The trouble with some changing bags is that they very much look like changing bags which isn’t always ideal when you’re at work trying to be the professional HR bod that I am, for example. There’s a need for having one. I like to make sure I have everything for Little Mr with me and not at home or in the car so it’s essential that I’ve got a changing bag of some sort capable of carrying all Little Mr’s essentials and mine.
The Skip Hop Versa changing bag is brilliant. It’s a very stylish bag that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it and have been using it for a while now for both home and work life.
The Versa has lots of pockets for storage. On the front of the bag there’s 2 curved insulated zipped pockets perfect for keeping bottles cool or warm (and other things easily accessible but away from little hands) I keep Little Mr’s sachets of liquid paracetamol and teething granules in there. On the front of the zipped pockets are two smaller pockets ideal for loose change or dummies! There’s also a small zipped pocket on the front where I often keep my business cards and car keys so I know where to find them when out and about.
Inside the main pocket of the bag, which I find is a brilliant size for all my essentials, is a number of compartments perfect for spoons, fruit pouches and milky buttons. The bright blue contrasting lining is a great colour which allows me to find items easily inside the bag and with it being water-resistant too if anything spills inside the bag, it’s not going to do to much damage to the rest of my belongings elsewhere in the bag.
At the back of the bag is a another zipped pocket which is brilliant for keeping the portable changing mat (which comes with the bag as an accessory) nappies, wipes and nappy bags. I often keep Little Mr’s red book in there too so it’s all kept separate to my other stuff in the main area of the bag.
I love that there’s a zipped expansion panel in the bag too so if you need a little bit more room in the bag you can just unzip and you instantly get a bit more space. The bag looks stylish with the zip open or closed so this feature doesn’t detract from the appearance of the bag.
The bag has a good sized adjustable shoulder strap but one of the best features of the Versa bag are the non-skid stroller straps that allow you to easily attach the bag to the pushchair. The straps really are non skid too and haven’t slipped down the pushchair when in use. When not in use the straps clip onto D rings at the base of the side of the bag which is a brilliant touch.
I really love this bag and I don’t think I’ll be changing bags any time soon. I’ve had some brilliant compliments from work colleagues on my ‘new’ bag who couldn’t really believe it was a changing bag.
The Skip Hop Versa changing bag retails at £64.99 which I believe is a fantastic price for a bag which serves a double purpose; a changing bag and a practical bag for work.
Disclaimer: The Skip Hop Versa changing bag was sent free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and images are my own. This forms and honest and unbiased review.