Monday, July 8, 2013

Bōken Extra Large Duffle Bag {Review & Giveaway}

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Not long ago I held what has turned into an annual event around here: a garage sale.

Between my kids outgrowing their clothes left and right, my husband on a continual quest to be able to walk through our basement, and my general dislike of clutter, it never seems to be that hard to fill our garage with a wide variety of goodies to send off to better homes. There's got to be someone that will appreciate the unneeded toys and housewares more than us, right?

When it comes to the planning, organizing and sorting process before the sale, I have found that it seems to never fail that I have yet another diaper bag that needs to be sold. Why do I have so many? Where did they all come from? Do they have to be so... so... diaper bag-ish? It's no wonder that I wouldn't carry one of them now (or pretty much the minute that my kids were out of diapers).

Instead, if I could go back in time, I'd skip anything traditional that was designed solely for use with babies and focus only on the bags that are convenient, high quality, stylish and so very versatile that they could be used at every stage in life. The bags that are unisex (no more complaining husbands), lightweight and can be grabbed for short or long distances with ease.

Bags like the Extra Large Duffle Diaper Bag from Bōken.

Boken Duffle Bag

After being introduced to Bōken earlier this year and promptly being amazed by their Every Day Diaper Bag, I had no doubt that the Extra Large Duffle Diaper Bag would be able to provide the same multi-purpose, hands-free, attractive possibilities... just with even more room!

While all four of the gorgeous color options — Black, Grass, Fuchsia and Slate — grabbed my eye for different reasons, I opted for the Slate as my favorite (mainly because I knew that my husband wouldn't be all too eager to carry around the Fuchsia) and couldn't wait for it to arrive.

Boken Duffle Diaper Bag

Knowing that Bōken are experts at designing their products to be small and compact, I still couldn't help but raise my eyebrows at just how little the Extra Large Duffle is when condensed in its pouch. Why in the world don't all of my bags fold up like this?

Boken Bag

Weighing in at a whopping 13 ounces, this utilitarian, uncluttered, adjustable duffle bag is made from water-resistant material and includes more space and pockets than you might know what to do with.

Simply unzip and unfold...

folding duffle bag

...and you're ready to pack precisely what you need without worrying about running out of room.

Boken folding duffle bag

Love it!

From the top zipper (which is great for ensuring that belongings don't fall out no matter how this bag is tipped) all the way down to the reinforced bottom, the Duffle Diaper Bag is extremely large and roomy for carrying anything and everything.

Boken Duffle Diaper Bag review

On the outside of the bag, there is a large zippered pocket along one side as well as two large mesh pockets on the other side and two Velcro pockets on each end. It's extremely easy to keep your items organized and within reach, whether you need your wallet, phone, a diaper or a sippy cup!

Boken Bag pockets

On the inside, there is what seems like an endless amount of space as well as a single, smaller zippered pocket.

duffle bag

But the fact that Bōken made this bag extremely lightweight, easy to clean, great for storage and fully ready to go along with you for errands, trips to the beach, heading to gym and more, are far from all the reasons that it is impressive.

Thanks to the sturdy clips (which hide away in their own designated pockets when not in use) and the hidden straps that store right in an end Velcro pocket...

versatile bag

...it only takes a minute to transform this bag from duffle to backpack!

duffle backpack

Talk about being much more than a regular diaper bag!

We've used the Extra Large Duffle in a variety of different situations and haven't yet found one where this wasn't the perfect bag for the job. From traveling for an overnight to carrying towels, goggles, sunscreen, dry clothes (and more) for swim lessons, having a bag that weighs nearly nothing, is strong and durable, dries quickly and can be wiped clean of any messes is simply a great idea.

Boken Extra Large Duffle Bag review

Whatever your hectic schedule entails, the Extra Large Duffle 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 and will continue to be the bag you reach for long after your little one has grown up.

Currently available directly from Bōken (as well as in select boutiques in the near future), the Extra Large Duffle Bag retails for $76 and has the ability to fit your needs and your style, as well as keeping up with life, no matter how busy.

Find out much more about this and other innovative, functional, modern Bōken products at BōkenEssentials.com and by connecting with this smart company on Facebook and Twitter. 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 their choice of color
Extra Large Duffle Diaper Bag from Bōken!

Boken Duffle Bag green


A big thank you to Bōken for providing an Extra Large Duffle 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.

179 comments:

Chisum Crew said...

I like that is transforms from duffle to backpack

suburban prep said...

