I turned a pair of pricy gamer baggage into the proper diaper baggage

CS03 bag on table with various baby items.

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In style gaming {hardware} model Astro, and luxurious sports activities bag firm, Timbuk2, just lately joined forces to supply a line of gaming baggage meant “for travel-centric avid gamers, content material creators, and esports athletes.” Nevertheless, I’ve discovered a brand new demographic neither one in every of these corporations anticipated, the gamer dad.

I’ve a confession to make. I am not too keen on our diaper baggage. They’re too massive, too gray, and never the vibe I am searching for after I’m out in public. I imply, I do not want a

Name of Obligation tacti-cool trying diaper bag

, simply one thing that does not make me appear to be a complete dork. 

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Two models with bags. Female model left of frame. Male model right of frame with backpack.

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Opened BP35 Backpack showing off headset storage

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CS03 bag opened with Nintendo Switch and game cards in pockets.

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Both BP35 and CS03 displayed on table in game room.

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Two models. Female facing front with cross body bag and male model facing out to the ocean with back back.

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The humorous factor is, after I first noticed the life-style photographs of those baggage throughout the product briefing a couple of weeks in the past, my first thought wasn’t, “Wow, lastly baggage meant to carry all my gear throughout commerce exhibits, or work journeys, in a manner that does not destroy my again,” which they appear nice for, by the best way. As a brand new father of a three-month-old who poops loads, my first thought was, “Man, I ought to use that fanny pack as a diaper bag.”

Astro was form sufficient to ship me each the BP35 Backpack and CS03 Crossbody Sling to take a look at. Since I wasn’t planning on doing any main touring, I checked to see how effectively these baggage stack up as day-to-day diaper baggage. And you understand what? Not unhealthy.

It seems that what makes a very good diaper bag and good gaming bag have lots of overlap. You want to have the ability to pack in every little thing you may want whereas additionally rapidly accessing the one merchandise you positively want proper now with out digging round for ages. Whether or not it is a gamepad or pacifier, all of the compartments, dividers, and pockets are useful for organizing.

Each baggage are black, refined, and look like they may deal with some abuse. For these of you who aren’t dad and mom, good diaper baggage usually are not low-cost. It is a horrible rabbit gap you possibly can fall into, getting caught researching overpriced designer baggage or ones that may rework into mini-diaper altering stations. Gamer backpacks are supposed to carry issues like your large gaming laptop computer or cameras with out worrying about damaging them, and they’re simply as costly. 

I have been utilizing the bigger BP35 Backpack, which retails for $199, to arrange for longer outings with the infant, comparable to pediatrician appointments or prolonged visits to the grandparents. The bag is big on the within, I can match every little thing from our authentic diaper backpack after which some. There’s even a spot the place you possibly can stash a bottle with out worrying about it rattling across the backside of the bag. The inside divides into three completely different partitions which can be good for protecting all the infant items separated by use; feeding, diaper change, spare outfits. Curiously sufficient, nearly the entire child stuff discovered a pocket to reside shortly, leaving a ton of unused bag house.


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All three sections of BP35 fill with baby items.

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An opened BP35 backpack showing off baby bottle holder.

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BP35 rear pocket with baby creams and lotions.

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  • Child wipes
  • Alcohol wipe
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Butt paste
  • Sunscreen
  • Journey fan
  • 4 diapers
  • Blanket
  • Disposable masks (for adults)
  • Spare outfit
  • Bib
  • Altering mat
  • Rattle
  • Burp material
  • 8oz. bottle

I have been utilizing the smaller $80 CS03 cross-body sling each time I am going out with little Javi, and I unironically like it. It is massive sufficient to retailer a handful of diapers, a bottle, and even a pair of disposable altering pads. I nonetheless have room for storing a spare onesie in case we run right into a tragic spit-up or explosive diaper scenario. Often, I do not pack as a lot as the photographs present, however I wished to see how a lot I may slot in and was nonetheless stunned by how a lot room was leftover. 

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Cross body bag on table with various baby items.

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Astro cross body bag on table

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CS03 Cross body bag full of baby stuff.

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  • Hand sanitizer 
  • 2 diapers
  • Dry wipes
  • One use 2 oz. bottle
  • Bib
  • Spare outfit
  • Altering mat
  • Butt paste
  • Burp Material

My favourite characteristic on each these baggage is that the entrance pouch makes use of magnets as an alternative of a zipper for straightforward entry for issues like keys or a cellphone. And sure, should you’re questioning, you completely should put on it within the entrance like a fanny pack.

I am positive when it is secure sufficient to move to occasions like PAX, CES, and E3 once more, each of those baggage shall be inside arm’s attain when it comes time to pack my


, chargers, and

transportable consoles

. Within the meantime, I will have to only accept a dope daddy fanny pack. 

The BP35 Backpack and CS03 Crossbody Sling can be found for buy on the Astro website and any Timbuk2 retail retailer should you too need to gear up within the gamer dad aesthetic.  

Jorge Jimenez

Jorge is a {hardware} author from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he is not filling the workplace with the scent of Pop-Tarts, he is reviewing all types of gaming {hardware} from headsets to recreation pads. He is been overlaying video games and tech for almost ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, and Tom’s Information.