Thursday, March 28, 2013

Versatile, Lightweight, All-In-One: Bōken Every Day Diaper Bag {Review & Giveaway}

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While I wouldn't have believed it at the time, it seems that suddenly my children are past the baby and toddler years. How did that happen? Where did their chubby little cheeks and wobbly first steps go?

Along with reminiscing about the memories and days gone by, there are times that I look back on the past 6+ years and focus on the products. There were some that were, and still are, good choices. Products that made life easier, brought comfort or joy, or were, quite simply, items that I would recommend.

At the same time that I look back at items that I adored, that there were some items that I regret, knowing that I shouldn't have spent the money or taken up the space. Among those: the excess diaper bags.

What was I thinking buying a diaper bag that screamed Diaper Bag! when that easily meant that I would no longer carry it the second I didn't have an infant? Instead, it makes much more sense to select one bag that is unique, high quality, stylish and extremely versatile. That way it can be used pre-baby, throughout childhood, and then beyond, never once giving a woman's appearance the look of being centered on baby, baby, baby.

Combine those features with a bag that is unisex, extremely lightweight and can be adapted to nearly any situation and you've got yourself the Every Day Diaper Bag from Bōken.

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A combination tote, backpack and cross-body messenger bag all in one, the Every Day Diaper Bag was inspired by a travel backpack and has the ability to fit your needs and your style, as well as keeping up with your hectic schedule.

No matter if you're focused on form, function, ease of cleaning or simply a modern, uncomplicated look, Bōken has managed to put all of that (plus more) into one simple bag.

boken diaper bag

As I pulled the Every Day Diaper Bag out of the box, I found that, even though I was expecting it to be small, I was still pretty amazed at just how compact it was.

travel diaper bag

Wait. There is a full-sized diaper bag in this tiny little pouch?

Sure enough, there is.

boken diaper bag review

Weighing in at a whopping 13 ounces, this utilitarian, uncluttered, lightweight diaper bag is made from water-resistant material and includes pockets galore. Inside, outside, everywhere you look!

Starting with the top zipper — which I love, as then I don't worry that items will fall out if the bag is tipped — the Every Day Bag is extremely large and roomy on the inside. There you'll find a reinforced bottom, a large mesh pocket and a zippered smaller pocket to help keep your items organized.

boken diaper bag inside

Back on the outside, there are two zippered, easy access pockets on the front for personal items, as well as two end pockets (one zippered, one mesh) for baby bottles, water bottles or sippy cups.

Boken bag pockets

But the fact that Bōken made this bag extremely lightweight, easy to clean, great for storage and included a full size changing pad are far from all the reasons that it is impressive.

Thanks to the Velcro pocket on the back...

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...it only takes a minute to transform this bag from tote... to backpack... to cross-body bag. Did I mention the versatility?

boken bag review

Considering that the Every Day Diaper Bag is so much more than simply a diaper bag, I set out to use it in a variety of different situations and have found that it excelled in each one. It has easily carried our library books, been a gym bag, held wet snow gear, gone shopping, and much more.

After all of that, I knew that it would be perfect as a travel bag when the girls and I hopped on a plane for our spring break trip. What better way for kids to carry all of their necessities than with a bag that weighs nearly nothing, is strong and durable, and can be wiped clean of their messes?

Whether filled with snacks and activities for the plane, packed up for a day out sightseeing, or simply filled with sunscreen and towels to head to the pool, Bōken's bag has truly come in handy for just about every situation!

Boken Every Day Diaper Bag

Whatever the world (or your baby) throws at you, the Every Day Diaper Bag from Bōken can handle it — while still looking modern, simple and functional. Moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, this bag works for anyone and everyone!

Currently available directly from Bōken (as well as in select boutiques in the near future), the Every Day Diaper Bag retails for $68 and has the ability to replace the majority of bags currently hanging in your closet!

Find out much more about this and other innovative Bōken products at BōkenEssentials.com and by connecting with this smart company on Facebook. Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to utilize this adaptable, multifaceted bag as well, because...