I like it is easy to clean and the large mesh pockets on the outside.

Em Ma said...

My favorite feature it that it's easy to clean. Also, I love that it's lightweight.

Marti Parks said...

I like that it transforms into a backpack.

Beth @ TheAngelForever said...

I love that it folds up and can be tossed into a bag to bring along for extra space. We all know we often gain more items when traveling back from.

Katy said...

I love that it's big and can convert into a backpack! Very cool!

Thanks!

scottsgal said...

I like how lightweight it is

SueZH said...

I like that it transforms into a backpack.

Jennifer T. said...

I love that it converts to a backpack.
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Barbara Platt said...

Detachable, adjustable backpack straps

MissieFaye said...

I like that you can carry it as a hand held duffel or wear it as a backpack.

Yona Williams said...

I really like the backpack feature - that is so convenient,...and different.

Jennifer Reed said...

Like so many others, I like that it can convert into a backpack.

Stephanie Phelps said...

I love how lightweight it is and the reinforced bottom that is so awesome! :)

Dorothy Teel said...

Straps store in bag when not in use, can be used as a packback and it weighs very little and can be wiped clean easily has a lot of storage room in it..

walk9 said...

I love that it can be used as a backpack.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I love that it is lightweight.

spock7005 said...

I love the fact that it's light-weight. I'd fill it with all sorts of heavy things, so having a light-weight bag is omportant. I wouldn't need the extra weight of the bag itself! scain54 at aol dot com

Jessica Forrestt said...

Love that it's light weight and can be changed into a backpack!!

apple blossom said...

can be used as duffel bag or back pack

Madeline said...

I love that it can be turned into a back pack

Sara Estep said...

I like that it can convert into a back back.

gloria mckellar said...

I like it's lightweight!

Ken Ohl said...

like the adjustable straps thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Helga said...

I like that its light weight for all it can carry!

Sandra Davis said...

i like the fact that it is lightweight

Di said...

I love that it can be carried as a backpack!

Kimberly said...

I think it's neat how it transforms from a duffle bag to a backpack.

helen may said...

I like that it can convert into a backpack. I also like that it folds down into a small pouch.

BrunoDogg2 said...

I love the colors and that it turns into a backpack so easily!

Laurie J. said...

I love how lightweight it is!

Rita M said...

I love that is lightweight & water resistant.

Debra said...

bag extremely lightweight

Bethany C. said...

I like that it transforms into a backpack.

s said...

bag extremely lightweight and easy to take along.

Sweetpea said...

I love that you can transform this bag from duffle to backpack

blessedintexas said...

I love the size and the extra little pockets. It looks so versatile!
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Tara H Heath said...

Having 5 boys , I love that this bag is so easy to clean!

mecarolks said...

I like that is transforms from duffle to backpack

Tamar said...

I like that it's durable :)

Diane Cooper said...

I love how strong and durable it is, yet so lightweight.

Mihaela Day said...

that it can be changed into a backpack!!

4 AM Runner said...

converts to a backpack

Karen said...

I love that it can be utilized as either a duffle or a backpack :)

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GALENA said...

it is versital a bag or a back pack

Adrianne B said...

I most like the clips and sturdy straps. A duffle bag is only worth how good its straps are, especially when traveling!

Allen said...

Looks like a worthy for multiple uses!

Kim Pinch said...

I like all the different pockets on the outside.

Kim said...

I like that it has outside pockets.

Allyson Bossie said...

I love that it turns into a regular backpack! This is perfect for school!

tina reynolds said...

I really like that it is water resistant a great feature to have.

Carol said...

I like how it goes from a duffle to a backpack.
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Kayla said...

I love that it can be carried like a backpack! How cool!

Crazylicious85 said...

Lightweight and also concerts to backpack!

adinatm said...

That its easy to clean

tat2gurlzrock said...

I love that is roomy and can be folded down for easy storage

Carolyn said...

Love that it can transform to a backpack

Angel said...

I like that it's so portable!

nicolesender said...

I like that it dries quickly and can be wiped clean of any messes.
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Robert said...

I like that it converts to a backpack

Renee Walters said...

I love that it is lightweight and converts to a backpack. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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karenb834 said...

I love the large mesh pocket outside and the way it changes over to a back pack. This is a very unique bag.

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Mallory said...

Sooo many pockets. This would be great for travel organization!

Lloyd Family said...

i love that you can fold up the bag into a pouch. this would come in handy when we travel as sometimes after buying souviners, etc. on our trips we need an extra bag for our trip home

Laurel said...

