okiedog Sumo Messenger Backpack Diaper Bag – For Mommy or Daddy! This amazing do it all bag will have you wishing you knew about it sooner!
I was sent this diaper bag in order to facilitate this review. All opinions and thoughts are that of my own and may differ from your own. The okiedog Sumo messenger/backpack diaper bag had me first drawn to the color as shown here (Petrol Blue) due to the damask print on it. A feminine touch but with a very gender neutral shade of color. My husband was a bit over the task of carrying a hot pink floral bag! I didn’t want a solid black one! We agreed to disagree until okiedog agreed to let me give this bad boy a whirl! Please note that this style comes in a variety of colors to choose from! She may look small but looks are very deceiving with this bag!
The bag itself comes with a few extra piece to make life easier right from the get go. You get a set of clipix stroller clips, accessory bag, insulated bottle holder (which also fits our sippy cups with no side handles), and an antibacterial changing mat.
The selling point to me before even opening this bag was that you had options. Carry it by hand? You can do that. Messenger bag? Yep. Even has a shoulder padding area to help if it gets heavy to feel comfortable. The best part? It is a backpack with just a minor step of pulling the straps out of the back side and clipping them to the corners!!! This is a dream for anyone who loves to visit theme parks or our upcoming use of taking a cruise and getting off at the Ports! Who wants to be slinging around a bag over their arm all day? Want to know something else? It is super comfortable to carry!
Now if you didn’t already need any other reason to want to love the Sumo diaper bag, you can quit reading here. If you want to have the shock factor my husband had the first day I asked him to grab something out of the bag, keeping reading! This bag measures 18.5 x 15.75 x 5.51. Want a better example? It fits a ton! The amount of internal pockets is incredible. I can sort everything out with room to spare. There are two side slots for drinks or additional items, and my favorite, the front Velcro closure pocket that lets me store my wallet, cell phone, keys (with key clip), mini pockets that I use to sort out our son’s teething medications, my make up I carry, and there is still room. Internally there is space for a little bit of everything with room to spare. Everything has a place. See the photos below and I will tell you what is in here!
The top left photo is a direct look into the bag before I put anything in, the top right is the front pocket with just my wallet in it, see the key clip and mini pockets? I filled all that space up later. Bottom right is a side angle to show you more pocket space, and the bottom left is my bag with the “can’t leave home without it or my life will be miserable” stash that I carry daily. I can add more, and trust me, I have.
That there has the changing mat in the large side pocket along with a plastic case of wipes, and my wet bag. A few of the small pockets are carrying my diaper bum spray, bibs, little toys, and change of clothing for my son. The center has my (2) 3 tier and 4 tier snack food carrying containers so I can carry up to 7 snack or food items at all times, along with my minimum of (3) cloth diapers. I also have in there a food bag to keep spoons and puree containers. There is a pacifier clip also that I do not currently use but can also hold extra keys if needed! When I say there is space for everything, that is an understatement! My husband loves how I can tell him which area of the bag to look and everything is organized and not falling all over other things.
This bag is a new favorite in our household between my husband and I! We tucked away the hot pink one we have been carrying for 9 months and use this one daily! I can’t wait to take it on our Birthday trip to Mexico and keep things organized while having space to tuck away some souvenirs we may buy!
On top of this style (Sumo) being an exceptional value at $79.95 okiedog is offering my readers 20% off any bag of their choice or item on their website HERE using code MBN20 now through September 30, 2014 That makes the Sumo right under $64.00!!! They have a variety of shapes, styles, and colors to choose from! This could be an amazing baby shower gift for a friend or loved one. One more amazing thought just to solidify how awesome the brand is: okiedog bags are PVC- free, Phthalate- free, AZO- free and BPA-free.
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.