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writeleigh
05-13-2005, 08:29 PM
I found an excellent deal on this bag on ebay. It is new, and the same style that is currently in the Brighton stores (though I think they haven't changed the diaper bag style for a while).

This review is my first impression only. I plan to use the bag this weekend, so I will come back and update the review with how I feel about the bag in use.

Bag dimensions and details:
15 1/2 w x 11 1/2 h x 4 1/2 d
2 outer, vinyl lined bottle pockets
1 exterior snap pocket
brown, leather tab closure on top (snaps)
brown, braided leather straps
front flap pocket
7 interior pockets!
3 compartments (one middle zip compartment, two other compartments)
vinyl overlay changing pad (24 x 15 1/2)
cosmetic case (10 x 7 1/2)
blue, gingham interior
key fob

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/loveliam/P1000360.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/loveliam/P1000361.jpg

Interior with changing pad (not sure if pad can be folded another way to fit differently).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/loveliam/P1000364.jpg

Interior with changing pad removed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/loveliam/P1000367.jpg

Cosmetic case and changing pad.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/loveliam/P1000365.jpg

Detail of quilting on changing pad.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/loveliam/P1000366.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/loveliam/P1000368.jpg

Next to Mothership (not sure why this came out so small).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/loveliam/P1000370.jpg

Pros:
This bagis beautiful! it is beautifully constructed, with charming details. Each pocket has embroidered appliques on it.
It is comfortable to carry (though I have not put any items in it yet).
The organization is wonderful- I can't get over how many pockets there are! Several of the interior pockets are also vinyl lined.
The changing pad is wonderful! It is large, well-padded, with a detachable vinyl cover.
Generous sized cosmetic case.
From the comparison pic you can see it is not quite as large as the Mothership. It is a good size for me right now. Lately I've been carrying more because I have to carry so many snacks plus drink items.

Cons:
It is fabric - the bag needs to be scotch-guarded and spot-treated if anything stains the fabric.
It is a bit on the heavy side. I am not sure how I will feel about this once it is fully packed.
Also, I am not sure how maleable it will be, it seems pretty stiff, so it may not "stretch" enough when stuffed.
One other thing- though I love the changing pad, it does take up a lot of room when in the bag.

I'll be back with a follow-up once I use it :)