A Manly Diaper Bag. Yay or Nay?

I have a question for you dads.

Before Baby (BB), my wife and I had the luxury of eating, sleeping, shopping… wait, I’m beginning to repeat myself.

Must be the lack of sleep.

At any rate, BB the lovely lady and I went ahead and selected some items for a baby registry. What I found out what that just like a wedding, you have the opportunity to run though a store zapping cool stuff. This was tons of fun. Until I found out that they make diaper bags for men.

Did you know, manly men of the world, that they make diaper bags for men?

So, okay, yeah, I have a ‘mail carrier bag’ that I use for work (satchel). Yes, it’s leather and yes, it is possible that it could be mistaken, at night, in foggy weather, from far away, as a murse. I mean, what’s my alternative? A backpack? I’m not going hiking here! Do you know how hot it gets in the city in the summertime? Way too hot to use a backpa… Listen, I’m not going to defend my use of a ‘man bag’ to you, I don’t even know you. Anyway, even though I have a man bag I think that I may draw the line at diaper bag.

My point here is that diaper bags for men do exist and if you’re not careful, your wife may put one on the registry.

When I first found out about manly diaper bags I asked some of my friends who currently do have kids about the manliness of said diaper bags. Their reactions were as follows:

  • ‘What?’
  • ‘Duuuude, no’
  • ‘Don’t be an idiot. There’s no such thing’

The best reaction however was:

  • ‘Hell no dude. Go to the Gap and buy some cargo shorts. You’re covered.’

This was the best advice I had received thus far.

What about you? Manly diaper bags? Would you or wouldn’t you? Maybe they’re awesome and I’m totally missing out?


Pictured above: Jeep Sport Backpack Diaper Bag, $34.99


  1. Russ

    I was carrying around a teal ladies diaper bag for the longest time. I actually went searching for a diaper bag for dads cuz I got sick of carrying a large purse. Dadgear makes awesome backpacks and carrier bags that are fully equipped diaper bags. Bottle pouches wipes storage. I am not affiliated with them at all, I just think my backpack is the shit.

  2. Russ

    Oh, I forgot to answer: Yay. And manly.

  3. julie

    Love this. I think a guy could most definitely carry this and still look cool. I have two boys and I would def use it as would my husband.

  4. Tom

    Alright so maybe I’ll give this manly diaper bag thing a shot. I mean, cammo is cool right?

  5. JJ - The Dude

    I say “Yay”. My wife registered for baby stuff without much input for me. She added a nice Diaper Dude messenger bag for me to the list. Though I was skeptical at first, I really liked it. MUCH more than using her floral Petunia Picklebottom bag. Yes, that’s the real name of a company. Anyway, I’m a fan. My wife has moved into using a backpack for our toddler, but I still like the Diaper Dude bag. Hope that helps.

    JJ – The Dude

  6. Karl

    I am as manly as they come. Hunting, Fishing, Sports, and all those cool “manly” things that guys do and I would still rock a manbag/diaper bag. For sure! They rock. My wife and I are expecting our 2nd in 1 month and I already have mine picked out! I just hope they don’t get too popular because then I will probably not think they are cool anymore. I’m weird like that. Great post by the way I am looking forward to checking back in a few more days and see other guys responses. By the way I write a blog about being a dad and would like to offer an invitation for you to check it out. It’s http://www.newagedads.com. Hope you enjoy and thanks for the post! I enjoyed reading!

  7. Nikki

    I’ve tried all the links on this page. Where do I find the Jeep rugged camo duffel bag that is pictured here??
    This is the one I want for our arriving bundle of joy!

  8. Reba

    Where can I buy this bag???

    • Jamie

      Ive been trying to figure out the same thing! every link sends you to the same page.. so there is no way to buy it. :/

  9. Ericka Vicuna

    Has anyone been able to find this bag? I also want it! I cannot find it anywhere.

  10. Zane Azrai

    Hi… I would like to purchase this bag. How do I make an order?

  11. Zane Azrai

    How do i purchase or make an order?

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