Few things cast fear into my heart like the thought of driving a mini-van and carrying a diaper bag. You know the kind — soft sided, pastels prints, big with long straps, and not a shred of masculinity included. So what is a guy to do — suck it up and carry the mom-bag, or find something that does the job and has a bit more testosterone?
Most of the other blog sites/forums cover this topic. One person suggested a diaper bag option to which I am partial. It is the Maxpedition Colossus, a military-style bag. It was originally designed as a concealed-carry bag and has a holster built-in.
Even if you don’t plan to carry a gun in your diaper bag, the Colossus is still a great choice. It is loaded with storage options, has straps inside that can be used to hold bottles of baby powder and tubes of diaper rash cream, and has a variety of compartments to allow for rapid acquisition of necessary diaper changing materials. The large compartment is perfect for disposable diapers (or cloth diapers, if you prefer), and infant formula or breast milk. Plus, the insides of the pockets have velcro (the soft side) and they sell a variety of organizational items that attach to the velcro. In other words, not only is it loaded with storage, it has options to configure the storage too!
The padding/mesh on the back holds the bag securely in place and keeps it from moving around, and it will accommodate a water bladder. As if it’s heritage doesn’t provide enough proof that this is truly a man diaper bag, it comes in man-colors like coyote tan, foliage green, and of course, tactical black!