One lucky person will win an Every Day Diaper Bag from Bōken!

boken diaper bag giveaway


A big thank you to Bōken for providing an Every Day Diaper Bag for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

118 comments:

BethElderton said...

I love that it is so compact when not in use as a full size bag!
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Amy Cates said...

I love the 3 ways to carry.

cdziuba said...

I like how it is lightweight

scottsgal said...

love all the pockets and organizers

Molli Vandehey said...

love how small is stores!

kelly thompson said...

i like that it collapses

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I love that it has so many pockets!

GracePartyof5 said...

I like that you can move the straps and transform the bag

ide2678 said...

I actually love that it collapses and still has a ton of pockets.

sherylssg said...

I like that it is easy to pack for travel and converts into a backpack.

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Saver Sara said...

I love that it's easy to clean. That's why we need a new bag.

Angela Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

I love that it is lightweight and has a lot of pockets.

Blogroll Please... said...

I like how versatile it it!

Debra said...

included a full size changing pad

Chelsea said...

I like that it can be wiped clean

CarrieAnn13 said...

I like that it can be easily changed from a tote to a backpack to a cross body bag

Carrie Phelps said...

I love that it's easy to clean, so many diaper bags are not washable!

SueZH said...

I love the fact that it collapses.

Rebecca O said...

I like that it can be carried like a book bag.

Nikki Krutz said...

i love that it has so many ways to keep it organized!

slehan said...

That is the coolest bag I've ever seen! I like that it's lightweight and can be carried 3 different ways.
Thanks for the contest.

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Priscilla Benavides said...

I love all the pockets and room!
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Renee Walters said...

I like that it collapses and has a lot of pockets. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Shelly H. said...

I like the organizing zipper close pockets and that it's light-weight.

Mikaela said...

So many zippers to stay organized!

JB said...

I like how lightweight it is.

Kayla said...

I love all the pockets! :)

Growl Tiger said...

I like all the pockets and how you can carry it three ways

Peppin Karras said...

I like that it has lots of pockets, is light and zippers shut.

Itharus said...

It looks very compact!!

mecarolks said...

I like the three different ways to carry & all the pockets.

Jennipher11 said...

I like the pockets and the fact that it's lightweight!

krun said...

I like how much you can change and adjust it!

Bo said...

I love that it has a full size changing pad!

Sandra Davis said...

i like that its light weight and easy to clean

wigget said...

i like the 2 front zippered compartments

MommyMandi said...

I love the 3 different ways you can wear it.
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Dot Marie said...

Its lightweight

Sonya Sanderson said...

I like how lightweight it is

Selinda said...

I like how lightweight it is!

Thanks,

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WENDY Price said...

I love it all.

Chelsea Korth said...

I love how light weight it is and also how compact it can become!

noblelord said...

Nice prize.

Mendy Dinsmore said...

I like how light weight it will be
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iggysaysno said...

I like the compactness

Victoria Nyquist said...

It is versatile and easy to use because of it being light weight! =

Katie74 said...

I like the fact that it is so versatile

Tamar said...

I love its versatility.

Carolyn G said...

I love that it folds up into a tiny pouch

Teresa said...

It's so easy to clean.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I like that it can unfold from a small storage pouch to a full grown diaper bag
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Helga said...

I like that its so lightweight.

bloomerbear said...

That it just weighs 13 ounces

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Robert said...

I like how it can be carried in different ways, mainly like a backpack

Stephanie Larison said...

I like that it's lightweight

Sylvia Zajis said...

I like all the zippered compartments. It can easily carry lots of stuff and keep it all organized.

apple blossom said...

cross uses_ library bag, back pack etc.

Brit Christianson said...

I like its versatility so that when you need it to be something other than a diaper bag, you can change it.

huntcm74 said...

love that it is washable, has so many pockets and is versatile

Klydra Pugh said...

I love that it transforms easily into different styles.
Thanks for the chance.

Lori said...

