Diaper Bags: Skip Hop Duo Deluxe

August 13, 2011

Let me just say right now that I’m an overpacker. I keep hoping I’ll skinny down what I feel like I need to take with me when I go out with the baby. I aspire to be a minimalist in this area, I really do, but I’ve come to accept the reality that that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

I started with the Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Diaper Bag and I loved it at first. It has two front pockets that close with magnets, which means I can open them with one hand and they close themselves. It has relatively easy-to-use stroller straps for clipping the bag onto the push bar of your stroller, and, for the first time in my life, I was able to find my cell phone quickly because the bag has two small end pockets for phone and keys. If you are a light packer, this is a great diaper bag.

However, the body of the bag just doesn’t hold what I need when I go out with Astrid for more than an errand. And once it’s overpacked, the open top’s magnetic closure can’t close, so when you lean over the car seat to put a hat on your honey, all your stuff tumbles out over your head. Skip Hop’s sibling product, the Dash Deluxe, addresses the tumbling-stuff problem with an overflap but doesn’t have additional capacity, so you’re still at square one.

After I fell partway down our stairway because I was carrying the baby in her car seat + the Skip Hop + the additional bag I needed to carry the overflow, I went on the hunt for a better solution. Stay tuned…

Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Diaper Bag $35-$54 (depending on color) at Amazon,
Skip Hop Dash Deluxe $57 at Amazon,


3 Responses to “Diaper Bags: Skip Hop Duo Deluxe”

  1. […] — emma @ 1:42 am I’ve ordered and tried a bunch of different bags to replace my Skip Hop Duo Deluxe, but before I go there, I thought I’d offer a quick overview of what I was looking for in […]

  2. […] Skip Hop November 14, 2010 Filed under: Uncategorized — emma @ 3:54 am In addition to Skip Hop’s Duo Deluxe, I looked at a number of their other […]

  3. […] a padded shoulder strap, but you can buy that separately (or transfer the one you already have on your Skip Hop!) and I don’t love the color options (that sky blue interior on the black bag is a little […]

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