Rated 5 out of 5 Carryall Diaper Bag
I love this diaper bag!!! The fabric is durable. Color is beautiful. I got the plum. I am an 'experienced' mom and I specifically purchased this item because it was smaller than most conventional diaper bags. If you are a new mom or have an infant, you may want something larger. I pack the main compartment with 4 diapers, wipes, creams, sippy cup, 2 snack cups, extra outfit and blanket and that pretty much packs the bag full. The exterior pockets are roomy and fit my wallet, keys, phone and a couple small toys. LL Bean should consider making this bag in two sizes, this size and one larger more like a conventional diaper bag... Infants just need more stuff than 12 months+
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paraprofessional Update: Still looks Great!!
It has been almost a year, and this wonderful bag has been through so much! Being a nanny I have to carry extra toys,clothes and many other things that little ones require. I have also ran this bag through the washer and dryer and it is still water resistant.
When I am not working I use the bag as my purse, because of I am able to carry my e-reader and other items I like to carry.
September 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by PickynotChoosy Not bad but not good
We have the toiletry bags and book bags and love them so when the time came for us to get a diaper bag, we came here first! While chock full of convenient pockets and such, it was a little smaller than what we needed. We cloth diapered, and those take up more room. Plus you need wipes, changes of clothes, nursing cover and/or bottles, eventually toys, books, etc. It just needs to maybe be twice its size. But it got us through. If we have another, we'll probably use something else (the back pack was great!!)
August 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sbhart pretty good overall
We have had 2 of these diaper bags. They are pretty great overall. Lots of room and compartments. On both after a few months the rubber grip on the handle broke off and the handle has come detached from the bag. We have had no problem returning it but I wish they could come up with a solution for those issues.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Firststatemom Good bag but small
I am a first time mom and was looking for a gender neutral diaper bag with less bulk than what is sold in most baby stores. This bag definitely meets that criteria. It doesn't look like a diaper bag and I'm sure it can transition to a regular travel bag when we no longer have little ones. Like any Bean bag, the construction is flawless, very sturdy and durable. However, my desire for a smaller profile bag has backfired a little since I'm finding the bag to be a little too small for what I need to carry (I've been using it for 2 months now). The inner pockets protrude into the main storage compartment and limit how much can be stored in the main body of the bag. With diapers,wipes, blanket, bib, extra onesie, nursing cover and water bottle, the bag is stuffed. I can't imagine trying to also fit toys and snacks once baby girl is older. I'm also concerned it won't hold a full days worth of supplies that she will need starting at daycare next month and I might end up needing to send two bags. I was hoping to get away with just one. Overall a good bag but has its limits.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FloridaTravelingMom Great bag!
I LOVE this bag and really wish I'd of bought it sooner! We've been using this bag for almost a year for my 2 year old and it's been toted around daily. Despite all the use and abuse it looks brand new - no signs of wear whatsoever. It isn't as big and bulky as some other diaper bag options, but holds an amazing amount of items. I love how much I can stuff into it - we really load it up for visits to theme parks and the zoo and can easily fit in several diapers, wipes, sun screen, change of clothes & swim wear for the toddler, the ipad, kindles, snacks, cup, a thermos, wallets, cell phones, keys, etc.My husband doesn't mind toting the neutral looking bag around either and the bag itself is really lightweight which reduces your overall weight compared to other bags. My only wish is that the strap was a little longer for cross body wear. We are both tall people and it hits a little higher on my hip than I'd like.
We'll be using this bag for years to come, and for more than just a diaper bag after my little one no longer needs a bag full of "baby" related items. If the bag was just a little larger I'd be buying a second for a laptop/electronics/travel bag.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JesseBelle Perfect size for an everyday bag
I've been looking for an everyday bag big enough to carry my regular "purse" stuff plus my iPad mini in its case and a book to read during my lunch break at work. Laptop messenger type bags are often too wide and overwhelm me when I'm carrying them (I'm 5'3"). This diaper bag definitely fit the bill! Not too big and not too small - it's just right. I love all the pockets and compartments to put my stuff. There's a place for everything. The open pocket on the back is essential for the papers I carry around and the zippered pocket on the front flap is ideal for my iPhone. I think I'll be using this bag for a long time.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FLBec GREAT travel/camera bag, too!
I searched high and low for a travel/camera bag to fit my needs. This doesn't really look like a diaper bag, so it's GREAT for traveling! It holds my digital camera, two heavy zoom lenses, iPad, umbrella, and a variety of other items with room to spare. Everything I need has a safe and secure place. Lots of outside pouches and zipper compartments for convenience, too. It's not as wide and clunky as the messenger bags used for laptops. It's VERY light weight and can be comfortably used as a cross-body bag which is great when taking photos. LOVE IT!
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BethelMom awesome bag
I used this bag for a few years. It is awesome. Holds everything you could ever need without being bulky. I loved the side pocket for a drink and the small outer zipper for a mobile phone. Everything was secure and easy to find in this bag.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HonestShopper I miss shoulder bags too
I have two old smaller shoulder bags similar to this diaper bag. I just realized that so many reviewers miss the travel touring bag. If you reissue them, please make available in Black, Blue Jay and Red. I still use my old bags because they are very light yet hold so many things. Can you imagine even magazines? The best thing about this touring bag is easy to reach each item from the organizers. I am not satisfied with any new traveler's bags.
January 25, 2014