Gender-Neutral Non-Messenger Diaper Bag

Gender-Neutral Non-Messenger Diaper Bag

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Carrie McBride
Jan 21, 2011

Q: We're looking to downsize our diaper bag and could use some help finding a gender-neutral bag that is not a messenger bag. We're searching for a bag that is suitably manly, approximately 12" x 8" x 4", and zips closed. We have a Lands End canvas tote which serves us well for day-long outings, but we are in need of a smaller solution for errands when we carry only a sippy cup, some snacks, a diaper, and a book or toy. (continued below…)

Sent by Erin

My husband likes Timbuk2's mini messenger, but I prefer a zip closure and no flap. However, I'm having trouble finding a small, zip-up, flap-less bag that doesn't look like a woman's handbag. We have discussed buying separate bags, but sharing a bag definitely suits our lifestyle best. A mini version of Skip Hop's Bento bag would be perfect… if only we could find it!

Editor: The Skip Hop Duo is still bigger than what you want, but it's the closest I could find. (Maybe you could embrace a flap??) Readers, what ideas do you have for Erin? Please help her out and leave a link in the comments.

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