I love how it can transform into a backpack.
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alissa apel said...

I like that it can be stored so flat.

Michelle S. said...

I like that it is so small and light weight.

Jayne said...

i just like the large size.

jayg84 said...

duffle to backpack is awesome

Ellen at Allstar Hyundai Baton Rouge said...

That you can convert it into a backpack or a duffel bag! Plus that it's X-Large!

Victoria Nyquist said...

I love that you can transform the duffle bag into a backpack! I absolutely love bags that can be used for multiple purposes!

Krista Grandstaff said...

I love that it doesn't look like a diaper bag, has the room to handle a bunch of stuff, and can be converted to a backpack...what's not to love with that??!

Sharon Jones said...

I love that it transforms from a duffle to backpack!

Carolyn said...

I love that it can be a backpack too!

Sherry said...

I love that it can be a backpack too.

leanne_mac said...

I love that it can be used as a backpack too

Danielle PB said...

I like that it can be used as a duffel or a backpack.

Tiffany Schmidt said...

Thankful it's easy to clean!

PAIGE said...

I like that the big is lightweight
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Dave said...

easy to clean and that it can transform into a backpack

Elise said...

The backpack feature BC I travel a lot by walking and using both hands truly would be of a help

tweetyscute said...

I like the Detachable adjustable backpack straps

Dawn Monroe said...

I like that its waterproof and xlarge.

bettycd said...

I appreciate the straps - backpack configuration is an easy way for a parent to carry something but still have hands free which is so handy around kids of any size.

Kitty said...

I like that it doesn't weigh much and is waterproof!

Christine Denton said...

lightweight and easy to clean

Lambofgoth said...

I love the capacity! I have a great duffel bag I got when I was pregnant with my daughter and I used to take to the hospital when she was born. 15 years later, I still have the bag but it's got a big tear in it! This would be a super replacement!

Janell Durr said...

I love how compact and easy to transport it is

Treesa said...

I like that it doesn't look like a duffel bag!

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rayreadb said...

I like that it converts to a backpack.

Brutus Duffy said...

I like that it is lightweight and folds.

golden storm said...

I love how it is lightweight so anyone in the family can use it from kids to grandparents with ease

maryjaco1 said...

The duffel bag can be folded up when not in use,

Kathy Lane said...

I like that you can carry it with a handle,or use as a backpack.

Angie Church said...

my favorite part is that it transitions itself from backpack to duffel bag to meet ones needs

Sandie said...

Love that is can double as a backpack and also how lightweight it is. The whole family can benefit from it.

Kelly Disharoon said...

I love that you can carry it as a backpack. We are in desperate need of a new duffle bag, would be great for travel!

Klydra Pugh said...

I like how soft and portable it is.
Thanks for the chance.

Allie said...

I like the backpack option! With 2 little ones a shoulder bag can be tough to carry!

Gennie Lancaster said...

I like that it has a backpack option.

Mary said...

The backpack feature is great!

Cindy Brickley said...

My best feature is how roomy and big it is.

Sharon Kaminski said...

that it is so lightweight

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

I like that it transforms into a backpack.

Terra H. said...

I most like that it can easily be cleaned of messes. Thanks.
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Megan Cromes said...

i like that it transforms into a back pack.

Kim Monihen said...

This is a really neat idea. It is always a welcome idea to be able to have items that grow with your child. Way to go !!!

seaburd said...

It dries quickly.. Taking bags boating or fishing or to the beach .. they always get wet

Maria Iemma said...

I like that it can be used as a backpack and that the material dries quickly. - great for the beach

hazelpex said...

I like the versatility and its ability to become compact for storage when not in use (or easy to bring along on a trip you know you will do a lot of shopping on).

Renee Lincoln said...

I love both the material of the bag (making it stain resistant and easy to wipe clean), and the portability of it. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

Sarah Walker said...

I like that it transforms into a backpack.

maria smith said...

I like how big it is, but its still lightweight.

Jennifer said...

I like the smaller zipper pocket!

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Donna Pyszk said...

I like how it turns into a backpack

carole said...

like that it is lightweight and can be used for the beach

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

Favorite features? Well, let's see?

Lightweight, holds A LOT of stuff, Large (yet folds up very small), convertible straps (carrying options) is easy to clean and comes in three very attractive colors!

And that's just for starters!

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frugalistamommy said...

