That ever-popular cliche of a man carrying a woman’s purse and shopping bags takes on a new humor when babies are on board. While it is wonderfully endearing that the fathers of our children are willing to strut about sporting polka dot or zebra print diaper bags over their shoulders, there is a kinder, more masculine option. With style offerings ranging from hipster to homebody, these diaper bags with men in mind offer both relief from lady-like baggage and the return of the cool factor to that great man in your life.

Rubicon Rucksack

If Indiana Jones needed a diaper bag this would be it. Suave, rugged and highly functional, this is the bag he wants over his shoulder whether he’s at the office, taking the kiddos to the park or recovering ancient artifacts from dangerous, exotic temples. With brass hardware, separations for padded lap top storage and even an antiqued leather baby wipes case, the Rucksack has leaves no dad detail behind.

Price: $271
Online: amazon.com

Cevan Metro Diaper Bag

The retro designs of this rad bag house total practicality for the highly-organized man: a whopping twelve storage pockets, zippered and velcro compartments for no-spill storage, water repellent fabric and changing pad insert too. A reinforced bottom allows it to stand upright in any spot, and shoulder padding relieves the ache of heavy lifting.

Price: $99.95
Online: allenave.com

Dadgear


With superior craftsmanship and a multi-tasking capacity that will last well beyond the diapering years, the staff at Dad Gear believe the patterns and colors of diaper bags should offer dad a chance to reflect his personality, too. Available as a backpack, satchel or messenger bag, your choice will ship the same day. For the eco-friendly father, check out the selection of packs made from recycled billboard material!

Price: $59-110
Online: dadgear.com

Diaper Dude

For the busy dad who wants it all with no digging or searching, the inventors at Diaper Dude have thought of everything. Insulated food storage pockets, clips for stroller attachment, pacifier and sippy cup holders put all the necessary items at his fingertips and into their hands before any crying can start. And, did we mention its super cool submarine shaped design? Backpack styles that fold into complete changing stations are a miraculous option, while magnetic closures on all messenger style bags ensure they’re easy to secure and to open, as well.

Price: $89-110
Online: diaperdude.com

What’s your choice for a manly-diaper bag?

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— Genna McGahee