Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Slide Diaper Bag




I was first introduced to the Go Gaga Slide diaper bag at the Boom Boom Room Baby Shower event a few months back, and was immediately impressed by the sling-like shoulder strap- which is the bag's most noticeable difference from the traditional diaper bag. As time has gone on, and I have been able to get more mileage out of this diaper bag, I have noticed several other qualities that set this bag apart from the rest. Both Sherie and I have been trying out the Slide bag over the past two months and here are our favorite features of this bag.

Sherie's Top 3 Favorite Features:

1) The first thing I look for in a diaper bag is the "cupholder" compartments. Why? Because a cup of water is the item that is most frequently moved to and from my bag. I've passed over many diaper bags because the side pockets weren't big enough to fit our mondo-bottomed Gerber sippy cups. I love that the side pockets fit virtually any cup, with one handed access.
That means if I don't have the bag jam-packed with stuff, I continue walking as I reach back and slide the cup in the pocket with one hand. The double handled cups don't just slide in the way the others do, but they do still fit!


2) A close second is the bag's "strap system" for lack of a better term. I like carrying my bags with the strap crossing over my body, but my nursing bust doesn't agree. This is by far the most comfortable bag for a nursing mother to carry like that. It's easy on my shoulder, too! I also like that it straps to my stroller (compatible to all styles). It even looks so much like my stroller that people think they came together! I've also used the stroller strap unconventionally to carry along a rolled blanket for a picnic.


3) Pockets galore!! I hate smashed diapers. I always thought this would be the fate of any diaper that ever entered a diaper bag. I stack the size 3 diapers flat in the side pocket, and they stay flat and accessible!

Honorable mentions:
1) This is truly washable. I've already removed marker and ballpoint pen from the bag with only water and a paper towel. For the price tag, it will fortunately be a bag that will last through all your babies, and then on to a bag just for you.
2) No more lost keys! I love the clip to attach your keys to the bag.

Downside:
The cellphone holder on the shoulder strap. It dumped my phone every time it turned upside down.

Theresa's Top Three Favorite features:

1.) Stroller Attachments. I live in NYC, and spend much of my day pushing a stroller around town. I need to have a diaper bag that can attach to the back of a stroller- so this bag definitely won points here. The Slide has 2 clips on each end of the bag where you can easily attach it to any stroller. It fits both our Phil&Ted's and our Maclaran.

2.) Well-constructed Zippers. I cannot stand cheap zippers. They are one of my least favorite things in life. Seriously. Especially on a product I know that I will be using daily. Typically the quality of the zipper is an indication of the quality of the overall product, and that is definitely the case here. Great zippers that will not lose their zipper pulls, or have their zipper teeth pull apart- at least not in this century.

3.) Versatility. This bag is super versatile. After spending oodles of money on baby gear, isn't it nice when it can be transformed into something still useful, long after you have stopped toting diapers around? I am looking forward to the day when this can become a gym bag. Additionally, every one of the Slide color combinations are unisex. It would be a bag that your husband could give second life to as well.

Honorable mentions:

1.) I love that the super-comfy shoulder strap is adjustable. I am on the tall side so I love height adjustable baby gear.

2.) Love the compartments! Lots and lots of pockets. Even an interior zipper pocket that I love to put my credit cards and subway pass in.

Downside:
I had to get used to the opening of the bag. It is slightly smaller than my previous diaper bags. Although I will say, that my old diaper bag had a flap that went over the front opening (like most diaper bags) and I LOVE the fact that this bag is "flap-less."

Overall, both Sherie and I agree that this is a fantastic bag. The Slide is well-constructed, ergonomic, and very versatile. You can purchase the Slide at Amazon.com, Zoomda, and many retail stores throughout the US. It retails for $95.

Who would like to try out the Go Gaga Slide? One lucky Citrus reader will win a Slide bag of their very own! Enter by leaving any comment on this post by midnight August 5th. A winner will be randomly selected, and announced on citrus August 6th. This would make a fabulous baby shower gift, so enter even if you are before/beyond the diaper bag days! Shipping to Continental US only. Thank you Go Gaga!

54 comments:

ricka said...

looks nice! if i win do i get to pick the color?

Brandon & Felicia & Henry said...

I seriously need a new diaper bag. Hope I win!

Marla said...

Looks great - Count me in!

Hey Theres, I never did get that Cupcake Courier...do you know anything about that? No worries, I just recently thought about it.

