If you ask me, there is only one thing better than buying a product that feels like it was made with me in mind. And that is buying a product from a local, homegrown company. Okay, well, I guess I also love a great bargain, but more on that later.
If you agree, you too love the thrill of a great find and the satisfaction of using a well-designed product. My most recent thrill was a backpack made by DadGear. To call it a backpack, however, is not to do it justice. Perhaps brilliance is a better word.
After briefly seeing a friend’s backpack and hearing her speak about two Colorado fathers with a great idea, I was curious. The daddy duo success story was so inspiring I decided I had to look into this business.
AlI previous attempts at combining style and functionality for a father have been in vain. Need I mention the man purse or the fanny pack? Pessimism at my side, I jumped onto the website. After browsing through many pages of fantastic photos of bags, packs and sporty vests doubling as diaper bags, I was pleasantly redirected to optimism.
With my two sons fully potty trained now, I have tossed out my well loved diaper bag and yet still feel the need to tote cups, extra clothes, allergy meds and other miscellaneous big-boy items.
While DadGear also has a mom-in-mind style line called DaisyGear, I decided it was dad’s turn to lug the kid tote for a while. (My closet full of adorable neglected tiny purses says thank you!)
The hardest part was choosing the style that would best fit my husband. Talk about selection–there were so many sizes, shapes and styles to choose from. You can find dad’s favorite school in the collegiate series. And for the finicky dad, not to worry, you can purchase different covers and he can change out the look of his bag anytime he likes.
My husband chose a backpack style as he enjoys taking our boys on bike rides. He went with the Billboard line which are made using recycled billboard signs. They are both eco-friendly and ultra cool because every Billboard backpack made is one of a kind.
We received our product at lightning speed which was great because we couldn’t wait to give DadGear a test drive. Here is my honest non-influenced review of the product:
This DadGear backpack combines foolproof, well thought out organization and stlye. The backpack is very well made and really, just has it all.
Dad Gear gives him wipes at his fingertips and allows him in-a-snap accessibility to child’s on-the-go items in a multi-pocketed and fashion forward pack.
Thirst simply is not an option as DadGear supplies dad with the fastest sippy cup draw you’ve seen this side of an Eastwood shoot-out. In fact the outer pockets perfectly sized for cups has to be my favorite part. Think of the one handed accessibility we all could use when it comes to our kids, on or off a bike.
There was only one complaint my spouse had and that was the length. My husband is not a tall man and as a result the top of the pack rubbed him a little at the top of his neck. Likewise, he suggested a waist strap to keep it more secure for biking. This being said, he is still highly pleased with the product and will absolutely continue to use it.
Simply said, no dad of yesteryear has ever had everything he needs in a dad-designed bag. Sorry dad of 1985, your fanny pack has officially been retired. Today’s dad will be prepared AND fashionable thanks to DadGear.
Need to place an order for Father’s Day? Use this coupon code I found on their facebook page and save – “New Father’s Day special at Dadgear.com! 15% off all “graphics” series diaper bags with coupon code GRAPHIC15 – good until June 7th”
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