diaper bag for dads has enough room for two to three diapers, a few wipes, a bottle or sippy cup, and some snacks. The crossbody sling makes it easy to access supplies without removing the entire bag, and the exterior hidden pocket can store dad’s wallet and keys.
9. Skip Hop Dash Signature Messenger Diaper Bag
Perfect for city dads, the Skip Hop Dash Signature Messenger Diaper Bag is a shoulder bag with 11 large pockets, a cushioned changing pad, magnetic closures, and clips that allow it to easily attach to a stroller. It comes in black, heather grey and chevron.
10. Product of the North – Westin Unisex Baby Diaper Bag Backpack
Product of the North’s Westin Unisex Baby Diaper Bag Backpack is distinguished by its roll-down design. The top can be extended when you need extra space, or rolled down to create a smaller bag for lighter loads. The handsome leather straps use magnetic closures, making it very easy to secure the main compartment. The Westin Baby Diaper Bag Backpack comes with a removable changing pad, two exterior bottle holders, and plenty of pockets for baby gear. The interior of the bag is lined for easy wipe-down cleaning.
11. PAPERCLIP Willow Changing Bag
Paperclip’s stylish Willow Changing Bag looks like it could be a messenger bag or briefcase, and it converts to a backpack as well. The bag not only comes with a changing pad, but also has a full changing station with sidewalls for privacy and safety. It also contains multiple compartments. The interior has two Velcro cubbies that can be moved to customize the size of the pockets, similar to a camera bag. A wet bag is included to hold any soiled items.
Dave Parfitt lives in Rochester, New York, with his wife and two daughters. A runner with a PhD in neuroscience, he lived in numerous Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. cities before taking a college job in the Finger Lakes. He’s traveled worldwide, but a Walt Disney World trip with two budding princesses is the trip that elicited the family travel wanderlust. He shares his vacation tips and tricks on AdventuresbyDaddy.com.