5 of the best backpack changing bags 2021
26 May 2021
If you're looking specifically for the best backpack changing bags, you've come to the right place. There are a plethora of backpacks specifically designed for parents, but with such a vaste choice, where do you start?
In this article, we've done the hard work for you and scoured the web for some of the best backpack changing bags to suit a variety of needs and budgets. But first you need consider what it is you actually need a changing bag to do. Does it need insulated bottle compartments, for example? Or a changing mat included for nappy changes on the go? And how much space does it need?
We've taken all of the above into account and found xx brilliant options to choose from. Not bothered about how you carry it? Don't miss our round up of the best changing bags in a variety of styles.
Read on for the best backpack changing bags money can buy right now.
Best backpack changing bags in 2021
01. Storksak Hero
When it comes to the best backpack changing bags, Storksak is hard to beat. When Rex was born I had one of Storksak's holdalls (which I love), and can absolutely vouch for the quality. At the time I also had my eye on this beautiful Hero backpack. Not only does it look great (with the unisex design make it appealing to everyone), it also comes equipped with a changing mat that has pockets to store nappies and wipes, as well as an insulated bottle holder, which doubles as a snack bag, and clips so you can conveniently hang it on a pram or pushchair.
But probably the best feature of this backpack is the handy lower compartment, which has a waterproof, fully wipe clean lining, making it perfect to store a breast pump, dirty clothes, etc. It also has it's own zip for easy access. At £125 it's not the cheapest, but, in my opinion, it's well worth the price tag. Hands down one of the best backpack changing bags available right now.
02. Lekebaby Backpack Changing Bag
The Lekebaby is the best backpack changing bag if you're on a budget. Right now the black version is under £30 on Amazon, which is a total bargain. And it comes complete with some really great features. What I love about this bag the most is the wide open design. The zips on the top go part way down the bag, meaning the top opens up completely, meaning you can see everything inside with ease, and therefore far less rummaging around.
There is a zip on the lower part of the back of the bag, so you can conveniently and easilt get to item packed at the bottom, and with a whopping 19 pockets, there's no way you won't be organised with this clever design. The outside is waterproof and the inside lining is water resistant, making it super-easy to clean too. There's a changing mat included and clips to attach to a pram or pushchair – this backpack changing bag has everything you could possibly need, at a bargain price.
03. Skip Hop Flat Iron bag
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I'm a bit of a sucker for stripes, so love this backpack changing bag from Skip Hop. These guys specialise in baby products, so it's no surprise to see this bag is kitted out with everything you need for a day out with your little one. The Skip Hop Flatiron backpack changing bag, this good looking accessory has a super spacious interior, with a number of pockets to help you stay organised. It also features a changing mat, two insulated side bottle compartments, and three exterior zip pockets so you can get to essentials quickly and easily.
I own a number of Skip Hop products, including a brilliant pram organiser, and have never been disappointed by or had any issue with the quality and functionality. The fact that their products look good too is definitely an added bonus.
04. Tiba & Marl
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When it comes to the best backpack changing bags, Tiba & Marl are on another level. I own the Eco Elwood (pictured) and can personally recommend it in terms of both style and substance. The bag has plenty of compartments inside to help keep all of your essentials organised. It has multiple exterior zip compartments so you can get to items easily and quickly.
These bags also come equipped with a hardy changing mat, as well as a lovely little clutch bag too. I think most people use this for taking nappies and wipes to the toilet, but I have to admit to using this as an actual clutch bag when I went out for a drink with the girls recently. I love that these products appeal to both men and women, and that the style will make you want to use them as an everyday bag long after you've finished with it as a changing bag.
Honestly, Tiba & Marl bags don't have as much room inside them as some other backpack changing bags, I've found. Once you've loaded it up with changes of clothes for baby, nappies and other essentials, there is little room for anything else. But there's more than enough space to pack enough for a day out.
05. Fact & Fiction
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I don't know what it is about quilted bags at the moment, but I'm here for it. In particular, I love this design from Fact + Fiction, which is, at the time of writing, reduced to £81 (usually £135) over on Natural Baby Shower. I have to say, the best backpack changing bags, in my opinion, are ones that you wouldn't immediately assume are changing bags. And this beautiful design could never be accused of that, with many features that would make it a brilliant everyday bag after baby use is finished.
It's wipeable, water resistant material (outer and lining) means it can easily be kept clean, it also features an upright bottle pocket, a quick-access zipped pocket and two interior compartments, one of which could easily fit either a baby mat or 15-inch laptop – there really is a place for everything.