We've been quite lucky to get tons of really great hand-me-downs from my sister for my son, including a diaper bag! It has truly been a work horse, but having gone through 3 kids it's definitely on its last leg. So, I was thrilled to get my hands on a brand new and GORGEOUS diaper bag from PacaPod!!
Founded by UK clothing designer and mom of two, Jacqueline Wagget, PacaPod offers a truly unique pod system and diaper bags that are extremely organized, practical, and super stylish.
On the outside, the PacaPod's Jura appears to be a regular woman's bag measuring about 14" wide by 13" high by 8" deep and weighing 2 pounds, with a wipe clean coated weave, 4 metal feet, an adjustable shoulder strap, as well as 2 removable straps (pictured above left) that can easily attach the bag to your stroller's handlebars. But when you start exploring the compartments you're wowed by it's organizational features such as little pockets, a key ring, a changing pad, and two individual pods that can be contained within the diaper bag itself or strapped directly onto your stroller!
This ain't no ordinary diaper bag, it's a 3 in 1 organizing system! 1) You have the outer "parent bag", with two zippered pockets (one which has three small pockets and a key ring). 2) You have the "changer pod" for diaper changing items (with 5 pockets and a separate clothes bag). 3) You have the "feeder pod" for bottles, baby food, and snack related items (which contains an insulated bottle cover that keeps liquids cold or hot for up to 4 hours).
For me, with twins on the way, I imagine using the two pods to keep each of the babies' items separate. And once your child is potty trained, you could use one for toys and activities and the other for snacks and a water bottle! You can even use the pods independently from the bag, giving yourself a large free compartment within the diaper bag to store even more stuff! The sky's the limit with how you can use PacaPod bags!
PacaPod bags are extremely versatile not just because of the numerous ways you can utilize them for your baby's things, but because once your kids grow up and you no longer need a diaper bag, it can easily be used for other things, such as a work bag, fitting an iPad or small laptop, lunch bag, you name it! It's so stylish, no one would have a clue that it once served diaper duty!!
What I like most about PacaPod's Jura:
It's hard to narrow it down, but if I had to choose my two favorite features they would be 1) the pod system which gives you great organization options, and 2) the shoulder strap and two removable straps which allow you to easily strap the bag onto your stroller, shopping card, you name it!
What I like least about PacaPod's Jura:
There is really only one thing I could think of to improve the bag and that would be to put an exterior pocket on the side. My previous diaper bag had one pocket on each side that I frequently used to stow my own water bottle and a small umbrella.
Here's a quick video of the PacaPod Jura in action, courtesy of PacaPod:
The Jura (in black, cranberry, navy, and dove) is one of more than a dozen bags carried by PacaPod, with prices ranging from $120-$520. You can see all of PacaPod's bags on their website, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest, and their blog!
Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1). This blog is chock full of product reviews, family travel guides, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, and several guides focused on kid-friendly activities and guides to South Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, as well as family-friendly destinations beyond the NYC area (check the menu bar!)