This would be wonderful for my daughter when the new baby arrives; diaper bags can be so bulky

TarynPasco916 said...

I love how I can be so organized with it!

dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

Love how it folds and stores. Super handy

Leanne Hill said...

i love that its lightweight... I have enough stuff as it is packed into a diaper bag making it heavy

KellBee8 said...

I love that it can be a purse, messenger bag or backpack!

Alyx said...

I love the pockets!

finallystayathomemomma.com said...

I like that you can transform it from tote to backpack to cross-body. That is wonderful!

Accidental Farm Girl said...

I like how it transforms into 3 different types of bags, depending on what you need for the day.

Sarah VM said...

I love that it's only 13 ounces. I could load it up!

Karen said...

I like that it looks classy :)

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Jennifer said...

All the POCKETS!!!!!

polly said...

like the full size changing pad

~Kelly said...

I like all the pockets.

Marisa M said...

I love that it can be carried as a tote or backpack and that it is lightweight.

Dawn Monroe said...

Lightweight stylish.

bxcrochet said...

the inside pockets

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Sarah said...

I love how lightweight it is and also easy to clean!

Kristy Figueroa said...

I love that it can also be carried as a backpack!

AmyB09 said...

It's nice that it can be so compact when not in use!

The Wilbanks Family said...

I love the way it easily changes to be carried 3 different ways!

Constance Zimmer said...

lightweight, water resistant, and POCKETS GALORE!!!!

michelle said...

I love the 3 different strap options!

Robyn said...

I like that it has tons of space but is also really light weight!

tina reynolds said...

having a lot of pockets is so important to me

Ellen Greer said...

I love how it has so much room for everything and that it converts to a backback!

alena said...

i love how spacious it is and how many pockect it have

Sunnymay said...

I like how the diaper bag can be carried like a backpack or a messenger bag. It has plenty of pockets to hold lots of stuff for baby and parent.

Chantel said...

I love how compact it can get!

Mirm said...

I like the backpack straps

- Epic Fail said...

I like that it can go from handheld to backpack! That's so cool!

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rachel garber said...

I love that it wipes down so easily! rachel dot a dot rasmussen @ gmail dot com

Sherry said...

I love how many pockets that it has.

Marti B. said...

Easily packable, that's great.

TheQueensCards said...

I like the different ways to carry the bag, the fact that it weighs so little but carries so much and the dexterity of black. I want one!

ingodslove said...

Diaper bags have to go through a lot in my house so I love how sturdy this one looks and that it has different options for straps:)

EverythingSarah said...

i LOVE that it can be worn as a backpack because it will be perfect for hiking or if my hands are full

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Paula Michele Hafner said...

I like that it's so light weight.

deniseyweesy said...

It's durability!

bettycd said...

You don't have to lock your self to one size. I can't think of another diaperbag that provides such flexibility

Katie said...

I would love to win this diaper bag!!

Katie said...

I would love to win this diaper bag!!

Conor said...

I like that it transforms!

Kaila said...

I like how it transforms.

Ink-Stained Wretch said...

I love that it's light weight

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Christina Pohlman said...

I like that it's sturdy and gender neutral...always feel sorry for my husband lugging around a pink, flowery purse.

brendaelsner said...

I love how it quickly transforms from bag to tote. also like all the pockets.

Lisa Ehrman said...

It's so versatile

Jo said...

I like it can be used as a diaper bag and travel bag.
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marissayvette said...

I love hoe small it folds up for travel

Melanie Montgomery said...

I love how compact it is

laurasloves said...

I like how easy it is to clean.

Teresa Thompson said...

made from water-resistant material

Lauren Eggers said...

That it converts from backpack to sidebag

mem2413 said...

Lightweight!!

Jenee-O-Rama said...

You had me at "easy to clean"! My son has had more milk spills than I care to count.

lisa c said...

all the pockets

Vikki Billings said...

I love that it is easy to clean and that it has 3 different strap lengths.
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Jennifer Q. said...

I like that it is easy to clean! No matter how hard you try something always spills in the diaper bag.