Melissa said...

What a cool bag! I love the look of it, in addition to the cool features. Sign me up!

shan said...

I have been on the hunt for a diaper bag this cool!

Kristie said...

I am in need of a new diaper bag:)

Mama J said...

I am always looking for a new diaper bag, but price is always an issue! I'll cross my fingers :)

Anne said...

I wonder how this would work with Andrew and Sarah. We've switched to a backpack as a diaper bag because it was too hard to carry a conventional diaper bag with a baby on each hip. We'd love to try it!

tyler & nicole said...

After four years and two kids, I have yet to find a diaper bag that works, for more than 6 months. This bag looks awesome!

Amy J. said...

You ladies always find the coolest things! My baby is 8 months old and I am still using the free diaper bag from the hospital. Believe me I have been on the lookout for something better!

Hiatt Family said...

That bag is SO cool!

Dawnell said...

I'd love a new bag.

AlexisTexas said...

Sounds absolutely fabulous. How could I not want one? Yes please.

Jon and Angela said...

Awesome bag!

Stephanie said...

This is a really cool diaper bag!

Em and Ms said...

My diaper bag is falling apart, and this is only my first child. I definitely need one that can hold up! I love all your reviews. It's fun to learn about the great products out there!

ashley said...

Love the color options... my husband would definitely carry this around.

Susanna said...

I really love the orange one. I love all the features about it.

Brianne said...

Oh wow! This diaper bag sounds great! I would just love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

Brooke said...

With twins on the way, I could sooooo totally use one of these. Please pick me!! :)

Ada Bowler said...

Looks amazing! I'm addicted to looking at diaper bags, but haven't seen this one--count me in!

Kim and Nathan said...

Ive seen many diaper bags in my line of work, and this by far looks like the best.

hkhl said...

Oh, I would LOVE this! There's nothing better than a super cool diaper bag.

Emily said...

I am REALLY picky about diaper bags, which is why I have yet to purchase a new one since having baby #3. I'd love to try this one out! : )

Joni said...

I know some mama's that would love this. Count me in!

Sara G said...

The diaper bag I bought for the girls is seriuos a drag! I should have done more research. This one looks awesome! Thanks!

Erika said...

Oh my goodness...you have no idea how much I want to win! I have been diaper bag shopping for months and still haven't found one I like. This one looks awesome!

Sara said...

Looks like a sweet bag. I think I could carry my dog in it.

Mum said...

That looks like a great diaper bag. Granny's could use it for 6 kids at once!

Julie said...

It would be great to send my old (free & cheap) diaper bag to the trash!

Elise said...

Oh, you've sold me! It looks like a great bag.

Kaedi said...

Sounds great!

aprilmay said...

I am in dire need of a better diaper bag but don't want to fork out the dough! Pick me!

Audrey said...

This bag looks amazing! I would love to give it a try...

Heather said...

Count me in. I would love a new diaper bag.

Ricki said...

My current diaper bag is no longer working for us. Too cumbersome to get in and out of, and the straps hurt your shoulders. This is a great idea, especially the sling strap.

Brent and Ashley said...

what a cool bag! i love all the awesome features!

laurel said...

love it!!!

Amanda said...

Looks like a dream...sign me up!

Shanna said...

This is great!

Rachel said...

Wow... that looks so great!! My bags have horrible zippers! Would love it.

Jillian said...

I have to have one! I have never found a bag that works after a couple of months! I have three young children, one being a newborn, and I never have enough room in my bag.

Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...

Count me in! I hope I win it.

Heather said...

This bag sounds fabulous. I could definitely use one!

Brian and Amelia said...

Yup, I could use a new diaper bag, count me in!! I love it!

Jenny said...

Wow! Sounds like the perfect bag! I'd love it!

The Bodens said...

That bag sounds great!

squick said...

Looks cool! I want one.

rebecca said...

With so many comments, I am not sure I will win. But here goes, count me in. The bag looks sweet.

McBrides said...

I could definitely use one of these. Here goes nothing, please enter me in the drawing. Yippee!

Alice-Anne said...

I could use a new diaper bag...looks like a good one!

Julie Call said...

diaper bags are awesome!

The Magnusson Family said...

I would love a diaper bag that is as versatile as it appears to be!

The Magnusson Family said...

I would love to have a bag that is as versatile and low maintenance as this one appears to be!