View Full Version : Diaperbag Backpack find at MEC (APO on Diaperbag forum)

08-23-2004, 01:22 AM
I have been hunting for the perfect diaperbag backpack. I had a Lands End Deluxe Diaper Bag backpack, but returned it this week because it is just too darn heavy, even when empty.

I looked at the Baby Sherpa, but I wasn't very impressed with the quality and didn't think I would get much use out of the cooler.

I think I might have found a great replacement, though. I found this bag at Mountain Equipment Co-Op, which is a Canadian chain of stores (similar to REI). http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=676033&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=785537&bmUID=1093234588541

The photo here d/n do it justice. I got the black and it looks quite nice. It has nice sized pockes, lots of divider pockets and GREAT organization. It also has a laptop pocket inside the back compartment, which I can use for a change pad and wipes holder. Plus, it has two water bottle holders on the sides.

The back panel and the back of the straps are mesh and very comfortable. Of course, the quality of the construction and materials is first rate (MEC is great!!!). It is quite light when empty, so I can stuff it full of baby stuff without it getting too heavy. DH wasn't all huffy about this pack, because it is one he could use and also I will get good use out of post-diaperbag stage. We have many other MEC packs and they just do NOT wear out!

The only drawback if you were formula feeding (I'm EBFg) is the lack of an insulated bottle holder. But, I think you could put a separate bottle bag in one of the external water bottle pockets.

Not that I have shares in the company, but they do ship to the US....

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08-31-2004, 02:11 AM
I love my Baby Sherpa bag- I have dragged it everywhere for 3 years and it is still like brand new. I use the cooler all the time for sancks, wet bathing suits, medications you name it. It is also really cool that a Canadian Mom is the manufacturer and designer of it. MEC has good stuff but I don't like the fact that they knock off lots of name brand products at their factories over in China. They used to carry North Face and now they just carry their own house brand knock offs.