I like that it's light, durable, and I can cram all of my "essentials" into it!

Teresa Young said...

I like the overall duffel bag design - my son & DIL are expecting in the fall & I know my son will not want to carry a diaper bag that is 'cute' - he will like this bag for sure!

Jen said...

So lightweight that my 3 year old son can carry around.

Tony said...

I like how you can convert it to carry as a backpack.

Bo said...

I love how you can carry it like a backpack! Having both hands free is such a bonus!

desdun31 said...

I like that it only weighs 13 ounces and has a zippered top.


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stefanie gladden said...

i love that it is waterproof

Melissa Storms said...

I like that the duffel has several zippered pockets on the inside and outside.
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smarieee said...

I like that it fits into a pouch.

vickie said...

It's so big -so nice. I like to that you can use it as a backpack
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Amanda Leach said...

It expands AND contracts which is awesome!

Stephanie said...

I love that it transforms from a from duffle to backpack, I could totally use this for my nursing books and stuff I have to have for school!
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Sam Stamp said...

I absolutely love that it transforms into a backpack!! Super cool and helpful!

Vickie Brown said...

i think this would be cool

Ruben Ramos said...

I like how it transforms into a backpack.

polly said...

I like from duffle to backpack feature

ginahull said...

I like that it looks like a regular duffel bag & the backpack feature.

Jennifer Q. said...

I like how lightwieght it is.

amanda whitley said...

i like that it is lightweight.

Couponing with Christy said...

I like that it's lightweight and can transform into different bags.

Shemp DeYoung said...

Lightweight and easy to clean. Both very important as a parent.

Nikki said...

That it can be a duffle bag or a backpack

Gianna said...

It can be used as a backpack.

SharonC said...

This bag has lots of great features. But my favorite is that it is attractive enough that Dads won't mind carrying it.

blew415 said...

it's lightweight

Deb S. said...

I like that it converts and is very lightweight.

Hilary A said...

The versatility of this bag is great. I love that it is lightweight and it transforms from a duffel to a backpack. It's also easily cleanable, and it's useful as either an overnight bag, a gym bag, or even a large grocery bag...

DC said...

I like that it is made of water-resistant material.

Kristin sims said...

I like all the pockets, room for lots of things

Tylerpants said...

I love how easy it is to clean! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like that you have four color choices!

Holly Kennedy said...

Love the size and different ways to carry it.

Kim (Randominities) said...

I like that before you put anything into it its already light weight. Mine is a heavy little duffle that just gets heavier and hurts my shoulder.

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Erica C. said...

It's easy to clean!
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Janice Crespo said...

I love that it switches from backpack to duffle - handy

Jennifer said...

I like that the material is super easy to clean.

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brich2222 said...

like that it is versatile and can be a backpack too

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Ashley said...

It's so awesome that it folds so small. It's perfect for traveling!

Katie said...

This looks like an amazing bag to travel with- I love how lightweight and roomy it is!

Teresa Thompson said...

I like that its lightweight.

erika m said...

I love that it can fold up and stay so small when not in use!

Sherry Conrad said...

I have to say my fave feature is that it goes from duffel to backpack.

A+A=E said...

I love the back pakc feature!!! No more swinging around and whacking the car seat when you stoop to pick it up!

bac1 said...

i liek that it turns into a backpack

Heidi Powell said...

love how it converts to backpack

sandyhagan said...

I like the backpack for sure. And the buckle straps.

Heather Manu said...

I like that it can be carried like a backpack.

Melissa B. said...

I like that it's easy to clean. Being able to use it as a backpack is pretty cool as well.

Eleno5485 said...

I like that it folds up so nice.

brendaelsner said...

I like that you can change it from duffle to backpack.

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Thyne Bleeding Saint of Elegance said...

I love that one can never run out of room with this bag

MELINA said...

I like that you can make it into a backpack

Natalie Yeoman said...

I like that you make make it as a backpack and easy to clean

corey1971 said...

That it is also a backpack.

kathy pease said...

I love that it is is strong and durable

w l burro said...

I like the roominess and that you can use it as a backpack as well.

Lauren Harmon said...

I love that it's lightweight and can be packed up to be compact size!

trixx said...

I like how they're so lightweight!

Matthew Pearl said...

From bag to backpack is awesome! This could come in handy holding camera equipment :)

Chris Alejandro said...

I love all of the pockets!!! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Breanne said...

How lightweight it is

lilyk said...

The feature I like the most is the pockets.