As this Uncrate editor can attest, there are too few diaper bags geared for Dads. Most come in pink or paisley and feature long, purse-length straps, making for a difficult pairing with your T-shirt and boots. Reclaim your manhood with the Diaper Dude Grey Messenger II ($100). This messenger-style bag is made of durable polyester fabric, has a padded shoulder strap, a large compartment for baby stuff, and an additional internal pocket for Dad. Is that a cell phone pocket or a built-in insulated bottle holder? Only you will know.
With a mixture of high-tech textiles and simplistic modern styling, the new Incase EO Collection has something for everyone. Made from Schoeller Switzerland's eco-friendly, water-resistant NanoSpere fabric, the bags are both versatile and utilitarian. The Messenger Bag ($190), Duffel Bag ($235), and Overnite Bag ($300) all feature a 4-in-1 satin weave interior finished with NanoSphere tech, and horizontal outer belts which allow for modular expansion with Accessory Pouches ($80). Add in a 15-inch Laptop Sleeve ($80), and you're covered.
If you need to bring the party with you, consider cramming it into the Burton Liquid Lounger ($168). This backpack-style, do-it-all bag features storage for 36 beers with a quick-grab top opening, a bottle opener zipper pull, an integrated speaker system with auxiliary input, self-draining ice storage, and included golf towel, flask, dice, beer cozies, and ping pong balls. Friends not included.
Made from olive fabric with moss-colored, vegetable-dyed Italian leather trim, the Hlaska Caliper Briefcase ($400) is a nice alternative to the traditional crocodile-skinned box. Other features include structured walls for added protection, multiple pockets for organization, and an adjustable leather strap for comfort — plus, it fits up to a 15-inch MacBook, making it a great computer bag, as well. [Thanks, Matt]
Killspencer is a new brand of man-approved bags hand-crafted in Los Angeles. They currently offer three bag styles — duffle/weekender, messenger/briefcase, and backpack — in three different collections. The Repurposed Collection ($400-$450) has bags made from "used in combat" military truck tarps; the Historical Reserve Collection ($500-$550) has bags made from aged coated cotton canvas in olive and khaki; and the Classic Collection ($300-$350) includes bags made from black nylon and white tarpaulin material. All Killspencer bags use military spec hardware, including waterproof zippers and cobra buckles. [Thanks, Josh]