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PRODUCT: PacaPod Satchel Bag (www.pacapod.com)

DESCRIPTION: A unisex 3-in-1 changing bag for Mums or Dads with separate detachable ‘changer’ and ‘feeders’ pods. Available in a choice of black, crimson or chestnut, with matching changing pad included.

PacaPod Satchel

 

GOOD POINTS: The PacaPod Satchel Bag is a fantastic bag with a difference, and goes beyond a simple changing bag to become a practical bag for everyday business or social activities. It has a satchel-style design with a microfiber exterior and mock leather trim, and is available in a choice of three colours which will appeal to either parent.

The exterior of the bag contains two pockets on the front. One has a flap opening secured by magnetic clasps, and the other has a zip fastening with a clip just inside the opening for attaching keys etc. The top of the bag has a further zippered compartment which is wipe-clean and ideal for storing any messes or soiled items. In addition this pocket contains two straps which can be pulled out either end to allow the bag to be fastened around the handles of a pushchair or stroller, while still being able to shut the pocket.

PacaPod Satchel

The innovative feature of the bag lies in the main compartment, which is accessed via a zip-round pocket on the back of the bag and reveals two separate and detachable ‘pods’ in differing coloured cotton-coated canvas.

One pod is designed for changing and has a pocket in the back to house an easy-access changing mat which is included with the bag. The mat has a soft fleecy head cushion for baby’s comfort, and simply folds up when changing time is over. There is a small zipped pocket on the side to store first aid essentials. The main compartment also has zippered access and contains plenty of sections for nappies, wipes, lotions and hand gel, as well as a detachable case with Velcro fixing. The case has a section on its lid for holding nappy sacks and can be used for carrying spare baby clothes etc. The front flap of the changing pod has a small mesh window to allow for ventilation.

The second pod is designed for feeding and has a pocket on the back for keeping bibs. The inside of this pod is thermal-lined which is also very easy to clean, and contains a wrap-around insulated bottle holder and another separate case similar to the one mentioned above. Both of these are detachable and fixed by Velcro, which means they can be removed to make more room for food storage as your child gets older. The flap of the feeding pod contains a zipped pocket ideal for storing cutlery.

PacaPod SatchelBoth pods have a buckle fastening on the top to allow them to be attached securely to clips inside the main bag, and they can be removed and reattached quickly and easily as required.

The main bag is comfortable to carry, and has a wide sturdy shoulder strap which is fully adjustable to suit your build. A great feature is that both pods also have carry handles, as well as straps which allow them to be used as separate rucksacks or shoulder bags. This makes them an ideal sized-bag for older children to carry themselves.

Alternatively, the pods can be stored separately from the main bag in stroller baskets or attached to the pushchair frame to give you additional bag space for shopping items or other bits and pieces. To maximize this space there is a zip which runs around the bottom of the bag to cleverly allow expansion of the base.

The whole bag has been very well thought-out and there is a massive amount of storage space for everything you could possibly need. To assist you in organising your essentials, both pods have some subtle but very useful symbol markings on the interior pockets. In our opinion, this is a brilliant purchase which has been well-designed with detachable parts to cater for your growing child. It is very practical and multifunctional, and has some wonderful design features to make it a great 'dad bag'!

BAD POINTS: It is at the upper end of the price range for changing bags, but you certainly get what you pay for.

PRICE: £97.95

 

Alternative PacaPod products available from Amazon and Mothercare

 

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