Friday, May 6, 2016

Diaper Bag Review | Skip Hop Duo Double

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I loved watching "What's In My Diaper Bag" videos on YouTube before Baby BeautyFreckled arrived, so I knew I would have to review my own diaper bag one day.  I will follow this up with a "What's in My Diaper Bag" post.  So here we go with the review of the Skip Hop Duo Double...
 
Skip Hop DUO DOUBLE Hold-It-All Diaper Bag, Onyx Tile
Specs from Skip Hop:
  • Attaches to any double (side-by-side) stroller with patented Shuttle Clips— leave the shoulder strap attached or remove it for a cleaner look
  • Wear with messenger strap or as a tote
  • Magnetic closures throughout; main compartment zips shut
  • Cushioned changing pad
  • Extraordinarily durable poly-canvas construction— this bag will last for years
  • 16 pockets include a zippered personal pocket and two side mesh pockets for bottles or sippy cups
  • Convenient cell phone pocket & easy-access pen holders
  • Contrasting lining makes it easy to find everything inside
  • Note: Not for use on single strollers
  • Size (inches): 19l x 4.25w x 13h

  • This diaper bag is classified as a bag for twins.  I currently have a 2 1/2 year old girl (Baby BeautyFreckled) and have used this diaper bag since she was pretty much a newborn for just her and loved it.  Starting out with the Skip Hop Via Messenger in Black, I liked the bag, but found it too small and ended up using it just for doctor visits where I just needed diapers, wipes, and a blanket.  After seeing the Duo Double, turns out I loved the size for just one child.  I liked having enough room for whatever I need, being able to see it all easily, and not having everything just jammed in there.


    Skip Hop Duo Double in Onyx Tile
     
    
    Skip Hop Duo Double in Onyx Tile

    Outside there are three fabric pockets, two bottle pockets, and one large fabric pocket with the changing pad inside.  Inside there are three mesh pockets, two bottle pockets, and two fabric pockets.  The whole inner bag zips up and there is a mommy pocket next to the main zipper so you don't have to undo the whole bag to get to your wallet, keys, or phone.  Included are also a full strap as well as smaller straps for hand carrying which both come in handy.  The Shuttle Clips are easy to snap on and off the strollers we use.  I would never want a bag without stroller clips again!

    Side Pockets and Messenger Strap

    Two Back Pockets - One with Changing Pad
     
    The note above says it's not for use on single strollers, however, we used it on our Britax B-Agile and our Baby Jogger City Select and we've never had an issue.  Just use it at your own risk, because if you had a lot in there and on a smaller stroller like the B-Agile I could see how it could tip it over.

    Above View of Skip Hop Duo Double


    Above View of Skip Hop Duo Double Inside

    The inside of the bag has three mesh pockets on one side, two fabric pockets on the opposite side, and two bottle pockets on each inner end.  The big 'pocket' in between all these is considered the last pocket in the count, I believe.  I love carrying the Skip Hop Changing Station in that middle compartment, and it fits perfectly with room to put a rolled Aden + Anais blanket and extra clothes as well.  The Changing station is great because it's bigger than just the changing pad that comes with the bag and you can shove diapers and wipes in it in case you need to grab just those items to change baby. 
     
    Even with all we have in the bottom, the Duo Double doesn't look bulky or get too heavy.  We also paired our bag with the Pacifier Pocket (not shown), which easily attached to a strap for easy access.

    Overall, Skip Hop nailed it with this bag.  I wish they wouldn't market it as for twins, because I think it might scare some people off.  If you like to carry enough to cover your toush (and baby's toush too!) then this bag is the perfect size.  I don't carry a purse at all when I carry this bag and it's been super perfect for us and will easily grow if we end up with Baby Beauty #2 in the future!

    Skip Hop Duo Double Front

    Check out the Skip Hop Duo Double on Amazon or at BuyBuyBaby, where I purchased mine.  {BuyBuyBaby is the best baby store in my opinion, but more on that another time ;) }

    I will follow up with a full "What's In My Diaper Bag" post soon showing you all exactly what I carry and how I organize the bag and what's in it!