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A pretty but practical rucksack?

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LillyBugg Tue 05-Apr-16 18:29:58

I'm after a bag to fill with baby crap that I can use for DS stuff when I carry him in the ergo. I would like a feminine one that looks nice rather than a sports one. I'm happy to spend around £50, any suggestions? Not Cath Kidson please...I don't like it when everyone has the same stuff!

DelphiniumBlue Tue 05-Apr-16 18:32:47

Depends what you like, but I saw a bronze metallic one in Accessorize the other day, quite roomy, and £35. I'd have bought it, but it doesn't go with the rest of my wardrobe. They had a few nice ones, worth checking.

WilsonStanley Tue 05-Apr-16 18:33:57

My daughter's both use a Kanken which are really hard wearing and comfy and come in lots of different colours.

LovelyFriend Tue 05-Apr-16 18:35:15

another vote for Kanken - utilitarian style but broad range of colours - some are even pretty smile

WilsonStanley Tue 05-Apr-16 18:35:17

daughters !

LovelyFriend Tue 05-Apr-16 18:36:50

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OrangeSquashTallGlass Tue 05-Apr-16 18:48:41

Are there different sizes of Kanken? Is the 16L for an adult or can an adult wear any size?

daisydalrymple Tue 05-Apr-16 18:55:19

I had a great Kipling one

purpleporpoise Tue 05-Apr-16 18:59:41

Multifunctional Mummy Large Capacity Backpack Baby Diaper Nappy Bag Nursery Changing Bag Handbag Shoulder Backpack, 33 x 42 x 17 cm, Blue

I have this and I love it

CutYourHairAndGetAJob Tue 05-Apr-16 19:05:15

I have a dakine one, they do lots of nice patterns

LovelyFriend Tue 05-Apr-16 19:17:31

Kanken come in about 6 different sizes - kids, mini, classic, maxi, big, laptop ....

Flatcoatfan Tue 05-Apr-16 19:29:33

Thanks for the bonus code Lovely. Just ordered one for my daughters birthday. smile

LillyBugg Tue 05-Apr-16 19:35:35

Hmm I'm not sure on the Kanken, it looks a bit...boxey? Not sure if that's the right word. It definitely looks to be the sort of quality I'm looking for though. Maybe I'll need to try and see one in the flesh. Any other suggestions? Thanks for the help so far!

tethersend Tue 05-Apr-16 19:42:47

Herschel are great- blue or classic

LindorBunny Tue 05-Apr-16 19:43:23

Paperchase has some interesting designs, but I don't know how hardwearing they are.

sonlypuppyfat Tue 05-Apr-16 19:48:18

I've a few kipling ones, and I know they are a bit like marmite you either love or hate them. But they are very hard-wearing and nice and light and very strong

Janek Tue 05-Apr-16 19:57:51

Jack Wolfskin rucksacks are very comfortable.

EduCated Tue 05-Apr-16 19:58:13

I like mi pac ones. Lots of different prints/fabrics.

thegoldenlemon Tue 05-Apr-16 20:17:08

I love love my Kanken. It is boxy and practical over pretty perhaps but currently using it as a baby change bag and finding it great. I had great issues choosing which colour...

Sgoinneal Sun 10-Apr-16 21:11:19

What's the best size of Kanken to get as a changing bag? Don't want to be loaded down, especially with sling on front, but would want to get a mini if they're really, really small...

BikeRunSki Sun 10-Apr-16 21:17:04

I had a lovely looking mi pac one, but it fell apart after only about 2 months daily use. I wouldn't recommend them for that reason.

Dowser Sun 10-Apr-16 21:57:31

Vera bradleys all the way. Last for ages. Fully washable.

Dowser Sun 10-Apr-16 21:58:39

TheRightThingToDo Sun 10-Apr-16 22:00:40

I have a Leopard print (subtle green thing) Vans rucksack.

It's great - was about £30 from ASOS

Rathkelter Sun 10-Apr-16 23:47:05

Eastpac bags last for ages and come in a range of colours. They are very robust. The only thing that bothered me was the absence of an inside pocket. So if you're not taking another bag (handbag) out too, you either keep your purse and phone in the main compartment with all the nappies etc, or you keep it in the outside pocket where pickpockets can have a field day...

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