I’m a sucker for any handbag or purse! It’s one of my favorite accessories. But now as a mom of 2, I knew I needed to up my diaper bag game. And while I love shoulder or tote bags for every day use, the diaper bag backpack is absolutely perfect for day trips, museums, parks, etc. I researched and shopped and eventually settled on the Skip Hop Forma Backpack!
As usual, there are no affiliate links or sponsorships around this bag or with Skip Hop… I just REALLY like this bag! I bought it with my own money and all opinions are my own.
I had to laugh. I spent a morning at Buy Buy Baby, holding and trying on various backpack style diaper bags. I must have looked so silly!
There were 2 I was really tempted by – the JuJuBe Legacy and the Skip Hop Forma. They were both awesome! But I obviously settled on the Skip Hop Forma… Here’s why.
First off is the price. The Skip Hop Forma is $100 less than the JuJuBe. The JuJuBe is definitely better quality, and I say it warrants the $100 extra in price. If I was buying a backpack diaper bag as an every day bag, the JuJuBe would have been the easy winner! But I was just planning on using this backpack as an occasional bag, so I couldn’t justify the $100 difference.
Second, the Skip Hop is MUCH lighter than the JuJuBe. Completely empty, the Skip Hop Forma barely weighs anything.
Downside? If you were planning on using it as an everyday backpack, I’d be worried of the stitching on main straps or the stroller straps giving way. I also wish there were more pockets for organizing in the main compartment. Although that’s easily solved if you love using pouches already to organize your diaper bag or purse.
I’ve used the Skip Hop Forma now a few times and I’ve really liked it! It holds a surprising amount of stuff, and bonus! My husband doesn’t mind carrying it around.
Curious to see more? I filmed a walk through and first impressions video the morning I bought this! I promise an updated video on what it actually holds, but for now, this is a great overview if you’re curious about the backpack!
Fellow Moms – do you have a backpack for a diaper bag? Is it your every day bag, or do you use it occasionally, like me?