If you or your partner enjoys a more masculine aesthetic, you’re in luck: you’re not doomed to carry around a pink floral diaper bag of yesteryear. Many brands now make modern, unisex diaper bags that are not only well-equipped for men or women to fulfill diapering duties, but also stylish and fun to carry.
Let’s be honest, do both parents really need their own dedicated diaper bag stamped to denote their gender? Can’t we share? Yes. Yes we can, people. Also, who has time to transfer all the necessities from one bag to another? Not me.
Here they are — the best unisex diaper bags in 2020 for dads and for parents and partners of all flavors.
Little Unicorn diaper bags are beautiful, affordable and functional. They make a few gender-neutral models marketed to men… but honestly, the rugged look would look great on anyone (me!).
It’s convenient as a backpack, but can also be converted to a messenger bag if you prefer. It’s super roomy: I can keep clothes, diapers, snacks and drinks for a toddler AND a newborn, as well as my personal items. It’s lined with wipeable fabric and has plenty of pockets for storing things as well as a soft lined sleeve for a phone or iPad.
Paperclip Diaper Bags, starting at $159
The Paperclips are our new favorite daddy bags (we first reviewed them at the 2016 baby show). The concept is that they are a self-contained changing station because soooooo few men’s restrooms have changing tables (isn’t that infuriating?).
The changing station rolls out in seconds (voila!) for a quick change anywhere you happen to be. That part is detachable and machine washable, with privacy sidewalls to keep baby from rolling out during a change. It has a large mesh pocket and an integrated wet bag.
These bags are gorgeous, y’all. Moms love them too… AND they’re perfect for laptops and other things when the diaper years are over.
Ju-Ju-Be Helix ~$90
A beautiful, unisex diaper bag for dads (or any parent) ~ this bag is elegant yet masculine.
It has many pockets, including a quick-reach cell phone pocket and a zippered back pocket. The inside is Agion-treated, which resists bacteria, mold and mildew; entire bag is machine washable.
The Eddie Bauer diaper backpack is functional and spacious. It’s packed with features, including 11 practical pockets (2 interior pockets that insulated to keep bottles and food fresh), an easy pop-open removable wipe case, and a changing pad. Dad can choose between 3 carrying options: hold with the top handle, use as a backpack with the padded shoulder straps, or attach to the stroller with the stroller loops. Plus, it’s only $49 — not too shabby for a sturdy, hybrid bag.
Skip Hop Unisex Bag ~$47
Yep, Skip Hop also makes diaper bags for our papas, and they’re pretty cool! This crossbody is perfect for minimalist dads or for smaller outings. It boasts a cool sporty-meets-tech look, and it’s compact and lightweight. It features 8 pockets, two insulated side bottle pockets, and a main pocket with an extra-wide opening. We love the tonal camo print, which is so so easy to wipe clean.
Product of the North Westin Backpack ~$119 (out of stock)
We love love love this backpack from Product of the North. It has everything you need: a top carry handle, adjustable shoulder straps, lots of pockets, and even a laptop compartment. The roll-down top with magnetic straps adds a cool factor to this already-stylish backpack. It comes with a changing pad. It’s one of our favorite diaper bags for dad.
TBG: Tactical Baby Gear ~$varies
Founded to provide dads a no-frills option that can match their lifestyle and personality. These military-style diaper bags are durable and efficient – complete with fasteners, MOLLE webbing and carabiners.
The Deuce 2.0 line ($99) is their full configurable and customizable modular system. It’s worn as a messenger bag and is perfect for hanging on the stroller.
Do you have a masculine bag you love? Please drop us a comment below – thanks and enjoy!