Ika Bags vs Skip Hop

We all want a trendy bag that doesn't look like a diaper bag. In that quest, we have found two bags that will do the trick. Sometimes it can be scary ordering from Etsy and from a company over seas, but we give you the run down on the ikabag. And of course we have all heard about skip hop, it's everywhere. And we will tell you why it's everywhere. 

ikabags
Reviewed by Cami Allred

About: This bag is sold by the Etsy shop, ikabags, based in France. It is hand-made.  The bag has 10 interior pockets and a key fob.  The canvas is waterproof and the leather details add a nice touch to the look and quality of this bag.  
Price: $133.00
Ease of Use: I love the many pockets to keep everything organized.
Looks: I love the look of this bag because it doesn't scream diaper bag.  It has a bit of a nautical feel and I like the canvas texture.  
Found At: Etsy shop
Quality: The hand-made quality if impressive.  My bag has held up well and will likely last several years.
Best Use: I have only used it as a diaper bag and it works well for that.
Our Rating: 3 out of 5 stars



Why we liked it:

1. I added the stroller o-rings onto my bag so I could clip it to my stroller using these stroller clips.  I love this feature.  

2. Because this bag is handmade by one woman, it does take a long time to ship.  I waited 2 full months from the time I ordered it until I received it.  

3. The bag is waterproof but because of the leather straps it can not be put into the washer. 

4.  The leather straps are the perfect length to sling the bag over your shoulder.

5.  The bag is tall and narrow, so things get lost in the bottom easily and the pockets overlap each other, making it difficult to use both rows of pockets. I generally only use 6 of the 10 pockets because they are the most accessible.


Skip Hop Duo

About: We are obsessed with all the amazing features that Skip Hop has to offer for an affordable price. The Duo has a zipper to close the main pocket to keep everything in your bag from falling out, two front pockets with magnetic closures and two side insulated pockets with zipper closures. There is a tote handle and shoulder strap. Shuttle clips that converts the Duo to a stroller bag. Wipeable fabric.  BPA-free, Phthalate-free.
Price: $60.00 - $64.00 
Ease of Use: Such a great functional bag. Easy to use even with your kid in one hand. Pockets are so great for keeping everything organized. 
Looks: Stylish patterns and colors. 
Found At: Babies"R"Us and online. 
Quality: Durable, cleans amazing. And can last through multiple children. 
Best Use: Diaper bag or an overnight bag. Or pretending it's a diaper bag at the airport so you don't have to pay extra for carry-on luggage.
Our Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Why we like it:
 

1. Easy to clean - turn the bag inside out and throw in the washing machine  and lay flat to dry. 

2.  Amazing pockets to help keep you and your little one organized. 

3. The built in shuttle clips are so convenient and easy to clip to your stroller.  

4. The length of the over the shoulder strap is perfect for any body shape. 

5. {LOVE} the price!