The Value Of Versatility: Advantages Of Buying A Durable Diaper Bag

The Value Of Versatility:  Advantages Of Buying A Durable Diaper Bag

Durability and versatility are essential to how long your diaper bag will stay in use.

If you've ever mourned the demise of a well-loved backpack—its seams fraying, the straps breaking, the front pocket ripping—you're not alone. The truth is, as we work towards a more sustainable future, we're embracing that kind of product longevity. We want your bag to be around until it’s considered a dear old friend and that after many years of service, you feel okay about letting it go. After all, it’s that kind of longevity that helps reduce our environmental impact.

And we're sure you love the idea of buying sustainably, but you probably don't love paying big bucks for something used for just a few short years and never again. You want your bags (especially your diaper bags) to work with your lifestyle—and that's perfectly reasonable. But unfortunately, when diaper bags aren't built with quality in mind, they fall victim to the throwaway mentality. That's why we think making high-quality diaper bags is essential to slow down the product lifecycle. 

But we know you’re not reading this blog to learn why not to buy a cheap diaper bag—you already know why. Instead, you're probably here because you’re curious about how our diaper bag's durability allows parents to do more. If so, read on. 

bag hangs from a stroller using stroller straps

Diaper Bags Built For Parents

It's no secret that you get what you pay for when it comes to most things, so the more emphasis on the quality of material and construction processes, the longer your bag will last. In addition, the fabric used must be less prone to tearing and the stitching less likely to come apart if exposed to extreme conditions. If you've ever needed to replace any of your baby gear shortly after purchasing, you already understand the importance of durable materials for construction. 

That’s why we’ve teamed up with eco-friendly manufacturers who use top quality, recycled materials, and bluesign® certified fabrics. As a result, every single one of our bags is built to be strong and long-lasting and provide an added level of comfort to its wearer. As we've stated above, because high-quality bags are manufactured with a higher level of care and attention to detail, they tend to fit better and retain their original shape longer than lower-quality bags.

Because a diaper bag should last at least two kids, right? Three? No one wants to pay for an expensive bag that needs to be tossed out because it's starting to show signs of wear and tear in the first year.  

family prepares for a picnic at the beach, diaper bag in right corner

Durability = Versatility

Backpacks will never be equal when it comes to functionality. You can pack them with groceries, gym clothes, and needs for weekenders with the family. And if you bike to work, they're a godsend for commuting. But most importantly, if you're a parent, they free your hands up for little ones while holding on to all your essentials. There's no disputing their practical appeal. But it's their practical appeal that often makes them so unappealing. Often, these bags, especially diaper bags, lack universal style.

No parent wants to carry a bag that doesn't do them the justice they deserve. That's why we think you should upgrade your everyday diaper bag that can double as a gym bag, a commuter, a weekender, and more, while always keeping you looking your best.

man carries waterproof duffel diaper bag down Pike places market seattle

Putting the Extra in XO

Now that fall is officially here, and the leaves are changing to brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow, we’re also prepping for a change in the weather. That's why we wanted to go waterproof when creating the XO collection. The XO Alden is a fan favorite because its 100% water resistant construction is a significant advantage for parents who pursue outdoor activities with (or even without) their kids. 

From crib to camp and everywhere in between, your diaper bag's durability can make it much more than a bag for diapers. A waterproof bag is meant to protect your essentials from the outdoor elements–and to do this, we require heavier and more reliable fabric to do the job well. So whether you're planning a hike in the rain or simply packing a go-bag in preparation for your baby's due date, this bag was designed for you.

mom and daughter exit car with Elkin Diaper Bag in hand


Ultimately, we want to emphasize to you how these durable materials can give you a diaper bag that is more versatile because it can withstand any weather and any activity and still look great. On top of that, we've made sure our bags are easy to clean—you can wipe them down with soap and water without damaging the fabric—keeping your bag looking new for years!

So if you want to add some versatility to your daily to-do’s, head to our website and explore our collections. We’re sure there’s something you’ll *fall* in love this season.

Elkin Diaper Bag with Flowers from the Market

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