Monday, September 26, 2011

Skip Hop Versa Review

I am SO excited! I have been drooling over this diaper bag for months, but could never bring myself to spend the *cough*$80(!)*cough* on a diaper bag. I mean, come on, how much are you really going to use it?! Well, after 4+ months of never getting to carry my favorite purse (sigh), plus the fact that this is my first baby (we hope to have a few more!), I realized that I may not be able to carry a purse for quite some time. I searched and researched for so long trying to find a diaper bag that didn't look so much like one. I wanted to find one that looked more purse-like. So armed with my 20% off Babies R' Us coupon, I took the plunge.

I must admit, when it comes to bigger purchases, I'm a sucker for pictures. I want to see every inch, every detail of the product that I could be buying. And while I researched this bag a lot, I didn't find any picture reviews that showed exactly what this baby could handle. And as a cloth diapering mama, I need to know that my diaper bag has some space! So here's the best picture review I could muster up for you:

This is the Skip Hop Versa in Cream Links. Let me just say how pretty the outside is! I love the pattern and the fact that it's modern and grown up. A lot of times I love the fun patterns on diaper bags, but let's face it, they still look like diaper bags.

The Versa has this fantastic feature where the middle of the bag unzips to reveal this bold orange fabric that expands and gives you 20% more storage! Gotta love more storage.

This is the inside of the bag once it's all packed up. It may not look like much is in there right now, but just wait.

I LOVE that this bag comes with a changing pad that has it's own zippered pocket. I hated trying to shove my old changing pad into a pocket that it never seemed to fit into.

It also has this great little zipper pocket in the front for pacifiers/cell phones.

And those cute little straps on the side? Not just for looks! They hook onto themselves so they're able to slide onto stroller handles. 

 Ok. So here's what all is in the bag:
   ~ 2 Cloth diapers/Wet bag 
   ~ Baby toy
   ~ Muslin Blanket
   ~ Burp Cloth
   ~ Change of clothes & socks
   ~ A stack of cloth wipes
   ~ Bottle
   ~ Formula Dispenser
   ~ First Aid Kit 
   ~ Wallet
   ~ Reusable shopping bag
   ~ Mom stuff (makeup/mints/etc.)

I might add that all of that fit while it was still zipped! So after unzipping the center for more storage, I could easily fit another 2-3 cloth diapers. (I take 2 for errands, 4-5 for a whole day out)

All in all, I think this is a great bag! I love that it has so much room for storage even though it doesn't look that big from the outside. I love the pattern of the fabric, the fact that it's waterproof AND it's made of eco friendly materials! I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone who is looking for a cute, stylish diaper bag.


Rozsterki Blogerki said...

OMG thank you for that review! I've been looking everywhere to find some comments about this model and couldn't find anything. It's expensive diaper bag and i've been wondering if i need one, i thought maybe i will buy normal bag only big size coz all diaper bag are so... colorful and i dont really like the look of diaper bags. But this one is so pretty that i already want to buy and carry it :-) And I'm only 29 week pregnant with my first child :) But after i read your review i decided i will make myself a nice gif :-) Thank you again :-)

Amber said...

I'm so glad you found it helpful! And after a few months of carrying this bag, I still love it just as much :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Anonymous said...

Great review and nice photos. Is the blue rose one as nice as this cream link design?

Amber said...

I've never actually seen one of the Blue Rose bags, so I'm not sure. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

Great review!! As many diapers bags say 'spacious' it's hard to really know if it's enough for you. I am also cloth diapering and we need more space than disposables so I'm glad you can show that it is spacious for CDs.

Anonymous said...

How is it holding up? I've read some disappointing reviews that it falls apart after about 6 months (the zippers primarily).

I just purchased mine today.....

Amber said...

Mine has held up really well! I have used it every day since I purchased it almost a year and a half ago. There has been the odd loose thread here or there, which I've just snipped off, but nothing major. And the zippers have all been fine for me too. Although, I will say that I never really zip the main compartment.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Madiha B. Zaidi said...

I have this bag as well - I had one problem - the corners at the bottom got SUPER dirty - I am not sure how to clean it - have you (or anyone) found any kind of cleaning material that works?

Since the diaper is not machine washable (spot cleaning only) - I've been scrubbing away but it still has a grayish/black tint at the corners that are driving me nuts!

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